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Manager - Risk Consulting Data Analytics

Company: RSM
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The ERP, Analytics and Continuity Risk (EACR) Advisory Services practice assists with various consulting, internal, and external audit clients by bringing in-depth ERP, data analytics (DA), and continuity skills where needed. As part of the RSM's Risk Assurance Services practice, the specialty service provides complex data analysis and automation services for both external and internal clients, implements continuous auditing and monitoring programs, and performs controls designs/assessments, segregation of duties assessments, and ERP Security Vulnerability assessments.

The EACR - Data Analytics Manager is responsible for managing a team that scopes, designs, develops and deploys systems that enable data analytic processing for auditors, investigators, and compliance professionals. For this specific position, seeking a candidate with strong experience in the Financial Institutions industry.


  • Provide analytic and automation subject matter expertise during business development pursuits
  • Identify and prioritize high-value opportunities to improve audit and compliance processes through analytics and automation, particularly in areas unique to Financial Institutions (e.g., AML, BSA, Fair Lending, branch auditing, etc.)
  • Scope DA-related projects and determine whether local or national resources provide the best solution, and liaise with national practice resources, as needed
  • Present analytics and automation thought leadership at professional association meetings and conferences
  • Facilitate sessions with internal and external personnel to effectively design analytics that: a) help audit/compliance professionals learn more about the business in order to better focus attention on the areas of highest risk, and b) identify issues and potential process exceptions
  • Manage communication with IT and/or business resources to locate internal and external data for analysis, understand data, and make data requests or direct connections to databases
  • Clarify and communicate analytic design and automation requirements to team members who will be developing solutions, and step in as needed to code and develop these solutions
  • Manage the development of visualization, dashboards and scripts, using agile development methodology
  • Champion sustainable analytic design concepts
  • Perform QA over developer practices for data mapping, data transformations, data joining/blending, data quality, data cleansing, and other data movement related activities
  • Troubleshoot dashboards, analytics, and scripts, as necessary
  • Provide guidance to both internal and external stakeholders on interpreting analytic results
  • Develop strategies for managing actual and anticipated false positives
  • Help to maintain multiple data analytics tools and provide related client installation support
  • Enhance RSM's current data analytics development methodology as it relates to risk and control testing
  • Coordinate data analytic services with off-shore resources at the RSM Delivery Center
  • Coach/mentor and manage staff on data analytic techniques and client deliverables
  • Assist with university/campus outreach and recruiting

Position Requirements:

  • Experience managing a team that develops analytic and automation routines for audit and compliance professionals
  • Ability to identify the solution the client needs (vs. what they have asked for), and create the business case for the best solution within stated resource constraints
  • Experience communicating the value proposition of analytics and automation (for audit and compliance professionals)
  • Experience with SOX, COSO, COBIT and other related controls methodology and frameworks
  • Understanding basic accounting, operations and auditing concepts and reporting skills
  • Strong analytical mindset and communication skills
  • Proactive, inquisitive and creative in approach to work
  • Ability to travel 30%-50%

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in MIS, Computer Science, Statistics, Data Analytics or Accounting, or equivalent level of education
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the Financial Institutions industry, ideally within the compliance or audit space
  • Minimum of 2 years experience leading or managing a team of developers
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in analytics and automation solutions for audit and compliance professionals
  • Experience using other industry standard data analysis technologies such as SAS, Alteryx, SQL, R, and/or Python
  • Experience developing and/or managing dashboard solutions created using PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik, SAP Lumira or similar technologies
  • Hands-on experience using audit-focused data analysis technologies such as ACL, Arbutus, Caseware IDEA, and/or TeamMate Analytics desired but not required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with data analytics of large ERP applications such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, or JD Edwards
  • Experience working with data from cloud-based applications like Workday, NetSuite, Salesforce, Concur is a plus
  • Business development experience is a plus
  • CISA, CIA, CFE, and/or CPA
  • Certifications in one or more data analysis technologies such as ACL, IDEA, SAS, and Tableau

Standards of Performance:

  • Data stewardship - Maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability of information with your custody
  • A self-starter with a process improvement mentality who is hands on, results-oriented, and leads by example
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit with the highest levels of professional and personal honestly, integrity and ethics
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks, projects and assignments
  • Ability to interact with all levels of client staff, including executives and senior managers
  • Possess strong business ethics and willingness to adhere to stringent professional standards
  • Ability to put forth additional effort to meet deadlines when necessary
  • Travel throughout the region is expected, up to 25%

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Keywords: RSM, Chicago , Manager - Risk Consulting Data Analytics, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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