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3 months ago
Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs
A career within Forensics Technology services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients protect their business in today's evolving landscape by applying advanced and strategic approaches to information management. We focus on assisting organisations manage vast amounts of electronic data and navigate the legal and business processes demanded by critical events which includes litigation, regulatory requests and internal investigations.

About Our Team

PwC is strengthening its capabilities in its Financial Services Risk & Regulation as our clients face significant shifts in the regulatory environment. A core component of our FS risk & regulatory practice is the Financial Crime Unit. The FC team brings together a mix set of capabilities to help clients with investigations, remediation, transform and managed services.

To meet this growing demand, we are significantly investing in our Financial Crime practice in the UK and globally. The FC unit in the UK works with clients to manage business risk through responsive and robust investigations driven by analytics, remediation built around technologies to improve efficiency and transformation projects that aim to change clients financial crime functions for the better through monitoring systems, analytics, improved policy and procedures, reduction in costs. In Transform we do this by establishing the right controls, processes and structures to ensure that decisions are based on accurate information. What makes the Financial Crime unit stand out is our ability to combine a legacy of investigations, with regulatory, policy and procedure expertise, with a consulting focus on transformation for the future and technologists that are a core part of the team structure and delivery model. We also have a number of joint business relationships that form part of our client solutions and investments.

Who we are looking for

We are currently looking for Senior Associates and Managers with experience in Financial Crime technologies, in particular Trade Surveillance, to join our growing Financial Crime Unit. We have ambitious plans and are looking for individuals who can develop and build our go-to-market Financial Crime propositions and excel in client delivery.

We support our clients with a range of services including

Current state assessment, implementing and optimising trade surveillance tools and the alert handling processes

Trade surveillance vendor technology assessment

Current state assessment, implementing and optimising Fraud detection and prevention technologies

Reviewing end-to-end data flow (data quality, data lineage), analysing ETL technologies and discovering key data elements

Designing and developing dashboards, visualisations and metrics

Validating and testing data and reports submitted to regulatory bodies

Assessing and enhancing organisations current and target operating models

Designing, deploying and assisting Financial Crime Intelligence Units (FCIU) in their proactive and thematic research

About You

In order to be successful you will need to show ability in most of the following areas

Understanding of the relevant Financial Services market abuse regulations in the UK and ideally in other jurisdictions

Relevant experience in a trading, monitoring or surveillance position at a financial services institution

Track record of managing project workstreams, producing reports and other deliverables, overcoming challenges and managing stakeholder expectations

Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities

Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills

Excellent presentation and report writing skills

Ability to develop new ideas into structured, deliverable proposals and projects

Ability to identify and address client needs, develop and maintain meaningful client relationships

Desirable Skills

Previous experience of using an automated market abuse surveillance system (e.g. Apama, Scila, BTCA, SMARTS, Actimize) would be preferable

Current knowledge and understanding of the FCA handbooks and other relevant regulations, and the ability to apply this knowledge in a commercial environment

Understanding of statistical analysis methods and the ability to apply these in the appropriate circumstances

Experience of trading systems advantageous (e.g. Bloomberg, Reuters, Fidessa, etc.)

Experience of the software development lifecycle

Knowledge of different database and ETL technologies

Knowledge of Compliance phone recording and e-comms surveillance systems advantageous

Proficiency in statistical and visualisation software advantageous (e.g. Excel, Tableau, QlikView)

Qualifications

Essential

* Bachelor’s degree or above

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.



Diversity

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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