Senior Data Analyst - IT Audit

Location: Waterloo, ON

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You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.

Job Description:

Internal Audit contributes to the company through the execution of high quality audit services, which help our clients pro-actively manage risks in their business. The Senior Data Analyst is a specialist role within IA and reports to the Director – IT Audit & Data Analytics for SLF.

The Senior Data Analyst will be responsible to assist the Director IT Audit & Data Analytics to lead Analytics Initiatives within Internal Audit. This will include working with the audit teams to identify and implement analytics opportunities to increase audit effectiveness and efficiency. The role includes significant client interaction and management of multiple relationships including with the business audit manager and staff, Director– IT Audit and Information Technology department. The incumbent will also be responsible for assessing how applications support business processing, work with business auditors to understand critical controls (including data quality assurance) that are enabled by IT applications and identify opportunities for developing and conducting Computer Assisted Audit Tools (CAATS).

What will you do?

  • Analyze, document, review and present analytics results and insights to audit teams/auditee

  • Work with audit teams to identify areas that could benefit from data analytics and data visualization (Reports, Dashboards etc)

  • Work with Manager/Director IT Audit to develop and maintain analytics KPIs, tools, repository, scripts and automations

  • Use data analysis tools to automate audit testing and develop techniques for continuous auditing

  • Conduct analytics training and provide support to audit teams as needed

What do you need to succeed?

  • College or University degree/diploma in an IT discipline/Statistics/Data Analytics/ Data Science

  • Experience in any scripting language such as VBA Script, Python, R etc.

  • Experience with BI /visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Power BI)

  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years of professional experience

What's in it for you?

  • Wellness programs that support the three pillars of your health – mental, physical and financial

  • The opportunity to move along a variety of career paths with amazing networking potential

  • Being a member of the Sun Life family, a group of people united by our Purpose: to help Clients and Employees achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives

The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors. In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance. Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process or those needing job postings in an alternative format may e-mail a request to

At Sun Life we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs.

We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary Range:

49,400/49 400 - 80,800/80 800

Job Category:

Internal Audit

Posting End Date:


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