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13 Jul 2018

Full-Time Financial Systems Analyst

National Audit Office – Posted by ahsinebadian London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Main Purpose of the job:

The National Audit Office (NAO) supports Parliament to hold the government to account for the way public services are delivered. Our primary role is to scrutinise public spending for Parliament. We do this by certifying over 350 government accounts and produce around 65 Value for Money (VFM) reports each year.

In this role we will expect you to spend most of your time applying your knowledge of financial systems such as SAP and Oracle and your analytical skills to build and implement analytical tools to support our range of assurance work. For example, take a look at the data visualisations presented on our website:

You will join our Data Analytics Research Team, working with a team of data analysts and data scientists to develop and deliver analytical tools for our financial audit practice, alongside ad-hoc support for our VFM teams. Supervision of junior staff and some project management of analytical projects is expected, along with delivery of training, and review and quality assurance of work completed.

Full details of the responsibilities can be found in the attached job description (follow link below).


Required competencies include:

Education/work experience

Experience of working as a financial auditor, with an accounting qualification such as ACA, ACCA or CPFA. CISA-qualification is desirable but not essential.

A solid grounding in controls-based auditing, SAP and Oracle auditing and IT Controls auditing experience is required; experience of applying Data Analytics methods to this framework would  desirable but not essential.


  • Present complex data or other findings in a way which can be easily understood by the various audiences
  • Document and analyse Financial Systems and control processes.
  • Produce clear, well-structured and succinct written work which can be easily understood by non-technical readers


  • Experience auditing complex financial systems such as SAP and Oracle.
  • Experience with Data Visualisation tools (Tableau, Spotfire, Qlikview etc).
  • Intellectual curiosity, especially about using data, models and evidence to answer questions


  • Experience with programming languages, preferably R or Python
  • Experience with Git
  • Good data manipulation skills required including cleaning and managing data

Full details of required competencies can be found in the attached job description  (follow link below).


You must be a UK, Commonwealth, EEA or Swiss national to comply with Civil Service nationality rules and must hold a valid work permit. We are not able to sponsor work visas.


Recruitment Process:

  • To apply candidates should provide an up to date CV and covering letter setting out briefly why they are suitable for this role.
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 27th July 2018, 12pm BST.
  • Successful candidates from the sifting stage will be invited for a face-to-face interview which also includes a task (details will be forwarded to interview candidates).

How to Apply

To apply please follow this link.

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: accountant, Analyst, financial systems, oracle, r, and sap. Salaries: Less than $100,000.

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