Compliance Specialist - Harrogate

  • Location

    Harrogate, North Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Watmough

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Sewell Wallis are currently working on an exclusive basis with a leading service based business within the central Harrogate area. Our client are looking for an experienced Compliance Specialist to join a well-established commercial and legal team. This is a newly created position due to promotion and is an excellent time to join a growing business where progression and development from within is really encouraged.

The role will mainly focus upon providing excellent customer service and support to a large, varied portfolio of clients and will be extremely varied, giving the successful candidate exposure to all areas of compliance. Much of the role will involve liaising and interacting with key stakeholders across all areas of the business so excellent communication skills are a must. Full training and support will be provided and the role will report into a dynamic, supportive and approachable Manager.

The successful candidate will join an extremely forward thinking business, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package and will join a business that pride themselves as the best within their field. There will be some remote working involved with the role, however due to the interaction with various different business areas there will be a need for some time within the office. Therefore, if candidates are not based within the local Yorkshire area they must be prepared to travel.

The main duties of the role will be -

-Ensuring that the business maintains specific industry compliance standards
-Attending industry compliance work groups and training courses and supporting colleagues and the wider company on ensuring standards are met and adhered to
-Analysing and interpreting in-depth technical documentation and presenting findings to the wider business
-Making amendments to documentation and processes based around updates and changes to industry focused legislation
-Supporting on company GDPR compliance and providing solutions and ideas around mitigating and reducing a potential data breach across all business areas
-Getting involved in various projects and working closely with all heads of departments
-Reviewing and presenting to line managers any issues or problems with current processes and implementing new systems and procedures
-Resolving any contractual queries or issues
-Carrying out internal audits to ensure that all services are being delivered to the required standard

The ideal candidate will -

-Have worked within a similar compliance based role and will ideally have an understanding and practical experience of working within a highly regulated industry
-Have excellent communication skills and will be comfortable explaining complex compliance information in a clear and concise way
-Have strong commercial and analytical skills
-Be able to build up relationships at all levels and will be comfortable negotiating and influencing key stakeholders within the business whilst remaining professional
-Have excellent written skills and attention to detail
-Have had experience of working with multiple clients and projects
-Be comfortable working towards targets and deadlines and will be able to work autonomously at times

For more information please contact Gemma Watmough

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions.