Senior Compliance Consultant EiC Project

Location UK-Newcastle upon Tyne
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Senior Compliance Consultant with EiC - Excellence in Controls Project team

We are recruiting for 3 Permanent members of the Compliance team who will take a 12-month secondment initially into the Excellence in Controls Project team to guide and support in the design and embedding of the Business Control Frameworks, and then move into the wider Compliance team.


Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

Become an integral part of the Excellence in Control (EiC) project team for the Design and Embed phases.
Assisting in the design and documentation of business appropriate controls across the areas in scope.
Using a process driven approach, identify control overlap and address to ensure an efficient and lean output in relation to control design.
Assisting in the design, documentation and delivery of plans to drive the successful embedment of the design controls through education, awareness and the successful transfer of ownership.
Contribute in the design objectives and testing of the GRC tool to drive consistency, efficiency and a technological approach to support the initial embedding and ongoing monitoring of the Business Control Frameworks.
Producing high quality output, pitched to a level suitable to the audience.
Assisting in preparing and co-ordinating agendas, reports and papers for the relevant committees / project meetings.
Providing hand-on support and assistance across the business in the form of guidance, support and challenge
Developing and maintaining good working relationships with all areas of the business
Provide a stable and consistent conduit between the 2nd Line functions and EiC project team.


Key performance indicators:

Delivery of the Excellence in Controls Project, within the agreed timescales.
Successful interface the guidance, support and challenge of the 2nd line into the project delivery bringing value and supporting an outcome which is right for Sage.
Key stakeholders:

VP, Finance and Integration
Compliance Director
Risk Director
Function SMEs


Skills, know-how and experience:


Must have:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good presentation and written skills
Practical, approach to control design
Strong delivery focus, ability to perform on a timely basis and with accuracy, and to work well under pressure within a changing environment
Self-starter, able to work on your own initiative, and as part of a team
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with team members and all levels of management within the company, up to and including executive stakeholders
Capable of multi-tasking whilst maintaining high quality performance
Capacity to travel (20% - 30%)


         •     Experience working in a multi-national organisation

         •     Previous use of a Global Risk and Compliance Tool

         •     Language skills would be desirable (although not essential)

Technical / professional qualifications:

Recognised qualifications, or a minimum five years’ compliance management or operational experience
Broad understanding of the applicable legal and regulatory environment in which Sage operates

Company Information

Our Story

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


An innovator today and tomorrow     

Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


Inventing the future 

We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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