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Data Scientist

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Job Description The Internal Analytics Data Scientist (DS) is an experienced analytics professional with strong organizational and interpersonal skills to provide solution-oriented ideas and strategic contributions to an expanding and innovative audit function. The DS will be responsible for executing a sustainable, integrated, and adaptable analytically-driven approach to the monitoring of financial, operational and compliance-related risks. S/he will responsibility of; (i) identifying and wrangling the data necessary to support continuous and ad hoc monitoring projects; (ii) developing and executing on work programs designed to identify potential risk across a variety of activities and data-sets (iii) exploring the use of existing or emerging technologies to support and enhance the teams activities; (iv) partnering with key stakeholders to build the framework for a largely new capability, including reporting and communications strategies, governance and escalation guidelines, etc. In addition, this role will have responsibilities of analytics development in support of Internal Audit's (IA) annual plan while leveraging IA's methodology, Japanese - Sarbanes-Oxley (J-SOX) compliance requirements, and other assurance or advisory activities as identified by IA management. Company Overview Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world's largest chain of automotive tire and service centers.Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment 'Our Way to Serve,' Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play. Responsibilities RESPONSIBILITIES - Execute data analysis, extraction and visualization to support accounting and financial reporting audits, business process control reviews, operations and IT activities, as well as other auditing engagements. - Manage IA's analytically-driven risk models utilized within annual audit plan supporting department's agile audit framework. - Communicate the results using data analytics and data visualization to tell the story in a simple, user-friendly, and intuitive way as well as delivering results in written and verbal form. - Fosters business partnerships and maintains a presence with stakeholders in order to understand business strategies, challenges and risks. - Champions best practices for procedures and standards that will add value and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the audit function and the business. - Identify emerging techniques and technology to assist in develop of IA's audit methodology to meet the risks associated with using such technologies within the IT environments. - Other duties as assigned Qualification / Requirements - Bachelor's or foreign equivalent degree in Business, Computer Systems or Information Technology - 3+ years of direct work experience demonstrating the following: - Experience directly operating in a data scientist/analytics capacity (building dashboards, analyzing data, creating models). - Ability to manage intermediate to complex projects, influencing various stakeholders (including non- direct reports) to achieve objectives and goals. - Proficient in database & Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) concepts. - Proficient understanding in various data types (e.g. Relational, Unstructured, Hierarchical). - Technical proficiency in working with analytical software such Python, R, Alteryx, Tableau, etc. - Ability to code and develop prototypes in languages such as SQL, Python, Java, etc. - Experience gathering data within a multi-instanced SAP environment where supporting systems are legacy, heavily-customized, and/or internally-develop IT systems and data environments. - Communicate and present technical topics to non-technical audiences, including leaders at the organization. - Manage relationships and establish a network of contacts throughout the organization. - Strong critical thinking, adaptability, and problem-solving skills around complex business issues - Strong desire to learn new processes. - Good understanding of Internal Audit practices and skills (i.e., methodology, risk management, internal control knowledge) is optional but desirable. - Knowledge of Robot Process Automation (RPA) development and techniques a plus. - Fluent in English. - Exceptionally strong analytical and evaluation skills - Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deliverables - Proven track record of success through promotion or career advancement. - Ability to travel up to 25% of the time. Preferred - Knowledge of other languages (Spanish/Portuguese) a plus. - CPA, CISA, CIA or other related certification desired. - Coursework or certifications in machine learning, predictive analytics and/or visualizations Qualifications Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a bachelor's degree; or 6 years and a master's degree; or a PhD with 3 years of experience; or equivalent work experience

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Employment Type: Full-Time    
Position Location: Nashville, Tennessee

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