Assurance - Data & Analytics Senior Associate - Birmingham

Recruiter
PWC 1
Location
Birmingham
Posted
21 Jan 2019
Closes
29 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A career within Data and Analytics Technology services, will provide you with the opportunity to help organisations uncover enterprise insights and drive business results using smarter data analytics. We focus on a collection of organisational technology capabilities, including business intelligence, data management, and data assurance that help our clients drive innovation, growth, and change within their organisations in order to keep up with the changing nature of customers and technology. We make impactful decisions by mixing mind and machine to leverage data, understand and navigate risk, and help our clients gain a competitive edge.About Our Team and RolePwC’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 Data & Analytics Assurance 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. 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. 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.Our DAA team in the Midlands is one of the largest DAA teams and supports a range of businesses across the Midlands. Our client base varies hugely from entrepreneurial clients, to mid-sized organisations and international corporates across all industry sectors.Your Main Responsibilities

Managing projects including project delivery, budget and risk

Actively contributing on client-facing project work, being self-starting and motivated to produce the required high standard of deliverables

Developing and owning PwC propositions and delivery methodologies

Building and maintaining relationships both internally within the PwC network and externally with clients

Supporting sales through work on bids, proposal responses and developing opportunities

About YouIn order to be successful you will ideally need to show ability in the following areas but if you believe you are particularly strong in any one of these and feel you want to learn some of the others we would also like to hear from you

Understanding how clients can exploit data and analytics to solve business problems

Understanding of key industry trends in data and analytics

Understanding relevant data related regulation (e.g. GDPR, the data aspects of utility or financial services regulation)

Experience in using data analytics and visualisation products such as D3, Power BI, Qlikview, Tableau

Experience in multiple tools/language/frameworks within Big Data (Hadoop, Spark, Hive, MongoDB, Neo4j, Hbase, Cassandra)

Understanding of Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Platforms (e.g. Azure / IBM / Google)

Advanced data analytics, building models in Python, R, SAS programming languages and libraries

Strong SQL and data manipulation skills

Data quality and data cleansing techniques

Understanding and experience of the principles of data governance

You will also need to have

Track record of managing data project delivery and project teams including ability to meet deadlines, overcome challenges, manage stakeholder expectations and produce project deliverables

Ability to develop new ideas into structured, deliverable proposals and projects

Ability to identify and address client needs, develop and maintain meaningful client relationships

Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities

Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills

Excellent presentation and report writing skills

Desirable Skills

Understanding of statistical analytics methods and the ability to apply these in the appropriate circumstances

Consulting experience

Data modelling and/or data architecture experience

Knowledge of database and ETL technologies

Experience of business analysis tasks and approaches

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


About PwC

We’re one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

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.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

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.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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