Adv. Analytics Sr. Manager

MetLife   •  

Cary, NC

Industry: Financial Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 370 days ago

Role Value Proposition: 

Overall responsibility for the experienced delivery and management of data analytics for internal audit assignments to ensure that all business risks are anticipated, recognized, and appropriately managed before they can adversely affect the company. 


Key Responsibilities: 


•             Support the program owner in executing on the strategy of the data analytics program.

•             Identify new analytics opportunities that are in line with the strategy.

•             Lead and develop analytics to assess data and provide quantitative and qualitative indicators of risk.

•             Leads and develops programs and scripts using various industry standard tools to automate transaction testing and global, strategic audit automation for business or IT processes and enterprise financial practices

•             Prepares reports of audit findings for business managers, and proposes recommendations

•             Participates consultatively in implementing changes to the extent possible.

•             Lead and manage a highly motivated team of on-shore and off-shore data analysts


Analytics reviews may be conducted in specialized areas, such as insurance, financial products and services, investments portfolios, accounting & financial reporting, actuarial, IT, or international operations, requiring specific knowledge pertaining to insurance and investments products, operational and financial processes, policies or regulations governing areas being audited.


The Data Analytics Senior Manager is responsible for leading/participating in discussions with Senior Management, regarding Analytics planning and reviews.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Advanced understanding of:
  • Writing and optimizing SQL & ACL queries for transaction manipulation rather than application development
  • ETL tools (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services, Talend) and their usage with variety of source system platforms
  • BI and reporting tools (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services)
  • IT general controls (e.g. security, change management, disaster backup recovery, data center, etc.)
  • Development Life Cycle methodology.
  • IT application control concepts (e.g. application processing controls, system reconciliations, matching, workflows, etc.)
  • Data Mining & manipulation
  • Visual Analytics tools (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire)
  • Working knowledge of:
  • Database administration
  • SAS Analytics
  • Operating system and database platforms (e.g. mainframe, client/server, Web services, Windows,  UNIX, AS400, DB2, etc.)



  • Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science, Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Information Systems or related fields of expertise, or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years’ analytics or business analyst experience in the financial services industry.



  • CPA or CA preferred
  • Competent knowledge of different analytics techniques and concepts desired
  • Competent knowledge of the operations, procedures and policies of assigned business units desired with strong familiarity with their specific business processes and transactions.
  • Competent knowledge of generally accepted audit standards, and Corporate Internal Audit standards preferred
  • Ability and experience in driving change in complex, global, matrix organizations.
  • Proven track record to solve business problems
  • Proactive and motivational leadership style in a collaborative team environment
  • Customer centric