Manager, Audit Data Analytics & Processes

Dearborn, MI

Posted: 02/22/2019 Category: Other Area(s) Job Number: 25358
Description:
  • Leads a team of Audit data analytics and process improvement professionals. 
  • Develops and implements audit data analytic strategies, plans and procedures for core internal audit activities.
  • Collaborates with the Internal Audit Management team to promote the use of data analytics to support the annual audit plan, continuous monitoring, auditing capabilities and support of fraud detection activities.
  • Evaluates and enhances the audit risk assessment planning and execution processes, procedures, standards and policies.
  • Ensures overall audit quality and consistency of audit work and adherence to internal and professional standards for audits and continuously looks for opportunities for audit process improvement.
  Duties:
  • Supporting audit management and senior leadership in implementing and maintaining a comprehensive Audit Data Analytics strategy that is aligned with industry and company best practices. Assists audit leadership in the development of the annual global risk assessment and data enabled internal audit plan(s) and interacts with audit management on a regular basis to ensure knowledge of business strategies, objectives, and risks are appropriately considered by data analytics and to provide subject matter expertise on data analysis and visualization.
  • Developing, implementing, and managing data strategies that optimize data quality to improve standardization and support continuous monitoring across diverse systems. Collaborates with audit teams and management to identify and deliver full population testing to improve assurance and achieve ACG objectives of continuous monitoring.  Assists with audit reporting quality assurance reviews as needed.
  • Providing data analytics to support the entire audit cycle, including risk assessment, planning, testing of controls, reporting and issue verification; develop and implement strategies, plans, and procedures that promote the use of data analytics in all core internal audit activities.  Evaluates and implements advanced analytics methodology specific to particular project needs and steer analytics request in the most productive direction, leveraging internal resources and technologies.
  • Facilitates implementation of data audit and visual analytics techniques, methods, and tools, including but not limited to Tableau, SQL, SAS, ACL / Arbutus, Microsoft Excel, TeamMate Analytics, etc.  Uses data and data visualization to enhance the connection between the business units and audit; identifying, analyzing, and interpreting trends or patterns in complex data sets and develop graphs, reports, and presentations of results.
  • Assisting in defining, implementing, maintaining, and refining the department’ s audit process as necessary, including standards and procedures; continually seeking opportunities for audit process improvement; engaging with audit leadership to identify means to measure the effectiveness of current operations, ensure adherence to business processes, procedures, and corporate guidelines, and implement enhancement to improve operations.  Identifies operational risks and develops data analytic strategies to evaluate and improve control environments.
  • Actively assisting in recruiting, screening, hiring, developing, and mentoring staff; providing guidance and training to team members and identifies opportunities to improve team performance and effectiveness, motivating and leading teams with diverse skills and backgrounds while facilitating an innovative and inclusive team-oriented work environment.
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with management to better provide value-added services, establishing credibility as a management consultant and internal controls resource, and ensuring client satisfaction
  Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Direct supervision of a professional staff of data and process improvement analysis.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’ s degree in computer science, business, finance, information technology or a related field 
  • Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or equivalent technical designation or certification.
  • Relevant professional certification, i.e. PMP, CAP (Certified Analytics Professional), Six Sigma, or ability to obtain within one year of hire. 
Experience:
  • Financial Services / Insurance industry background
  • Work experience in an information systems department
  • Experience with data analytics software such as ACL or Arbutus,  Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Cloverleaf.
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience with data analytics, process engineering and standards development that included experience analyzing complex data to identify anomalies and provide usable information to internal and external customers
  • 3+ years demonstrated ability to effectively lead/manage a team and develop staff
  • Interacting with subject matter experts and all levels of management.
  Work Environment:
  • Works in a temperature-controlled office environment.
  •   Minimal out-of-town travel (< 5%)
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Knowledge of project management practices
  • Ability to develop process improvement and suggest efficiencies
  • Ability to document process and tools, and transfer knowledge to team members
  • Ability to operate with autonomy while leading and developing a data analytics and process improvement team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including preparation and presentation of reports for all levels of management, and demonstrated client focus / relationship skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, planning, and decision making skills with demonstrated ability to analyze, compile and interpret data.   Ability to lead and direct, as well as perform, data analytic and process improvement projects, and interpret data including limitations in various solution techniques; keen attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to motivate staff to meet individual and team goals and objectives; strong team leader and player
  • Outstanding project and time management skills, including ability to manage several audits or projects simultaneously and achieve stated objectives within designated time frames
  • Highly proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Demonstrates initiative to explore alternative approaches to project tasks, existing processes, and other project objectives.
For more information on this position, please contact our office at 877-782-3334.          

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