Senior Business Analyst – Payroll

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Consulting and Strategy
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 04-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1453740
  • Job Title: Senior Business Analyst – Payroll
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Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

  • Permanent – Fulltime.
  • Interesting and challenging work.
  • You can help shape this new job in a complex, fast moving environment.

Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, 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 us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and ICT enabled learning environments. EIS manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,500 schools with a book value of $17.8 billion, is responsible for the largest payroll in the country, and transports over 100,000 students to and from school each day.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced senior business analyst with a knowledge and passion for data and reporting to join the schools payroll team. The role will require you to think about how best to measure performance, analyse and interpret data from a number of sources and draw meaningful insights and communicate them by way of reports and dashboards. Your nose for the stories in the data will drive longer-term decision-making and support performance conversations.

Please note there is more information in the Job Description attached.

About you

You will offer significant relevant analysis experience with a focus on data and reporting where you have proven your ability to analyse complex issues and make them easily understood.

You will also offer:

  • Experience in managing the process of gathering, analysing, storing and disseminating detailed information in a user friendly format.
  • Critical thinking and ability to get to grips with new data and ideas quickly.
  • Ability to draw out meaningful insights at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Some basic knowledge of SQL is desirable but not essential.
  • A working knowledge of reporting software such as PowerBI or Tableau.
  • Strong organisational skills and an excellent ability to communicate and build trust.
  • Determination to get the job done.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Please review the Job Description attached and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements please apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button. 

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at

Applications close midnight – Sunday 15 March 2020.