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Location: London, with flexible, hybrid office/home working offered
Duration: Permament
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits
Hours: Full-time

About the role

Reports to: Chief Legal, Compliance & Commercial Operations
Responsibilities: Develop, roll-out, maintain and monitor the Foundation’s global compliance program 
Direct reports: Compliance specialist

Job Purpose:
Lead the development, introduction and maintenance of a global fit-for-purpose, efficient and easy accessible compliance program to ensure that the organisation is legally compliant and has clear and transparent rules and processes in place. Develop and roll-out training for staff and help shape the Foundation’s approach to compliance.  Support internal change management activities to guide staff to comply with relevant policies.

This position involves developing, implementing, managing and monitoring compliance programs, policies and procedures to prevent violations, mitigate risks and maintain the organisation’s reputation. The Compliance Manager acts as a liaison between various departments, regulatory bodies and external stakeholders to ensure adherence to all relevant laws and regulations. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement compliance policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure the organisation’s activities align with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Review and maintain Foundation Compliance Policies Suite and other policy documents or terms as required.
  • Maintain an organisation wide compliance register that tracks compliance violations to ensure appropriate and consistent remedial actions.
  • Identify and assess potential compliance risks related to the organisation’s operations and develop strategies to mitigate those risks effectively.
  • Collaborate with department heads and process owners to understand their control requirements and design effective control procedures.
  • Stay up-to-date with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards, and ensure the organisation's compliance with them.
  • Stay informed about emerging trends and advancements in compliance and controls practices, and propose innovative solutions to enhance the organization's control environment.
  • Establish a mechanism for the legal and compliance department to be alerted of proposed and effective relevant new legislation and regulations to ensure the organisation’s readiness and ability to meet it compliance obligations on an ongoing basis.
  • Provide guidance and training to employees on compliance and procurement-related matters, including policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Maintain both a central and local register(s) of relevant policies, legal obligations, controls and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with the organisation’s internal and external independent audit functions.
  • Prepare and present bi-annual compliance reports to senior management, highlighting key areas of concern and recommending appropriate actions.
  • Support and co-ordinate senior management focus on and promote a culture of awareness throughout the organisation culture of compliance and ethics within the organization through education, communication, training, awareness and change management programs.
  • Establish and maintain systems and policies to enable the organisation to respond quickly and rapidly to enquiries from law-, data- and other enforcement agencies.

Skills, experience and qualifications sought:

  • Bachelor's or masters degree in law, finance, business administration, or a related field.
  • Experience in compliance, risk-management, or in a related field, with a demonstrated understanding of regulatory environments.
  • Familiarity with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify control weaknesses and recommend effective solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to persuade and collaborate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, while meeting deadlines.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Teams and Office 365 technologies.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills including the ability to work well under pressure and effective prioritisation of workload.
  • Strong team ethic; able to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals at all levels within the organisation acting as a trusted advisor to the business.
  • Positive attitude; high degree of integrity and professionalism.
  • Demonstrable evidence-based research skills, including familiarity with Westlaw, PLC, Lexis Nexis etc.
  • Proficient in using relevant compliance software is a plus.
  • A relevant certified professional qualification would be a plus.

The IFRS Foundation operates under a multi-location model with offices around the world; early mornings and late nights will be required from time to time. There is also flexibility in the time when you do your work during the day.

To apply

Closing date:  Closed

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