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Compliance jobs in Manchester

Compliance jobs in Manchester

​The financial services industry has seen many changes over the years with traditional firms being constantly challenged by the evolution of new trends and technologies.

The emergence of digital assets, fintechs and start ups has varied the scope of the once traditional compliance role, making it an increasingly interesting and competitive space to work in.

Every year, new regulations and rules are introduced, meaning compliance professionals must always be on top of the ever-changing sector to properly assess how any regulatory update can affect a business and its activities.

The person leading a compliance regulatory function will have to manage and support c-suite staff, internalise conflicts and exercise supreme judgement in balancing the need to allow its business to flourish in an increasingly complex regulatory environment, whilst avoiding the potentially devastating consequences of non-compliance.

Comliance Teams

Compliance teams can vary depending on the firm, and level of experience needed but can be comprised with the following:

  • Chief Operating Officer

  • Head of Legal and Compliance

  • ​General Counsel

  • Head of Compliance

  • Chief Compliance Officer

  • Legal Counsel

  • Compliance Manager

  • Compliance Officer

  • Compliance Analyst

  • Advisory Compliance

  • Compliance Policy

  • Monitoring, Testing & Surveillance

  • Policy/Regulatory Affairs

Main Key Duties

The key duties within a compliance role might change from one type of firm to another, however its core responsibilities will usually include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Fostering an ethical culture at the firm

  • Avoiding fines and other penalties from the regulating body (FCA in the UK, SEC in the US)

  • Creating, monitoring and reporting on internal policies and processes: IT, Strategy, OH&S (Occupational, Health & Safety), KYC (Know Your Customer), PEP (Politically Exposed Person) and Sanctions

  • Legal research and anticipating future changes

  • Leveraging future changes in regulation

  • Reviewing marketing material and disclaimers

  • Training sessions to staff

  • Answering “can we do X?” questions from the C-Suite and front office

  • Conducting internal audits

  • Assisting with disciplinary proceedings

  • Reporting to the regulator

  • Making sure that advice considers business objectives

  • Prepare and file regulatory reports with the FCA

Main Skills

As the regulatory function continues to grow the compliance needs in firms have become more robust, meaning compliance professionals may require a niche set of skills.

  • To flourish within a compliance role these skills are required:

  • Broader Business Acumen (Product & Technology knowledge)

  • Interpersonal skills and communication

  • Problem solving

  • Attention to detail

  • Niche candidates and subject matter experts

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Manchester

Manchester is known as one of the UK's main cities: beside London, the Greater Manchester area is the country's biggest centre for the financial and professional services sector, with 324,000 Manchester staff and generating £16.2 billion of GVA annually.

The city is notable for many things: its beautiful architecture, which ranges from Victorian inspiration to contemporary styles, its famous sports clubs and even its scientific output. After all, it was at the University of Manchester that Ernest Rutherford first split the atom, in 1917 precisely!

Getting around

Visiting Manchester and commuting to work is very easy once you are in the city. Its city centre is known to be quite compact: if you happen to live nearby, walking might be your best option to get around. But if you happen to live a little further away, you can either take the bus, the tram, the train, and so on. Make sure to download a travelling app like Google Maps or Citymapper on your phone to get route suggestions in real time.

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