Conflicts Manager - Perm - UK Wide Conflicts Manager - Perm - UK Wide …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Conflicts Manager - Perm - UK Wide
The Opportunity

We have a current vacancy for a Conflicts Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a great team at a time of significant regulatory change within the profession.


Within the professional services environment, appropriate risk management is fundamental to the successful delivery of our client services and promotion and protection of our brand. Within EY, the Risk Management group (Independence, Legal, Enterprise and General Risk, and Data Protection) is responsible for the promotion, protection and support of risk management within the business. The group aims to uphold our business standards, maintain and enhance the value of the brand, and ensure that the firm complies with the rules and regulations imposed on it in relation to the conduct of its business.
The Conflicts Manager is part of the Independence Team (led by the Independence Partner for UK and Ireland) which forms part of the UK&I Risk Management Group and reports directly to senior management. There are currently 20 members in the Independence Team (including conflicts) and a combined total of around 75 individuals within RM and Legal.

Your Key Responsibilities

The Conflicts Manager reports to the firm's Ethics Partner and ultimately to the Risk Managing Partner.
The primary responsibility of the role is to analyse and make decisions on conflicts and other compliance issues for mandates already undertaken or to be undertaken by the Firm. This is done taking into account legal, regulatory and firm requirements, as well as reputational and commercial implications.
Accordingly, the role includes the following responsibilities:
  • Liaising with partners and employees to establish whether a conflict of interest exists, or is likely to in future, often in the context of a range of related matters, many of which include highly complex transactions.
  • Assessing whether new mandates can be accepted in line with current conflicts and other regulatory rules, as well as internal policies, across the full range of practice areas within the firm.
  • Assessing whether material changes to existing mandates create any conflict or other compliance issues for the firm.
  • Determining any applicable conditions upon which mandates can be accepted or continued.
  • Analysing information contained in the Firm's client/engagement management systems.
  • Establishing and monitoring information barriers within the firm, and assisting to resolve risk issues that arise.
  • Liaising with and indirectly managing the offshore team.
  • Collaborating with the wider global conflicts network on policies and procedures.
  • Dealing with ad hoc questions/queries from Partners and employees relating to conflicts of interest and other engagement risk issues.
The role is permanent, full time and is based in the London office.

Skills and attributes for success
  • Previous conflicts management experience is essential (financial services, legal practice or similar)
To qualify for the role you must have

The role holder will be expected to have the following attributes:
  • Very strong analytical and interpretation skills; ability to think strategically and handle complex concepts in a timely manner.
  • Service orientated and commercially-minded at solving problems.
  • The ability to communicate with colleagues at all levels including delivering tough messages to senior leaders.
  • Adaptable and flexible with good team working skills and the ability to multi-task.
Ideally, you'll also have
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with service lines and develop an excellent understanding of their business.
What we look for
  • Ability to work to pre-determined deadlines and meet objectives under pressure.

What working at EY offers We offer a competitive remuneration package where you'll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that's right for you
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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