Job Title: Finance Manager (Compliance & Controls)
Salary: Up to £50k
A prestigious opportunity has arisen with one of the most upmarket and modern businesses in the professional services sector. This role would be ideal for someone with high career progression aspirations. Ideally you will come from an Audit background within regulated industries.
Primary responsibilities will include:
*Establishing consistent Finance governance and controls frameworks across Eversheds Sutherland globally, and ensuring their effective implementation and operation.
*Ensuring the compliance of all Finance processes with the SRA Accounts Rules across all entities and jurisdictions globally, managing the escalation of complex queries and mitigation of breaches.
*Managing the external SRA Client Money Audit, acting as primary contact for the audit team during fieldwork and in relation to any queries or issues identified.
*Implementing a robust internal auditing program for SRA compliance, to include regular forensic review of BAU finance transactions
*Managing the breach review process across all Finance teams, regularly assessing any breaches identified and agreeing necessary actions across both Finance and the legal teams to prevent recurrence.
*Liaising with the Risk function to ensure alignment of policy and regulatory requirements across processes impacting both Finance and Risk, eg AML, sanctions and fraud.
*Becoming the "go-to" person for client money and Finance compliance queries within the firm
*Maintaining appropriate communications with partners, senior management and external bodies with regard to our client money and controls compliance.
Skills and experience:
We are looking for someone who:
*Is a professionally qualified Accountant with a broad range of experience
*Has a strong background in audit, risk or controls governance
*Has experience of operating within a regulated environment and dealing with client money is highly desirable
*Is used to working across complex entities, jurisdictions and systems
*Is comfortable working with fast paced changing environments
*Has experience of operating within a highly effective team and as a line manager
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