Digital Audit - Data - Manager

Recruiter
PwC
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
01 Jul 2022
Closes
29 Jul 2022
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
Salary band
Competitive
Hours
Full Time

Quality is at the heart of what we do. Combining passionate people with leading technology, we work together to build trust in society. We put the team first and solve important problems by challenging the organisations we audit and being open to challenge ourselves. We take pride in our work and the profession, recognising audit as a deep specialism.

Hear from our UK Head of Audit about the evolution of the Audit and what opportunities PwC could have for you.

It's a really exciting time to be joining us. We’re growing our teams across all areas of our Audit practice and investing a huge amount in our people, their skills and the technology available, as we continue to radically modernise our business and the way we serve our clients.

Learn more about The Future of Audit. 


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 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.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.

As a Manager, you will be managing engagements and will be responsible for designing and developing ways to automate and reimagine audits, coaching teams and having a leadership role in the group.  You would lead teams which develop audit solutions by implementing innovative technologies, such as Alteryx, SQL. Python, R, Power BI, PowerApps, Process Intelligence. You will build a strong understanding for the role data and analytics plays in the modern day audit and review and quality control of the outputs.

You’ll get to work on technical assignments enabling you to develop skills in a range of data analytics and visualisation. As well as developing business and soft skills around the topic of data and analytics within the audit which our clients are demanding today.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Day to day coaching of junior staff members to help them progress

  • Partner leave conversations, leading a team and having broader oversight

  • Owning and delivering client engagements

  • 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;

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

Essential Skills:

  • 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 within the audit process;

  • 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;

  • 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 leadership skills an experience

  • Proven analytical and problem solving capabilities on complex engagements; and

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

Desirable Skills:

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

  • Audit experience, and experience of applying data analytics within the external audit process; 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:

  • Data extraction from financial accounting systems;

  • Data clearing techniques and tools

  • A vision of how data analytics are going to be applied and development in the external audit practice

  • Understanding of key accounting principles and process cycles including revenue to receivables, purchase to cash

  • Data analytic technology such as Alteryx, SQL, Python, R,

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

  • Machine learning techniques

  • Use of visualisation technologies such as Power BI and Tableau

Qualifications:

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

  • At least 5 years' experience working in data analytics or data related environments; and

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


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The Deal
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Diversity
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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 because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

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