Location Toronto/Ottawa/Remote

Category Full-time Permanent

Type Hybrid, Remote

Posted January 14, 2022

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Senior Data Analyst

Location Toronto/Ottawa/Remote

Category Full-time Permanent

Type Hybrid, Remote

Posted January 14, 2022

A Firm for Entrepreneurs

Welch LLP is ideal for professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit.  Welch offers its employees invaluable prospects: possibility for growth and advancement; variety to explore different career paths; opportunity to specialize and deepen skills; and flexibility of work-life balance to enjoy family and personal interests.

Grounded in a values-led culture (care, impact, empower), Welch is focused on creating a diverse and inclusive environment, nurturing women in leadership, and supporting its surrounding communities.  At Welch, we know our employees are our number one asset.  It is our people that enables Welch LLP to be a firm like no other.

National Firm expertise, with the value and service of a small firm

Established in 1918, Welch evolved from a single office to the largest locally-owned and operated firm in the region. With 12 offices and over 300 people across Ontario and Western Quebec, Welch LLP has deeps roots in the communities it serves.  Welch ranks as the 14th largest accounting firm in Canada and continues to grow.

Headquartered in Ottawa, the key to Welch’s success is continually evolving to meet the needs of its employees, clients and the marketplace.  With a full suite of professional services, ranging from traditional assurance to expert business advisory, our clients respect and value the firm’s expertise and commitment to exceptional service. Welch’s clientele is as varied as the economic landscape, ranging from start-ups to large, multi-divisional privately-held companies, not-for- profit organizations and public sector entities.

About the Opportunity

This opportunity is ideal for someone with formal education in data sciences and has a minimum of four years’ work experience in the field and for someone who can proactively set out a roadmap to make the position indispensable to the firm and its client base. Welch is expanding its capabilities in this service area to its clients and potential clients – this would position you as the leader in the firm in this practice area, with an opportunity to grow the business line and leave your own mark on it. This area will also support the firm internally, supporting audit and assurance teams in the development of audit strategies and tactics, leveraging data using a risk-based approach. As a large, yet nimble Firm, we are continuously looking for solutions to better serve and advise our many clients. You will play a key role in providing important advisory services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to analyze business problems and represent the problem with an algorithm.
  • Perform exploratory data analyses using descriptive statistics and other methods.
  • Prepare data for analysis (including multi variant data).
  • Ability to use advanced analytics techniques when required.
  • Ability to identify areas of financial risk leveraging data in an audit and assurance context
  • Present information in an easy-to-understand format to colleagues and clients alike.
  • Finally, propose solutions and strategies to business challenges.

Qualifications

  • Minimum four years-experience as a Data Scientist or Data Analyst.
  • Degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Statistics, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or related fields or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in data mining.
  • Knowledge of R and/ or Python, as well as SQL. Experience using various business intelligence tools (Power BI, Tableau).
  • Experience using both predictive and forecasting modeling.
  • Analytical mind and business acumen.
  • Strong math and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience using Caseware IDEA or similar audit and assurance support tools would be considered an asset
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and aptitude.

If you are interested in a great career opportunity with a growing, flexible, and dynamic organization, please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with subject line “Senior Data Analyst”.

Welch LLP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

Wethankallapplicantsfortheir interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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