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Data Analist - Business Intelligence National Office

PwC /  Amsterdam (NL)

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Job description

You will transform data sources to insights working in an interdisciplinary team with audit specialists. In your role, you will have great autonomy over how to get to the insights. The BI team is part of the National Office, the quality control department of Assurance. Therefore there is emphasis on quality over speed in the work you will do. PwC really invests in its workforce, so there will be ample opportunity for personal development in soft and hard skills.

You will be coached by an experienced data analyst - ideally you are consistent and fast with data. The exact hours, roles and responsibilities can be adjusted to individual circumstances, however, for a minimum of 3 days a week.

About the job
The Business Intelligence (BI) team at National Office is part of the Quality Improvement team and Real Time Assurance. The purpose of BI, in a nutshell, is to improve audit quality through data analytics on PwC's own production data. The main goal of Real Time Assurance is to coach audit teams, help them to avoid making mistakes and let them solve problems before finalising their audits. In addition, the BI team helps various stakeholders within PwC to effectively achieve their goals, gain more insights and perform (academic) research.

Some of the things the current BI team of 9 people (1 Director, 6 (Senior) Managers and 2 Data specialists) has accomplished over the past years include:
* developing and implementing Lighthouse, a dashboard automatically tailored to the portfolio of the user. This is shared with leaders of client teams, but also followed up via, amongst others, individual portfolio meetings with engagement leaders, and meetings with Quality Assurance partners of PwC business units, industry leaders, and Assurance Board members;
* monthly Notifications to help teams identify and resolve unusual combinations of data before sign-off;
* collaborate with the Real Time Review team, which is coaching teams with specialist knowledge, e.g. with criteria for risk-based selection, and exception reports about the engagements in scope;
* deliver input for the firm's Audit Quality Indicators that are part of an integrated dashboard and reported on a quarterly basis to leadership, as well as KPI input for external distribution such as transparency report, AFM monitor accountantsorganisaties;
* Agile collaboration within the Dutch firm to further other quality improvement initiatives;
* collaborate internationally with other PwC firms;
* collaborate with universities for academic research, either through the foundation for auditing research (FAR) or in 1:1 relationships.

Global community and plans for future
A global community has been set up in which we contribute together with e.g. PwC Australia, Europe, UK, and the Nordics. There is plenty of data available and room for new ideas including more advanced ones such as analytics to predict going concern issues, or to predict the outcome of quality reviews.
Are you in for a challenge to help improve the quality of - not one at a time - but ALL active audit files at once?, When you join PwC, you can count on a wide range of assignments and you will work with inspiring and experienced colleagues. We offer a comprehensive package of employee benefits designed to encourage your growth and a flexible work/life balance. We offer you a hybrid working environment with excellent remote work facilities. You will receive a competitive salary, a lease car or car allowance, a laptop, a company iPhone and 30 days of holiday per year. In addition, we offer you a well-being budget. This is a personal budget of €1000,- that you can spend on your health, such as mindfulness, sports, lifestyle coaching and wellness.

You will work in an organisation that takes its social responsibility seriously by pursuing Sustainable Development Goals, aims to be circular by 2030 and contributes to social entrepreneurship. You will be part of a dynamic, often multidisciplinary team in which the focus is on personal and professional growth.

At PwC, you're at the helm of your own career. Your work is very varied and depends on the assignment, the client, the specialists in the team and your own preferences. International assignments are also a possibility.


We are looking for a data analyst with experience in SQL programming and tools such as Power BI, Alteryx, and other data engineering tools or coding languages, with a good understanding of the importance of data quality., You are passionate about data, consistent and fast. You take responsibility. In addition:
* You have a completed master degree with a STEM profile (for example Mathematics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Physics).
* You have experience in SQL programming and tools such as Power BI, Alteryx, and other data engineering tools or coding languages.
* You have strong analytical skills, you are able to transform abstract ideas into practical solutions.
* Your communication skills are sufficient and you have a proactive and self supporting work attitude
* You are proficient in English, written and spoken, preferably also in Dutch - if not, you are willing to learn Dutch
* You are able to work both independently, as well as in a team, with professional curiosity for new ideas. You are able to combine multiple tasks and responsibilities.
* You have sufficient empathy to understand others' perspectives and to fit in the BI team - which includes data analysts and chartered accountants.

Application procedure

If you are interested in this position and meet all the requirements, we look forward to receiving your application including your CV and cover letter. We will be in touch within two business days concerning the progress of your application. If you have any questions about the job opening, feel free to contact Talent Acquisition Specialist, Sara el Idrissi at

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