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Deloitte | San Francisco, CA
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Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP advises clients on managing business controversy and conflict, executing deals, and maintaining regulatory compliance. We provide services to companies navigating critical transactions and business events throughout their lifecycle from compliance and due diligence concerns when purchasing a company, to investigating potential fraud and offering advisory services, such as restructuring, valuation, and claims management.

Deloitte FAS Analytics professionals implement technology-based solutions that incorporate predictive, visual, and text analytics tools combined with sophisticated data analysis techniques to help clients address their critical business concerns. Applied to a wide range of events, our solutions are applied to fraud and forensic investigations, litigation, reorganization, valuation, and other matters to help our clients achieve and maintain compliance in today's regulatory environment and minimize the impact of adverse events. Deloitte FAS Analytics goes to market with two groups that share similar approaches, but offer different experiences and skillsets:

Data Analytics. Strategically analyzes structured (e.g. transactional) and unstructured (e.g. text) electronic data from the initial stages of data scoping and collection through transformation and validation for purposes of deep data analysis and mining. This is performed as the basis for larger efforts which include employing rules and indicator based testing, inductive reasoning, and visual techniques. These methods are used to identify and facilitate prevention of fraud schemes or scenarios, develop models that depict or describe historical events, and build predictive models for anti-fraud and corruption efforts. Analytical methods are also commonly used to mine and develop insights into large volumes of data to help navigate intricate legal processes or identify areas of opportunity for business process improvement. Troubled companies are subjected to rigorous reporting requirements that require careful adjudication of financial data, requiring complex development and administration of systems built to manage extensive networks of user interaction. Additionally, Analytics is used to assist these companies in peer analysis, quantifying opportunity cost, and discerning areas of strategic improvement.

Advanced Analytics. 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 utilize state-of-the-art analytical tools to uncover patterns and correlations in complex data to help predict likely future outcomes. 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.
In addition, FAS Analytics professionals are positioned to team with and provide leadership and guidance to broader Deloitte-wide analytics initiatives and global opportunities.
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 may work on multiple project work streams, small engagement teams or execute as a component of large, complex engagements. They perform detailed data analysis for developing meaningful insights to address regulatory and business challenges across industries. These challenges encompass everything from monitoring for fraudulent activity, assisting forensic accountants in the detection and measurement of fraud or other violations such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, supporting law firms in the reporting for litigation, expert witness testimony, damage calculations, Anti-Money Laundering remediation, business intelligence, and providing the infrastructure to support complex workflow processes for the adjudication of financial information.

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 from complex systems 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 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 11.2, 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

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:

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.
Microsoft SQL Server SSIS, SSRS
RapidMiner, MATLAB
Algorithms - Self Organizing Maps, Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Nave Bayes, etc.
Big Data Tools - Hadoop, etc.
Accounting systems - SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle Financials, etc.

About Deloitte

Deloitte & Touche, one of the nation's leading professional services firms, provides assurance and advisory, tax, and management consulting services through 30,000 people in more than 100 U.S. cities. The firm is dedicated to helping our clients and our people excel. Known as an employer of choice for its innovative human resources programs, Deloitte & Touche has been recognized as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For in America" by Fortune magazine for three consecutive years. Deloitte & Touche is part of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of the world's leading professional services firms, with more than 90,000 people in over 130 countries.