Group Financial Compliance Assistant

City:  Leeds
Location:  GB


Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.


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
  • Supporting the delivery of education and training to the business regarding its approach to risk and embedding a controls culture
  • 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.)
  • 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
  • Assisting with one-off compliance matters as directed by the Senior Manager and/or Director of Financial Compliance
  • Assisting with monthly management reporting and providing support with producing MI on compliance matters
  • Managing Steering Committee meetings, preparing meeting packs, coordinating invitations and writing up meeting minutes
  • Keeping up to date with relevant regulations and staying abreast of best practice internal controls concepts


  • 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
  • Proven experience in a compliance/audit role
  • A relevant Internal Controls Qualification
  • A good understanding of internal controls, fraud and risk management requirements in a complex organisation

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