Assurance Data Analyst

Plante Moran Southfield , MI 48086

Posted 4 months ago

Make your mark. The Plante Moran Technology Services team is recognized as a Computerworld Top 100 Places to Work in IT for 2018 and has won two prestigious awards in 2017: InformationWeek IT Excellence and the CIO 100. Our team was also a past award winner for InformationWeek IT Excellence in 2012 and 2013. If you are seeking professional growth, like being innovative and challenged, and desire to work on impactful business technology projects, we want to hear from you!

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Implement and design a scalable process for managing accounting data through acquisition, organization, transformation, mapping, and analysis

  • Design and implement processes for the digital data life cycle including:

  • Data definition specification

  • Data management design

  • Quality Assurance requirements

  • User and training content

  • Operational support

  • Manage the request process and align resources to support timelines

  • Work with data extraction tools to process client audit and tax data more efficiently

  • Demonstrated knowledge of database tools, including SQL, to manipulate and report tabular data, build reports and view

  • Demonstrate functional knowledge of the unique database structures used in accounting and financial systems and techniques used for linking systems

  • Acquire a sound understanding of the business areas, their data systems, their inter-dependencies and collective role for the firm

  • Define and estimate tasks necessary to accomplish assigned goals

  • Demonstrated understanding of analytics tools and concepts

  • Solid communication skills including the ability to work with business users

  • Ability to clearly articulate issues, questions, and recommendations to team members and management

  • Provide training to end users on the use of internally developed or off the shelf tools

The qualifications.

  • Bachelor's degree with a focus in IT or Accounting, or equivalent combination of experience/knowledge required

  • 1-2 years of Assurance or Audit related experience in a professional services environment required

  • 1-2 years of experience with data extraction and processing with applications preferred

  • Examples include Alteryx, IDEA, and Excel preferred

  • Experience with ACL and MindBridge are nice to have

  • Experience writing professional quality business and technical documentation

  • Ability to read, understand, and verify data models

  • Ability to work independently, be self-reliant, and show initiative with minimum supervision

  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and apply appropriately to business situations

  • Strong team player who enjoys working in a fast-paced team atmosphere

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Ability to listen effectively and seek clarification

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to acquire, organize, analyze and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Must have the ability to design and document process and data flows

  • Experience working with remote teams

  • This position may require some local, national, and occasional international travel

Our difference.

We are a nationally recognized public accounting, consulting, and wealth management firm, consistently ranked as one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For." At Plante Moran, we live by the Golden Rule, fostering a relatively "jerk-free" culture with the lowest staff turnover rate in the industry. Our supportive network of well-rounded professionals is excited to catapult your growth and help pave your pathway to professional excellence.

Apply now. Make your mark.

This is an exempt position, so you may have to work hours that exceed the standard 40-hour work week.

Plante Moran is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Interested applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship, with the exception of candidates that are bilingual in Japanese and English. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and become the property of Plante Moran.

The specific statements above are not intended to be all-inclusive.


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