Data Analyst Job Opportunity

Posted On: July 5, 2021
Application Deadline: August 20, 2021

Data Analyst

Reference #2021DA–01

The Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan is seeking a highly-motivated individual to support its audit teams in developing and executing data analysis for financial and performance audits. We audit more than 230 agencies of the provincial Government, including ministries, Crown corporations, post-secondary institutions, health authority, funds, and benefit plans in a range of industries and government sectors such as education, health, social services, insurance, finance, environment, and infrastructure.

We are the external, independent auditors of the Government of Saskatchewan. By sharing our audits’ results, we provide assurance and advice to the Legislative Assembly and the public on the management, governance, and effective use of public resources.

Based in Regina, we offer a professional, challenging, friendly, and flexible work environment supporting the balance between work, personal life, and community involvement while promoting continuous learning and career development.

The Position

The Data Analyst develops, documents, and executes computer-assisted audit techniques (CAATs) to extract and process data to give audit teams reliable and timely data, analysis, and reports. The Data Analyst advises the Office on data acquisition methods, data analytic approaches, and data presentation.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • A diploma or degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming, Statistics, Mathematics, or equivalent from a recognized educational institution
  • Minimum two years of experience in data mining, data analytics, and data programming or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of the principles of database management and database environments such as SQL, Oracle, SAP
  • Demonstrated organizational, project and time management skills, including the ability to multi-task within require timelines and expectations and with confidential information
  • Effective written/verbal communications skills, ability to work with confidence independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining rapport with staff and clients
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills with a collaborative attitude
  • Basic knowledge of accounting and auditing
  • Proficiency in analytic tools such as ACL, IDEA, Power Query, Power Pivot, DAX and Power BI is an asset
  • Knowledge of government and the public service, preferably in Saskatchewan, is an asset

We offer a competitive salary, attractive benefits and flex time, and professional development.  

Please email your application including reference number #2021DA–01, cover letter, detailed resume, references, and salary expectations in confidence to:

Angèle Borys, CPA, CA, CPHR

Deputy Provincial Auditor and Chief Operating Officer

Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan


Application deadline: August 20, 2021

Successful candidates shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.

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