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Financial Control Specialist

Financial Control Specialist

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  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract (FTC)

  • Salary:

    £48000.00 - £52000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jessica Harmer

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    1 year

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Position Overview: As a Finance Controls Specialist, you will be responsible for leading my clients UK SOX compliance across the organisation while ensuring that they uphold high governance standards. Your role will involve raising awareness of the Internal Control Framework (ICF), conducting operational and financial reviews/audits, providing expert guidance on risk management and controls, and acting as a primary liaison for finance-related risk and compliance matters.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Raise awareness of the Internal Control Framework (ICF) and identify areas for improvement, proposing mitigation measures where necessary.
  • Support the company's annual assessment of internal controls as a second line of defence mechanism.
  • Conduct on-site operational and financial reviews/audits, including testing SOX and non-SOX internal controls and business processes.
  • Provide expert guidance and support to the first-line management team on the implementation and assessment of the ICF, ensuring adequate performance of internal controls.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for liaison between Finance and internal and external parties regarding risk and compliance matters.
  • Offer risk management and controls subject matter expertise on finance projects and respond to ad-hoc requests from finance and operations teams.
  • Advise the Finance Senior Leadership Team and broader Finance on effective risk management processes and drive the adoption of best practices.
  • Serve as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Representative for Finance, including incident reporting, monitoring compliance with training requirements, and acting as a central point of liaison for GDPR queries.
  • Manage BU risk management within the BBC, identifying strategic risks in finance activities, designing mitigated controls, and updating the Finance Central Risk register bi-annually.


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Professional certification such as CPA, CISA, or equivalent is preferred.
  • Extensive experience in finance, internal controls, risk management, or audit roles.
  • Strong understanding of SOX compliance requirements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven track record of driving process improvements and implementing best practices.
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