Senior IT Audit Analytics Business Analyst (Remote Consideration)

Date: Sep 9, 2023

Primary Location: Greensboro, NC, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Charlotte, NC (North Carolina); Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Hartford, CT (Connecticut); Omaha, NE (Nebraska); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania); Work from Home


Work Arrangement:

Remote : Work at home employee residing outside of a commutable distance to an office location.


Relocation assistance:  is not available for this opportunity.


Requisition #: 72175


The Role at a Glance

This is a dual position. You will serve as a data analyst as well as an IT auditor. As a Senior IT Audit Analytics Business Analyst, you will coordinate interactions between other Internal Audit staff, third-party consultants, the Development Analyst and business unit project sponsors for identification of technical requirements to develop various audit analytics projects. You will incorporate your knowledge of IT and Operational internal controls into the oversight of computer program development. This position will apply strong project management skills and working knowledge of the Agile development methodology to oversee various audit analytics projects in a dispersed/distributed development environment. In this role you must have a strong understanding of how data analytics are used to take large volumes of data and use skills in math, statistics and programming to clean, massage and organize the information into a readily useable format for management.
This position will also be responsible for executing existing Audit Analytics projects including data analytic programs, board reportable projects and other operational audit activities.  You will be accountable to follow up with business unit management on any exceptions identified during the execution of these projects and will then determine whether the exception is a finding that needs to be remediated by business unit management. You will also draft formal memos, draft audit reviews and reports.
As a Senior IT Auditor, you will also direct the development, implementation and evaluation of his/her assigned complex IT audit plans/programs to evaluate the effectiveness of the internal controls and adherence to all applicable procedures, regulations, and/or laws for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

What you'll be doing

  • Direct IT audit activities including: developing, driving and executing complex audit plans for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Direct IT audit engagements including risk assessments, audit planning, audit testing, control evaluations, audit communications and follow up and verification of issue closure.
  • Identifies early identification of emerging complex IT control issues and reporting them timely to appropriate senior management and business stakeholders.
  • Finalizes audit findings and using judgment opine on the control environment.
  • Identify project requirements by expediting communication between the Audit Analytics team and project sponsors through use of conference calls, video conferences, and online meetings.  If needed, may also arrange face to face meetings for all parties involved in the project to finalize key requirements.
  • Prioritize the requirements to ensure there are quick wins in development process and that project stays on track and daily goals are achieved.
  • Must be skilled in techniques to identify project sponsor needs, negotiate priorities between the different groups, and then collaborate with developers to ensure that the requirements are implemented effectively.
  • Execute testing of data analytics programs and operational audit projects by use of various computer programming languages such as ACL, Visual Basic, SQL, Python and advanced Microsoft Office Excel.
  • Track and resolve testing and project sponsor identified program problems until resolved.
  • Perform quality review of all computer program documentation according to IT professional and LFG Internal Audit Data Analytics standards prior to delivery to Project Sponsor.
  • Provide Internal Audit management and the project sponsor with periodic project status of the actual hours and dollars spent compared to the budget as well as an estimate of percent of completion of the project. 
  • Serve as a technical resource and consult with teammates and other Internal Audit staff on a broad variety of data analytics matters/issues related to his/her assigned projects.
  • Participate in brainstorming and creation of ad hoc/continuous monitoring routines as needed to support internal investigations, special projects and the on-going monitoring of fraud risks.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form with team mates, third party consultants and business unit management.
  • Be familiar with Institute of Internal Audit standards and know how to effectively execute operational audit testing and to validate and resolve audit findings.
  • Responsible for execution of production data analytic programs and resolution of any exceptions identified by these programs in consultation with business unit management.
  • Will draft final memos and reports to business unit and Internal Audit management for the completed data analytic work.
  • Follow department and team protocols to maintain confidentiality of records and information used in all projects.
  • Work well independently and in team environment.

What we’re looking for


  • 7+ years of experience in a business analyst or IT Auditor role in the financial services industry/data analytics field 
  • Bachelors' degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Data Analytics, Accounting, Actuary, or related area
  • Experience in data analytics, operational auditing, and project management using ACL, Visual Basic, SQL, Alteryx, UIPath, Tableau, Python or other advanced analytics tool
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to details, self-motivated with a sense of urgency.
  • Other certifications such as ACL Certified Data Analyst (ACDA), CPA, CFE, CISA, CIA or others a plus.


  • Technical certifications in Project Management and Agile SCRUM training highly desirable


What’s it like to work here?

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.


What’s in it for YOU:

  • A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career

  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities

  • PTO/parental leave

  • Competitive 401K and employee benefits

  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program

  • Tuition assistance program

  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations

  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training


Pay Range: $87,700 - $159,900 


Actual base pay could vary based on non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to work experience, education, location, licensure requirements, proficiency and qualifications required for the role. The base pay is just one component of Lincoln’s total rewards package for employees.  In addition, the role may be eligible for the Annual Incentive Program, which is discretionary and based on the performance of the company, business unit and individual.  Other rewards may include long-term incentives, sales incentives and Lincoln’s standard benefits package.


About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, approximately 16 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, and guard against long-term care expenses.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $290 billion in end-of-period account balances net of reinsurance as of March 31, 2023. 


Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and ranks among Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies. Dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are included on transparency benchmarking tools such as the Corporate Equality Index, the Disability Equality Index and the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. Committed to providing our employees with flexible work arrangements, we were named to FlexJobs’ list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022. With a long and rich legacy of acting ethically, telling the truth and speaking up for what is right, Lincoln was recognized as one of Ethisphere’s 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies®. We create opportunities for early career talent through our intern development program, which ranks among WayUp and Yello’s annual list of Top 100 Internship Programs.


Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 


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Additional Information

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.


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