Data Analyst
Great West Life
London, ON
Our Story

We are proud to announce that Canada Life will become our company brand under which our three companies service – Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life.

Together, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have been in the business of keeping promises for over a century. The new Canada Life brand combines the strengths of all three – so we can better deliver on our purpose: To improve the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians.

We are excited about this journey. To find out more about our story, click here.

Role Description

The Data Analyst, Internal Audit Advisory is a newly created role that supports the execution of Data Analytics within the Canadian Internal Audit function reporting to the Manager, Data Analytics, Internal Audit Advisory. This individual will be accountable to support the Canadian Internal Audit teams with data extraction and transformation activities across different business systems, improving the department's access and understanding of business data, and implementing the Data Analytics strategy.

He/she will bring a strong technical skillset to support the execution of data analytics and support Internal Audit in improving the depth and breadth of audit coverage, leading to improved risk assessment, richer business insights, enhanced monitoring, and efficiencies.

Accountabilities:
Supporting the Internal Audit team's data needs for performing audit analytics
Extracting data from key business systems using SQL and other technical tools
Preparing and transforming data for auditors for audit engagements
Consulting audit teams on data validation, consolidation, and cleansing
Developing and execute data access plans for key business systems working collaboratively with IS and business stakeholders
Developing in-depth business system insights and documenting data knowledge to meet the needs of the Canadian team
Supporting internal training initiatives, assisting in the development and delivery of training to staff
Development business case scenarios and material to be used in training programs
Supporting the execution and refinement of the Data Analytics training program
Supporting the Internal Audit Advisory team on delivering engagements and initiatives affecting the broader practice

Qualifications and Competencies:
Bachelor's degree with a technical discipline (computer science, information systems, statistics, actuarial science) [Minimum]
Bachelor's degree with a combination of business and technical disciplines (business degree with management information systems, computer science with a business administration minor, etc.) [Preferred]
2+ years experience with data extraction, data management, and programming [Minimum]
2+ years experience in an insurance or financial institution analytics role, and/or experience with Insurance business systems [Preferred]
2+ years consulting experience in a Big Four environment or large consulting firm [Preferred]
Strong competence in programming languages, databases, and data concepts, such as SQL, Python, VBA, Excel Macros [Minimum]
Competency in descriptive data analytics techniques, such as outlier identification and pattern analysis [Minimum]
Familiarity with enterprise systems and IT environments, such as SAP, Mainframes, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, and IBM DB2 [Preferred]
Familiarity with audit analytical tools such as ACL, IDEA, Teammate Analytics [Preferred]
Familiarity with data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI, or Qliksense [Preferred]
Familiarity with advanced analytics tools such as SAS, R, IBM SPSS [Preferred]
Strong critical thinking, problem solving, relationship building, teamwork, and collaboration skills [Minimum]
Excellent communication skills, ability to deal with difficult situations and opinions diplomatically. [Preferred]
You will consent to a criminal background check as well as the Government of Canada enhanced security screening, the cost will be covered by Great-West Life.

Discover your opportunity….Apply today!

Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities. If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.

Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.