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Financial Compliance Manager - UK - Risk & Compliance

  • Location: West Yorkshire, Leeds
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: JAB140917
  • Recruiter: Leeds Office
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Role: Financial Compliance Manager - UK - Risk & Compliance

Location: Leeds

Salary: £50,000-£65,000

Marks Sattin are excited to be working with a much loved household brand and highly sought after employer in Yorkshire.

Are you ready to direct and strengthen the control and compliance culture of a truly global organisation? If so, you should consider applying for this Lead Specialist position with responsibility for one or more areas of the Risk Management and Compliance. The increased complexity and diversity of the global business has intensified as has the need for a clear set of guiding principles and control systems. Working from the Head Office function in Leeds, you will join the Europe Risk and Compliance team, striving to secure correct and valid data and global compliance. This role is based in the UK however travel will be required approximately once per month to meet with your counterparts and stakeholders.


As Finance Compliance Manager - UK you will be responsible for driving the implementation of the internal control and compliance framework in the UK and across the Group, as well as being responsible for ensuring compliance to group directives and policies. This role will require interactions with a number of key stakeholders within Finance, including Shared Service Centre employees, and the wider business.

You will assume overall responsibility for all UK financial compliance activities including the monitoring and follow-up of the performance of minimum controls in the UK. This will require strong relationships with the Head of UK Accounting and senior members of Supply Chain Finance.

You will also be a key contact for the external audit, including the facilitation of controls testing, and take responsibility for ensuring action plans are in place and fully implemented to close out Management Letter findings.

Working alongside your Risk & Compliance colleagues, you will be involved in global compliance reviews where you will conduct more in-depth analysis of our processes in order to identify areas of non-compliance and where improvements may be needed. You will be expected to prepare reporting that will be communicated to Heads of Function and the Executive Management Team. You will subsequently be involved in supporting the implementation of action plans that are identified as part of compliance reviews.


To be successful in this role you will be a strong senior professional with an auditing background. You will have significant experience from a similar role within an FMCG environment or within a Big 4 auditing firm. You must be used to working in large, and preferably international, business environments and be confident auditing large companies with a global reach. You will be qualified in an auditing, accounting or related discipline.

You must be self-driven, open-minded and outgoing, with the drive and ability to define the agenda for your own area of responsibility in cooperation with stakeholders to deliver results at both the operational and strategic levels. You will also have experience of working with SAP and risk management (COSO) in an international context.

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