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Audit Data Analytics Associate

Company: Regions Bank
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Thank you for your interest in a career at Regions. At Regions, we believe associates deserve more than just a job. We believe in offering performance-driven individuals a place where they can build a career --- a place to expect more opportunities. If you are focused on results, dedicated to quality, strength and integrity, and possess the drive to succeed, then we are your employer of choice.Regions is dedicated to taking appropriate steps to safeguard and protect private and personally identifiable information you submit. The information that you submit will be collected and reviewed by associates, consultants, and vendors of Regions in order to evaluate your qualifications and experience for job opportunities and will not be used for marketing purposes, sold, or shared outside of Regions unless required by law. Such information will be stored for a set period of time. You may review, modify, or update your information by visiting and logging into the careers section of the system.Job Description:At Regions, the Audit Data Analytics Associate will develop data analytics and business intelligence to automate control testing and assist continuous risk assessment to support internal audit activities in accordance with the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. The Internal Audit Data Analytics team currently works with all internal audit teams who audit all business groups at Regions. As an Audit Data Analytics Associate, you will collaborate with Internal Auditors and other Data Analytics team members to create innovative solutions to support audit conclusions and risk assessments at enterprise and auditable unit level.Primary Responsibilities

  • Generates ideas independently and partners with audit teams to create automated data analytics that support audit engagement objectives
  • Analyzes data trends and/or anomalies to support audit conclusions; assists as needed to ensure these results are fully supported in the workpapers
  • Uses data to identify process improvements for the business
  • Uses advanced data mining techniques to glean actionable insights and identify patterns and trends from big data resources
  • Identifies business opportunities from the data analysis and works with a broader business team to propose new processes
  • Coaches internal audit staff or junior data analysts throughout the audit engagement to ensure analytics are leveraged optimally and appropriately
  • Leverages data analytics to help size audit issues as appropriate
  • Leverages analytics to test validity of management remediation activities as requested by audit team
  • Partners with audit teams and independently create analytics to assist in continuous risk assessment and monitoring (e.g., trends/anomalies that indicate changes in risk profiles or exceptions to normal processes)
  • Manages multiple, complex projects simultaneously
  • Discusses audit findings and their impacts professionally and confidently with various levels of the organization as pertains to data analytics work
  • Leads the data analytics team conducting audit engagements to ensure that objectives are met consistent within budgets and deadlines
  • Partners with audit teams to validate the use of predictive analytics within business units being audited and/or use predictive analytics to inform risk assessments and audit scope.This position is exempt from timekeeping requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.Requirements
    • Bachelors degree
    • Six (6) years experience in data analyticsPreferences
      • Bachelors degree in Business Analytics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, MIS, Computer Science or related field
      • Professional certification or progression towards one (preferably SAS Certification)Skills and Competencies
        • Demonstrated efficiency and effectiveness of managing their own time
        • Experience leading a team and project management
        • Experience in predictive analytics
        • Ability to identify the level, timing, and type of communications for the intended audience
        • Active listening skills and ability to ask questions as required to validate understanding
        • Ability to organize ideas logically to achieve the objectives of the written communication
        • Demonstrated competence and confidence in verbal communications
        • Strong relationship building skills with both internal/external stakeholders through effective communication
        • Proficient at 2 programming languages out of SAS, SQL, Python, R, and/or JAVA
        • Proficient with usage of visual analytics tools, such as Tableau, PowerBI and articulating results
        • Experience in data mining, data cleaning, and business intelligence
        • Proven track record of translating real world problems into successful data analytic solutionsPosition TypeFull timeLocation DetailsRegions Center - BirminghamLocation:Birmingham, AlabamaEEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Disabled/VeteransAbout RegionsAt Regions, our culture focuses on five core values that are a commitment to how we will do business:
          • Put people first
          • Do what is right
          • Focus on your customer
          • Reach higher
          • Enjoy lifeThrough these values, our mission to make life better drives our desire to improve and make a positive difference in the communities where we work and live through financial investments and volunteering.EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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