PwC

Digital Audit - Data Scientist Senior Associate

Job description

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 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.

What we do

Technology is now at the heart of how our clients deliver their services. The complexity of systems, increasing use of data and the continuous investment in technologies by our clients, creates new challenges, but equally, opportunities, as to how we assess our client risks and build trust in society.

As an audit practice, we invested significantly in innovative technology to understand how our client’s processes, technologies and systems operate to provide a fair view on how they address their risks.

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 robotics, AI, machine learning and advanced analytics tools, leveraging the best technologies currently on the market.

The team works with audit clients and internal audit stakeholders to generate crucial insights and find patterns in data to match with our understanding of client risk assessments.

We also build scalable automated Data science and Machine learning 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.

What you’ll do

The DA³ team is a high performing and diverse team that leads the way in the implementation of advanced technologies within the PwC UK audit practice. As a trusted specialist, you will advise senior stakeholders on ways to automate and reimagine audits, implementing innovative technologies, such as Python, R, SQL, Alteryx, Power BI, AI, Machine Learning. Building a strong understanding for the role Data science plays in the modern-day audit.

You’ll get to work on technical assignments enabling you to develop skills in Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Science and Engineering and sophisticated visualisation tools to provide clients with the PwC digital audit experience. This means that you’ll develop the technical, business, and soft skills around the topic of data science and AI that our clients are demanding today.

As the leading Data science function in the PwC UK audit practice, you’ll get to work closely with audit clients, AI team, across a broad range of industries (e.g. banking, insurance, asset and wealth management, oil and gas, manufacturing and telecoms) and technical experts in various data science workstreams and solutions architects. You will be involved in building innovative solutions and creating a pipeline of Data science and ML propositions. Your role will involve delivering value to clients using advanced tools in AI and Machine learning. You will become part of the team who would deliver scalable AI solutions to audit teams. You will join the Data science community within DA³ and become part delivering and developing Data science propositions.


Training and development

Through our tailored training programme, you’ll develop the foundations to become a highly skilled Data science professional. You’ll also get the full support of your own Career Coach and experienced colleagues who’ll help guide and shape your career, so that you’re always delivering the best you can.

We aim to make sure our Pwc professionals gain relevant external business and technical accreditations. Together, these provide a good combination of business knowledge and technical skill that sets our advanced analytics professionals apart.

Requirements

To be considered you must be able to demonstrate experience working in a data role, covering multiple of the following disciplines

  • PhD/Post Doc or experience of Degree in Computer science, Machine learning or Data science.

  • Liaison with audit teams and audit clients to develop innovative Data science products.

  • Experience in Machine learning and Deep learning models and relevant experience in data science, machine learning algorithms and various Natural language processing techniques for e.g XGBoost, Deep Neural Networks, Markov chains, ResNets.

  • Experience In coding languages such as Python, SQL and using specialised machine learning libraries for e.g Keras, Tensorflow, Pytorch, scikit learn.

  • Experience of working cloud services for e.g Microsoft Azure, Google cloud and various ML/AI building blocks.

  • Data cleansing, data quality and manipulation for machine learning (e.g. feature engineering, Deep Learning models, Natural Language processing, Computer vision);

  • Robotics experience eg UI Path;

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following

  • The ability to come up with creative solutions to complex problems.

  • Good audit knowledge and understanding of the audit process

  • Experience working and leading a team and on listed/multinational clients

  • Exceptional analytical and technical aptitude.

  • Exceptional attention to detail.

  • The ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines.

  • Ability to coach and support team members.

  • Concise and clear communication when presenting and explaining results and findings.

  • Client relationship-building and management skills

  • Experience in working in complex environments

  • Experience in coaching junior colleagues and an interest in developing others

Locations


As a National Business, we Digital Audit Data teams in a number of locations. This role is open to candidates looking for a permanent position in London.

The PwC Deal


We want people to build exceptional careers during their time at PwC. When you feel motivated and energised by your work, you're more able to contribute to the organisation, as well as achieve your aspirations. No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all routes 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. We empower people to be the very best they can be and to reach their full potential. In return, your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.



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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

The Deal
We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have ‘The Deal’.
Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition: https://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/about-us/the-new-deal.html

Diversity
Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

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.

www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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