Technical Compliance Director

Cambridge Permanent £65,000 - £80,000 per year
  • Top 40 Accountancy Practice
  • Providing a technical supporting role to the client facing partners and managers

About Our Client

Based in Cambridge the Accountancy Practice acts for a wide spectrum of clients across very varied industries, sectors and turnovers. Alongside a proportion of smaller sole traders partnerships and limited companies, the firm also acts for a significant number of larger OMBs, SMEs, not for profit, charity and larger corporates, groups and subsidiaries with audit requirement. Excellent career progression prospects are on offer here with a fast growing firm of chartered accountants. Home/office working mix on offer with flexible hours and good benefits.

Job Description

The key responsibilities for this Technical Compliance Director based in Cambridge include:

  • As this role is new to the firm, you will able to play an instrumental part in its shaping and lead on all areas of compliance and risk management
  • Providing a technical supporting role to the client facing partners and managers across the entire practice on all arising matters including:
    • Technical financial reporting;
    • Audit related matters;
    • Anti-money laundering queries;
    • Ethical requirements from both the ICAEW and the FRC; and
    • Managing potential conflicts of interest considerations.
  • Ensuring effective communication on all areas of compliance within the firm.
  • Undertaking cold file reviews across our current 21 offices and future new offices on all assignments including audits and non-audits
  • Undertaking hot file reviews/EQCR's as required under ethical requirements or internal procedures.
  • Acting as a point of contact with the ICAEW on compliance related matters and supporting the current Audit Compliance Partner and Practice Assurance Partner.
  • Undertaking a review of existing working practices, suggesting improvements and delivery of agreed recommendations.
  • Completion of the ICAEW Annual Returns for the existing 13 ICAEW regulated entities within the firm structure and any new firms acquired.
  • Undertaking a review of the current policies and procedures, making recommendations for any improvements and implementing agreed changes and maintaining oversight on a continuing basis.
  • Oversight of training requirements, including mandatory CPD requirements.
  • Assisting on compliance due diligence on the firm's future acquisitions and mergers.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate for this Technical Compliance Director opportunity based in Cambridge will be/have:

  • A qualified accountant and Auditor
  • Working in or having worked in an accountancy practice in an existing relevant technical or compliance role
  • A desire and interest to further your knowledge and to progress

What's on Offer

  • Competitive Salary
  • Scope for progression
  • Flexible working - homeworking, different start and finish times
  • Private Health Cover for qualified staff and managers
  • Study support if required to complete study/or to commence at a later date
  • Recognised training office with ICAEW & ACCA
  • Payment of subscription fees
  • Childcare Voucher scheme
  • Voluntary Healthcare scheme
  • Pension Scheme - with employer contribution
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Commission scheme for client referral/introducing new clients and staff

Robert Rollason
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+44 117 927 1441

Job summary

Job function
Audit & Advisory
Practice (Audit) & Assurance
Business Services
Contract type
Consultant name
Robert Rollason
Consultant phone
+44 117 927 1441
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