Regions Bank Audit Data Analytics Associate in Birmingham, Alabama
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At Regions, the Audit Data Analytics Associate develops 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. This role collaborates 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.
Partners with audit teams and other data analytics team members to create data analytics that support audit engagement objectives and help solve business problems
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 based on collaboration with audit team
Developing ability to coach 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 directed by supervisor or requested by audit team
Partners with audit teams to 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)
With supervision, 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.
Four (4) years experience in data analytics
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
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
Demonstrated competence and confidence in verbal communications
Understanding of predictive analytics
Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely
Ability to organize ideas logically to achieve the objectives of the written communication
Strong relationship building skills with both internal/external stakeholders through effective communication
Proficient at two programming languages out of Statistical Analysis System (SAS), Sequel (SQL), Python, R, and/or JAVA
Experience with visual analytics tools, such as Tableau, PowerBI
Experience in data mining, data cleaning, and business intelligence
Regions Center - Birmingham
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