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Assurance Scotland - Data and Analytics Senior Manager

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Senior Manager/Associate Director
Assurance - Data and Analytics
Across all industries
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About the Team

At PwC, we are significantly investing in and growing our Data & Analytics team in our UK Assurance practice over the next 3 years to meet market demand and develop new market opportunities.

We are currently looking for Senior Managers to join our fast growing Data & Analytics team in Scotland. We have ambitious plans and are looking for individuals who can support our go-to-market propositions and excel in client delivery. You will gain exposure to working on and leading engagements for a wide variety of clients with opportunities for excellent career development as well as the chance to actively coach our junior team through their careers.

The Scotland Data & Analytics team works with clients across three key areas:

  • Data management, including data migration on technology programmes, data governance and designing and implementing responses to regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation;

  • Analytics and reporting, including visualisation of data to help organisations manage business risk establish the right controls, processes and structures to ensure that information can be trusted and improve decision-making;

  • Advanced analytics, where we use data science techniques to help our clients navigate future risks and opportunities through predictive and prescriptive analytics.

What makes us different is our ability to combine data & analytics assurance with our vast industry knowledge we are working with major organisations, at the most senior levels, to offer truly innovative services and solutions to our clients.

About the role

As a Senior Manager you will be responsible for supporting the development of and taking our market-facing propositions to our clients and managing the engagements arising from our client conversations. You will also work with partners and directors across Scotland and also nationally.

  • Developing and owning client and internal relationships, including bringing existing relationships across to PwC;

  • Selling Data & Analytics Assurance services to clients through continually looking at areas to enhance value to their organisation;

  • Leading and assisting business development activities through working on bids and proposal responses;

  • 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 including ensuring the appropriate risk management procedures are undertaken;

  • Owning and delivering client engagements;

  • Establishing credibility both internally and externally through your knowledge, approach, and professionalism; and

  • Coaching the team to help them develop and progress.

Essential Skills

Demonstrable ability in at least some of the following areas:

  • Strong market credentials in data & analytics working with large organisations and an ability to demonstrate knowledge and insight in data management, management information and analytics;

  • Proven experience in one or more of the following markets with an understanding of the key industry challenges they face: Financial Services, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Retail & Consumer, Entertainment & Media; Government and Public Sector

  • Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills, including communication with senior stakeholders of a non-data background (being able to communicate technical issues in simple business terms) and excellent reporting writing skills;

  • Ability to identify and address client needs, including developing and sustaining meaningful client relationships and understanding the client’s business;

  • The ability to build and manage your own portfolio of opportunities, engagements and relationships;

  • Demonstrable experience of identifying opportunities and moving them through the process to client engagement;

  • Solid experience in managing projects, including developing project plans, budgets and deliverables schedules;

  • Experience of managing people both in terms of managing delivery teams and providing coaching to individuals;

  • Experience of the full engagement delivery lifecycle including risk and stakeholder management;

  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities; and

  • Potential and ambition to develop a long –term career in PwC.

Desirable Skills
  • Experience in data architecture and/or modelling;

  • Basic finance process knowledge (Order to Cash, Purchase to Pay etc) and how ERPs manage and structure the data; and

  • Use of technology in data & analytics including for use in providing managed services

Technical Skills

Knowledge and experience of at least three of the following:

  • Technologies that underpin the data management and analytics in large organisations. This may include technology supporting data lakes, “Big Data” analytics and data quality management;

  • Enterprise performance management (EPM) solution design and implementation;

  • The vision/roadmap of these tools and the wider challenges for data analytics;

  • Data migration processes and procedures as part of major technology implementations;

  • Development of data standards and taxonomies;

  • Use of visualisation technologies such as Qlikview, Tableau, Spotfire and Power BI.

  • Database and ETL technologies;

  • SQL (preferably SQL Server) and data manipulation; and

  • MS Excel and Access.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree or demonstrable experience working with Data

  • At least 8 years’ experience working in data analytics or data related environments; and

  • A technical background in Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Analytics or similar is desirable

Edinburgh, Glasgow


Assurance is a dynamic place to be right now, and the variety of opportunities on offer is unprecedented. It’s work that really does matter. It matters for businesses, governments and society at large. Our team provides confidence on the most complex decisions companies have to take and this provides a wealth of opportunities to everyone who joins us and works with us.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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