Specialist-Data & Analytics

Ashurst (Sydney NSW, Australia) 2 days ago

About Ashurst:
Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit www.ashurst.com

More information can be found in the Job Description attached to the role on our website.

Department/Role Overview:

Ashurst’s newly created Risk Advisory practice operates as an independent advisory function, and an adjacent function to the firm’s legal practices. It benefits from the firm’s deep-rooted network and profound expertise within the already well-established financial regulatory practice. We pride ourselves on “thinking differently” and as part of our core values, we live and breathe collaboration between practices, both nationally and globally. In keeping with Ashurst's reputation for excellence the Risk Advisory practice will offer alternative and pioneering risk consulting solutions for the firm’s client base.

We are a highly diverse team combining various personalities, cultural upbringing and professional backgrounds spanning business to business, professional services and hands-on industry expertise. Our diverse perspectives and experiences enhance the outcomes we achieve and make us a fun, inclusive and adaptable team. Building a ‘first of its kind’ Risk Advisory team aligns to our mission to be the most progressive global law firm.

Ashurst, Australia are looking to attract an outstanding candidate to join as a Specialist. As a Specialist, you will be an integral member of a team who will deliver non-financial risk data analytics consulting solutions to the financial services industry in Australia including, but not limited to, operational risk, regulatory risk, RegTech, risk transformation, compliance and conduct risk.

Within the Data & Analytics practice, we are looking for innovative, forward-thinking and talented individuals who have experience in delivering data-driven solutions to clients across any of the following domains: data strategy, data governance, data risk and assurance, data analytics, advanced analytics (e.g. AI and machine learning), reporting and visualization and intelligent automation.

A Specialist will be responsible for building client relationships, delivering enterprise risk solutions, as well as assisting in the growth and development of the Risk Advisory practice in Australia.

Main responsibilities:

  • Identifying, designing, developing and delivering data-driven risk management solutions to clients using a range of toolsets and methodologies
  • Building trusted client relationships with integrity by putting the client at the centre of service delivery by thinking differently and delivering fit-for-purpose and innovative solutions to respond to client needs
  • Assisting in providing local and global market insight to support clients strategic planning with activities such as impact analysis, contingency planning or risk identification and mitigation initiatives
  • Assisting clients to embed a proactive and dynamic risk management capability and mindset into corporate business practices, starting from the onset of strategic planning and extending through to implementation
  • Assisting in ensuring all engagements are planned and delivered within budget and on time to the client’s need and to the highest standard
  • Supporting with the development of the practice, including contributing to team growth and a range of practice building initiatives
  • Promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion agendas, harmonising teams from a range of cultures and backgrounds across the region
  • Being bold in the market, assisting in building the brand to win business adjacent to the core offerings of the firm

Operating as a Specialist within Ashurst’s new and evolving risk consulting practice, your day will vary greatly. You will work closely with the Directors to contribute to the overall strategic direction of the practice. Your days will be busy and challenging, but the rewards can be exceptional.

Essential skills and experience:

  • 2+ years of relevant data & analytics experience in either a professional services firm or within industry
  • Proficiency in one or many data & analytics tools and platforms, including:
    • Analytics tools (e.g. SQL, SAS, R, Python, Alteryx)
    • Visualisation tools (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI, Qlikview)
    • Governance tools (e.g. Collibra, Informatica, Talend)
    • Cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Experience in one or many of the following areas:
    • Data strategy
    • Data governance
    • Data risk and assurance
    • Data management
    • Data analytics
    • Advanced analytics (AI/ML)
    • Reporting and data visualisation
    • Intelligent automation
  • The ability to successfully deliver client services and engagements
  • The ability to work independently but also as a member of a team
  • Strong analytical skills, report writing and presentation skills.

What makes Ashurst a great place to work?

We offer you all the things you should expect from an international law firm: competitive remuneration with the flexibility to reward high performance, flexible working, complimentary gym memberships, corporate health plans and an industry - leading programme that celebrates diversity and inclusion. We are committed to delivering positive impacts to our communities through our Social Impact programme, with a strong emphasis on working with First Nations people through our pro bono practice. We aim to recruit, retain and promote the best people from the widest possible talent pools. We are committed to offering a safe and welcoming environment for all employees to ensure they are supported to work at their best. Beyond this, what sets Ashurst apart from others is our global strength, our drive to innovate and collaborate , and our commitment to excellence. It is these values that make Ashurst a unique place to work.

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