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Digital Audit Senior Manager - Data Analytics

Employer
PwC
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
13 Feb 2023

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Salary band
Competitive
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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Job Details

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. 


A career within External Audit services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities. Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach. We focus on using the latest technology to reduce the level of manual testing ensuring you’ll focus on the most valuable areas of client service and on enhancing corporate governance and the reliability of our clients’ information.

As a Senior 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:

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


Not the role for you?
Did you know PwC offers flexible career arrangements and contract work? Learn more.

The skills we look for
The PwC Professional is our global framework for defining and encouraging leadership at all levels. Learn more.

The Deal
‘The Deal’, our firmwide Employee Value Proposition’ empowers our people to be the best they can be. Learn more.

Our commitment to you
We’re committed to building a culture that empowers all of our people to thrive and feel a sense of belonging at PwC. Learn more.

Application support
If you’re a person with a disability, if you’re neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you. Learn more.

Company

Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.

PwC

Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.

 

The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.

 

What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.

 

 

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