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Data Analyst, Research and Development

Applications close Monday 22 January 2018.

The Office of the Auditor-General is looking for an experienced Data Analyst to join our Research and Development (R&D) team. If you have well-developed analytical, research, and problem-solving skills, and have a strong commitment to improving the public sector, this could be the opportunity you've been waiting for.

You'll report to the Assistant Auditor-General R&D, and work closely with the team's Directors and another Data Analyst. You'll be carrying out research and analysis projects that align with and inform the current and emerging priorities of the Office. You'll be working individually and with colleagues to explore, collect, and analyse data from various internal and external sources.

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification;
  • the ability to gather and understand data, then manipulate, analyse, and evaluate it;
  • experience in designing, building, or improving data processes, business intelligence solutions, and data warehouses;
  • enthusiasm for big data and emerging database technologies;
  • strong technical and advanced Excel skills; and
  • the ability to learn quickly and solve problems, with good communication and relationship management skills and a “can do” attitude.

Ideally, you'll also know about:

  • accounting, auditing and assurance principles and their practical application;
  • Microsoft SQL Server (2008 or later) and the related BI stack (SSAS, SSRS, SSIS, Power View, and Power BI);
  • manipulating data using T-SQL in the form of queries, views, and stored procedures;
  • PowerPivot, Analysis ToolPak, and Power Map; and
  • data visualisation tools, such as Tableau, QlikView, Business Objects, and Cognos) and/or statistical analysis packages (R, SSPS, SAS).

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth on 04 917 1500 or

You must apply online through (and you'll find the position description there, too). 

Applications close Monday 22 January 2018.

Page last updated: 21 December 2017

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Sandy Hoggarth.

Sandy Hoggarth
Recruitment Advisor
phone 021 222 1602

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