Job description

  • Location:
    USA - Parsippany - 6 Sylvan Way
  • Poscounty
    New Jersey
  • Country:
    United States
  • Employment Type:
    Full Time
  • Business Function:
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USA - Parsippany - 6 Sylvan Way
6 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, New Jersey, USA, 07054


Audit Data Analyst (50212)

Audit Data Analyst

Avis, a Fortune 500, $5.4B global company is seeking a skilled Audit Data Analyst to join our dynamic team. Our globally recognized brands - Avis, Budget, Zipcar, and others- are shaping the future of mobility with innovative, customer-focused solutions. Our global reach and strong data-based market intelligence position us well as a leading provider of mobility options, with more than 70 years of mobility experience and 11,000 locations. At Avis Budget Group, we believe mobility as a service should be completely connected, integrated, and on-demand for our customers and other businesses, connecting people to more.


The impact you’ll make:

We are looking for an Audit Data Analyst to design and execute data analytics and visualization activities to support audits and risk assessments performed by Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).  As a member of Internal Audit’s team, you will apply data-driven methodologies and build analytic models to analyze, test, and monitor large volumes of data for outliers, anomalies, patterns, and trends to assess risk and controls across the global business.  You will partner with the business and IT stakeholders to identify and understand key data sources and lineage across the company to source data for use in audit and risk assessment activities. 

In this position, you will also provide data analytic thought leadership and training to the department to help Internal Audit improve data literacy and utilization of data for more efficient and effective assurance.  You will contribute to key strategic initiatives to advance Internal Audit programs and enhance audit effectiveness and risk monitoring particularly Internal Audit’s Traditional to Digital Audit transformation initiative.  In addition, this position is to periodically perform audit tests of controls by obtaining and analyzing audit evidence, preparing audit workpapers, evaluating test results, and drawing conclusions on the adequacy and effectiveness of controls. 

This position is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.


What you will do:

  • Conduct data analytics & visualization activities supporting risk assessments, audit testing, reporting (dashboards), and ad-hoc analytics to support Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management projects
  • Consult with Internal Audit team to define data and design requirements related to analytical audit testing, risk monitoring, and reporting (including custom reports / dashboards)
  • Collect, process, and cleanse structured and unstructured datasets as well as verifying the integrity of data before use in audit or risk analysis
  • Analyze business, infrastructure and financial data, for anomalies, outliers, or trends patterns including fraud, control breakdown, risks, and regulatory non-compliance. Calibrate and convey findings from your work to varied stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with Internal audit team, business, and technology stakeholders to identify and understand key data sources and lineage across the company to source data for use in audit and risk assessment activities.
  • Stay apprised of changes to the data architecture that may affect the integrity and reliability of the data (completeness and accuracy) used in key audit and risk assessment activities.
  • Support design and development of automated solutions (RPA) for continuous auditing, risk assessment/monitoring, or other audit processes/procedures
  • Provide informal mentoring as well as structured training sessions on data analytic concepts, tools, and techniques to help Internal Audit team improve data literacy and usage
  • Collaborate with Internal Audit team to contribute to the achievement of departments goals including the Traditional to Digital Audit transformation initiative.
  • Maintains department dashboards, reports and performance measures.


What we’re looking for:

  • Degree in Statistics, Finance, Accounting, or other Quantitative discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant data analysis experience in audit, risk management, business analytics, finance, or statistical analysis
  • Knowledge of SQL to query large and complex data sets, test query results, and tune query performance required (e.g., Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of at least one data analytics programming language (e.g., Python, R, SAS)
  • Advanced experience with BI tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI)
  • Strong knowledge of ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) concepts for acquiring, cleansing, and combining diverse and disparate data sets preferred.
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and problem solving skills with strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency with different analytics techniques (Descriptive, Diagnostic, Continuous and Predictive) and concepts
  • Ability to interpret and present data into actionable recommendations
  • Knowledge of internal controls and auditing techniques with experience building and supporting continuous audit monitoring programs
  • Advanced Excel skills required, including data modeling and ad-hoc analysis
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills with the ability to clearly and concisely articulate observations from data analysis and assessments
  • Strong project and time management skills with the ability to handle competing priorities in order to deliver timely completion of assignments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team