Sr. Data Analyst - Internal Audit/Risk Review in Buffalo, NY at Key Bank- Corporate

Date Posted: 2/13/2020

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    Buffalo, NY
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Job Description

The candidate will be a member of Risk Review Group’s (RRG) Data Analytics (DA) Function, who is responsible for the execution of audit analytics and championing projects aimed at improving analytic capabilities. This role requires an organized individual with strong communication and analytical skills. Experience within the financial services industry and a demonstrated excellence in applying analytical concepts are required. Additionally, the individual will leverage strong collaboration skills to work with engagement teams and the bank’s line of defenses to effectively analyze bank data with the goal of driving depth of review coverage and increasing efficiency within scheduled reviews.

Essential Job Functions:

* Leverage current and emerging enterprise technologies to progress RRG’s data analytics strategy to advanced stages of RRG’s maturity model.

* Leverages existing enterprise meta data repositories and assist in the development of RRG documentation on data sources to facilitate locating, accessing, understanding and analyzing data.

* Evaluate centralized and decentralized data sources and provide feedback to the DA Function Manager with supporting recommendations and implementation strategies. Partner with Key Technology & Operations personnel to identify efficient means of harvesting data for analysis as well as emerging tools and technologies.

* Thoroughly understand the objectives of audit teams to creatively identify/define analytics that can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of audits. Act as an internal consultant to various RRG teams, providing expert knowledge of company systems, processes and associated data. Assist audit teams throughout the data acquisition process to ensure that the requirements for scoped analytics are met within reasonable timeframes.

* Design and evolve methods to integrate the use of data analytics into risk reviews, risk universe scoring, risk indicators, annual planning, continuous monitoring, and continuous auditing. Assist in the development of the standard toolkit for data mining and data analytics utilizing SAS Enterprise Guide. Analyze and develop visualization and reporting solutions utilizing Tableau.

* Promotes the use of a data quality framework to 1) demonstrate the accuracy of data used by RRG for data analytics and 2) provide the criteria for RRG to evaluate the accuracy of data used for regulatory and management reporting.

* Assist management in enforcing new standards and methodologies that enhance the DA Function’s strategy and framework.

* Stay abreast of evolving utilization, best practices, and trends in the use of data analytics for internal audit, credit, operational and other risk areas within large banks. Stay informed on regulatory expectations for the use of data analytics in banks. Keep RRG management apprised of trends and evaluation of RRG adoption in relation to trends and expectations.

Preferred Skill Sets:
* Experience with data harvesting and DA and CAAT tools (i.e. Base SAS, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Enterprise Miner, ACL, Microsoft SQL Server, etc.)
* Ability to analyze and recommend visualization and reporting tools (e.g, Tableau, Qlikview, Spotfire, Cognos, etc.)
* Experience with the mainframe zOS, distributed server environments (Unix, Windows, etc.), databases (Oracle, DB2, SQL, etc.), ETL middleware (i.e. AbInitio)
* Experience with managing software in large scale environment with diverse platforms
* Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, and negotiation skills.
* The ability to effectively handle challenging client requests and facilitate collaborative professional relationships with clients.
* Excellent written communication skills.
* Excellent client service focus and relationship management skills.
* Proven ability to work autonomously and in teams.

Required Qualifications:

* 2+ years of DA and data extraction experience with diverse and complex data structures.
* 2+ years audit experience or comparable risk, control and analysis experience

Preferred Qualifications:

* Education background with an emphasis on Business Analytics, Quantitative Analysis, or Statistics or

* Education background in IT or Finance/Accounting and experience in data analytics
* Comprehensive and current knowledge of financial service company products, services, and strategies
* Preferred Certification (one of the following):
* Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
* Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
* Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

* Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
* SAS Certified Programmer
* SAS Certified Advanced Programmer
* ACL Certified Data Analyst


KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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