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EY Data Policy Analyst (Supervising Associate) in Topeka, Kansas

Data Policy Analyst (Supervising Associate)

Core Business Services

Requisition # UNI00GJB

Post Date 6 days ago

The opportunity

As a Data Policy Analyst, you will become a key member of EY’s Data Policies team within the Data Office (DO). Within the DO, one of the responsibilities of the Data Policies team is the design and implementation of the data policies framework, which will ensure the use of data will always comply with local laws, regulations, professional standards, client expectations and contractual restrictions. The development of data policies and their continued enforcement will be critical aspect of this role.

The Data Policy Analyst will work closely with Policy Groups (General Counsel’s Office, Data Protection, Independence, Risk Management and Service Line Quality) to identify and define Data Policies to enable broader use of data across EY. This role will support the Data Policies team to build upon extensible frameworks and existing data policies, including the capture of localized required determined by local Policy Groups.

Additionally, the Data Policy Analyst will support the Data Policies team to support the design and enablement of technology and processes upon which the data policies are enforced. You will be taking an active role in providing requirements for technology enablement and organizational design.

At EY we believe that it is important for the Data Office to be multi-disciplinary. This requires that you demonstrate your ability to expand your area of influence beyond “traditional data governance” and contribute towards a contiguous and market leading data services. To satisfy these objectives you must be skilled at gathering requirements and coordinating/participating in workshops as a business consultant.

Your key responsibilities

  • Support the development and maintenance of data policy frameworks in multiple jurisdictions, liaising with local Policy Groups at the global, area and local level, including documenting solution requirements from Policy Groups to other teams with the DO.

  • Coordinating requirements from solution delivery teams and tracking dependencies as it pertains to data policies roll-out.

  • Facilitating technology implementation of requirements and Policy Group reviews of outputs.

  • Conduct initial research of internal and external regulatory and data policy decisions and guidelines

  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance processes required by Policy Groups

  • Manage and be responsible for databases/repository of key meta-data/attributes and data policies

  • Coordinate with other teams within the Data Office and facilitate implementation from a technical perspective all aspects of data policies framework

  • Support the implementation of an ongoing communication plan to educate key stakeholders on data policy framework

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • This position exercises independent decision-making skills and will respond to or process escalated matters or sensitive transactions. The Data Policy Analyst will have the breadth and depth of knowledge/experience to appropriately determine when to escalate issues that require additional review by more senior team members to obtain the correct answer or solution.

  • Position requires the ability to apply considered and measured judgment to projects and initiatives. Will be required to reference existing policies and leverage his/her own knowledge and experience to review situations, to investigate matters by consulting and through inquiry of the stakeholders and to propose solutions to issues.

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Ability to manage multiple workstreams of dependencies and properly delegate and take responsibility of tasks

  • Able to effectively coordinates work with peers and ensures successful delivery

  • Able to works independently with guidance and regular alignment with Data Policies leadership

  • Recognizes and manages risks in area of responsibility, ability to recommend appropriate mitigation plans and communicate these to avoid surprises with key stakeholders

Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • Interest in obtaining knowledge of emerging data policy requirements (e.g. GDPR, CCPA)

  • Creative problem-solving skills that help identify practical solutions to complex, nuanced data policy issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective

  • Knowledge or background in data governance or data life cycle management

  • Strong Project Management skills; Ability to effectively coordinate and participate in workshops to gather requirements and gain consensus

  • Strong analytical skills, good knowledge of policy processes and strong team leadership

  • Ability to constructively challenge requirements and current state to increase overall value to the organization

  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change

  • Ability to rapidly comprehend the changes to key business processes and the impact on the overall data policy framework

  • Ability to understand and integrate cultural differences and motives and to lead virtual cross-cultural, cross-border teams

  • English language skills - excellent written and verbal communication

  • An overall understanding of Policy Group responsibilities and activities (e.g. role of legal, data protection, risk management)

  • Ability to work and team with a multitude of different people - including business customers, Functional managers, project managers and IT engineers - to balance demands

  • Self-starter attitude, with ability to independently lead workstreams that contribute to group objectives Ability to identify, prioritize and weigh different options and to recommend a value-add solution

  • Ability to stay focused on identified priorities while balancing multiple objectives

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • A degree in Business, Computer Science, Law or STEM related discipline or equivalent work experience.

  • 5+ years total work experience and experience in Data governance, Quality, Risk Management processes preferred but not required. Additionally:

  • Minimum of 3 years of hands-on information governance or policy design and implementation.

  • Minimum of 2 engaged within a multi-cultural, multi-disciplined, globally dispersed team

  • Any EA, Data Governance, Applicable Vendor or Industry certification is preferred but not mandatory

Other Requirements:

  • Minimal travel, less than 10%.

  • Long hours may occasionally be required to meet project commitments and/or preparing materials for clients (internal and external). Overtime may be required as per country overtime policy

  • Flexibility in working hours to accommodate workload and multiple time zones, as needed

What working at EY offers

Reward statement plus an outline of the culture and environment in this part of the firm. If not covered elsewhere, this may include language about the interesting, varied and important work; the freedom and autonomy you’ll have in the role; the feedback you will receive that you can learn from to achieve mastery at something; opportunities for personal growth and career advancement; or who and how you will be connected to others.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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