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Compliance Accountant

Leeds, Yorkshire
£35,000 to £43,000
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

Marks Sattin is currently working with a well known technology to help recruit a new Compliance Accountant.

Job Description:

Supports the development and maintenance of appropriate levels of compliance and control within the Financial systems and processes of EMEA and aligning of compliance activity with that of Americas and APAC. This will include the support of existing control processes; the design, implementation and co-ordination of new processes to address identified control weaknesses. Supports Finance through annual external audit and with periodic internal audit activities. Supports project activity across the Financial Function and the wider business helping to ensure that the specification, development and implementation of changes is undertaken whilst maintaining or improving financial controls and processes.


  • Support Finance in respect of both Internal and External Audit activities within EMEA region maintaining a strong SOX control environment. Maintain an overview of open audit points, driving their timely resolution and closure.
  • Coordinate the completion of Internal Control Questionnaires within the EMEA Finance Function, assessment of control gaps and liaison with control owners to drive action to close identified gaps.
  • Completion of annual balance sheet reviews as required within EMEA, including: reporting, follow up and driving resolution of issues.
  • Maintenance of the Delegation of Authority Matrices as required within the EMEA region.
  • Champion/advocate and communicate (including training) compliance and internal control best practice and insight within EMEA.
  • Work with the Global Compliance colleagues within the Finance Systems Team, to ensure that for the EMEA region control (eg Financial, PCI, Risk Reduction) is at the heart of all change activity, proactively identifying control weaknesses and driving actions to address.
  • Assist in the definition of Finance requirements and related process design on systems change projects within EMEA Finance. Work with the Finance Systems team to ensure that these projects are fully tested and delivered on time and to specification.
  • Work with other functions to ensure that Control and Compliance requirements are integral to wider systems or process change projects. Support the delivery of these projects to ensure that they are fully tested and delivered on time and to specification.
  • Provide ad hoc project support on compliance and control activities across the region

We're looking to speak with:

  • Mature and practical approach and self-starter - ability to work independently and with strong desire to be involved in a process of change and improvement.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbally and written) with staff at all levels of the organization, both within Finance and non-Finance Functions.
  • Excellent business partnering, demonstrable collaborative style
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Goal oriented and strong delivery/milestone focus
  • Strong technical SOX / internal audit and accounting skills
  • 3+ years in accounting or audit role
  • Part of Fully Qualified
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  • Job Reference: 706410539-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Marks Sattin recruitment
    Marks Sattin recruitment
  • Location: Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Salary: £35,000 to £43,000
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent