Two Data Analysts

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Requisition #:  J1112-0526

Position Title:  Two Data Analysts

Employment Type:  Full-time

Position Type:  Term, one year with possibility of extension or of becoming regular

Location:  234 Wellington Street

City, Province:  Ottawa, Ontario

Country:  Canada

Job Category:  Analyst

Number of Positions:  1

Date Posted:  November 15, 2012

Closing Date:  November 25, 2012

Salary Range:

(annual salary): The Bank offers a competitive total compensation package with starting salaries, based on qualifications, generally ranging between $44,870 and $52,788* (job grade 12).
*Where the Bank has needs for specialized skills, it may offer higher starting salaries to exceptional candidates.

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Job Summary

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 providers and users, evaluate data quality, generate multiple reports and statistical information packages, and disseminate data in a wide variety of formats both internally and externally. 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. DSO jointly supports an information governance framework with the monetary policy and financial system functions.

The purpose of the Data Analyst position is to provide analytic, transactional and technical support through the production of data products – reports, tables, graphs, etc. Under the supervision of the Data Manager, and with assistance from Senior Data Analysts, the incumbent ensures the ongoing availability of data and maintenance of data systems and also ensures that operational requirements are met, e.g., producing regular database and statistical package updates. The Data Analyst provides guidance and training to colleagues where necessary.

Central Responsibilities:

• gather, analyze and validate financial institution data (i.e., balance sheets) using analytical tools such as FAME and Excel
• perform programming changes to scripts and formulas that meet client requirements and ensure that operational processes execute according to specifications
• assist the Manager in resolving data problems to ensure that operational and reporting deadlines are met
• maintain collaborative relationships with internal clients while building strong working relationships with reporting institutions (i.e., chartered banks)
• address non-standard data requests from various sources (internal clients, external parties)
• update team procedures when necessary
• lead type 1 projects and participate in type 1 to 4 projects, ensuring that data management requirements are accurately captured in project deliverables
• participate in all aspects of User Acceptance Testing for system upgrades or redesigns
• train and provide guidance to colleagues on processes, products, methodology and concepts

Key Requirements:

• minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, mathematics, economics or data management and two years of relevant work experience (i.e., updating databases, programming scripts and formulas, compiling/gathering/manipulating/analyzing data, process and procedure documentation)

in addition:

• English or French essential
• solid analytic and problem-solving skills with the ability to make sound decisions when giving advice or making recommendations
• experience using a suite of tools (Excel, FAME, DataStage) to perform analysis on a wide range of data
• ability to obtain co-operation from others to achieve common goals
• ability to foster a collaborative working relationship with external clients and partners
• solid interpersonal skills (team player): share expertise, provide constructive feedback and contribute ideas to achieve common goals
• strong communication skills, both oral and written
• proven ability to adapt to changes and take initiative


• programming experience in FAME
• knowledge and understanding of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) accounting principles
• experience participating in overlapping projects or areas of responsibility


• Condition of employment: Candidate must be eligible for reliability status clearance.
• Relocation assistance may be provided, if required.
• Priority will be given to candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
• 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.

If you are a qualified candidate, please submit a detailed resumι and a covering letter by 25 November 2012. We will also ask you to complete a mandatory questionnaire during the application process.

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