Sr Data Analytics - Audit Operations
About this opportunity
This role will be a member of the internal audit operations team and work to mature the use of data analytics across the internal audit department. The individual will participate in the development and execution of data analytics solutions according to the strategy set forth by internal audit data analytics management. The candidate will also train audit staff to increase their data analytics knowledge and work to increase the profile of data analytics across Target in support of the Senior Manager. This role requires a candidate to have strong collaborative skills, project management and organization, technical skills and a focus on quality delivery. As a successful candidate you will take part in these activities
Internal Audit Strategy and Maturity
·Develop and drive Audit Data Analytics quality, continuous improvement and knowledge sharing to Internal Audit Stakeholders
·Execute on Data Analytics strategy and provide timely and constructive feedback
·Suggest practical ways of improving audit work through the use of analytics
·Understand the needs of audit team members and enterprise direction and make decisions using this knowledge.
Analytics Development and Delivery
·Developand maintain re-useable Data Analytics models to improve the efficiency of Internal Audit and improve audit coverage
·Build and maintain dashboards and common data sets regularly required by audit delivery teams.
·Support the Senior Manager in analytics project scoping and development where necessary
·Develop analytics for controls testing and audit planning
·Arrange access to data warehouses and regularly required data sources.
·Maintain appropriate documentation of program logic and create data dictionary including definitions and availability (where appropriate)
Training and Development
·Provide training to audit staff on how to develop and execute basic analytics programs
·Deliver data analytics awareness training to audit group
·Share knowledge with audit team members and peers in the industry
Relationship Development and Management
·Collaborate with Internal audit team to develop business acumen and build analytics solutions to satisfy audit needs
·Build strong relationships and mutual trust with audit team members and business owners
·Identify opportunities for analytics and communicate through appropriate channels
Desired Skills and Experience
·Four-year college degree
·3+ years of experience in data analytics, business and systems analysis
·3+ years of SQL, Excel, Visualization Techniques
·Advanced degree Analytics, Engineering or Computer Sciences
·Relevant experience with - Data Analysis, Data Mining, SAS, R, Python, SQL, VBA or database design
·Strong practical knowledge of data mining, data analysis and visualization techniques
·Practical experience in analytics as part of an internal or external audit role/function, or as part of a risk management function.
·Programming / software development experience.
·Proven track record of high performance in previous roles.
·Experience in risk based auditing or risk/control activities.
·Retail services industry knowledge.
·Strong communications skills
·Strong attention to detail
·Ability to work with multiple stakeholders and work on multiple projects