Internal Audit Data Analytics Manager in Philadelphia, PA at Radian Group Inc

Date Posted: 12/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Radian (we, the Company) is one of the largest mortgage insurers in the nation and continues to help ensure the American dream of ownership. We are powered by technology, informed by data and driven to deliver new levels of service and innovation to our customers across the residential and real estate spectrum.

Overview
As an Internal Audit (IA) Data Analytics Manager, you will be reporting to VP Internal Audit and will be responsible for managing a staff of 0-2 individuals. This role would require the Data Analytics Manager to create a data analytics program within the IA function to support the IA’s initiatives.

About IA at Radian
The IA function at Radian is a third line of defense that reports to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. We are a team of 15 auditors and are based in Philadelphia, PA. The IA team objectives include:

• Provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value by improving the internal controls and operations of Radian and its subsidiaries
• Help Radian accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes
• Assess first and second lines of defense effectiveness

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build out a data analytics program within the IA department through the following:  Developing a framework to help the department get started, define the goals and objectives for the data analytics function, set realistic and achievable milestones to roll out the program and recommend tools and technology to help execute the program
  • Through collaboration with IA team and business owners, execute and maintain the data analytics framework targeting anomalies, fraud, errors, and other risks through the following: Gather and analyze data in support of Internal Audit projects, scrub data to ensure accuracy of reporting, quickly and accurately deliver applications and analysis constantly exceeding requester expectations (within internal audit)
  • Develop an understanding of data sources, systems and current analytic capabilities
  • Prepare accurate, complete, objective and timely audit workpapers and assist with developing audit recommendations based on audit findings
  • Effectively communicate with audit and management to provide updates, and participate in project meetings to represent IA and share IA point of view on risks and control
  • Perform other related duties as assigned including special projects undertaken at the request of senior management
  • Stay abreast of best practices both internally and externally and provide conduit for introducing those practices to the company


Job Specifications

Knowledge:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience is required with emphasis in Information Technology and / or Auditing preferred
  • Four to eight years combined or related industry experience in IT, risk management, and/or auditing
  • CIA, CPA, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, CISM or related applicable, accreditation preferred
  • Intermediate-level to lead-level knowledge of internal control theory and practices, and audit/assessment techniques
  • Two years of experience managing people
  • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Strong programming/scripting experience in retrieving and analyzing data using various data analytics software and visualization tools, e.g., SQL, MicroStrategy, SAS, Audit Command Language (ACL), Python, PowerShell, Spotfire, Power BI, Tableau etc.
  • Proven experience with data acquisition, cleansing, manipulation, normalization, and analysis technologies inclusive of Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, Oracle, or DB2
  • Proven experience in database querying, writing procedures, complex joins and indexes


Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent Project Management skills in relation to data management projects, including developing project plans, budgets, and deliverables schedules
  • Creative-minded individual with critical outside-the-box thinking to solve problems
  • Excellent oral and written interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to interact and exercise strong judgment in communicating issues internally and to senior management
  • Demonstrated upbeat, collaborative, and can-do attitude with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism


People Management:

  • See above


Prior Work Experience

  • Technical:   5 - 8 years
  • Supervisory:   1 - 3 years


Education and Credentials

  • Required:    Bachelor’s Degree,  Concentration in Accounting / MIS / Business Analytics
  • Other Certifications:   CIA, CPA, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, CISM or related applicable, accreditation preferred

EEO Statement

Radian complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a person with a disability and need assistance in the application process please send an e-mail message to recruitment@radian.biz.

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