Jobs in financial compliance encompass a range of skills, centred on monitoring a business’s adherence to regulations. This includes identifying risks in systems and controls, alongside carrying out audits and quality assurance. Communicating with third party legal advisers on ensuring financial documentation conforms to guidelines is also expected.
Qualifications and entry requirements
The types of roles that exist in this sub-sector are entry-level Compliance Assistant positions, moving up to Officer and eventually management level. All roles serve to promote best practice within the finance industry, and responsibility rises at each level.
Candidates will benefit from a relevant undergraduate degree in a related subject, such as Finance, Law or Business, and even a Masters Degree in the same areas. Professional qualifications in finance or accounting from a certified body are useful. A working knowledge of the Financial Services Authority rules is also necessary.
Employment in this field is usually in corporate financial organisations of different sizes. Desk-based work is the norm for this type of role, however some companies will require staff to visit other sites. Entry-level salaries are prosperous, with the average starting salary around £28,000 - £30,000, rising in steady increments. A Head of Compliance can expect to earn around £60,000 - £70,000 per annum, and as high as £90,000 in London.
Recruitment agencies hire for contract or permanent roles in this field, with most opportunities in London. Competition is high, but candidates with a 2:1 or above undergraduate degree, and an appropriate work history, are most likely to be appointed.
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Coverage UK Wide
Birmingham Business Park,
100 Old Hall Street,
31 Southampton Row,
83 Fountain Street,
With each ARC employee having worked in the industry, we consider ourselves specialists within Financial Services and provide expert staffing solutions for clients in the South East. We have over 20 years of experience and use this to source personnel such as Pensions Administrators, Sales Support, Marketing professionals and Account Managers. Also capable of working in the rest of the UK, our list of clients include Fidelity and Close Brothers.
Coverage London and South-East focus, but UK-wide
43 Rectory Lane,
LinkPoint operates a network of offices with specialist consultants who have years of experience in the Financial Services sector. Whether you are looking for a senior accountant, tax auditor or credit controller, LinkPoint's specialist consultants have an extensive database of well-sourced contacts. Our screening process enables us to source candidates with not only the right skills and experience but also the best fit for your company.
Coverage UK Nationwide
CB1 Business Centre,
Twenty Station Road,
Specialists in the recruitment of secretarial, administration and support staff. Over a decade of experience across the London market, we we are so confident in our selection processes that we offer a 100% money back unconditional financial guarantee. PA LONDON - THE RIGHT PEOPLE FOR THE JOB
Coverage City, West End, Docklands, Central London
25 Southampton Buildings,
Candidates should be aware of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA). These bodies regulate the Financial Services sector and set the standards that Compliance professionals must adhere to.
Financial Services Industry specialists our database of contacts and networks cover high level connections throughout the UK. Our approach is bespoke to your needs, and you are guaranteed to receive the support you require to remove all the hassle from the recruitment process.
Coverage UK Wide
Old Marsh Farm Barns,
Industries covered: Accounting & Finance, Administration, Catering and Hospitality, Child Care, Call Centre / Customer Service, Education, Electronics, Engineering, Financial Services, Food & Drink, Health Care, Industrial, Insurance, IT, Property, Sales, Social Care, FMCG
East Gorse Farm,
East Anglia has become home to many of the UKs leading financial services companies. For 14 years the name Badger Associates has been synonymous with identifying the finest financial people around the UK who want to live and work in East Anglia.