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UK&I Assurance - Senior Data Analyst - Manchester

Location:  Manchester
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Aug 14, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  978926

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.


Our clients tell us they want to be told something about their business they don’t already know, they want insights they aren’t getting from their systems and people. A role in Assurance Data & Analytics gives you great access to a vast array of clients and their Data, with your findings backed by the powerful EY brand. Our clients range from household names, through to small businesses you simply wouldn’t think exist.


The opportunity

A typical day probably doesn’t exist, but if it did, it would involve talking to stakeholders to define the scope of an analysis, agreeing with a client’s IT team how you’ll receive the data, data wrangling and cleansing, followed by an analysis phase which could last minutes or weeks.


Your key responsibilities

  • After induction and onboarding you’ll be assigned a portfolio of engagements to work on. You will then be responsible for:
    • Owning deliverables through their lifecycle, with a mix of new and recurring work:
    • Timely planning and agreeing scope of work and dates.
    • Co-ordinating and running data capture and extraction from client systems.
    • Productively delivering EY Helix Analyzers and coordinating the support of junior team members.
    • Preparing insights using data and analytics.
    • Delivering an Analyzer reviewer role in at least one area.
    • Consistently delivering high quality work.
    • Demonstrating excellent practice with data security and archiving in line with applicable policies.
  • Identifying opportunities to make our work more efficient or effective:
    • Communicating effectively and timely with managers and stakeholders to handle issues (e.g. data quality), communicate bugs and share process improvements.
    • Identifying opportunities for innovation and efficiency and referring these to colleagues.
    • Participating in our Quality Monitoring process and responding to improvement points.
    • Updating team documentation where applicable and liaising with our quality lead to recommend improvements.
  • Helping support and nurture the next generation of digital talent:
    • Providing quality coaching for EY Helix Analyzer delivery and related processes.
    • Developing the careers, skills, and experience of teams through the EY counselling role.
    • Providing effective coaching for more junior members of the team, including Digital Apprentices.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills. 
  • A willingness to learn, to work outside your comfort zone, achieving a common goal, supported by a team with diverse backgrounds across a range of geographies.
  • Experience owning deliverables and performing detailed self-review of work.
  • Proven ability using technology and analytics to solve business problems, deliver insights, or create recommendations.
  • Great written and verbal communication, presentation and client service.
  • Strong team player with a solution focused attitude.
  • Ability to juggle multiple conflicting deadlines which typically occur during our busy period (Oct-April).

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Evidence of a logical and detailed oriented mind, able to support our quality agenda and compliance requirements.
  • Entry level experience in reviewing or writing code in at least one language like SQL, Python, R, .NET, Java, VB, ACL, IDEA etc.
  • Proven ability using technology and analytics to solve business problems, deliver insights, or create recommendations.


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience working with complex financial or transactional data.
  • Expertise in an industry or ERP system.
  • Awareness of techniques for handling large data sets, ~1bn records in a single table.
  • Experience demonstrating or presenting software/tools to internal or external stakeholders.
  • Data cleansing and transformation experience e.g. using Alteryx or advanced Excel. 
  • Building visualizations in tools like Power BI.
  • Entry level accounting and auditing knowledge. 


What we look for

  • People who demonstrate integrity, respect, and teaming.
  • People with energy, enthusiasm, and the courage to lead.
  • People who build relationships based on doing the right thing.

What we offer

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


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

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build. 

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Please note;
Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity& inclusiveness here . We ask because it matters!


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Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. 
Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.


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