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Sr. Data Analyst - Internal Audit

Company: CF Industries
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you'll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You'll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions. Our nine manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world's transition to clean energy.

Function:
Finance & Accounting

Job Summary:

The Sr. Data Analytics Analyst is responsible for utilizing the methodology of audit analytics, data mining, and continuous auditing strategies and tactics to support CF's overall audit charter.

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the development and advancement of the annual data analytics program initiatives and program manual by assisting in the review and improvement of department processes, tools and methodologies related to the use of data analytics.
  • Develops continuous controls auditing use cases by utilizing standard analytics tools, methods and techniques to analyze relevant data sets; designs data mining and modeling techniques; develops specific audit testing steps and writes scripts; and designs impactful dashboards for the identification and communication of outliers and trends in risks and internal controls.
  • Provides ad hoc data analytics support to the Internal Audit team during all relevant stages of an audit to deliver on integrated audits which include information technology, business operations, compliance and financial audit projects.
  • Designs and executes automated processes to collect and prepare complex or large volumes of data for analysis, including data extraction from multiple data sources, cleansing, transformation, profiling, and data quality monitoring.
  • Conducts in-depth data analysis using traditional and statistical methods and techniques (e.g., deviation, slope, capability, correlation) to analyze and interpret data, and drives decisions to the audit team and to multiple levels of leadership by providing advanced quantitative and qualitative data reporting of patterns and insights. Uses data to effectively highlight emerging critical issues in the business process or control and to build consensus.
  • Maintains a high level of competency in analytical and statistical principles, tools and techniques, and supports the advancement of the "best-in-class" analytical capabilities to unlock new capabilities and performance, and quickly adapts to modern analytics techniques - including the application of predictive analytics concepts and robotics process automations.
  • Uses business intelligence methods to build scalable solutions that are easily consumed such as data visualizations, storyboards and metrics reporting to support the various departmental analytical needs.
  • Acts as a strong advocate in ensuring presence of high-quality data for analytics use. Recognizes data gaps, errors, anomalies, inconsistencies and redundancies by analyzing the content, structure and relationships within the data elements. Where needed, provides management with high impact recommendations to data issues for inputs to the company's data governance, data management and data integrity initiatives.
  • Contributes to the establishment of departmental data governance and data management framework and guidelines while leveraging the enterprise data standards and compliance requirements.
  • Assists in mentoring the team members regarding the best application of analytics strategies and in their on-going monitoring of production-ready continuous controls auditing use cases.

    Internal Controls:

    Understands and complies with established departmental processes and procedures designed to support the internal controls efforts. Works with management to identify issues in the existing processes/procedures, the need for new ones, and the extent to which such processes/ procedures are being followed.

    Successful incumbents will have:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems, Data Science, Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics or equivalent discipline. Coursework in machine learning, advanced analytical and robotic process automation techniques to solve business problems is a plus.
    • Minimum five years of experience in an analytical role in auditing, finance, accounting or business analytics support - employing advanced application of data analytics techniques and tools in a complex business environment, including the application of general statistical concepts against large volumes of data.
    • Certification related to data analysis is preferred. Certification in auditing or accounting related profession (CISA, CIA, CPA, CFE, etc.) is a plus.
    • Demonstrated knowledge in the use of the following technologies to deliver on the data analytics needs: query languages to self-extract data from data warehouses or data marts that employ SQL database environments; the use of analytical tools such as ACL, SQL and Excel; and the use of business intelligence and visualization tools such as Tableau and Power BI.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of analyzing data sets using complex data models and data mining.
    • Demonstrated experience in providing timely, high-quality and insightful data analytics and reporting, supported by a strong understanding of the business concepts behind the data, under tight deadlines and among multiple competing deliverables with flexibility to prioritize workload accordingly.
    • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills with a proven ability to operate in a manually intensive data environment - extracting large volumes of data from disparate sources, cleansing and validating it, and transforming it into high quality, insightful and succinct 'Board-level' and senior management reporting that includes focused analysis, trending, and strong summarization of results.
    • Strong understanding of Internal Controls and Segregation of Duties Framework is preferred. Experience in performing data analytics in an Internal Audit or Compliance environment, or in applying fraud discovery techniques during the design and execution of data analytics, is a plus.
    • Working knowledge of relevant data topics such as data architecture, data warehousing principles, data processing fundamentals, data governance, data security and privacy, and master data management.

      Position Scope/Contribution:

      Contacts will include management personnel at the corporate office, plants and contractors. Incumbent will conduct closing meetings and present audit findings to management, including vice presidents, and will also interact with officers and/or owners of contractors. Travel will be approximately 10%, some international travel may be required.

      What We Offer:

      You'll enjoy competitive compensation, consisting of base pay plus an incentive program available to all full-time employees, and a comprehensive benefits package including high-quality healthcare options, a well-being incentive program, 401k, pension, life and disability insurance, generous time off (with time off to volunteer) and much more! Additionally, we offer several Flexible Work Arrangements to support a healthy work-life balance.

      You will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work, and you'll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You'll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and gain a sense of fulfillment knowing that you're working with purpose, to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably.
      • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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          • Employees in Canada can learn more about their rights by viewing the "Canadian Human Rights Act".

            If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at CF Industries, or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 847-###-#### or contact us at ...@cfindustries.com .

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