Statistical Analyst Analyst in the International Banking and Financial Statistics (IBFS) unit of the BIS Monetary and Economic Department (MED): assess data quality; compile banking and financial statistics for publication; provide input on the uses of such data for policy analysis and research; and contribute to the development of statistical IT applications and databases.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Data collection and processing. Assess the quality of data underlying the BIS international banking, derivatives and securities statistics; identify ways to improve data quality; compile data for publication.
  • Statistical IT tools. Define database queries; identify requirements for statistical IT applications and databases; test whether new IT tools meet IBFS’s requirements.
  • Data analysis and communication. Analyse data using appropriate statistical or econometric techniques; explain to internal and external users how BIS banking or financial statistics are compiled and can be used; respond to requests for data.
  • Meeting and research support. Draft notes that analyse specific methodological issues or statistical developments; prepare tables and graphs for BIS publications and meetings.
  • International statistical initiatives. Keep abreast of the latest international statistical standards and data collection initiatives.

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • Master’s degree in economics, finance or statistics.
  • Good understanding of data compilation methods.
  • Knowledge of international statistical standards in one or more of the following areas: monetary and financial statistics; balance of payments statistics; international banking, derivatives or securities statistics. Knowledge of accounting standards is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of database design and statistical IT tools, especially end user developed applications such as MS Access. Knowledge of econometric software such as Eviews, Matlab or STATA is an advantage.
  • Self-starter; ability to work cooperatively.
  • Good written and spoken English. Ability to explain technical issues to a non-technical audience.
  • At least one year of relevant job experience: for example, as an analyst or statistician at a central bank, prudential authority or financial institution.

Location: Basel, Switzerland

Application deadline: 10  August 2015

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