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Founded in December 2013, FinTrU is a multi‐award winning RegTech company in the Financial Services sector that is committed to giving local talent the opportunity to work on the global stage with the largest International Investment Banks.

FinTrU works with clients to design technology enabled solutions to help them meet their regulatory obligations in areas such as Legal, Risk, Compliance, KYC, Operations, Consultancy and Technology. FinTrU’s clients are all global Investment Banks, based in North America, Europe and Asia, and the company employs over 700 people across Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, London and New York. FinTrU’s business model is to provide technology enabled solutions to clients to augment and support their existing internal functions.

Whilst managed as a profit‐driven organisation, Darragh McCarthy, Founder & CEO also considers FinTrU as having a social purpose to create high‐quality professional employment. FinTrU cares deeply about its culture and places great focus on its company values of Partnership, Passion, People and Professionalism.

In December 2020, FinTrU was named as the 42nd fastest growing company across the UK, and sole representative from Northern Ireland, in the Virgin Atlantic Sunday Times Fast Track 100 League Table. 

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Job Details: Audit/Compliance Assurance Professional

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Audit/Compliance Assurance Professional
United Kingdom
Belfast or Derry/Londonderry
The rapid growth of FinTrU’s business means a parallel increase in risk to the organisation and has led to the establishment of a robust Risk & Compliance function (“FinTrU Compliance”). An effective risk, compliance and governance framework will drive compliance with regulatory, statutory and other obligations as well as helping to enhance business efficiencies and support progress towards achieving FinTrU’s strategic objectives.​ The role reports directly to the Internal Risk & Compliance Lead and will have considerable exposure to FinTrU’s Senior Management.
FinTrU is looking for an ambitious and highly skilled Audit/Compliance Assurance professional to join its Internal Risk & Compliance function.

This opportunity will be at our Senior Associate level and the successful candidate may be located in either our Belfast or North West Offices.

Role Responsibilities
  • Create and implement a Compliance Assurance Framework for FinTrU (including the development of policies & procedures, training (if required), infrastructure, etc.)
  • Develop an annual Compliance Assurance Plan based on significant risks to FinTrU, submitting the plan to the Risk & Compliance Manager and Executive Committee for approval
  • Implement the Compliance Assurance Plan, as approved, including any special projects assigned by the Risk & Compliance Manager or requested by senior management
  • Monitor, assess and report on the application by the organisation of its internal control processes
  • Work with the first line of defence to put in place robust and effective Risk & Control Self-Assessments so that FinTrU Compliance can monitor and report on their effectiveness
  • Report significant issues relating to the processes for controlling the activities of the company and provide information concerning such issues through to resolution
  • Issue quarterly reports to the Executive Committee addressing the results of audits conducted, summarising observations and recommendations made and management responses to the audit findings

Essential Experience
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Minimum of four years’ experience in an Internal Audit and/or Compliance Assurance role

Desirable Experience
  • Qualified (or working towards a qualification) – ACA/ACCA/CIA  
  • Knowledge and experience of ISO270001:2013

Person Specification
  • A strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, fluid, and growing team environment
  • Strong organisational, planning and process management skills
  • Able to build credibility and strong relationships with stakeholders in a cross-functional environment, with ability to influence and engage in constructive challenge
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills, verbal and written; ability to take information and present it to stakeholders in a non-complex manner
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving ability
We reserve the right to alter or amend the shortlisting criteria at any time during the process.
Bachelor's Degree
4 years
Full Time
Generous company pension scheme
Private medical insurance
Health cash plan
Life assurance
Income protection
Minimum 25 days annual leave, plus ten bank holidays
Personal training budget
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Employee Assistance Programme
Company-funded Christmas and Summer Parties (virtually for now!)
Diverse and inclusive social and cultural calendar
Cycle to Work scheme
Competitive salary
Performance related bonus award
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