Buckingham Search

Manager - Internal Audit Analytics

Buckingham Search - Chicago, IL

The Manager – Internal Audit Analytics will be responsible for executing a sustainable, integrated, and adaptable analytically-driven approach to the monitoring of financial, operational, and compliance-related risks. S/he will have oversight of a group of analytics auditors with the responsibility of: (a) identifying and compiling the data necessary to support continuous and ad hoc monitoring projects; (b) developing and executing on work programs designed to identify potential risk across a variety of activities and data-sets (c) exploring the use of existing or emerging technologies to support and enhance the teams activities.


  • Work closely with the Managing Director and Director of Internal Audit to develop a sustainable audit analytics strategy and a successful path to implementation enabling Internal Audit to leverage data and analytics to drive more robust audit processes
  • Plan and execute data analysis, extraction and visualization to support accounting and financial reporting audits, business process control reviews, and operations and IT activities
  • Communicate results using data analytics and data visualization to tell the story in a simple, user-friendly, and intuitive way as well as delivering results in written and verbal form
  • Champion best practices for procedures and standards that will add value and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the audit function and the business
  • Identify emerging techniques and technology to assist in the develop of IA's audit methodology
  • Assist in the planning and execution of audits and the department risk assessment to determine and evaluate risks to the organization
  • Review the control environment and identify opportunities to provide recommendations for improvement to management
  • Lead the team to achieve higher levels of competency with emerging tools and techniques, audit effectiveness and internal process improvement
  • Coach, mentor, develop and cultivate staff’s technical development
  • Proactively develop business partnerships with management to identify and define issues, develop criteria, review and analyze evidence and document client processes and procedures
  • Guide staff to ensure that approved audit objectives are met, and that adequate coverage is achieved
  • Ensure that audits address areas of concern relative to the goals, performance objectives, and impact of a variety of economic, financial, and managerial programs, in conformance with Company policies and procedures or sound business practices where no policies exists
  • Assists with special projects, contracted services and other agreed upon procedures requested of the Internal Audit department
  • Develops and maintains productive client, staff, and management relationships through individual contacts and group meetings


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in managing complex strategic initiatives, influencing various stakeholders (including non- direct reports) to achieve strategic objectives and goals
  • Highly organized and highly proficient in prioritization and overall program management
  • Technical proficiency in working with analytical software such as Power BI, Spotfire, Alteryx, Tableau, etc.
  • Ability to code and develop prototypes in languages such as SQL, Python, R, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing principles and practices, management principles and preferred business practices
  • Extensive knowledge of the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Domestic and International travel up to 20%
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

Posted On: Thursday, March 9, 2023

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