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Digital Audit Advanced Analytics SAP Manager

  • Location

    Manchester,London

  • Sector:

    Accountant Practice

  • Job ref:

    192747WD-int

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    06-07-2021

  • Client:

    PwC

Digital Audit is a specialist team within our Audit practice that combines a mix of technology, data, business and accounting expertise to how we audit clients across all industries. There are two sides to Digital Audit which include; using our latest tools to help digitise the way we deliver audits through automation, AI, data analytics and innovation - known as Digital Auditing. The other side is Auditing Digital which involves auditing our client’s technology to give them assurance that security and controls are in place. This includes infrastructure, Cloud, and applications. As part of the team you'll have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients, industries and technologies and you'll develop the business skills, knowledge and relationships you need to build a career that’s more than just numbers. We’re constantly investing in audit technology and the skills of our people to keep up with the rapid pace of change and to deliver trust that is deeper, broader and more forward-looking.

The DA³ team is part of the larger UK Audit practice. We provide and develop the innovation initiatives across a large array of our audit clients. We do this through the implementation of advanced analytics, robotics, AI and machine learning, leveraging the best technologies currently on the market across various industries.

The team works with audit clients and internal audit stakeholders to develop data driven audit approaches and generate crucial insights and find patterns in data to match with our understanding of client risk assessments.  We also build scalable automated solutions for existing audit processes across an array of industries. We often assure that information and data provided to the audit practice is accurate, complete, and can be trusted.

The Role

We are looking for driven, entrepreneurial, high achieving and high potential individuals to join our  DA3 advanced analytics team with primary focus on SAP, as a manager. Applicants of this role should have hands-on knowledge in SAP ABAP technologies. Exposure to other SAP applications (Lumira and UI5 /Fiori) is a plus.

As a SAP specialist Manager, you will be managing engagements and will be responsible for designing and developing ways to automate and reimagine audits.  You would develop audit solutions by implementing innovative technologies, such as Alteryx, SQL, Python, R, Power BI, Process Intelligence. You will build a strong understanding for the role data and analytics plays in the modern day audit.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Owning and delivering client engagements and Day to day coaching and mentoring of junior staff members 

  • Designing and developing SAP based automation audit procedures

  • Data management, including data extraction and data cleansing processes;

  • 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;

Essential skills and experience

  • Extensive experience in SAP BI / BW and HANA / BW4HANA / SAP Analytics Cloud

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

  • 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/presentation writing skills;

  • Design, develop and implement standardised, automated analysis & audit reporting tools and capabilities to optimize component audit processes. 

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


 

Technical Skills

Knowledge and experience of at least three of the following:

  • Familiarity with SAP modules (SD, MM, QM, FICO, etc.)

  • Experience in core ABAP/4 Object programming. Report and Transaction creation, Enhancements, ALV Reports, Dialog Programming, Data Dictionary, RFC, ABAP Query, ALE, BAPI, API, BADI and SAP NetWeaver platform 

  • Data dictionary object Creation (Tables, Views, Data elements, search, etc.) 

  • Experience with SAP S/4 Hana, SAP BW and BEx queries 

  • Data analytic technology such as Alteryx, SQL, Python, R, Snaplogic, SQL, PowerBI/Tableauon technologies such as Power BI and Tableau

Qualifications

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

  • At least 6 years' experience of SAP ABAP design and development 

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