EY Commercial & Risk Management Junior Policy Analyst in United Kingdom

Commercial & Risk Management Junior Policy Analyst

Core Business Services

Requisition # UNI00CIP

Post Date 6 days ago

Our Risk Management team is responsible for protecting EY from the risks that arise from its professional practice. The team works closely with all parts of the business to identify and manage EY's risk, providing coordinated advice and assistance on independence, conflicts, compliance, regulatory, policy, security and risk management issues, as well as dealing with claims and any queries regarding EY ethics. By overseeing the operation and monitoring of key risk processes, Risk Management helps to manage the threat of litigation, avoid regulatory enforcement and limit damage to our reputation. Under Vision 2020, our Risk Management team is strategically re-focusing on risk by embedding risk discussions into business planning activities at all levels of the organization.

Job Title: C&RM Junior Policy Analyst

Job Rank: Supervising Associate

Function: Data Office

Scope: Global

Sub Function: Commercial Risk and Governance

Reports to: Risk Management Team Lead

Job Summary:

As a C&RM Junior Policy Analyst, you will become a key member of EY’s Commercial and Risk Management team within the Global Data Office (GDO). Within the GDO, this team will be responsible for capture and governance process of commercial and risk policies as they pertain to the development and leverage of shared data assets across the Firm. The development of policies and their continued enforcement will be critical to the success of EY’s journey to an information led organization.

The C&RM Junior Policy Analyst will work with teams in Global Council Office, (GCO), Risk, Information Security and Independence to implement and execute data guidelines for data use across five key areas of considerations (channel, copyright, confidentiality, country, conditions), known internally as the 5C’s.. This role will support the C&RM team in to fully implement EY’s 5C framework across a growing number of data usage patterns. Long term roadmap includes supporting data policies and account team execution to ensure that the 5C framework is being executed within all of EY’s markets, including the capture of localized consideration changes, as determined by regional functional areas of the Firm.

Additionally, the C&RM Junior Policy Analyst will support the C&RM team’s work with Client Technology (security, platform, architecture) to support the design and enablement of technology and processes upon which the governance function will be executed. You will be taking an active role in providing requirements for technology enablement and organizational design.

At EY we believe that it is important for the Data Office to be multi-disciplinary. This requires that you demonstrate your ability to expand your area of influence beyond “traditional data governance” and contribute towards a contiguous and market leading data services. To satisfy these objectives you must be skilled at gathering requirements and coordinating/participating in workshops as a business consultant.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Support the maintenance of data policy frameworks, including data use case templates and T&C’s policy roadmaps, for a segment of EY’s business that reflect business direction and opportunities, before moving to a global model

  • In conjunction with solution owners, you will support the execution of a joint review process based on the solution ‘use case’ to validate the 5C framework and drive to outcomes that enable the use case itself and template the data usage pattern.

  • Support the C&RM team in evaluating, monitoring and tracking feedback from Account Teams, Markets and Service Lines as to client contract changes, as well as the impact on the program execution by service line, country and/or market segment.

  • Coordinate a preview the Data Office use case backlog in order for the C&RM team to determine scope of review and consideration supported needed for planning purposes.

  • Conduct initial research of internal and external regulatory and data policy decisions and guidelines

  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of a process and repository for the documentation of Governance best practices to keep pace with data services and processes released by the GDO

  • Support the implementation of an ongoing communication plan to educate key stakeholders on policy data governance, specifically in the areas of client contracting (5C’s and T&C’s)

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • This position exercises independent decision making skills and will respond to or process escalated matters or sensitive transactions. The Junior Policy Analyst will have the breadth and depth of knowledge/experience to appropriately determine when to escalate issues that require additional review by more senior team members to obtain the correct answer or solution.

  • Position requires the ability to apply considered and measured judgment to projects and initiatives. Will be required to reference existing policies and leverage his/her own knowledge and experience to review situations, to investigate matters by consulting and through inquiry of the stakeholders and to propose solutions to issues.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Interest in obtaining knowledge of emerging data policy requirements (e.g. GDPR, Project Open Data, HIPPA)

  • Ability to effectively coordinate and participate in workshops to gather requirements and gain consensus

  • Strong analytical skills, good knowledge of policy processes and strong team leadership

  • Ability to constructively challenge requirements and current state to increase overall value to the firm

  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change

  • Ability to rapidly comprehend the changes to key business processes and the impact on the overall data policy framework

  • Ability to understand and integrate cultural differences and motives and to lead virtual cross-cultural, cross-border teams

  • English language skills - excellent written and verbal communication

  • An overall understanding of the business objectives of service lines and Core Functional departments such as Legal, Infosec and Independence

  • Ability to work and team with a multitude of different people - including business customers, Functional managers, IT project managers and IT engineers - to balance demands

  • Self-starter attitude, with ability to work independently

  • Ability to identify, prioritize and weigh different options and to recommend a value add solution

  • Ability to stay focused on identified priorities

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Able to effectively coordinates work with peers and ensures successful delivery

  • Able to works independently with guidance and regular alignment with C&RM leadership

  • Recognizes and manages risks in area of responsibility, ability to recommend appropriate mitigation plans and communicate these to avoid surprises with key stakeholders

Other Requirements:

  • Minimal travel, less than 10%.

Long hours may occasionally be required to meet project commitments and/or preparing materials for clients (internal and external). Overtime may be required as per country overtime policy

Flexibility in working hours to accommodate workload and multiple time zones, as needed

Job Requirements:


  • A degree in Business, Computer Science, Law or STEM related discipline or equivalent work experience.


  • 5+ years total work experience and experience in Data governance, Quality, Risk Management processes preferred but not required. Additionally:

  • Minimum of 3 years of hands-on information governance or policy design and implementation.

  • Minimum of 2 engaged within a multi-cultural, multi-disciplined, globally dispersed team

Certification Requirements:

  • Any EA, Data Governance, Applicable Vendor or Industry certification is preferred but not mandatory