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Risk and Audit Data Analyst (Data Analytics), RMAG

Agency: Ministry of Home Affairs
Job no.: 534191
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Economics/Statistics, Others

We work as a team, in partnership with the community, to make Singapore our safe and secure Best Home.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) aspires to be a world-class organisation in delivering safety and security for our people. In pursuing our mission to make Singapore our Safe and Secure Best Home, we remain always constant and true to our core values of Honour and Unity.


  • The Risk and Audit Data Analyst will be part of a small team that provides and ensures effective data analytics services for RMAG audit teams, assisting with the delivery of the audit plan across all risk domains. 
  • He will maintain an effective system of data analytics and models which provide enhanced insight into risks and controls, establishes an efficient/automated means to analyze and test large volumes of data for outliers, anomalies, patterns, and trends, and helps evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of controls throughout the risk management and audit life cycle, managing and follow up with other members of the audit team on a regular basis, so as to facilitate effective decision making and timely completion of projects.
  • He will create repeatable data analytics to support continuous audit monitoring programs. In addition, this position is to periodically perform audit tests of controls by obtaining and analyzing audit evidence, preparing audit work papers, evaluating test results, and drawing conclusions on the adequacy and effectiveness of controls.           


  • Identify, design, and develop data analytics extract routines to support audit activities performed by the RMAG Audit teams.
  • Manage data extraction, storage, transformation, and processing through data analytics routines, and generate output for visualization/analysis by the RMAG  Audit teams.
  • Use data analysis tools to automate audit testing and develop techniques for continuous auditing and analyzing large volumes of data.
  • Interact with management and MHQ Divisions to identify appropriate data sources and data elements required for analytics, applying professional scepticism when assessing data sources and validating the completeness and accuracy of data received.
  • Interact and collaborate with RMAG audit team members in working towards departmental goals.


  • Perform audit tests of controls by obtaining and analyzing audit evidence, preparing audit work papers, evaluating test results, and drawing conclusions on the adequacy and effectiveness of controls.          
  • Execute on special projects and other assignments as requested by management.


  • Tertiary qualification in business, mathematics, computer science, or management information systems.
  • 3-5 years of relevant/ recent data analysis experience in audit, financial, risk management, or technology functions. 
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, data-intuition, and problem-solving skills, and proficiency in data analytics techniques. 
  • Strong knowledge and proficiency in extraction and analysis of data from a wide variety of financial systems, leveraging data analysis tools, Excel, Access, Microsoft SQL, ACL
  • Preferred certification and technical skills CIA, ACL, IDEA, Tableau, SAP
  • Working knowledge of Audit Management Systems and electronic audit work papers, such as TeamMate. 
  • Experience building and supporting continuous audit monitoring programs. 
  • Working knowledge of internal controls and auditing techniques.
  • Strong written, verbal communication and relationship building skills.

All new appointees will be appointed on a two-year contract in the first instance.

We wish to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified within 30 days upon closing of the advertisement.

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