VP Global Finance Services Controls, Compliance and Policy



London, United Kingdom
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

Work location - UK Flexible 

Who are Experian?

We unlock the power of data to create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. At life’s big moments – from buying a home or car, to sending a child to university, to growing a business exponentially by connecting it with new customers – we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence so they can maximize every opportunity.

For more than 125 years, we’ve helped consumers and clients prosper, and economies and communities flourish – and we’re not done.

Our 17,800 people in 45 countries believe the possibilities for you, and our world, are growing. We’re investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow.

Job Description

The role…
Here at Experian, Global Finance Services Operations (Global Finance Services Ops) is a global organisation comprising 4 main offshore centres in Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Malaysia together with small onshore teams in North America, UK, and Colombia. Approx. 500 FTE (50% of global finance) are now located in the GFS Ops organisation and activities range from Accounts Payable, to Cash Collections, to Payroll to Accounting and Controllership and FP&As

This role is critical to driving and delivering the control and compliance strategy within Global Finance Service Operations

What you’ll be doing…

The role has primary responsibility for driving the control and compliance strategy through:

  • The role has a team of 6 FTE located across UK, Costa Rica, Bulgaria and Malaysia supporting the control framework in each GFS centre.
  • Creating and leading on the strategy for Controls and Compliance within GFS Ops
  • Identifying and implementing best practice technology to automate controls and drive a proactive controls framework
  • Leading on ICFR implementation within GFS Ops
  • Leading on and delivering Governance frameworks for compliance within GFS Ops
  • Mitigating risks and loss events across GFS Ops
  • Leading on global audit delivery
  • Ensuring compliance of GFS Ops with Global and Regional Policies
  • Monitoring Controls and Policy compliance through reporting and KPIs
  • Designing 1LoD Controls within GFS, RACI and hand offs with stakeholders to ensure clarity of process and control
  • Reviewing existing controls against Risk control matrix to ensure risks are mitigated
  • Improving controls and processes throughout the GFS
  • Drive continuous improvement and efficiency processes, share best practice between regions and teams
  • Considering new risks, and mitigating controls
  • Providing support to members of GFS regarding process controls

Could this be the role for you? Here’s what we’re ideally looking for:

Functional and Technical skills:

  • A strong drive to understand the key Controls of a business.
  • Excellent numeracy and analytical problem-solving capabilities.
  • Presence, gravitas, and ability to influence senior stakeholders in both finance and non-finance roles.
  • Adaptability to change and a proven track record of working in a fast -paced matrix organisation and with key working relationships being geographically remote.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of technical accounting – e.g., revenue recognition, capex, etc.
  • High confidence and ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with several stakeholders across the finance function.


  • A tangible track record of independently improving the efficiency, accuracy and insight provided by finance processes.



  • CIMA / ACCA or equivalent qualification
  • Experience of working in a SOx or equivalent regulated organisation

Additional Information

Why choose us?

Our colleagues’ health and wellbeing is a top priority for us, that’s why our reward, benefits and wellbeing programmes are designed so you can come to work feeling your very best self. Our benefits focus on health, money and lifestyle so you can tailor your benefits to your own personal needs. Whether it’s your physical and mental wellness, getting to work or planning for the future, we have a range of flexible options to have you covered!

At Experian we are committed to building an inclusive culture and to creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work. We care about work that works, whether that’s about where you work or adjusting your hours to fit better with your life. Our flexible working practices, including our hybrid working model where employees can split their working time between the office and their home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our business as well as our people. So that you can love where you work please discuss what works for you with your recruiter during the hiring process.


Could this be the role for you? Apply now to start your journey with Experian.

To learn more about our culture and what it’s really like to work here, check out our interactive guide here: https://view.pagetiger.com/experianguideforcandidates/1

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