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Custom Analytics and Solutions specialist-Johannesburg

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Mar 18, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1082522

We are currently seeking the right candidate for an excellent career opportunity. As a Custom Analytics and Solutions specialist your problem solving, development and product manager capabilities will be leveraged to help our clients navigate the complex world of modern data science and analytics. In this process, you will work with audit team members as well as other pillars in the Africa Assurance Innovation and Digital team. You will also be working closely with data engineers, solution architects, product management, data analysts and data scientists across Africa and our global firm to create or leverage analytical solutions for audit clients. You will experience high growth, high visibility in an area with plenty of opportunities to enhance your skillset and build your career.



With a wide variety of clients across geographies, sectors, and systems you will be required to conceptualise, analyse, design, and deliver data analytical solutions to support our audit teams responding to challenging problem statements.  Depending on the situation this will be done by yourself, working as part of team, working as part of a multidisciplinary team across our Europe Middle East India and Africa (EMEIA) region or leveraging existing solutions that our global teams have developed.  Effective data analytics or solutions will in many cases require you to work with and leverage specialists in the broader Africa Assurance Innovation and Digital team e.g. Automation, Process Mining, Data Delivery, Go-to-Market, or Implementation.


To be effective in your role delivering on client engagements will require an understanding of client’s relevant businesses and being able to manage relationships with clients and audit team representatives.  As part of our EMEIA region you will need to build relationships and collaborate with our colleagues across the different regions in EMEIA.   You’ll create and embed new process and knowledge into standardised, repetitive, re-usable processes. In doing so, you’ll stay abreast of developments in EY’s digital solutions and developments in the market. You should promote the use of these throughout the Assurance business and contribute to the EMEIA area network by sharing innovation solutions. Ultimately you will need to build a repertoire of data analytics solutions that can be used globally across our different clients.


Finally, as part of the Innovation team you will be required to proactively seek out learning opportunities to contribute to the advancement of the business.

Skills and attribute for success

  • Customer centric solution mindset
  • Strong analytical skills and logical thinking is a mandatory requirement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English
  • Ability to present yourself in a competent and professional manner to clients always
  • Active participation and proactive attitude to service delivery
  • Ability to prioritise competing responsibilities
  • Demonstrate lateral thinking skills
  • Demonstrate a broad approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work efficiently and meet all deadlines
  • Ability to support management and junior staff 
  • Ability to work efficiently in teams
  • Show enthusiasm towards learning
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Independent, self-motivator

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Preferred degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in data analytics or business intelligence or related
  • Understanding of the use of information communication technology (ICT) in enabling businesses and production of financial statements
  • Have business acumen and the ability to design analytical solutions to business problems
  • Understand business processes and how to analyse from a data point of view
  • Understand different database types (relational databases/NoSQL etc.) and the ability to analyse relationships between data
  • Have experience with writing and analysing data using analytical toolsets and or related languages
  • Have the ability to absorb and learn new technologies as determined by our changing business and client’s requirements
  • Should be able to understand the fundamentals of programming
  • Experience and understanding of how to visualise data to answer specific questions
  • Be proficient in Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience working for a professional services firm
  • Experience working with external audit
  • Understand of basic business processes, financial statement close process and related systems

What we look for
We’re interested in highly motivated people who demonstrate a truly global mind-set and are inspired by the chance to really push boundaries and make the absolute most of every opportunity. An effective communicator, you’ll be a confident team player equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion to make things happen in a dynamic organisation.

What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognised for the value you bring to our business.

Plus, we offer

  • The opportunity to manage a portfolio of talent within a designated service line
  • A collaborative environment where everyone works together to create a better working world
  • Excellent training and development prospects, both through established programs and on-the-job training
  • The EY Tech MBA, offered in association with Hult International Business School through its innovative virtual learning mode, is available to all EY employees
  • An excellent team of senior colleagues dedicated to managing and varying your workload

About EY
As a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Transaction, and Consulting services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

It’s yours to build.

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