Regulation and Compliance Director - Mergers & Acquisitions (Accountancy Sector)
  • Job title:Regulation and Compliance Director - Mergers & Acquisitions (Accountancy Sector)
  • Location:Remote
  • Job Level:Director
  • Business Area:Head Office Functions
  • Contract Type:Permanent
  • Ref number:AZ02962

Want a career where no two days are the same?; Ready to return to work and redefine your career aspirations whilst leaving room for flexibility?; Are you interested in working for a rapidly evolving company?

Who are Azets

Azets are a leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisers operating across the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, we have over a wide network of employees and an abundance of inspiring opportunities to join one of our many offices!

We are a top ten accountancy firm in the UK and are the number one largest SME practice.


The opportunity 


We are looking for a Regulation and Compliance Director to support our Mergers & Acquisition (M&A) function. 


This is an interesting opportunity for a candidate to become a key influence in our Merges & Acquisitions team. Azets is an acquisitive professional services business in the UK and Ireland with strong ambitions to grow both organically and by acquisition. This role may suit a candidate currently working in Regulation and Compliance in the Accountancy/Finance arena or those providing advice to the Accountancy/Finance sector.

Day to day duties


  • Surface regulatory and compliance risk in target entities by the delivery of detailed due diligence  
  •  Design of and support in the delivery of, an implementation plan for post-acquisition of a business into the Group 

  • Apply continuous improvement to Firm’s due diligence process in Regulation and Compliance workstream

  • Engage with regulators as required, complete all required documentation and communications to effect the clearance and seamless acquisition, transition and support process for acquired entities, including ensuring all regulatory licences are in place to trade from the outset 

  • Provide Advice and Guidance regarding compliance and regulations to M&A team pre-acquisition and throughout the due diligence process to support acquisition structure decisions 

  • Tailor and deliver effective operational implementation to achieve consistent Practice quality and regulatory compliance in newly acquired businesses  

  • Work closely with the UK Head of Risk and Compliance and the leaders of the M&A team in the delivery of excellence in the Regulatory and Compliance M&A workstream 

  • Draft due diligence reports for the Regulatory and Compliance M&A workstream, to tight deadlines

What are we looking for?

  • Strong communication skills – to assimilate, record and then disseminate complex and often technical information into appropriate summarised format
  • Ability to derive practical and workable solutions to identified risks generated in the above  

  • Project management skills 

  • Ability to deliver to deadlines 

  • Strong to Excellent awareness and practical experience in delivery/adherence to the many laws, regulations and complex compliance and ethical standards required to be met by a multi service Accountancy and Audit firm in the UK (An EU/ Nordics awareness is advantageous but not essential).  

  • Working knowledge of Insolvency Regulations advantageous but not essential 

  • Awareness of FCA requirements in financial services advantageous 

  • Practical experience of merger/acquisition ideally drawn from accountancy sector 

  • Strong practical knowledge and experience in the areas of AML, Investment Business, Audit, Practice Assurance and Client Money Regulations

  • In addition, practical experience in the acquisition process through to implementation is preferred


Please note, whilst this is a remote role, travel will be required across the UK and Ireland on an ad hoc basis as part of the M&A process. 

What's in it for you?

Our benefits include hybrid & flexible working, birthday leave, professional subscription and much more. You can find out more about how we reward our colleagues - Careers | Rewards And Benefits | Azets UK

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