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Sr. Data Analytics Analyst

  • Anytown / Atlanta / Chicago / Miami
  • R-93949
  • Audit Staff
  • Full Time
  • Added

Join a collaborative team in our growing company and take your career to the next level!

The Sr. Data Analytics Analyst will be a key Subject Matter Expert and contributor in the Internal Audit Services (IAS) continued enhancement of data analytics, data mining, and continuous auditing strategies and tactics in support of the audit charter.  He or she completes all internal audit work in compliance with established audit methodology while meeting all organizational and professional ethical standards.

This individual will work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19.

Key responsibilities include:

Performance of Analytics (70%)

  • Develop and leverage subject matter expertise in the knowledge of Assurant’s data environment; ability to access and analyze complex data; use of analytical tools and languages such as Alteryx and Python; and ability to interpret, visualize and communicate results using dashboarding tools such as Tableau and Power BI.

  • Provide both advisory and execution support in audits by identifying, developing, documenting, or executing audit analytics during all relevant stages of an audit.

  • Perform data mining and analysis to facilitate the identification and communication of outliers and trends in the business.

  • Perform descriptive, statistical, and text analytics to test if the business is meeting its operational, financial, and regulatory requirements and benchmarks. 

  • Design and execute standalone Data Analytics audit projects as warranted in support of department objectives.

  • Assist auditors in obtaining necessary data for audits.  Identify, develop and maintain continuous auditing/monitoring activities.

  • Provide additional support on audits or other IAS initiatives when necessary.

Business Knowledge, Technical Knowledge and Individual Development (20%)

  • Actively learn and apply mature and emerging technical knowledge gained through professional development opportunities, including external and internal training.

  • Actively seek to build and apply business knowledge to complement technical expertise in design and performance of analytical procedures.

Department Development (10%)

  • Assist in, and sometimes lead, department initiatives to review and improve department processes, tools and methodologies related to the use of Data Analytics.

  • Mentor colleagues and provide training on professional standards, best practices, tools and strategies for personal and department success.

Required Experience and Education

  • Experience with advanced application of data analytics techniques and tools in a complex business environment, including the application of general statistical concepts against large volumes of data.

  • Two years of collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and drawing logical conclusions.

  • Two years with data access, analysis and visualization tools, such as Alteryx, Tableau, Excel, MS-SQL, Oracle, SAS, R, Python, PLSQL Developer, and Power BI.

  • Two years accessing and analyzing data in environments such as SAS, SQL, Oracle and AS400.

  • BS/BA degree from an accredited college or university preferably in Management Information Systems, Data Science, Statistics, Business, Management, Accounting, Finance or related field.

Preferred Experience and Education

  • Experience with financial services or insurance industry data.

  • Experience performing data analytics in an Internal Audit or Compliance environment.

  • Experience applying fraud discovery techniques during design and execution of data analytics.

  • Experience in formal communications (written reports and oral) with all levels of staff and management, particularly the creation and maintenance of management reporting dashboards.

  • Experience developing or maintaining a Continuous Auditing / Continuous Monitoring platform.

  • Master’s degree in Data Science, Analytics, Statistics or MBA from an accredited college or university.

  • One or more related professional certifications in accounting or auditing (CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, etc.).

Assurant Employee Benefits and Value Proposition

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to full time and part time employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD, life insurance, 401(k), generous paid time off and much more.

We strive to maintain a professional, yet friendly environment and promote professional and career development for our employees.

Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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