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Central Compliance Officer

Barclay Simpson
London (Hybrid)
£100,000 - £120,000 + bonus & benefits
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

Job Details

My client is a global financial services firm looking for a Central compliance officer to join their team.

As a Central Compliance Director, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the bank adheres to all external and internal regulatory compliance requirements. You will be responsible for managing a wide range of compliance-related activities, including external regulatory reporting, Group Compliance regulatory reporting, employee-related compliance matters, including the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR), and training coordination. This position requires a keen eye for detail, strong analytical skills, and a deep understanding of financial regulations and industry best practices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • External Compliance Related Regulatory Reporting:
    • Collect, analyse, and prepare reports for various external regulatory bodies in compliance with local and international regulations.
    • Stay updated on changes in regulatory requirements and ensure timely submissions.
  • Group Compliance Regulatory Reporting:
    • Collaborate with internal teams to compile data and reports for Group Compliance and ensure alignment with the broader group's regulatory standards.
  • Employee Related Compliance Matters, including SM&CR:
    • Oversee the implementation and maintenance of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) compliance program.
    • Monitor and enforce employee compliance with applicable regulations, conduct due diligence checks, and manage record-keeping related to staff compliance.
  • Training Coordination:
    • Develop and implement training programs to educate employees on compliance matters.
    • Track and maintain records of employee training, certifications, and qualifications to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Compliance Audits and Investigations:
    • Assist in internal and external compliance audits and investigations as required.
    • Identify potential compliance issues and recommend corrective actions.
  • Compliance Policy and Procedure Development:
    • Collaborate with the compliance team in creating and updating compliance policies and procedures to reflect current regulatory requirements.
  • Regulatory Change Management:
    • Stay current with regulatory changes and assess their impact on the bank's compliance policies and procedures.
    • Propose and implement necessary updates to ensure ongoing compliance.


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, or related field. Advanced degrees and relevant certifications are a plus.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in the compliance field within the financial industry, with specific experience in regulatory reporting and employee compliance matters.
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant financial regulations, including but not limited to.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with various teams.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing regulatory requirements.

Hybrid working, £100,000 - £120,000 salary plus bonus and benefits are on offer with this role.

Please contact me with your CV for a full JD and salary and benefits information.


Barclay Simpson is the leading international company in internal audit and corporate governance recruitment. We have offices in London and New York and recruit regionally for the UK, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

We handle both permanent and interim appointments in the following fields:

  • Internal & IT Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Cyber Security
  • Corporate Security and Resilience
  • Financial Crime
  • Legal
  • Treasury

With our team of highly experienced internal audit recruitment consultants we are able to offer an unrivalled level of expertise to help internal auditors to build their careers.  Each team member is dedicated to specific internal audit disciplines, industry sectors and geographies so enabling them to offer an expert insight into the market, potential opportunities and career guidance.

Our clients cover all sectors of the economy, including banking and financial services, asset management, insurance, commerce and industry, professional services and not for profit. They value our service because we understand their business and through the high level of continuity of our consultants they have built long term relationships with us.

We are equally committed to building long-term relationships with our candidates, many of whom become clients, by providing sound career advice, based on our detailed knowledge of the unique nature of internal audit and corporate governance and what it takes to succeed within it.

Company info
Barclay Simpson
+44 (0) 20 7936 2601
Third Floor
20 Farringdon Street

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