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Data Analytics Lead



Data Science
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023

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What We'll Bring:

Dynamics of the Role

This is an exciting time in TransUnion CIBIL. With investments in our people, technology and new business markets, we are redefining the role and purpose of a credit bureau.

The Internal Audit and Advisory team is an independent and objective assurance function, performing consulting activity to add value to improve the operations of TU. IAA assists the organization in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization's risk management, control, and governance processes.

IAA provides assurance services regarding internal control systems to TransUnion CIBIL management and the Audit and Risk Committee. Our team brings a systematic, disciplined approach to auditing financial reporting controls, operational processes, IT and IT security and compliance to laws and regulations. Committed to integrity and accountability, IAA provides value as an objective source of independent advice. The team often collaborates with Information Security, Legal and Compliance in matters of corporate governance. The Internal Audit & Advisory Data Analytics Lead - Specialist IV position is responsible for leading the preliminary planning, audit execution, reporting, and follow-up on all audit engagements.

In addition, this position works with the JVP in developing risk mitigation strategies and promotes compliance with policies, standard operating procedures, and best practices. The successful candidate will need to work across the organization and be comfortable in engaging employees at all levels to ensure an efficient and effective control environment. This role would have the opportunity to mentor other employees as needed, participate in the Institute of Internal Auditors, and partner with other organizations on best practices. Our team highly values integrity, curiosity, personal initiative and strong communication skills and offers associates a variety of opportunities to grow within a stable, respectful environment.

What You'll Bring:

Roles & Responsibilities
The Internal Audit Data & Analytics Lead within Internal Audit and Advisory will perform complex data research and analysis to support internal audits by designing and executing on data and analytic regarding audit procedures including creating processes, reporting, and data analysis methodologies to identify trends in large data sets. The Lead prepares analytics to summarize audit results to inform decision making and evaluation of audit conclusions. In addition, the position focuses on providing thought leadership and technical expertise across multiple disciplines to internal audit stakeholders and is recognized internally as “the go-to person” for the most complex data & analytics assignments. Lastly, the Lead executes day to day tasks from drafting data requests, designing code and analytics outputs and visualizations, and drafting internal audit reports. Additionally, this position includes ownership of the following activities:

• Actively networks and manages critical relationships with our business stakeholders to identify opportunities that would drive audit coverage and value by enhancing the control environment through the use of automation.
• Plans, or assists in planning, the scope of the audit and the audit program.
• Leads walkthrough meetings and data and analytics test-work execution.
• Establishes and drives innovative analytical audit processes leveraging technology to maximize benefits from traditional audits and replace manually intensive control testing.
• Makes, or assists in making, oral or written presentations to management throughout each engagement, discusses deficiencies, recommends corrective actions, and suggests best practice improvements.
• Prepares formal written reports expressing opinions on the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of internal control as needed.
• Monitors ongoing remediation of deficient systems or processes and develops updates or modifications to recommendations and findings as needed.
• Designs and implements policies and processes to organize data and tool assets.
• Sources and uses data analysis tools to automate audit testing. Develops techniques that support our established continuous auditing methodology.
• Documents process steps for audit traceability.
• Analyzes large complex data sets, identify anomalies/trends/risks, and provide usable business insights.
• Serves as a starting point of escalation for issues requiring a higher degree of expertise or discretion to resolve and ensure timely resolution.
• Assists in the development of the annual audit plan and preparation and support Concurrent Audit Strategy and Framework of the corporation for the purpose of evaluating the design and operating effectiveness over established policies and procedures.
• Identify critical areas for continuous monitoring, both from a Concurrent Audit perspective, and develop the necessary reports for monitoring.

Preparing presentations for concurrent audits and other audits held during each quarter etc. for management review and Audit Committee submissions. Ensuring that all critical issues are included therein.
• Assist in developing and implementing new initiatives amongst the Concurrent Audit team.
• Prior to and during each audit, becomes familiar with the business processes and corresponding laws and regulations. Based on established audit scope and objectives, identify and document the objectives, risks, and key internal controls asserted to by management and develop the necessary audit test plan and procedures
• Prepares other ad-hoc reports and assists in special projects as required or requested by supervisor
• Prior to and during each audit, become familiar with the business processes and be able to articulate the audit objectives and purpose of work performed. Based on established audit scope and objectives, identify and document the key control objectives and develop the necessary audit test procedures at the direction of IAA management. Lead opening meetings with process owners over routine audits.
• Possess excellent time management skills; plan workload appropriately and demonstrate the ability to manage multiple assessments simultaneously
• Confidently lead meetings to discuss audit issues with finance management, ensuring their understanding of associated risks, root causes, and the actions needed to remediate
• Review written draft audit reports for routine audits on the adequacy and effectiveness of controls evaluated; clearly articulate and provide context on any issues identified during closing meetings with management
• Take ownership of the assigned tasks and interact with other IAA members in working towards Departmental goals

Impact You'll Make:

Experience and Skills
• A Master’s degree in Accounting Finance, Business, Data Analytics, or related fields
• 7-10 years of relevant work experience in Data Analytics for public accounting firm, internal audit or Compliance
• Certification of CA, CISA, CPA or CIA (or actively working towards) or other similar certifications is an added advantage
• Working knowledge of the CICRA Act, Companies Act, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Local, State and Central Regulations is preferred
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, positive attitude and an eagerness to learn
• Knowledge of industry standard BI Tools and data storage and access assets.
• Knowledge of SQL, Tableau, Alteryx, Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, Excel and SharePoint.
• Familiar with data movement and file transfer methods and tools. Experience designing and evaluating data and analytical audit procedures to drive efficiency and insights to stakeholders.
• Bachelor’s degree required (Computer Science, Data Analytics, Information Management); graduate degree (MBA, MS) is desirable.
• Demonstrated abilities in analysis and problem solving; contribute ideas for process improvements and solutions to moderately complex problems
• Ability to adapt to changing landscapes and processes

TransUnion Job Title

Specialist IV, Audit and Advisory