The Analytics Leader is a member of the newly created Internal Audit Data Analytics Team who is responsible for the execution of audit analytics and special projects. Effectively champion projects aimed at improving analytic capabilities. Perform data analytics and data mining projects, model governance and model validation audits and special reviews for multiple lines of businesses and functions across the organization. This role requires an individual with extensive knowledge of audit analytics and methodology, risk assessment, and demonstrated proficiency in technology analytics tools such as ACL, Alteryx, SAS, SQL or Python. This person will be the in-house expert for all assigned businesses, applications, and use an array of analytic techniques in order to maximize the audit work performed by the audit teams.
* Role can be located in Hartford, CT or Phoenix, AZ.
Thoroughly understand the objectives of audit teams to creatively identify/define analytics that can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of audits or projects. Identify opportunities to partner with audit teams and utilize analytics to improve risk assessment, scoping, test work, and/or issue tracking/resolution. Assist audit teams throughout the data acquisition process to ensure that the requirements for scoped analytics are met within reasonable timeframes. Continually expand the technical capability of data acquisition of different types of data. Provide insight and guidance on the interpretation of reported exceptions/ analytic output so that appropriate actions are taken by the audit teams. Track and report the outcome of Audit Analytic engagements. Be the functional owner of analytic projects to ensure the project team delivers solutions that meet or exceeded agreed requirements and specifications. This includes, but is not limited to, user acceptance testing. Continuously improve analytic operations and audit efficiency/effectiveness by soliciting feedback, critically assessing processes, and defining improvement requirements. Thoroughly track, prioritize, and lead improvement opportunities Fundamental Components: Apply research, statistical analysis, data modeling and integration to direct the development of data analytics supporting Internal Audit risk monitoring and audit execution. Develop statistical/analytical procedures, process, data reports and/or products and quality metrics that support internal audit staff. Perform analysis, planning, design and development to support risk assessment, risk monitoring and audit efforts. Create complex queries, complex technical programming, and complex applications. Work with advisers from key functional areas to understand potential project impact on the organization, align project work, and execute activities accordingly. Participate in presentation and consultation to business leaders on information services, capabilities and performance results. Proactively evaluate project activities, builds contingency plans, executes corrective action, and monitors issue resolution to mitigate risks such as scope and/or budget variances. Monitor and coordinate activities with other Aetna business areas (compliance, legal. etc.). Assist in the ongoing development of the Continuous Auditing & Control Monitoring initiatives.
5+ years of experience with data mining tools, machine learning procedures and /or structural risk minimization techniques. 5+ years of internal or external audit or risk management experience, including significant management and leadership responsibility Experience with ACL, Alteryx, SQL other audit analytic toolset as well as visualization tools.
The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
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ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
BS Degree in technical or financial disciplines (Information Systems, Computer Science, Finance, Accounting or related fields). Master degree in Public Health, Mathematics, Economics or an MBA with healthcare focus preferred but not required. Financial services, healthcare and/or pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred. Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrates critical thinking, and analytical ability. Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interface and influence across functions Self-starter who actively seeks out new project opportunities and improvements to existing solutions Understanding of financial, compliance, and/or operational risks Collaborative team player with a positive attitude Ability to travel overnight 10-25%
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