Senior Associate - Assurance - Data & Analytics - South East
Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by PWC-1
The use of data is becoming more and more important to our clients. To meet this growing demand, we are significantly investing in our practice to offer a wide range of data-related services, from data governance and data quality, through to strategy development, visualisation and advanced modelling and analytics.
Who we are looking for
We are currently looking for an experienced data practitioner to join our fast growing Data & Analytics in
Assurance (DAA) team. We have ambitious plans and are looking for individuals who can excel in client delivery and can support their individual and team growth, by supporting senior leadership to develop and deliver innovative client offerings.
About our team
PwC work with some of the largest UK and international organisations. These organisations are collecting and using more data than ever before to drive their business, serve their customers and to meet expected standards and regulatory requirements. As data becomes more integral to the operations and management of businesses, the businesses and environments in which they operate are becoming more complex. This introduces new and ongoing challenges that organisations need to face in order to understand and make
effective and efficient use of the data that they hold. It is essential that we are equipped to help our clients face these challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that new techniques and technologies present.
Our DAA team work with clients to deliver crucial insight through data analytics, advanced modelling and data visualisation. We also help our clients to establish the right controls, processes and structures to ensure that decisions are based on accurate information. We often assure that information and data provided to regulators and third parties is accurate, complete and can be trusted.
What makes us different is our ability to combine data analytics and broader specialist skills from across the firm, enabling us to provide truly innovative services and solutions to our clients.
About the role
PwC's strength is our ability to work with our clients on the key issues that impact their business and utilise industry leading data analysis techniques and approaches as part of excellence in client delivery.
We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals to join our DAA team. People with the right blend of hands-on data experience, an eye for innovation to help us build client offerings and an understanding of the markets in which we work.
Our South East (SE) team, provide specialist advisory services to wide range of UK's business from FTSE 250 business, SME's and exciting start-ups, including data work to support the delivery of the regions audit portfolio. Within the SE, our DAA team provide a wide range of solutions to our clients including telecommunications, utilities, entertainment and media, retail and consumer. We've experienced double digit growth in the last five years and are forecasting for this continue so it's a great time to join us.
You'll be responsible for the execution and delivery of work across a combination of audit and advisory engagements.
Be an active member of the team on client-facing project work, being self-starting and motivated to produce the required high standard of deliverables
Owning and delivering the data analysis work on a portfolio of audit clients
Establishing credibility both internally and externally through your knowledge, approach, and professionalism
Supporting our Data offerings and delivery methodologies
Assisting business development activities through working on bids and proposal responses
What we are looking for
A Bachelor's degree or demonstrable experience working with Data
Demonstrable ability in at least some of the following areas
Data Analytics, SQL and data manipulation, Data quality and cleansing techniques, understanding of the principles of data governance, Advanced MS Excel, Access, ACL and accounting
Knowledge of database and ETL technologies
Experience of using data analytics and visualisation products and technologies (such as Tableau, Spotfire and, in particular, Qlikview)
Experience of business analysis tasks and approaches
Thorough knowledge and understanding of performing on project teams and providing deliverables
Evidence of interpersonal skills - specifically a high level of interaction with business and not focused on a back office technical role
Ability to identify and address client needs, including developing and sustaining meaningful client relationships and understand the client's business
Project management skills in relation to data management projects, including developing project plans, budgets and deliverables schedules
Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
Ability to develop new ideas into structured, deliverable projects
Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills, including communication with stakeholders of a non-data background
Excellent presentation and report writing skills
Variety of work An impressive list of clients with different needs and issues at both a technical and strategic level.
Opportunity To develop your technical and business skills and enhance your business advisory, presentational and inter-personal skills.
Support We work as a team and support each other on a day-to- day basis. We also actively encourage an ongoing exchange of knowledge across the many specialists operating within PwC.
Training PwC is recognised for the quality of its training programmes that cover both technical and 'soft' (e.g. report writing) skills.
Challenge We work in an atmosphere where you are encouraged to be creative and imaginative with the emphasis always on serving clients' needs.
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The skills we look for in future employees
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