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Group Financial Compliance Assistant (12 month FTC)

Leeds, United Kingdom
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Please note that this role is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.


The Group Financial Compliance team is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the Finance Internal Control Framework. The team is also responsible for monitoring compliance with upholding Burberry's Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation. The ideal candidate will be responsible for assisting management with full administrative support and compliance monitoring to ensure control standards are maintained.


• Assisting in the design, development and maintenance of the Finance Internal Controls Framework and AEO Compliance Framework;
• Facilitating the monthly financial control declarations and reporting the results to senior management across the business;
• Conducting reviews to verify the effectiveness of controls, and working with stakeholders at all levels to ensure issues can be rectified;
• Ensuring the Finance Internal Controls Framework is fully integrated with other business areas (e.g. IT, Supply Chain, HR etc.);
• Assisting with monthly management reporting and providing support with producing MI on compliance matters;
• Supporting the delivery of education and training to the business regarding its approach to risk and embedding a controls culture;
• Assisting with one-off compliance matters as directed by the Senior Manager;
• Managing Committee meetings, preparing meeting packs, coordinating invitations and writing up meeting minutes
• Supporting business teams in the ongoing maintenance and adherence to AEO-related obligations;
• Performing AEO-related business process reviews to assess compliance to agreed policies and procedures, and reporting results to the AEO Steering Committee;
• Supporting business teams in designing and/or updating existing AEO-related processes to ensure efficient and effective processes exist;
• Managing the Group Financial Compliance mailbox;
• Keeping up to date with relevant regulations and staying abreast of best practice internal controls concepts


• A good understanding of internal controls
• Administrative assistant experience or in a similar administrative role
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build, maintain and work collaboratively with stakeholder at all levels
• Excellent organisational and time management skills
• Ability to deliver high quality work with accurate attention to detail
• Self-motivated with a desire to add value
• Displays enthusiasm, drive and commitment and has the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment
• Is resilient and able to operate comfortably in an environment that is subject to frequent change
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || Leeds || FINANCE & OPERATIONS || GROUP FINANCIAL COMPLIANCE || n/a ||


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