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Data Management & Analytics

Senior Data Analyst

  • Location
    • Detroit, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


The Sr. Data Analyst will be responsible to build, develop and execute data analytics for internal audit. This includes data analytic projects and continuous monitoring techniques executed with consistency and overall strategy, policy and procedures of the company. This position is located at the corporate headquarters in Detroit Michigan.

Key Responsibilities:

This position has responsibility to:

  • Lead collaboration efforts with business, IT, and internal audit to capture, prioritize and document data analytic requirements and drive measurable results

  • Lead team activities to analyze complex data, identify anomalies, and deliver useable insight to internal and external customers

  • Lead audit partners in the selection of types of analytics and procedures to apply to meet audit objectives

  • Provide training and guidance to internal audit staff focused on data analysis methodology and tools

  • Develop and transfer knowledge to both internal and external customers

  • Support internal audit annual risk assessment and planning activities

  • Lead the identification of opportunities for cost recoveries, cost avoidance, and process and control improvements

  • Manage the identification of opportunities for application of advanced analytics and automation in the assigned audit areas

  • Prepare documentation and analytical reports that effectively summarize results, assumptions, and conclusions.

  • Communicate data analytic conclusions to internal audit and business

  • Manage relationships with business, IT, and internal audit personnel at appropriate levels. Consistently deliver quality analytics. Monitor progress, manage risk and ensure key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes. Stay abreast of current business and industry trends relevant to the client's business Demonstrate in­-depth technical capabilities and professional knowledge

  • Demonstrate ability to assimilate new knowledge. Possess good business acumen. Stay current with data analytic techniques/technology

Additional Description


The Senior Data Analyst will possess a combination of business knowledge, technical skills, people skills, and the ability to guide a data strategy. The candidate must possess technical expertise complimented by strong finance analytical abilities. The Senior Analyst must have the ability to manage the extraction, modeling, and front end solutioning of information from various finance databases using complex query statements and advanced database tools. The candidate must have skills to provide data analyses comparing the company's results to those of competitors and the industry, and to draw insights from the organization's data.

  • Bachelor or Advanced degree in computer science, engineering, accounting, finance or a related field. MBA or MS degree preferred
  • 3-­5 years of experience using business intelligence tools and data bases, applying advanced analytics and data reporting techniques in a large complex environment 1­-3 years of experience in internal audit, finance, accounting environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, and technical writing skills, coupled with a strong interest in further developing and integrating operations with technology skills
  • 3-­5 years of experience using Data Visualizations tools (Tableau or PowerBI preferred) (including desktop and server deployment), or similar front end data solutions (e.g., IBM Cognos, Business Objects, MS Excel, MS Access), including ability to design and implement canned / Ad­Hoc reports and complex dashboard solutions
  • Working knowledge of SAP (FI/CO/MM/SD modules)
  • Experienced with data acquisition and manipulation, modeling, and analyzing data from core financial platforms (SAP, Hyperion, Enterprise Data Warehouse) and various mainframe systems
  • Experience with ETL (Knime), Python, R
  • Experience writing efficient Structured Query Language (SQL) using various SQL development software packages including Greenplum and Oracle PL/SQL. Ability to use custom SQL or Hive/Hadoop for complex data pulls
  • Extensive experience in Database querying, writing procedures, complex joins and indexes
  • Ability and comfort level independently researching inquiries and emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices, and new technologies
  • Experience mapping out the conceptual designed for planned database; considering both the back­end organization of data and front­end accessibility for end users
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to manage and work with external consultants
  • Strong organization skills to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation)

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Professional certifications (e.g., Microsoft Certified Business Intelligence, CPA CA, CIA, CFE, CPIM, CISA)
  • Data analytics tools certifications (e.g., PowerBI, Python)
  • Experience with predictive modeling and natural language processing
  • Experience developing robotic process automation solutions
  • Consultative approach; prior experience with recognized consulting firm
  • Project management, internal audit and/or business

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