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Technical Compliance Director

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  • Sector:

    Business Services

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  • Salary:

    £60000.00 - £80000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lauren Ramsey

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    20 November 2023

I am supporting a sought after national Accountancy Firm in their search for a Technical Compliance Director to join their vibrant Cambridge office.

This rare opportunity will suit an Audit Manager looking to step out of external Audit into a more internal Technical role - strong career prospects on offer!

Our client, a prominent accountancy practice in Cambridge, serves a diverse clientele across a wide array of industries and turnovers.

They cater not only to sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies but also handle a significant number of larger enterprises, including OMBs, SMEs, charities, non-profits, and corporate groups.

With a growing team of chartered accountants, this firm offers excellent prospects for career advancement, along with a flexible work environment that includes a mix of home and office-based work, flexible hours, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Shaping and leading compliance and risk management efforts within the firm, as this role is a new addition.
  • Providing technical support to client-facing partners and managers on various issues, encompassing financial reporting, audit-related matters, anti-money laundering, ethical requirements, and conflict of interest considerations.
  • Facilitating effective communication on compliance matters throughout the organisation.
  • Conducting comprehensive file reviews across current and future offices, covering both audit and non-audit assignments.
  • Serving as a primary contact for compliance-related matters with the ICAEW while supporting the Audit Compliance Partner and Practice Assurance Partner.
  • Reviewing existing practices, suggesting improvements, and implementing agreed-upon recommendations.
  • Completing ICAEW Annual Returns for regulated entities within the firm and any newly acquired firms.
  • Evaluating current policies and procedures, recommending improvements, and ensuring ongoing oversight.
  • Managing training needs, including mandatory CPD requirements.
  • Supporting compliance due diligence for the firm's future acquisitions and mergers.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • ACA or ACCA qualified
  • Relevant experience in a technical or compliance role within an accountancy practice.
  • A passion for continuous learning and professional advancement.

Whats on offer:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Career progression.
  • Flexible work arrangements, including remote work options and varied working hours.
  • Private health coverage for qualified staff and managers.
  • Study support, including assistance with study expenses or support to commence studies at a later date.
  • Payment of subscription fees, childcare voucher scheme, voluntary healthcare scheme, pension scheme with employer contributions, death in service benefit, and a commission scheme for client referrals and staff introductions.

This position presents a unique opportunity for a driven professional to play a significant role in shaping and ensuring compliance within a growing and dynamic accountancy practice.

EA First Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency for this permanent vacancy.