Deals Investigative Analytics - Senior Associate - Birmingham
Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by PWC-1
In an increasingly digitised world, instances of fraud and electronic crime are becoming more and more common. Investigative Analytics involves the analysis of data to support forensic investigations. Much of our work requires us to analyse vast quantities of data, using cutting edge technology and advanced statistical techniques to extract meaningful insights for our worldwide clients. Because we operate in an environment where speed of response is often critical to our clients, we are constantly innovating and drawing on the very latest technologies.Join us and you could be looking for hidden patterns within banks trading systems, looking for potential evidence of market abuse or incidents of rogue trading. In addition, you could be searching for evidence of fraud and abuse within a company's finance system or helping to identify illegal activity within millions of regular transactions. You may also be researching new tools and technologies and developing new propositions to take to our clients.The very nature of what we do means that many of our clients have an international reach, and no two jobs, or indeed days, are the same. So, if you are naturally inquisitive, have an analytical mind and enjoy solving problems in a rigorous and methodological manner, we'd be interested in talking to you.
Your responsibilities will include but may not be limited to
In-depth quantitative analysis and summarisation of complex transactional data.
Writing SQL and other programming languages (e.g Python) to aid data interrogation and investigations.
Supervision of more junior staff performing data analytics roles.
Consulting with clients on business issues, often explaining complex technical concepts to non-technical people.
Drafting reports and presentations to explain our findings.
Researching new products, tools and techniques to assist with streamlining internal processes and methods of presenting results to clients.
To be considered you must have previous experience working in a data analytics role covering one or more of the following disciplines
Scripting or programming skills (e.g. R, Python);
Understanding of common data quality problems;
ETL (extract, transform and load processes and tools e.g. Alteryx);
Data cleansing and manipulation;
Data visualisation (e.g. Tableau, Power BI);
Statistical and text mining concepts and techniques (e.g. Clustering);
Analysis of financial / general ledger data to support forensic accounting investigations.
The ability to come up with creative solutions to complex problems;
Exceptional analytical and technical aptitude;
Exceptional attention to detail;
The ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines;
The ability to work independently with little supervision, but integrate well into teams;
Concise and clear communication when presenting and explaining results and findings;
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