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DTBA Data Analytics Associate (Full Time) – Chicago (Summer 2015) (Financial Advisory)


 

Data Analytics Associate

 

Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (“Deloitte FAS”) advises clients on managing business controversy and conflict, executing deals, and maintaining regulatory compliance. We provide services to companies throughout their lifecycle from purchasing a company to investigating potential fraud.

Analytics advises clients on managing business controversy and conflict, executing deals, and maintaining regulatory compliance. We help clients address serious business concerns across a range of corporate activities, such as completing transactions and strategic investments, investigating and deterring potential fraud, managing the litigation process, and preparing for reorganization.

Our work in these areas has earned us recognition as leader among advisory firms. In fact, Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory ranked Deloitte #1 globally in Forensics and Dispute Advisory Services in 2013, and Deloitte was named a 2013 Kennedy Vanguard Leader in both Forensic & Investigative Services and Dispute Advisory & Analysis Services based on breadth and depth of capabilities.

Deloitte FAS Analytics is a fast-growth practice within Deloitte FAS that centers around several of the hottest areas of business today ‑ analytics, forensic analysis, and litigation support ‑ and the specialized skills that make careers in these areas both fascinating and in high-demand. Our Analytics team makes extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, rules-based methods, and explanatory and predictive modeling to bring insights to client issues in the forensic and transaction domains. We work with Deloitte specialists in many areas, and we apply our solutions to a wide range of highly interesting and complex corporate events, such as forensic investigations, anti-corruption compliance, restructuring, valuation, anti-money laundering compliance, and construction management, to explain what has occurred in the past and to support informed decision making for the future. Our work increasingly employs specialized competencies, such as advanced analytics, visualization, and geospatial techniques.

Deloitte FAS Analytics is composed of two Service Areas, which share similar approaches, but offer different experiences and skillsets:

Data Analytics:

•Data Analytics: This involves strategic analysis of structured (e.g. transactional) and unstructured (e.g. text) electronic data, from initial data scoping and collection through transformation and validation, for purposes of deep data analysis and mining. This analysis is performed as the basis for larger efforts that include rules- and indicator-based testing, inductive reasoning, and visualization techniques. These methods are used to identify, deter, and prevent fraud schemes and scenarios, develop models that depict or describe historical events, and build predictive models for future anti-fraud and anti-corruption efforts. Analytical methods are also commonly used to mine and develop insights into large volumes of data to help navigate intricate legal processes and identify areas of opportunity for business process improvement. Additionally, analytics is often used to assist troubled companies in peer analysis, quantifying opportunity cost, and discerning areas of strategic improvement.
•Application Development: From standalone tools to enterprise web applications, we leverage a modern proprietary services-based development platform and agile methodology to assist clients with processing data, presenting findings, and documenting decisions. We serve both external clients and internal clients with a focus on enhancing existing FAS products and service offerings.

Advanced Analytics:

•Economic and Statistical Consulting: Here, we apply advanced economic, finance, and quantitative techniques to address complex business and legal challenges, creating strategies and providing expert testimony for government agencies, leading law firms, and corporations. These techniques include development of economic and statistical models and the application of state-of-the-art analytical tools to uncover patterns and correlations in complex data to help predict likely future outcomes.
•Geospatial Consulting: We analyze geographic data, using a combination of spatial software and analytical methods, to assist clients in making strategic decisions, reducing risks, increasing efficiency, and realizing organization goals.
•FAS Analytics Institute (FAI): This is a team of analytics experts from industry and academia, dedicated to researching and developing FAS’ advanced analytics capabilities in text, visual, predictive, and geospatial analytics. The FAI develops advanced analytics techniques and approaches that lead to enhancement of existing FAS products and services or the creation of new FAS products and services.

In addition, Deloitte FAS Analytics professionals are positioned to team with and provide leadership and guidance to broader Deloitte-wide analytics initiatives and global opportunities. Our practitioners have the opportunity to stay current on the latest analytics tools and techniques, as well as industry and regulatory-specific developments. From a career development standpoint, we offer unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional development afforded by our diversity of client projects, global exposure, and mentoring programs. In addition to on-the-job training, Data Analytics offers live, in-person, and virtual learning opportunities, external development courses, a four-week boot camp program for campus hires, and an in-person national Deloitte FAS Analytics meeting for all practitioners.

Examples of areas in which Deloitte FAS Analytics has delivered value to clients include:
•Enhancing a transaction-monitoring program for a financial services client by assisting them in the development of a methodology to analyze, test, and tune various detection scenarios, and assisting them in deploying that methodology.
•Delivering an analytics solution that created a predictive coding model to assist a financial services client with identifying and categorizing an enormous volume of privileged and non- privileged documents related to a large bankruptcy case.
•Helping to resolve a royalty distribution dispute in the client’s favor by developing and articulating an economic model that showed how to determine the relative market value of the copyrighted content.

Our dedicated Deloitte FAS professionals bring vast experience, specialized skill sets and deep industry knowledge to our clients. This personalized level of service, combined with the market reach and technical resources of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) member firms and their affiliates, enables us to respond to the complex and diverse needs of our clients around the world.

Role Description

Associates are professionals with a strong record of academic achievement who have the capacity and desire for continuous development and growth. Deloitte professionals must be capable of working and communicating with people at all levels of an organization.

Associates in the Commercial Data Analytics practice may work as part of small local engagement teams or execute as a component of large, complex multi-national engagements. They perform detailed data analysis to develop meaningful insights necessary to address regulatory and business challenges for companies of all sizes across multiple industries. These challenges can include monitoring for fraudulent activity, assisting forensic accountants in the detection and measurement of fraud or other violations, supporting law firms in litigation matters, driving the technical aspects of suspicious activity monitoring for Anti-Money Laundering remediations, supporting FCPA investigations concerning bribery of foreign officials, and developing the infrastructure to support complex workflow processes.

Deloitte associates typically work with a project team dedicated to a single client, taking direction from the senior associate or manager. They often work side by side with other associates or senior associates to provide professional analysis and deliverables to be ultimately reviewed by executives, organizational leaders and their legal counsel. Project teams either work onsite with the client team or from a Deloitte office. Either location may necessitate regular travel three to four nights a week and requires flexibility with the significant travel requirements of client service projects.

As an associate, you will be asked to perform analysis and execute in a variety of challenging environments, make valuable contributions during fast-paced engagements, take responsibility for the way you manage your time, develop your skill set, and deliver innovative solutions to the client. Your career success is dependent on your ability to integrate with the Deloitte culture, personalize your career path, and identify and grow your internal and external network. We don’t expect you to do this alone – our environment provides multiple opportunities for you to further develop your skills through our training curriculum and mentoring programs.

Representative Responsibilities

Engagements include a wide variety of solutions, tailored to the client’s needs, and are often performed in conjunction with industry and subject matter experts from throughout Deloitte. Responsibilities typical of an associate on one of these projects could include:
•Create, manage, and utilize high performance relational databases (SQL Server 2012, Oracle 11.2g, Sybase, OLAP and other proprietary software)
•Query and mine large data sets to discover transaction patterns, examine financial data and isolate targeted information – using traditional as well as predictive/advanced analytic methodologies
•Design and develop user-defined web-based application modules, perform data quality control, develop database reports and user interfaces, and normalize relational data
•Prepare complex written and verbal materials, including reports, findings, presentations, and project planning

 

Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
•Minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA
•Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of client and engagement management
•Capable of balancing multiple projects or tasks
•Ability to provide services involving accounting and business consulting projects; participate in client presentations
•Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
•Must be absolutely flexible with the 75-100% travel requirements of client service projects
•Professional demeanor and strong communication skills, both written and oral
•Commitment to personal and professional growth
•Sense of responsibility to self, team and client
•Outstanding integrity, initiative, creativity, and passion

 

Preferred Qualifications

Educational background in one or more of these areas:
•A dual major/minor combination including technology (e.g. Computer Science or Management Information Systems) and business (e.g., Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Statistics)
•Electrical or other related Engineering disciplines
•Management Information Systems
•Mathematics or Statistics

Additional competencies strengthening candidacy:
•Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, OLAP, etc
•Java, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, C#, C++, VBA, VB.Net, ASP.Net, HTML, XML, etc.
•Data Visualization Tools – QlikView, Tableau, etc.
•Reporting Tools ‑ Business Objects, Reporting Services, etc.
•SAS
•SPSS
•Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services
•Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
•Informatica
•RapidMiner, MATLAB
•Algorithms – Self Organizing Maps, Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Naïve Bayes, etc.
•Big Data Tools ‑ Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Impala, Mahout, etc.
•Accounting systems ‑ SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle Financials, etc.

Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organizations in the United States, specializing in audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services with clients in more than 20 industries. We provide powerful business solutions to some of the world’s most well-known and respected companies, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100.

At Deloitte, you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to give back to your community, make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. Our commitment to individual choice lets you customize aspects of your career path, your educational opportunities and your benefits. And our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business and your clients’ will be heard.

About Deloitte

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