Aon are currently recruiting a Compliance Manager to join our team in Cardiff.
The Compliance Manager will be primarily responsible for :
- Working in close partnership with the Affinity business and other stakeholders to ensure that regulatory and Aon policy requirements are understood and effectively implemented.
- Supporting projects and regulatory initiatives where required.
Headquartered in London, Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.
Aon is an equal opportunities employer. Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.
About the Role
As a Compliance Manager some of your key responsibilities will involve:
- Provide compliance support for delivering the Affinity strategy and business model.
- Provide training on regulatory topics for Affinity business units where required.
- Work with directors, senior managers and operations staff of the Affinity business areas to help them understand regulatory demands, work with them to address these in a collaborative and pragmatic way and oversee effective operation of compliance systems and controls.
- Provide support to the Approved Persons for events such as Proactive Engagement meetings, other meetings and ‘deep dives’ as required.
- Become a ‘trusted advisor’ of the Affinity business, engaging with them early on to provide advice on the development of new products and services or significant changes to business processes.
- Ensure regulatory/compliance queries raised by the Affinity business are resolved satisfactorily.
- Provide regulatory/compliance advice to the Affinity business on projects, providing tailored solutions to regulatory issues, and oversee the implementation of regulatory change.
- Liaise with other compliance areas and act as the ‘bridge’ between these and the Affinity business to ensure the business has access to the right compliance resources.
- Work with Affinity business areas to ensure and facilitate the addressing of remedial actions following compliance monitoring reports.
- Ensure Affinity business areas have comprehensive regulatory knowledge to understand the impact of rules and regulations, including delivery of approved training.
- Contribute to the development of compliance policies and work with Business Units to embed them within operations.
- Provide support to the wider Compliance team through periods of unexpected workloads and challenge.
- Provide regulatory/compliance advice to the business on projects, providing tailored solutions to regulatory issues, and oversee the implementation of regulatory change.
- Support the development of the SM&CR framework as required
- Approved Person framework support as required
- Contribute to the strategy and direction of Compliance to ensure an effective function across Aon UK Limited.
- Act as an ambassador for the Compliance team.
- Responsible for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company.
As a Compliance Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
- Degree level or equivalent
- Specialist compliance/regulatory qualification (e.g. CII)
Experience, Knowledge & Skills
- Proactive and enthusiastic towards compliance subjects.
- Confidence and credibility to face off to the organisation’s most senior management and directors.
- Ability to analyse rules and guidance and assess their impact on different business areas.
- Knowledge of regulatory issues facing Aon and, specifically, the business area supported.
- Able to demonstrate commercial awareness business acumen, strategic planning.
- Ability to influence decision making in view of a business area’s financial priorities and market conditions.
- Demonstrate excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
- Ability to encourage action in a diplomatic fashion.
- Team player.
Salary and Benefits
This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare, childcare vouchers and additional holiday.