Senior Analyst - Spreadsheet/ Dashboard/ Code Risk Testing at Ally Financial (Charlotte, NC)

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601 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC



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Posted Date

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

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Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that's more than some cliche people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You're constantly evolving, so shouldn't your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

The Senior Analyst is responsible for executing best-practice Analytical Tool (e.g. Excel, SAS, SQL, Python, Power BI, Access) risk testing activities to ensure QATs across Ally are conceptually sound relative to their intended use, executing the appropriate controls, and performing appropriately. Furthermore, the Senior Analyst will be relied upon for coaching and developing analysts' banking and risk acumen, process improvement, issue management QA activities, and contributing to the advancement of Qualified Analytical Tools within Ally.

The Work Itself

  • Validate the performance and controls of Qualified Analytical Tools (e.g. spreadsheets, databases, dashboards, code scripts) across Ally
  • Risk assessments will include control assessments, design reviews, risk ranking analyses, and conceptual soundness challenges
  • Document and present findings to Business Line and MRM leaders along with remediation recommendations
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with participants / stakeholders within Ally's model risk management community
  • Assist Director with issue management (e.g. QA activities, monitoring & tracking, issue remediation evaluation)
  • Provide thought leadership to advance QAT risk management through presentations, workshops, demonstrations, documentation, and automation

The Skills You Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, statistics, risk management, business, data management, computer science/data analytics, or any related field is required
  • A Master's degree in finance, economics, statistics, or related field is preferred
  • Relevant certifications are preferred (e.g. CFA, FRM, CRCM)

  • 4-7 years in the banking industry / financial services; Risk assessment (analytical/control/SOX/data testing) experience required
  • 2-4 years in a testing / Quality Assurance / Quality Control type role is highly desired
  • 2-4 years in a risk management function is highly desired

Technical Competencies
  • Familiarity with any of the following: market/liquidity risk, credit risk, operational risk, and stress testing methodologies / quantitative analytics
  • Ability to assess the conceptual design and data controls, theoretical underpinnings and assumptions, QAT Owner's calculation/methodology, and QAT execution
  • Demonstrated analytical approach to complex processes
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel is required
  • Intermediate knowledge of SAS, SQL, Python, Power BI is required
  • Basic knowledge of R and Access is highly desired

Personal Competencies
  • Adept at working in a multi-faceted organization
  • Proven strong technical writing and verbal communication skills are required
  • Internally motivated to drive process improvement
  • Must be a critical thinker that can operate without all information present at one time
  • Must be receptive to feedback
  • Superior time management skills are required

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform essential responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation

How We'll Have Your Back

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally's total compensation - or total rewards - extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:
  • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
  • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
  • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
  • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
  • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

Who We Are:

Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit

Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at [email protected] Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
More Information on Ally Financial
Ally Financial operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Detroit, MI, New York City, NY and Charlotte, NC. Ally Financial was founded in 1919. It has 11000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 233 open jobs at Ally Financial, click here.
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