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Market Information & Data Analytics (MIDA) - Business Analyst

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Job Category:   Analytics
Line of Service:   Assurance
State & City:   MA-Boston|NY-New York
Travel Requirements:   0-20%
Position Type:   Experienced Associate
Req ID:   93325BR
PwC/LOS Overview
PwC is a network of firms committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

We help resolve complex issues for our clients and identify opportunities. Learn more about us at www.pwc.com/us.

At PwC, we develop leaders at all levels. The distinctive leadership framework we call the PwC Professional (http://pwc.to/pwcpro) provides our people with a road map to grow their skills and build their careers. Our approach to ongoing development shapes employees into leaders, no matter the role or job title.

Are you ready to build a career in a rapidly changing world? Developing as a PwC Professional means that you will be ready
- to create and capture opportunities to advance your career and fulfill your potential. To learn more, visit us at www.pwc.com/careers.

What will you do if you work in Assurance at PwC?
You'll ask questions and test assumptions. You'll help determine if companies are reporting information that investors and others can rely on. You'll help businesses solve complex issues faced by management and boards. You'll serve the public interest and the capital markets by conducting quality audits. Visit http://pwc.to/pwcassurance for more information on PwC's Assurance practice.

The world is quickly changing, that's why PwC is quickly adapting. We're capitalizing on trends that will impact corporate reporting.

Our focus is on globalization, technology, sustainability and environmental reporting, population shifts and regulation. We combine skills and experience to help our clients address their challenges.

Job Description
Our Core Assurance practice provides independent reporting to stakeholders. We perform:

- Financial statement and internal control audits
- Business and performance reporting
- Social, environmental, and other compliance reviews

As part of our Assurance team, you will gain specialized knowledge. We collaborate with clients. We go inside companies, get to know their businesses, and then assure that the financial information they report to the public is clear and reliable.

We stand firm on quality and integrity, and we have a direct impact on how well the world's capital market system functions.

And we're transforming!

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Our Assurance professionals are constantly challenged with a high learning curve. You will learn through training programs and on-the-job interaction with co-workers and clients. You'll have mentors and formal coaches.

PwC is all about our people. We want high performance and high quality, and we want you to be challenged and fulfilled here. Join us and we’ll help you explore the career opportunities in PwC Assurance.

Don't take our word for it. See for yourself: http://pwc.to/pwcpeople

MIDA: Market Information & Data Analytics (MIDA) is a centralized group within PwC that supports all industries and market sectors globally.

MIDA is devoted to gathering, analyzing and distributing securities pricing and other relevant market data information.

MIDA also provides Custody to Fund Accounting reconciliation services.
Furthermore MIDA provides analytical tools to support audit procedures for securities valuation and custody reconciliation procedures.

MIDA is a distributor of supplementary data including: corporate actions, credit ratings, trade information, bid information and additional vendor transparency.

The Market Information and Data Analytics group (MIDA) is a centralized group within PwC dedicated to the gathering and distribution of market information that supports all sectors and lines of service. MIDA's team of business analysts and software developers create proprietary applications to meet the needs of these sectors worldwide. The team also provides technology solutions to complex problems involving the analysis, evaluation and testing of client data, and designs and builds software products and services that support excellence and efficiency in task automation. MIDA has offered a broad range of effective and innovative solutions in areas such as Portfolio Valuation, Security Analysis, Custody Reconciliation and Compliance Services since 1986. In use in over 15 countries, these applications are applied over tens of thousands of times annually.



The MIDA Operations and Pricing Services team provides assistance with securities price testing, market data research and other related services. The MIDA Operations and Pricing Services entail an understanding of the market data, securities pricing standard data requirements and various automated processes including: an understanding of client and market data attributes and ability to analyse client data in order to work with proprietary software and research exceptions; and, interacting directly with the PwC audit engagement teams on a daily basis and delivering high quality services.

Position/Program Requirements
Basic Qualifications:

The candidate will demonstrate analytical thinking and individual initiative; cultivate teamwork dynamics through working as a team member: understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; and proactively seeking guidance, clarification, and feedback; demonstrate flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks and communicating potential conflicts to team leader; identify and address client needs: build solid relationships with engagement teams; develop an awareness of Firm and MIDA services; approach internal clients in an organized and knowledgeable manner; deliver clear requests for information.


Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 2


Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree


Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates some knowledge and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:


- Financial industry terms and unique attributes pertaining to different asset types;

- Market data providers, industry data points and tools available; and,

- Various MIDA tools and/or functions associated with development of proprietary applications available for engagement teams support.


Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates some abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:

- Utilizing Microsoft Office products, specifically

Excel, by preparing and analyzing client data;

- Identifying and addressing client needs;

- Prioritizing assigned tasks and working simultaneously on multiple priorities in order to meet client deadlines; and,

- Interacting effectively in both written and verbal form by building solid relationships with clients and team members, communicating potential, conflicts to a supervisor, and approaching clients in an organized manner.




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