Data integrity specialists are responsible for using software, such as Microsoft Office programs, to oversee and manage the technical and accounting aspects of a business. They do this by managing the data of various departments, including sales and account management teams, and they work primarily with the communication and accounting departments and may even oversee the employees within them.
It is the data integrity specialist's responsibility to catch any errors in accounting and handle any problems that may arise while organizing the company's data, which also includes keeping financial paperwork organized and ensuring its distribution. Other responsibilities may include consulting, training, and other supportive services to ensure the quality of research and data, and their primary goal is to ensure that all documents and data, pertaining to anything from finances to advanced research, is kept safe, secure, and organized to be accessible at a moment's notice. Data integrity specialists work exclusively indoors and spend most of their shifts on computers in close proximity with other specialists.
In-depth understanding of computers and the internet is required for this position, as many of the job's responsibilities are carried out through online portals and the cloud. In a typical day, a data integrity specialist may spend ten hours or more at a workstation with the occasional meeting. They work vigorous hours and must have excellent communication skills, flexibility, and adaptability in complex business environments, and many companies require at least a bachelor's degree in communications, computer science, or a related field and several years of experience.
Data Integrity Specialist Tasks
Provide integrity checks of databases for possible errors.
Identify discrepancies in databases using a variety of software.
Review and validate per established guidelines.