First listed on: 16 July 2019

Strategic Research and Data Analyst

Use your expert forensic research and analytical skills to support strategic and tactical intelligence, identify risks and trends in revenue collection, and provide high-level analysis to senior stakeholders.

  • Two ongoing roles
  • Salary $98,396 plus 9.5% superannuation - VPS Grade 5
  • Based in Melbourne/Ballarat

The State Revenue Office

We administer a range of taxes, duties, levies, grants and subsidies on behalf of the Victorian Government. The revenue we collect funds essential services including health care, education and social infrastructure.

Committed to excellence, customer service and developing our people, we offer a collaborative and rewarding culture valuing teamwork and high performance. In return, you'll benefit from professional staff development, giving you the opportunity to learn, influence and contribute to your future and to the State Revenue Office.

The role

As part of a high-performing team, you will perform complex analytics relating to compliance with state legislation and policy development, report on revenue issues and prepare comprehensive research reports.

As you plan and develop robust data-matching methodologies, you will also help to quantify risk and act as a trusted source of expert advice to senior management.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Branch Manager, you will:

  • Plan, lead, conduct, monitor and report on complex projects and participate in investigation projects.
  • Undertake high level analysis and research relating to compliance and revenue issues, and prepare associated research papers and reports.
  • Conduct data matching and mining using data from internal and external sources.
  • Produce daily and monthly branch and divisional reports, and monitor and analyse revenue collection against forecasts.

 The ideal candidate

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in applying analytical methodologies and practices in an online environment, and using specialised analytical software.
  • Experience in data mining and data matching including creating complex data queries.
  • High level communication (interpersonal, verbal and written) and negotiation skills.
  • Project management skills, including delivering on-time, on-budget projects.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently.

More information

For more information, read the position description or contact Ingrid Mathias, Branch Manager, Forensics and Information Management, on 03 9628 6644.

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To apply

To be considered for this role you must submit:

  • a cover letter,
  • completed application form (attached), and
  • a current resume

via this website by 5pm on Monday 22 July 2019.


  • As part of our selection process, we conduct pre-appointment checks including those related to references, identity, qualifications, work history, work visa, and police record history.
  • There will be a probation review.
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