PwC poaches analytics advisors from Accenture and EY

22 September 2015 2 min. read
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PwC has strengthened its Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics (ARCA) practice with the appointment of Scott Samme and Tayyaba Arif as Data Analytics Directors to the firm’s Financial Services Risk and Regulation team in the UK. The addition of the two will help the firm better service its clients with their data management, financial crime and compliance challenges.

Tayyaba Arif joins PwC from Accenture, where she has worked since 2002, joining the firm out of University. During her more than 12 years at the consulting firm, Arif climbed the ranks up to Senior Manager, a capacity in which she led Data Management and Governance at Accenture Digital, and helped organisations develop their data vision and strategy. Arif holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from Agder University College and a Master's in Software Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

In her new role at PwC, Arif will lead the Data Management and Governance practice at ARCA.

PwC poaches analytics advisors from Accenture and EY

Scott Samme moves to PwC from EY, where he was a Director in the IT Risk and Compliance Advisory practice for three and a half years. Prior to this, he acted as Executive Manager and Head of Delivery for Detica NetReveal, BAE System’s risk, fraud and compliance solution, between 2006 and 2012. Other roles held by Samme include that of Project Manager for Warner Bros and for Getronics, and of Technical team lead for HBOS and for Lloyds Banking Group. Samme holds a degree in Geography from the University of London.

At PwC, Samme will lead the Analytics Financial Crime and Compliance team within ARCA.

Commenting on his boosted team, Nick Bouch, Leader of the Financial Services ARCA practice at PwC, says: “I am delighted that both Scott and Tayyaba have chosen to join the leadership of the rapidly growing PwC FS ARCA practice. Scott and Tayyaba bring a wealth of knowledge about the data management, financial crime and compliance challenges that our financial services clients are increasingly experiencing, with a detailed understanding of how data analytics can be used to address these challenges.”