SARS Recruits Specialist: Data Analytics

Posted on :

13 Dec, 2013

Category :

Analyst Jobs in South Africa

Job Purpose:

  • To analyse and provide expert advice on data analysis strategy in order to achieve business objectives.




  • Conduct assessments and use information to advise, make recommendations and facilitate improvement.
  • Utilise understanding of functional area, legislation and mandate to make recommendations to the functional strategy.
  • Select, develop and assess the applicability of methods and techniques to be applied within the functional work unit.
  • Apply the necessary discretion and judgment in making decisions and overcoming obstacles in order to attain set goals and objectives.
  • Note potential problems and obstacles, accumulate supporting data and initiate actions to prevent or overcome predicted problems as may be identified.
  • Build strong relationships through providing specialist know-how and leadership to others, expressing positive expectations.
  • Monitor and promote the application of governance and required legal compliance in the context of policy and processes.
  • Undertake information gathering, research and analyse data within broad guidelines to produce accurate plans & or recommendations for business issues.
  • Research and support workable recommendations/solutions that meet business needs through information analysis.



  • Provide specialist know-how, support, advice and leadership in area of expertise.
  • Integrate new knowledge attained through formal and informal learning opportunities in the execution of your job.



  • Comply with organisational internal control and governance standards in finance and procurement processes.



  • Provide authoritative, specialist expertise and advice to internal and external customers.


Education and Experience:

  • 4 years’ experience in information management related environment
  • B degree in Information Science or a related field


The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:


  • Ability to determine trends from raw data to assist decision-making in various aspects of work at SARS
  • Activities, tasks and practices associated with obtaining and using high level of knowledge in business areas, functions and products
  • Understanding and application of the discipline of policy analysis, approaches, roles and methods
  • Commitment to continuous learning is the commitment to think about current and future development needs
  • Adaptability is the willingness to alter behaviour, opinions or actions in the light of new information
  • Must be able to display and build the highest standards of ethical and moral conduct in order to promote confidence and trust in the organisation
  • Shows an ability and willingness to align own behaviour with the needs, priorities, and goals of SARS



  • The knowledge and interpretation of the functional policies and procedures, including monitoring their consistent application internally within SARS
  • Knowledge of own organisations, policies, procedures, services, products and business operating model


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