Senior Business Analyst
NZ Ministry of Education
Wellington, NZ, NZ
1d ago

Senior Business Analyst

  • Key role providing high quality analysis to support operational and financial decision making.
  • Permanent, full-time role, based in Wellington Help shape the future of EducationHe mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huangaWe work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomesAt Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau.
  • We help shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary. We do this by building relationships and understanding the needs of those who receive our services.

    We are making significant changes to how we deliver our mahi by

  • Taking practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Giving priority to regional and local voice.
  • Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support.
  • Improving feedback loops and information flows. Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across Aotearoa from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
  • While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

    About our group and teamThe Resourcing Group is responsible for delivering operational funding and staffing entitlements to nearly 2,500 schools.

    We administer annual payments of approximately $5.8 billion to schools and kura.We provide high quality financial advice and support to schools and school boards.

    We ensure schools and early childhood centres receive correct resourcing entitlements through our monitoring programme. We provide resourcing operational policy advice and guidance and produce one-off solutions to resourcing issues.

    Our resourcing contact centre also provides direct telephone and email support to schools', early childhood centres and the general public.

    Mō tēnei tūranga About this roleWe have an exciting opportunity for an experienced business analyst to support our School Financial Advice Team within the Resourcing Group.

    The Senior Business Analyst is responsible for developing, building and maintaining business models to provide financial and operational insights to aid decision making.

    They work across the team and the wider Ministry to ensure data is accurately captured and reporting and monitoring needs are met.

    They will identify business problems and opportunities and provide solutions that help achieve organisational goals.Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.

    Mōhou ake About youAs the ideal candidate you will need to have a minimum of 3 years' experience working in financial modelling or financial analysis, and bring a range of skills and experience in the following areas :

  • Advanced Excel and VBA knowledge.
  • Experience in designing, building and testing financial and operational models and working with larges sets of data.
  • Analysing and interpreting data from disparate sources to draw meaningful insights at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Working alongside colleagues in other multi-disciplinary teams to provide value-driven business insights.
  • Utilising your excellent communication skills to solve problems, present outcomes and make recommendations.
  • Excellent relationship, communication and writing skills.
  • You will be experienced in analysing complex issues and developing effective options for action.We are an organisation that values our staff;
  • we offer flexible work hours and provide opportunity for personal development and learning.If you'd like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that's continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we'd love to hear from you.

    Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? Are you ready to make a difference?We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities.

    As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector. We want to provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported.

    If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the apply' button. In your cover letter we'd like to know :

  • about you, your values, your whakapapa
  • your interest and motivations for this role
  • the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.
  • Please note that this role is affected by the COVID-19 Public Health (Vaccinations) Order 2021. To be offered this role, successful applicant / s will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical exemption and provide evidence of their vaccination status.

    For further information, please contact Emma Coubrough at emma.coubrough education.govt.nz.Applications close Midnight - Thursday 27 January 2022.

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