Independence Operations Manager

Location: Dublin 2. Type: Permanent. Salary: Negotiable . Reference# DH100513


Our client a leading Professional Services firm in Dublin City Centre is looking to grow their internal Independence team by appointing an experienced Manager. The Independence team provides critical support to the business to ensure the company comply with Auditor Independence requirements. The role of Independence is to ensure there is an effective Independence quality control framework in place to assist Partners and our People with the application of Independence policy, to maintain Operational and Compliance systems, and encourage and support consultation. The opportunity will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to develop a highly rewarding profile within the organisation.  You would also develop a niche and specialised knowledge in Compliance and Independence policy, as well as learning how a Compliance function operates, and enhancing your knowledge of Compliance systems and Operations.


  • Understanding and implementing global policies and guidance relating to personal Independence, and business relationships
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with the organisations service lines risk teams, marketing teams, and other member Independence teams
  • Managing and responding to queries from internal and client facing teams on business relationship and personal Independence matters, ensuring queries are answered within the required timeframe, informing other staff of consultations they are responsible for, and ensuring that consultations are filed promptly and appropriately
  • Applying judgment to understand Independence system search results and to distinguish relevant search matches.  Accumulating the search results and applying policy to conclude on business relationship requests
  • Assisting in various Operations and Compliance activities and projects as they arise
  • Responding to Independence queries by engaging with all different areas


  • Third level qualification in accounting, or related area
  • Experience working in professional services is essential, minimum 4 years
  • Knowledge and prior experience in Independence and / or Compliance would be highly regarded, preferably from a large professional services firm
  • Knowledgeable of the regulatory bodies (ASIC/AICPA/PCAOB/SEC) and their role in the accounting profession
  • Outstanding communication (both spoken and written) and people skills
  • Strong prioritisation skills
  • Able to apply critical thinking in evaluating different business scenarios/outcomes
  • Knowledge of corporate structures and financial products


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