Data Analyst

Open for Employee Referral
Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date: 
As soon as possible

The Strategic Administrative Initiatives – Projects Office at Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a Data Analyst role in Budapest.  

Role description:

  • Engage with Unit Heads and take a leading role in creating models and implementing core institutional reports and analytics to support operational decisions.
  • Build data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to the university’s senior leadership executives and unit heads.
  • Pull data from different sources with the help of data owners (SAP, student, and employee databases, excel, other) for analyzing and reporting dashboards, data trends, in an easily interpreted visualization.
  • Identify and specify needs for data, making sure data and calculations are consistent with other reports, technologically feasible, and financially and functionally reasonable.
  • Creating a detailed business analysis, outlining problems, opportunities, and solutions for a business.
  • Collect relevant information and provide status reports towards management on all on-going projects.
  • Prepare cost-benefit analysis, project cost forecasts and follow-up reports.


Required skills and competencies:

  • College/University degree
  • Fluent in English and Hungarian – both spoken and written.
  • MS Office (word, excel, PowerPoint) – expert level on Excel, advanced level on Word and Power Point
  • Data architect experience – proven expertise in identifying and managing data structures, needs and ability to plan reports to fit the user requirements.
  • Experience with Salesforce, SAP, Nexon or any kind of integrated HR System, CRM, or ERP.
  • Experience in financial and cost-benefit analyses combined with understanding of key performance indicators.
  • Ability to identify issues and plan out solutions, improvements where it is possible.
  • Strong desire both for process improvements, projects, and daily operational tasks
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Detail-orientation and high-level of accuracy
  • Good organizational and extensive communication skills
  • Understanding of networks, databases, and other data transmission and processing technologies


  • Degree in Economics or Business or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Working experience in an academic environment
  • Process modeling



We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. 

How to apply

Applicants need to submit: 

  • CV 
  • Cover letter 

Please send your complete application package to: including job code in the subject line: 2020/084.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employee Referral Program application:

If one of our employees has drawn your attention to this job opportunity, please apply via this email address, and mention our colleague in the cover letter: - including job code in the subject line: 2020/084.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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