Through our assurance audits, Internal Audit (IA) helps validate that risks are effectively mitigated and the organization is overall achieving or exceeding the expected and/or established financial, compliance, strategic, and/or operational objectives of the business. To do this effectively, we need to have an understanding of the essential processes that span the enterprise and for those that we work with to understand the value of IA. IA would like to utilize this internship, described below, to develop re-usable data analysis tools/dashboards designed to increase IA’s coverage of the audit universe and improve the quality of observations.
- Develop and leverage business/analytical knowledge to participate in discussions with cross functional teams to understand the business objectives and influence solution strategies.
- Apply innovative approaches and provide both advisory and execution support in audits by identifying, developing, documenting, or executing audit analytics during all relevant stages of an audit, including conclusions and recommendations.
- Perform data mining and analysis to facilitate the identification and communication of outliers and trends in the business.
- Incorporate visualization techniques to support the relevant points of the analysis and ease the understanding for less technical audiences.
- Design and execute standalone data analytics projects as warranted in support of department objectives.
- Assist auditors in obtaining necessary data for audits. Identify, develop and maintain continuous monitoring activities.
- Thoroughly document assumptions, methodology, validation and testing to facilitate quality assurance reviews. Subsequent analysts should be able to rely on documentation to replicate and continue work.
- Experiment with organizational data and propose ideas for IA/business users to leverage existing data in new, innovative ways.
- Assist the IA team with duties, special assignments, and ad hoc projects that contribute to the day-to-day operations and success of internal audit, as assigned.
- AARP also considers non-traditional interns who are looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers. This may include those who have previously graduated college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program.
- The successful applicant will also have experience creating Tableau visualizations for data analysis, using enterprise database platforms, including Excel and Oracle databases, and writing database queries/scripts.
Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.