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Macroeconomic Policy and Forecasting Senior Economist - Manager or Associate Director

Date:  14-Jan-2022

Canberra, ACT, AU


About Us

Deloitte Access Economics is Australia’s premier economic consultancy. We offer a suite of economic and policy advisory services to clients across government and the private and not-for-profit sectors, and pride ourselves on providing the highest calibre analysis and advice. We assist clients across Australia and the Asia Pacific region and work across a wide range of sectors.


This role is based in the Macroeconomic Policy and Forecasting team of Deloitte Access Economics. For decades the team has produced reliable and accurate forecasts for government and non-government clients who value the rigorous quantitative analysis that supports the economic advice we deliver.

Economic modelling forms the backbone for most of our work, including policy advice, research and analysis, and producing specific forecasts for our clients. We maintain a number of proprietary in-house economic models, which are supplemented by a wide range of specialised models tailored for individual client needs. Economic modelling allows clients to understand the complex economic interactions that result from changes in the business and economic environment, and to keep abreast of the key drivers that affect their business.


The opportunity

 You will be joining a team of innovative and passionate economists to support policy design, macroeconomic analysis, forecasting, corporate strategy and economic due diligence. Our advice applies a variety of analytical frameworks, models and techniques informed by economic theory. In this role you will be able to contribute to a variety of client engagements nationally on a project by project basis.


The successful applicant will ideally be based in either Canberra, Melbourne or Sydney. Exceptional applicants who are based in other locations will also be considered.


What will your typical day look like?

You can expect to:

  • Work with policy makers seeking to address some of the most complex problems facing the macroeconomy
  • Lead small project teams in producing high quality economic analysis and advice, liaising directly with clients
  • Support and guide more junior economists to assist capability and skill development
  • Work closely with industry clients to understand their business needs and provide advice on opportunities for their business to take advantage or changes in the economy
  • Develop commercial solutions to challenging reform and transition issues
  • Utilise your communication skills to support service delivery and present outcomes and recommendations, deepening your client relationships and industry knowledge
  • Lead multiple projects in an agile, fast paced environment
  • Work in a collaborative national team environment.


Enough about us, let’s talk about you

You will have:

  • Have a passion for economics and its ability to make a positive impact that matters to society
  • Experience in applying economic theory to real world issues in a policy or commercial context
  • A strong record of project and team leadership, including experience managing small teams to deliver complex advice to an exceptional standard
  • Experience in quantitative analysis involving economic modelling and data analysis, preferably with the ability to code in R and/or Eviews.
  • The ability to communicate complex analysis in clear, non-technical terms
  • A team player with a determination to succeed
  • Formal qualifications in economics with a preference for honours or post graduate level.
  • Minimum six years of experience as a professional economist in industry, consulting or specialist economic agencies within the public sector


Why Deloitte?

 At Deloitte, we create positively differentiated work experiences that enable our people to feel valued and achieve their full potential. Deloitte Australia opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across Asia Pacific to gain experience and access projects beyond Australia’s borders. We value difference and embrace people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, gender identities, abilities and thinking styles. Knowing that people work best in a variety of ways, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements if the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated.


We’re committed to continually building a safe and respectful workplace, where all our people feel appreciated and accepted. Through the creation of endorsed employee-led diversity networks which promote cultural, disability, LGBTI+, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and gender equality, we’re leading the way to shape an environment where everybody can thrive.  


Next Steps

Sound exactly like the sort of role for you? Apply now!