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Assurance - Data Analytics - Senior Associate - Xi'an

Location:  Xi'an
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Jan 19, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  233543

Description - External

Our Assurance group is one of the most trusted, respected and influential organizations in the industry. As part of our team, you will provide peace of mind to clients by using your skills and experience to give companies, investors and regulators confidence in the validity of financial statements and business-critical information or processes. Groups (or, as we call them, sub-service lines) within Assurance include External Audit, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Financial Accounting Advisory Services and Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services.


The opportunity 

Join Data Analytics team within Assurance and you will assist our clients to address the accounting and financial reporting challenges facing their business.  You will be part of a team that provides insight and services that support analytics, decision-making and innovation to build a stronger and more efficient finance and operational functions.  

You will experience ongoing professional development through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to provide on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.  


Responsibilities, Qualifications, Certifications – External



Your key responsibilities

• Responsible for providing value-added data analytics to our clients, primarily CFO, often times CIO/CTO and his/her team; 

• Working closely with audit teams, to understand the focus areas of audit risks, design effective data analysis and deliver effective result communication; 

• For audit teams providing service for clients with large groups or complex ERP systems, communicate as data expert with client CFO/CIO, and design solution for efficient data extraction and transformation; 

• Performing data analysis to identify and provide valuable insight for business improvement areas to audit clients, in terms of financial reporting, business process, information systems, control improvement and etc.; 

• During continuous audit technology improvement, leading the data analysis team and guiding audit teams, in development and implementation of new technology and methodology; 

• Building a team with profound knowledge, advanced skills, diversified experience, confidence and passion in data analysis and continuous strive for excellence. 


Skills and attributes for success 

• Methodology driven in designing and executing analytics projects using specialised tools; 

• Leading ERP finance module experience is required; 

• Experience in cloud data hosting and implementation is a plus. 



To qualify for the role you must have 

• 7-8 years experiences in a leading business consulting organization or finance and accounting organization including 2 years of leadership;  

• Experienced in medium to complex data analytics, and/or finance and operation transformation projects;  

• Strong skills in data visualization and communication of data analysis result; 

• Experienced with database or with coding skills is preferred; 

• Ability to establish personal credibility quickly and demonstrate expertise; 

• Ability to create a positive learning culture, coach and develop team members; 

• Excellent command of written and spoken English. 


Ideally, you’ll also have 

• Bachelor degree and above, major in statistics, engineering, computer science and MIS preferred, accounting and finance candidates will also be considered; 

• Successfully worked in a highly matrixed organization that has kept pace with the growth and evolution of a similar practice, especially at consulting and/or specialty firms that have experienced significant growth in headcount (organic and via acquisitions) plus a variety of business models. 

• Holder of CISA, ACCA or CICPA is a definite advantage 

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