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Senior Manager - Ethics and Independence - Work from anywhere in the UK

CK Search Global
London (UK)
£ Competitive base salary and package + agile working
Closing date
8 Jul 2024
CK AQ1212

Job Details

This senior role involves working with one of our longstanding clients, supporting the cross-disciplinary private equity leadership team in their stewardship of firm-wide private equity (PE) activities.

The firm has experienced accelerated income from private equity houses and PE-backed businesses, reaching £181 million in FY23 (25% higher than the prior year).

As the firm’s growth plans in the private equity space continue, ethics remains a critical focus for audit firms and their networks. Fulfilling regulatory requirements and meeting public interest independence responsibilities are paramount.


  • Supporting the cross-disciplinary Private Equity Leadership team’s stewardship of firm-wide PE activities.
  • Upskilling practitioners in all streams by working with both the Ethics and Learning & Development teams to identify and navigate opportunities and possible conflicts.
  • Managing MSA obligations and globally restricted lists in collaboration with other international member firms.
  • Supporting the KAMA program from a family tree/independence perspective.
  • Serving as the record keeper for the PE Designation committee.
  • Guiding PE practitioners in all streams (as the subject matter expert for PE) to raise awareness of the correct processes for targeting/understanding affiliates and handling hospitality/entertainment.
  • Collaborating with global project teams to influence the development of systems that incorporate the UK firm’s regulatory and firm-wide requirements.


  • Relevant experience interpreting and applying ethical standards or a similar regulatory framework.
  • An interest and understanding in PE(eg family tree) is required but experience is not essential.
  • Minimum experience required 3/4 + years at Manager/SM level in an Ethics and Independence role
  • Awareness of UK and international codes of ethics.
  • Proficiency in interpreting regulations and applying rules practically.
  • Understanding of risk management and conflict of interest principles and their practical application.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral) to confidently interact with people at all levels.
  • The ability to quickly build trusted relationships with senior practitioners.
  • Independence and collaborative problem-solving skills for complex tasks and projects.

Salary and Benefits

A competitive salary, cash/car allowance + bonus and comprehensive benefits package is on offer along with clear progression to Director level subject to performance.

Privacy Policy

CK Search Global carries out its business in strict accordance with our Privacy/GDPR policy which can be found at  our website and by applying for this role you agree to our privacy policy.


CK Search Global is a niche search firm, specialising in six practice areas only, Audit and Risk Advisory, Audit Quality and Technical Standards, Forensic Services, Restructuring Advisory, Transaction Advisory and Valuations.

Christopher Kidd founded CK Search Global in 2014 and has over 30 years professional services recruitment and search experience having successfully introduced specialists across our practice areas into professional services firms throughout his career , primarily focussing on senior level recruitment. Many of his introductions now lead service lines for advisory firms around the world and come to him for advice on hiring strategies and with search mandates.

Our six areas of practise and expertise have been fine-tuned over the last seven years and our success is largely due to the professional relationships we have nurtured.

Our goal at CK Search Global is to build robust and meaningful relationships with both our clients and our candidates. We start from the ground up, building an in-depth understanding of our clients’ business.

Next we search for the ideal candidates, individuals who have the relevant professional and personal skills. By facilitating this partnership, we strive for the most successful combination – a long-standing placement with satisfied clients and successful candidates.

Diversity and inclusion are at the very core of who we are and what we do. We work closely with our clients to ensure that we are providing the widest possible cultural diversity within any shortlist.

Company info
+44 (0)20 8242 6001
36-38 Cornhill

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