Senior Statistical Analyst
City, Province, Country:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions:
August 10, 2012
August 26, 2012
(annual salary): The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $67,014 and $78,840* (job grade 16). *Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.
Canada's central bank is the nation's pre-eminent macroeconomic policy institution. No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very centre of Canada's economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. No matter what your area of expertise, you'll enjoy an open culture and a superior work environment that will challenge, energize, and motivate you to excel. (More info)
The Data and Statistics Office (DSO) manages the information used to support analysis within the monetary policy and financial system functions. Data-management staff liaise with data sources and clients, evaluate data quality, generate multiple reports and packages, and disseminate data in a wide variety of formats both internally and externally. The DSO is the content owner for a variety of pages, packages and information available on the Bank of Canada’s external website and is responsible for creating the money and credit aggregates, as well as the Bank’s commodity price index. The DSO jointly supports an information governance framework with the monetary policy and financial system functions.The management of information and data is conducted in a team-based environment to foster and develop a well-rounded understanding of data-management practices. Under the general direction of the Assistant Director, you provide analytic and subject-matter leadership to the DSO’s statistical programs. You develop subject-matter expertise and ensure the effective delivery of services to the client within quality, time and budgetary targets. You manage relationships in an effective manner, liaising with both internal and external clients and partners and lead research projects to contribute to the quality of the statistical programs and published estimates. The data are used in the formulation of monetary policy and financial system advice and by various internal and external parties for economic analysis.
• maintain strong, in-depth understanding of data collected by the DSO and of how it is used by internal and external data users• analyze statistics compiled within the DSO to identify data-quality issues, inconsistent reporting and DSO compliance with international standards• stay abreast of developments in the financial industry, maintain understanding of existing and new financial instruments, and attend conferences and workshops as needed• lead and implement changes to reporting and dissemination programs to meet the needs of internal and external data users• coordinate and respond to complex data requests• represent the DSO and the Bank of Canada on subject-matter working groups with other Bank of Canada departments, government departments and international agencies • work collaboratively with management and other senior analysts on estimating resource requirements and developing schedules for common projects • develop and coordinate high-quality research and analyses projects to support the DSO data and statistics programs• make recommendations to senior leadership on how to improve data accuracy, conformity to standards and the quality of the statistical program
• bachelor’s degree in economics, accounting, business, commerce or finance• a minimum of four years of related work experience (i.e., analyzing financial data and developing recommendations or reports based on this analysis) with increasing levels of responsibilityor• an equivalent combination of education and experience may be consideredin addition• English or French essential • excellent analytical, research and problem-solving skills, including a high level of initiative• in-depth knowledge and understanding of financial statements and financial institutions’ business activities• knowledge of statistical methods and time-series analyses• ability to exchange information and ideas with others and to clarify complex information, using clear and compelling written and oral communication skills, to advance the quality of decision making• ability to negotiate effectively with business partners both inside and outside the Bank • ability to identify a problem, obstacle or opportunity and take action to address current or future problems or opportunities• ability to generate and implement creative solutions and new ways to advance the Bank's knowledge• ability to work in an open team environment, with a willingness to share ideas, knowledge and feedback• advanced knowledge of standard office tools such as Microsoft Office suite (particularly MS Word and MS Excel) • strong communication skills, both oral and written
• relevant designation (CSC, CFA, etc.)• experience working in a regulatory reporting environment or data-collection area of a major bank• in-depth knowledge of Canadian financial market structures and financial market instruments• experience with relevant software packages (SAS, Stata, MATLAB, FAME, etc.)• relevant master’s degree (economics, finance, etc.)• proven ability to work with data-management practices and concepts
If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumé and a covering letter by 26 August 2012. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.• Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for reliability status clearance. • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required. • The Bank of Canada benefits from the unique perspectives, attributes and talents of its diverse workforce. We offer flexibility to accommodate the needs of our employees and candidates. The Bank of Canada is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from qualified men and women, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.• Only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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