SAS/Data Analyst

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Job Type: Contract
Posted: 21 days ago
Contact: Tamara McMurtrie
Reference: 247212

About the Company

We are currently recruiting for a SAS/Data Analyst to work within a dynamic team environment within a Federal Government agency.

About the role

The SAS/Data Analyst will be responsible for undertaking detailed data analysis and SAS program development to extract, cleanse, and transform data to be displayed in visual dashboards. The analyst will need to have experience in using SAS, or a similar coding language for the purposes of data analysis. The SAS/Data Analyst will be part of a small team of analysts whose day to day role will involve managing tasks that need accurate analysis and reporting under tight deadlines and the periodic preparation of dashboards that will enable management to understand the financial drivers behind Scheme expenditure.


  • Undertaking day-to-day analytical work and project management on a range of scheme related tasks including regular and one-off analyses and ad hoc requests.
  • Undertaking SAS program development to extract, cleanse and transform Scheme data.
  • Contributing to the development of Scheme reporting, assisting in the establishment of quality assurance and governance processes around all CFO reporting.
  • Analysing Scheme data, interpreting trends, utilizing problem solving, an ability to connect analysis and insights to address problems and questions.
  • Collaborating with key staff within the CFO and across the Agency to ensure consistent use of data and reporting and internal/external messaging.
  • Experience in SAS Enterprise Guide (including coding with SAS and SQL).

Skills and experience

Essential Criteria for the role.

  • Experience in SAS Enterprise Guide (including coding with SAS and SQL).
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience in developing reports & dashboards for presenting to Senior Management.
  • Ability to interpret and transform data.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in complex problem solving and issues management.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience leading projects.
  • Experience in a Federal Government finance environment as well as in financial reporting or working with financial information.
  • Experience in working with SAP financial systems.
  • Highly-developed written and verbal communication skills.

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Tamara on (03) 8080 7263 quoting reference 247212.

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