Assurance - Data & Analytics Senior Associate - West & Wales

05 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Who we are looking forThe 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.

ResponsibilitiesAs a member of the DAA team in the West and Wales region you will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the growth of a fast-developing data science capability within the firm;

  • Identifying opportunities to help our clients using data and analytics;

  • Building proposals for our clients to help demonstrate how leading analytical techniques can solve their most pressing business problems and drive efficiencies and insight
  • Working on (and leading) client projects, from requirements gathering and solution design, through to

  • delivery

  • Using a range of business intelligence tools and techniques to uncover insight and value;

  • Presenting findings and deliverables to senior stakeholders in written reports, delivered presentations

  • or interactive dashboards

  • Coaching and mentoring junior members of the team in business intelligence tools, techniques and

  • methodologies.

    RequirementsEssential Skills
  • Demonstrable work experience in business intelligence

  • Strong analytical skills and organisational abilities

  • The ability to capture business requirements and translate them into a technical solution;

  • Fluency in at least one business intelligence tool such as Qlik, Tableau, Power BI or equivalent;

  • Demonstrable experience of solving business problems using technical acumen and analytical

  • methodologies

  • Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL, Hive, Pig or similar;

  • Great communication skills

  • A good understanding of business operations, common business problems and the technology and

  • techniques that can address them

  • The ability to develop strong client relationships

  • Clear, articulate and confident written and verbal communication skills.

  • Desirable Skills
  • Experience of working with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Presto, Redshift, Spark or similar

  • Experience of developing and implementing machine learning models

  • Demonstrable experience in project management and leading teams

  • Experience of coaching and developing other members of staff

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

  • The ability to gain a UK Government Security Clearance

  • Experience of business analysis tasks and approaches

  • Experience of working in cloud environments such as Azure, AWS or equivalent.

  • Location


    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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