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EY Forensic Data Analytics - Senior Manager / Assistant Director – Financial Services, London in London, United Kingdom

Forensic Data Analytics - Senior Manager / Assistant Director – Financial Services, London


Requisition # LON00JPN

Post Date Jun 02, 2021

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.

EY’s Forensic Data Analytics (FDA) team is a diverse, global, data-focused unit, supporting clients in dealing with the complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes.

With high-profile corporate fraud and regulatory non-compliance cases at the forefront of the news, it is more important than ever for businesses to maintain the authoritative knowledge it takes to investigate, detect, prevent and monitor for risks. With the growing volumes of disparate data, and increasing global regulatory scrutiny and changing regulations, it is critical for businesses to expand traditional siloed monitoring methods to emerging technology, to accelerate intelligent decision making and build more efficient finance, legal and compliance functions. Our clients look to us to make it happen, and as a Forensic Data Analytics Assistant Director, you’ll be right at the heart of that goal. It’s a role with far-reaching implications, so you’ll be working with senior stakeholders across the Financial Services sector with some of the most innovative tools available.

The opportunity

The Forensic Data Analytics team are a global group of financial services subject matter experts who possess excellent technical skills & practice the full life cycle of data management, from the early stages of data scoping and capture, to its management, analysis and reporting. The nature of our work typically requires working with very large datasets from disparate data sources to support fraud investigations and disputes for our clients covering all aspects of the Financial Services and insurance industry. This is achieved by combining financial services sector knowledge with deep forensic investigation knowledge and advanced data analytics techniques such as investigative data linking, social network analysis, statistics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive modelling.

Your key responsibilities

You’re likely to balance your time between selling in the market, directly liaising with our clients to understand their needs, formulating tailored solutions or leading a team to deliver for our clients. It’s all about using your technical skills to creatively assess and resolve our clients’ needs from the front lines. That means thinking differently about risks our clients face and developing innovative solutions that often need to challenge the status quo.

  • Creating Business Development initiatives, go to market campaigns & sales sprints, engagement delivery and knowledge management with a previous proven experience of achieving sales targets greater than £2m

  • Managing multi-disciplinary teams, client and 3rd party professionals on client engagements and providing leadership and shape delivery approaches

  • Acting as a subject matter expert in advising clients to gain greater insight into their data and the value that data analytics can bring to an organisation.

  • Take a significant role in the growth of the team and wider practice, sharing knowledge and supporting the development of other team members.

  • Work to support clients and fraud examiners on the benefits of forensic data analysis and how it can be applied to their issues

Skills and attributes for success

We’re interested in passionate leaders, with the intellectual curiosity to actively pursue new knowledge in the rapidly changing world of big data. Naturally you’ll need a strong background in the various tools to complete a data analytics project. But we’re not just looking for strong technical skills – we’re interested in people that can nurture relationships, both internally and externally, and are committed to intimately understanding our client’s needs. If you’re looking to become part of a community of advisors where you’ll make a measurable difference across some of the most prestigious businesses around, this role is for you.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Strong academic background with a degree level qualification in a relevant discipline.

  • Experience of advising external clients on insights and strategies related to data analytics, ideally in the fraud, Financial Crime, Regulatory Compliance, and litigation support experience in banking capital market and or insurance sectors, including AML, Sanctions, Anti Bribery and Corruption, Market Abuse, Claims and Dispute resolution domains.

  • A quantifiable history of business development success with a proven record of developing and maintaining relationships with key client stakeholders

  • Experience developing long-term relationships across a network of existing and potential clients to maximize business development opportunities

  • Proven ability to analyse business problems, create solutions combining the right technology & experience and articulate business value

  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to prioritize when working on multiple engagements

  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills, and the confidence to communicate complex technical concepts to a wide range of audiences

  • Experience of leading large teams, complex engagements and mentoring and coaching junior staff to maximise performance.

  • Experience developing your team through constant coaching and feedback, providing challenging goals and guaranteeing your people have the skills, knowledge and opportunities to grow

  • Competence in using database management software, statistical and predictive machine learning software and link analysis / data visualization software.

  • A proven record in data analysis and data science, and an in-depth knowledge of SQL along with other leading database technologies, statistical analysis packages or programming languages preferably Python or R. Ideally, you’ll also have an in-depth knowledge visualization tools such as PowerBI, Tableau, or Spotfire.

  • A working knowledge of Hadoop-based technologies, KAFKA and other big data tools.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Previous consulting experience

  • Experience with:

  • Relational databases, e.g. SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL;

  • Data visualisation software: Spotfire, Tableau, or Qlik;

  • Big data technologies such as Spark, Elasticsearch, Hadoop; KAFKA;

  • Knowledge and application of statistical techniques and programming (R or SAS) (regression, clustering etc.); or

  • Machine learning, Natural Language Processing and pattern recognition;

  • Azure cloud computing platform;

  • Domain knowledge of accounting, fraud, bribery and corruption or sector specific knowledge or experience

What we look for

We are looking for tenacious and curious individuals with a desire to ‘get to the bottom’ of things. You will be both intellectually rigorous, with strong analytical skills and a passion for data, as well as adaptable and able to build key relationships. You will recognise the value that comes from nurturing a diverse and inclusive team to address our clients’ wide-ranging business issues, actively contributing to EY’s commitments on diversity & inclusion.

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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