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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

We are looking for an experienced data analyst with an eye for risk and a passion for improving data quality across our organization. You will help our Internal Audit Analytics program by incorporating a data-first perspective into planned audits and through collaboration with management on company wide projects. You will bring an inquisitive approach to complex and unstructured problems and use data analysis to answer important business questions and inform decision-making. You will report to the Senior Manager - Internal Audit and work collaboratively with our entire audit team . This is a hybrid position requiring 2-3 days a week at our company headquarters in Manhattan (remaining days of the workweek can be remote).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Query, mine, and analyze large datasets and use 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

  • Keep the Senior Manager, Executive Director, and business leaders informed of project status and issues, assisting them in making strategic decisions

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

  • You will partner with management to investigate data issues and validate fixes implemented

  • Identify manual processes and support development of automated solutions

  • Stay up to date with new tools to assist the team in creating the most efficient data solutions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in technology discipline: Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Analytics or degree in other field with relevant experience

  • 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 proficiency in excel (can perform complex functions)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in r and python languages, and audit analytics software such as ACL (Audit Command Language)

  • Experience testing the design and effectiveness of internal controls and familiarity with accounting, finance, and risk concepts

  • Demonstrated success collaborating across teams of analysts, technologists, operations and finance managers, including the ability to understand objectives and gather requirements

  • 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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