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Data Analyst, Internal Audit

New York Times
Data Analyst, Internal Audit
New York, US
85,000 - 105,000
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Job Description

**The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a world-renowned newsroom that sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for. **

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, __ subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description

The New York Times is seeking an experienced data analyst with an eye for risk and a passion for improving data quality across the organization. This individual will help drive the New York Times Company’s Internal Audit Analytics program by incorporating a data-first perspective into planned audits and through collaboration with management on cross-functional initiatives. The ideal candidate will bring an inquisitive approach to complex and unstructured problems and use data analysis to answer key business questions and inform decision-making.

Reporting to the Senior Manager - Internal Audit, this is a hybrid position requiring 2-3 days a week at the New York Times Company headquarters in Manhattan (remaining days of the workweek can be remote).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Query, mine, analyze and report on large data sets and leverage data analytics tools to support and audit management’s data reporting assertions

  • Perform risk assessments and recommend process improvements or audit tests to mitigate existing data risks

  • Assist business leaders in making tactical and strategic decisions through ad hoc reporting

  • Conduct interviews with key stakeholders to understand, document and interpret business processes, data flows, and trends and patterns in complex data sets

  • Assist in investigations of data issues to confirm root causes and validate fixes implemented

  • Identify manual controls and processes and help develop automated solutions

  • Assist in the design and development of analytics solutions to support audit activities, including continuous monitoring controls and dashboards to share results with stakeholders

  • Stay abreast of new tools and technologies to assist the team in creating the most efficient and effective data solutions in both project management work and internal audit projects

  • Keep the Senior Manager and Executive Director informed of project status and issues and present key findings to management and audit leadership

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technology discipline (ideally Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Analytics, or related field)

  • 2+ years experience in analytical roles with related audit and data analytics exposure

  • Advanced skills in SQL and relational databases

  • Experience with Business Intelligence platforms (Mode, Chartio, Sisense, etc.) and Microsoft Office products, including proficiency in Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in r and python languages

  • Experience using audit analytics software such as ACL

  • Experience testing the design and effectiveness of internal controls

  • Familiarity with accounting, finance, and risk and controls concepts

  • Experience in the media industry

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work seamlessly with multiple stakeholders in a cross functional team of analysts, technologists, operations and finance managers, including the ability to understand business objectives and gather requirements

  • Ability to think critically, solve problems successfully and deliver on multiple tasks concurrently

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and effective under pressure with the ability to meet tight schedules and deadlines

  • Comfort in interpreting existing data models and distilling analysis to executive summary level

The annual base pay range for this role is between $85,000.00 and $105,000.00

The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual 's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, and will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.

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