Data Management and Assurance SA
Data & Analytics in Assurance - Senior Associates
Who we are looking for
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.
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 develop and build our go-to-market propositions and excel in client delivery.
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 assurance with our other offerings 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.
As a member of the DAA team you will be responsible for:
Being a part of client-facing project teams, being self-starting and motivated to ensure you can contribute towards producing the required high standard of deliverables;
Building and maintaining relationships both internally within the PwC network and externally with clients by establishing credibility through your knowledge, approach and professionalism;
Helping to manage projects including coaching junior members of the team on assignments;
Supporting business development by identifying opportunities;
Assisting with proposal responses;
Establishing credibility internally and externally with your knowledge, approach, and professionalism.
Keeping abreast of new innovations in data and analytics; and
Helping to develop propositions and delivery methodologies
Experience in the design and delivery of data/analytics related solutions across a number of areas which may include
data governance & quality
data warehousing & MDM
data modelling & integration
MI, BI, Visualisation,
Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning
Ability to work to a structured method and delivery approach. The candidate understands where waterfall, iterative and agile approaches can be applied to a data related project.
Ability to understand and describe typical issues with data, such as poor quality within business systems and how this can be resolved;
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with a wide variety of technical and non-technical business stakeholders;
Ability to articulate a business issue and potential impact without resorting to technical language;
Project management, specifically working to budgets and deadlines with multiple deliverables;
Working flexibly and effectively across different teams for varying periods of time.
Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities; and
Excellent presentation and report writing skills.
To have experience in one or two industry verticals such as Financial Services, Retail, Consumer Products, Transportation, Manufacturing or Public Sector.
Awareness and ability to discuss industry-leading analytics, visualisation, machine learning and data governance tools;
Have experience in Artificial Intelligence (or Machine Learning) – where you may have worked with a client on scoping and implementing an AI solution.
Certified in a a technical toolset e.g. Microsoft or SAS.
What can we offer
Variety: 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 interpersonal 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 an emphasis on serving clients' needs.