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Clara Digital Studio - Analyst

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Clara Digital Studio - Analyst

Job Description
Base location is flexible across KPMG’s offices.

Summary of role:
Clara Digital Studio is a capability embedded within the Clara team, focusing on the creation of digital apps and automation solutions that support audit quality and fix “digital breaks” in our processes.

Our unique selling point is combining audit expertise with the latest low-code app development technology from Microsoft. This allows us to truly understand the challenges our Audit teams face every day and to rapidly develop digital solutions that make auditor’s lives easier.

This role will suit a technically minded individual, with a passion for problem solving and innovation using technology. You will work as part of a wider project team, interacting directly with different areas of Audit to deliver a pipeline of apps.

Role description:
As a Digital Analyst you will be:
- Undertaking technical training to acquire and demonstrate expertise in the range of technologies we use for our solutions.
- Working together with business analysts and user experience designers to understand the needs of the business through workshops and other discovery activities.
- Gain hands-on experience building apps that help transform how our audit teams perform everyday tasks.
- Developing visualisations and dashboards to communicate data driven insights to auditors efficiently and effectively.
- Automating workflows – to free up the time of our auditors to perform higher value activities.
- Working in an agile environment and applying design thinking principles, as part of the project teams to develop our solutions.
- Developing solution features, following development best practices and architecture guidelines.
- Using data analytics tools and techniques to identify patterns, extract outliers, and perform analyses to address our customer needs.
- Testing and validating solutions, leveraging our Quality Assurance framework to deliver high quality output.
- Promoting the use of our solutions through helping build effective communication strategies.
- Supporting progression of new apps through firm-wide technology risk processes, and where relevant software audit tool (SAT) accreditation.
- Keeping abreast of developments across the Power Platform technologies, including Power BI, Power Apps and Power Automate, with the desire to translate the latest techniques and technologies into our project outputs.
Stakeholder Interaction:
- Participating actively in and contributing to workshops with the many different areas of Audit.
- Coordinating frequently with other project team members.
- Having the opportunity to identify further digital use cases and automation opportunities and supporting progressing these through triage and governance processes to add them to the development pipeline.
Experience might include:
- Numerous years’ of audit experience.
- Experience in Financial Statements Audit, IT Audit, or our wider audit practice.
- A demonstratable passion for problem solving using technology.
- Experience of, or interest in, the development lifecycle for solution development including:
- o Requirements gathering
- o Business analysis
- o Modelling data
- o Solution design and delivery
- System and unit testing and user acceptance testing
- Experience of Agile delivery and/or Design Thinking methodologies.
- A desire to understand business problems and to evaluate the results in a business context.
- Aptitude for analytics and identifying patterns within data to generate business insight.
- Data manipulation skills - manipulating and cleansing large data tables to ensure that data meets standards and objectives.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to explain technical information to a non-technical audience.
- High degree of personal motivation, ability to self-manage whilst being professional and personable.
- Experience of solving issues and dealing with the uncertainty that can arise in project situations, including having a tenacious problem solving and can-do attitude.

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