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EY Senior Statistician Lead (PHD) - open to Central or Eastern time zone cities in Indianapolis, Indiana

Senior Statistician Lead (PHD) - open to Central or Eastern time zone cities

Core Business Services

Requisition # UNI00H9Q

Post Date Feb 22, 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.

The opportunity

Audit Risk Analytics is an internal analytics group, which helps the leaders of the Americas Assurance practice of Ernst & Young enhance audit quality. The team’s key clients are the EY Professional Practice leadership, the Quality Network leaders, and senior leaders of the Americas Assurance service line. The Audit Risk Analytics group is a function within the Professional Practice group, which utilizes employee and client account data and emerging risks to assess audit quality risk, assist in root cause analyses and provide insights into how business practices influence audit quality. The goal is to provide decision guidance to firm leaders to improve audit quality.

As an Audit Risk Analytics Assistant Director, you will help drive the use of analytics, to support the goals of the Professional Practice of Ernst & Young in the US. You will work with all members of the team but will mainly support the statistics and analysis team to build quantitative models and analyses as well as address complex statistical questions from audit engagement teams. Scope includes data preparation, data profiling, building models, writing documentation, performing quality control procedures, white papers, visualization and presenting to the business audience the practical implications of the results. In depth knowledge of statistical theory is often needed for statistical consultations.

Your key responsibilities

  • Design new approaches to modeling business problems with a focus on the practical application of the results

  • Consult on designing and building reports on the analysis results relating them directly to business implications

  • Continue building expertise in methods in the Analytics field, including exploring newest innovations and explain these to other team members

  • Design processes for repeatable analyses with a focus on efficiency, automation, risk mitigation and quality controls

  • Build explanatory and predictive models using statistical and data mining methods in the areas of audit risk, staffing needs for engagements, monitoring, and other areas; principal investigator on other analytics projects. Conduct high quality analytics work. This will include developing leading practices for all phases of the analytics development cycle such as conceptualizing the analysis, determining data requirements, identifying and solving issues, reporting and clearly communicating results

  • Consult on statistical matters for engagement teams using in depth knowledge of statistical theory

  • Communicate progress, barriers, risks and benefits to team members and clients, to achieve project success

  • Gain a broad understanding of the audit business fundamentals, and of the firm.

  • Supervisory: Lead statistical and advanced analytical projects, manage junior team members to deliver quality analyses

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • Expert proficiency in R (SAS acceptable if willing to learn R quickly)

  • Proficient with SQL, Python; Excel + other MS Office tools

  • PHD in Statistics (ABD acceptable), with retained in depth knowledge of statistical theory

  • 3 – 6 + years of related experience

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you’ll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You’ll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

Plus, 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.

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