Director of Compliance


Posted: 04/05/2020

Full time

£ Competitive

Location: London or Warrington

The Optionis Group is one of the UK’s most successful professional services companies, celebrating continued growth as recognised in the Sunday Times Top Track 250. Through our brands, we specialise in managing employment, tax, accountancy and legislative compliance for the UK’s small businesses and contingent workforce – our solutions are market leading, and we’re always looking out for the best possible employees.

As part of our expansion, we are looking to recruit an experienced Director of Compliance who will report into our CFO and join our senior management team. This will be a new appointment within the Optionis Group.

We will appoint a highly experienced compliance professional who can take the lead on industry compliance standards and improve and monitor regulatory controls moving forward.

Please see below a brief of the main responsibilities required for this position.


Role and responsibilities:

Identify, advise and own all group compliance risks and strategy related to the Group

Ownership of the Group’s compliance policies, procedures and strategy with responsibility for ensuring they are regularly reviewed and updated in line with legislation and reflective of, or are exceeding, industry best practice.

Identifying, developing and implementing clear structured procedures, processes and strategy to deliver compliant application throughout the Group

Delivering training to the Group to ensure understanding and compliant application of all policies, processes and strategy throughout the Group

Provide technical leadership on all industry related subjects including tax and employment law, providing technical support and advice to the Group.

Forging strong working relationships with all external stakeholders (including Government, HMRC, FCSA, REC, APSCo and other regulatory industry bodies)

Managing audits and investigations into regulatory and compliance related issues

Responding to requests for information from regulatory bodies and ensuring compliance

Developing and delivering client and market facing thought leadership and consultancy services with regards to legislative and compliance developments; providing strategic support and insights to our key partners; and establishing and enhancing the Group’s market presence and exposure as the industry leader

Developing and supporting business opportunities through establishing and building key industry contacts, participation and networking at industry meetings and events, and marketing


Qualification and desirable education requirements:

Experience of working in a senior leadership compliance-based role

Desirable candidates will have an in-depth tax and regulatory knowledge of the sector (i.e. Umbrella/PEO/Accountancy, supply chain compliance and UK’s flexible labour market)

In depth knowledge of sector related legislative, compliance and tax matters (e.g. AWR, MSC, IR35, On-shore/Off-shore Intermediaries, CFA, SAO, Working Time Director etc.)

Strong knowledge of operational risk management

Experience of working for strong and credible brands within the industry

Ability to advise senior staff members on compliance, tax and regulatory matters

Experience in setting and implementing policies, processes and strategy across a large organisation

Demonstrable experience reporting to regulatory bodies


Benefits Package:

Salary – Competitive DOE

Company bonus is applicable for this role

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