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11/27/2021
Houston, Tx

 Harris County Auditor’s Office Audit Data Analyst

Harris County Auditor’s Office Audit Data Analyst (#10019839)

 

LOCATION:  Houston, Texas (Hybrid schedule with remote work)

 

DEPARTMENT:  Information Systems Audit – Audit Division

 

COMPANY PROFILE:

·        Competitive salary of up to $61,000. Salary Commensurate with Experience

·        Hybrid schedule with remote work

·        Excellent Benefits and Wellness programs

·        Zero-Premium Employee Only Medical Plan

·        Outstanding Retirement Program

·        Continuing professional education and professional organization memberships

·        Collaborative Environment

·        Subsidized Transit/Commute

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Information Systems Audit is part of the Harris County Auditor’s Office Audit Division. The department consists of a data analytics team and an information services audit team. The data analytics team supports all the Audit Division teams and the County Auditor in successfully employing the use of advanced data analytics.

The Information Systems Audit – Data Analytics team is looking for a dedicated team player who shares their passion for data and process improvement to provide analytics support to the Harris County organization.

Audit Analysts are expected to assist in the performance of Continuous Auditing activities.  This involves the use of data analysis tools such as IDEA/ACL, Python, PowerBI, Tableau, etc.  The Audit Analyst assists in the development and enhancement of the overall Continuous Auditing activities. The position also assists with the running and review of scheduled audit analytics, resolving issues, and reporting results to management as necessary.  The position also assists in developing periodic audit engagements designed to identify Continuous Audit opportunities and assist in developing analytic engagements. Ability to communicate with audit and client management.  Perform special projects as assigned or requested. 

The Audit Data Analyst will:

·        Contribute to the development, execution, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of data models, data prep routines, analytics, and other initiatives of our audit analytics strategy across the  Harris County departments;

·        Actively drive the integration of data analytics and associated data visualizations into internal audit projects to deliver innovative, insightful, and actionable analyses;

·        Bring their innovation, sound professional judgement, critical thinking, follow-through, initiative, attention to detail, and industry and functional expertise while leveraging advanced analytics to drive successful audits; 

·        Perform business validation and quality assurance testing of audit analytics platform content;

·        Ensure the work performed is in accordance with quality standards of the organization; and

·        Present technical solutions to team members and leadership.

 

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS:

·        With the assistance of other staff, identify relevant and applicable datasets required to obtain desired results, take the data and use the appropriate tools to validate accuracy/completeness, and identify anomalies, trends, inconsistencies, or potential risks.  Present those findings (using visualizations where appropriate).

·        Assist with the development of continuous auditing programs to identify exceptions on a regular/routine basis.

·        Assist with the identification of the organization’s risks.

·        Assists with data analytics for various projects performed throughout the year, including requirements brainstorming, data acquisition, data management, iterative analysis design and analytics, and data visualization (where appropriate) for various engagements.

·        Assists with the development of dashboards and related reports for key stakeholders.

·        Identify, understand, and acquire large underlying information/data to meet objectives. Assists with large-scale data mining and data science projects as well as ad hoc statistical and data mining analyses.

·        Summarize results to present anomalies, error rates, and dollar impact from anomalies / exceptions.

·        Presents results of analyses to business auditor teams, explain technical and statistical concepts to non-technical/non-statistical associates and vice-versa.

·        Assist in supporting internal audit’s quality control and improvement program to ensure compliance with Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards by supporting KPI / KRI dashboard development, trending, and reporting.

·        Assist with the alignment and standardization of data analytics and audit procedures. Support completion of quality assessments.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

·        Good command of the English language in oral and written communication skills.

·        Knowledge of data analysis tools such as IDEA/ACL, Python, PowerBI, Tableau, etc. Hands-on experience preferred.

·        Proficiency in the use of MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, and MS Outlook.

·        Familiarity with PeopleSoft data a plus.

·        Must be able to analyze complex information and identify anomalies and trends.

·        Ability to deal with people effectively and proficiently.

·        Ability to maintain a high degree of judgment, discretion and confidentiality of sensitive information

·        Ability to travel throughout Harris County as needed, with minimal overnight and out-of-County travel.

·        Ability to sit for extended periods of time, push/pull up to 50 lbs., and lift and carry up to 20 lbs.

Must be legally eligible to work in the United States. We do not provide visa sponsorship. 

CLOSING DATE:

Until filled.

 

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should indicate the Title and Position # of the job in the subject line of the email. Submit your resume via email to: Apps.HCAO@aud.hctx.net.

 

HARRIS COUNTY HAS AN EMPLOYMENT-AT-WILL POLICY

APPLICANTS ARE CONSIDERED WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE OR DISABILITY​