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Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP
Location: Bristol
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs
A career in 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.

Who we are looking for

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 combine data & analytics expertise with a commitment to quality and passion for client service. The successful candidate will be a key part of our West and Wales team, based in Cardiff, supporting our data enabled audit approach and wider client work.

About our team

The use of data is becoming more and more important to our clients. To meet this growing demand, we are investing significantly in our practice to offer a wide range of data-related services, from data governance and data quality and management, through to strategy development, visualisation and advanced modelling and analytics.

Our services cover a wide range of audit and non-audit advisory engagements across the public and private sectors. We assist our clients to maximise the value from their data assets to reduce risk, improve efficiency, ensure compliance and identify and develop new business opportunities. Our strength is our ability to work with our clients on the key issues that affect their business and utilise industry-leading data techniques and approaches as part of excellence in client delivery.

About the role

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals to join our DAA team in the West and Wales region, based in Cardiff. You will be a key member of the DAA team in the region, with the primary role of performing data analysis to support our external audit teams. You will be involved in supervising the work of junior team members, both locally and remotely, liaising with stakeholders and contributing to the successful management of projects.


You will primarily be responsible for

Working with our external audit teams to deliver data and analytics to support our data-enabled audit approach, managing projects and internal stakeholders;

Coaching, mentoring and reviewing the work of junior members of the team, with a focus on quality and staff development;

Project management and liaison with key stakeholders in the process;

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

Contributing to the development of proposals for our clients to help demonstrate how leading analytical techniques can solve their most pressing business problems and drive efficiencies and insight;

Presenting findings and deliverables to senior stakeholders in written reports, delivered presentations and/or interactive dashboards.



Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL, ACL or similar;

Demonstrable track record of managing data project delivery and project teams including ability to meet deadlines, overcome challenges, manage stakeholder expectations and produce project deliverables;

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

Strong analytical skills and organisational abilities;

Experience of coaching and developing other members of staff;

A good understanding of business operations, common business problems and the technology and techniques that can address them;

Clear, articulate and confident written and verbal communication skills – including, excellent presentation and report writing skills and strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills with demonstrable experience of engaging at senior levels;


Experience in applying data analytics techniques within an assurance environment to develop new ideas into structured, deliverable proposals and projects;

A technical background in mathematics, computer science, data analytics or similar;

Knowledge of accounting, finance and/or business analysis;

Understanding of the principles of data governance;

Knowledge and experience of statistical analytical methods and the ability to apply these in the correct circumstances;

Good working knowledge of R, SAS, SPSS, VBA, MS Access or MS Excel;

Experience of working with big data technologies (e.g. Hadoop, Presto, Redshift, Spark) and/or in cloud environments such as Azure, AWS or equivalent;

The ability to gain UK Government Security Clearance; and

Flexibility to work away on occasion, if required to deliver client service.

About PwC

We’re one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

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.


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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