Compliance Officer

Recruiter
N Brown Group
Location
Manchester
Posted
27 Nov 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
N Brown, a leading FTSE 250 internet and catalogue home shopping company with over 150 years of distance shopping experience is seeking a Compliance Officer based in to join our head office team and ensuring that JD Williams (the firm) is compliant for the purposes of its regulated activity in financial services. This is an excellent opportunity an individual with a proven track record in financial services to join a truly fast paced people business. Best known by our 3 power brands; Simply Be, Jacamo and of course JD Williams, we generated revenues of over £922 million in 2017/2018, with (adjusted)pre-tax profits of £81.6 million. Our vision is to become a leading digital retailer and to continue to expand our active customer base of over 4 million, becoming the universally loved experts in fashion that fits by helping our customers’ look and feel amazing through our trusted family of over 10 brands. As a Compliance Officer your duties will include: Supporting in delivering the firm’s strategy. Monitoring and reporting on the effectiveness of internal systems and controls to regulatory rules and guidance. Providing proactive and pragmatic guidance to support regulatory changes, Financial Services projects, on-going business initiatives and other requirements. Submitting information to the regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, using their online reporting systems. Providing advice and support to management in relation to systems and controls risks, specifically pertaining to Financial Conduct Authority rules and guidance. Assisting with the development and reviewing operational policies and procedures to ensure they remain within regulatory requirements. Undertaking monitoring in line with the firm’s annual Compliance Monitoring Plan. Continuing development of relationships with industry trade bodies. Other ad hoc activity commensurate with the role as requested. To be a successful Compliance Officer you will have the following skills and experience: Experience within a regulated environment (Financial Conduct Authority (Consumer Credit or similar). Sound working knowledge of the FCA Handbook. A proactive approach. Excellent communication skills. Diligent and fair decision-making skills. Strong time management and the ability to prioritise workload. An aspirational personality and a desire to join a growing team and be a key member of the team. Good educational background (including mathematics and English qualifications). Excellent communication skills - confident and articulate communicator liaising with both internal and external contacts. Able to build relationships, impart information and ensure action is carried out to meet deadlines. Organised – able to effectively plan and coordinate a range of ongoing activities for self and others. In return, the Compliance Officer will receive a competitive salary plus excellent benefits.

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