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Data Specialist - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Data Specialist - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Finance, Accounting, Audit

Job Description

Data Specialist - Decatur, IL
Internal Audit Department

Job Description:
Internal Audit’s role is to assist ADM management by providing independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations. This is achieved by utilizing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve effectiveness of our organization's risk management, control, and governance processes. Project work can include developing and maintaining resources to support review of activities related to any operations within ADM’s value chain, including crop origination, manufacturing, sales, and transportation, as well as supporting and governance functions such as accounting, compliance, and corporate services.
Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or computer science
  • 3 or more years of experience with business analysis
  • Up to 10% travel to ADM facilities, including potential international travel
  • Have strong critical thinking skills; be detail-oriented and organized; and willing to learn, take ownership, and share knowledge
  • Excel and SQL skills required
  • Experience with data warehousing, data modeling, and data visualization preferred
  • SSAS, Power Query, Power BI, R, PowerShell, or C# experience a plus
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Maintain, enhance, and expand audit analytics
  • Setup and monitor ETL processes to provide complete data needed for audit purposes
  • Review business processes for weaknesses, policy nonconformance, and fraud risk; design automated logic in our Risk Library to detect future occurrences by writing SQL queries
  • Design star schema models in SSAS (multidimensional cubes) and in Power BI to support analysis of business entities and processes
  • Use Visual Studio to create and manage custom Excel reports
  • Follow best practices and team standards for security, end-user ease of use, and manageability
  • Troubleshoot SQL, reporting functionality, and performance issues
  • Provide ad-hoc data support for audit and consulting projects, including data gathering, exploratory data analysis, data wrangling, and visual storytelling
  • Exercise discretion in matters of a sensitive and confidential nature
  • Identify opportunities to provide consulting/collaboration services that result in value add or increased efficiency for the company
Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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