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Compliance and Risk Manager

Bishop Fleming UK
Exeter, Devon (GB)
£Highly Competitive plus Excellent Benefits
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

Job Details

About the role

Are you a qualified accountant looking for a new challenge? A role where you are working with an internal set of clients? A role where you can help to ensure the firm are effectively managing risk and complying with regulations? We have a fantastic opportunity for a qualified accountant who is looking to use their existing skills and experience in a slightly different position with an equally interesting career pathway.

Working in the Risk and Compliance team you will be involved in supporting the business as we grow. Splitting your time between working on day-to-day tasks and firm wide projects; this is a varied role where no two days are the same!

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working collaboratively across all teams to provide best practice advice and embed practical procedures to mitigate risk.
  • Overseeing the execution of compliance and regulatory audits, ensuring adherence to procedures and following up on any required actions under the ICAEW Practice Assurance scheme.
  • Reporting into quality management systems such as ISQM1
  • Coordinating and playing a major role in supporting external reviews from our regulators.
  • Ensuring regulations in areas such as Anti Money Laundering and Data Protection are adhered to.
  • Assisting our responsible business team with Supplier initiatives including developing supply chain procedures.
  • Working on ad hoc projects throughout the year with many opportunities to be involved in firmwide initiatives.

About you

To be considered for the role, you will have: 

  • ACA/ACCA qualification (or equivalent).
  • Experience of working within a professional services firm or internal audit/audit function.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that enable you to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and to respond to issues quickly and calmly. Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • A proactive approach to work with strong prioritisation and organisation skills.

Why Bishop Fleming?

Bishop Fleming is an independent leading provider of audit, accountancy, tax, and advisory services in the UK. With a turnover of £38.4m, the firm saw growth of 15.5% per cent over the last 12 months.

From owner-managed businesses, SMEs, and large businesses; to entrepreneurs and private individuals; Bishop Fleming has a wealth of knowledge and experience in areas such as internal and external audit, corporate and personal tax, corporate finance and deals and accounting services.

Bishop Fleming is currently ranked 33 in the Accountancy Age league table and is the number one provider of audit services multi-academy trusts in the academy sector. The firm was also ranked fifth in the inaugural UK Accountancy Age Mid-Tier Power Index.

With 8 offices spanning from the West Midlands to the South West, the firm has 43 partners and nearly 500 staff, and is a certified Great Place to Work®.

Bishop Fleming is a member of Kreston Global, a global network of independent accounting firms in more than 100 countries. 

We are a firm that thinks clients, people and communities. As a member of Business in the Community (BITC) we are focussed on improving our responsible business practices and collectively making positive impacts for the benefit of society.

If that’s not enough, we offer a fantastic range of benefits including: 

  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and a Christmas break.
  • Hybrid and flexible working 
  • A contributory Pension scheme 
  • Life assurance and critical illness cover
  • Simply Health plan giving access to (and reimbursement for) multiple health services and complementary therapies
  • Perkbox discounts and rewards platform offering over 4,000 perks and discounts.
  • Yulife employee wellbeing app 
  • Social events both internal and external; across the firm 
  • Numerous opportunities for personal and career development 

We welcome applicants who would like the flexibility in their working arrangements, including working from home or part time working, which may help to accommodate parent or carer responsibilities, further studies and activities outside of work.

We are committed to welcoming new people into an inclusive working environment, where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential.  We support a culture where people are valued and treated fairly with respect and differences are understood and celebrated. 

The more varied our workforce, the broader the expertise within our business. The broader our expertise, the greater our chances of innovation and success. That's why we're committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion at every level.


Bishop Fleming are an innovative Top 30 accountancy practice that offer a refreshingly different culture to other accountancy firms.

What makes our culture different? For starters, investing in and developing our people is at the heart of everything that we do, that’s one of the reasons why we’ve been ranked as one of the Top 5 Best Accounting firms to work for.

We’re expanding rapidly and have a network of offices across the South West and West Midlands. We’ve just recruited a record number of graduate trainees and are not stopping there….we are looking to continue with this trend as we begin recruiting for our 2022/23 trainee intake.

We have Graduate and Industrial Placement vacancies available in CBS, Audit and Tax throughout our business – by joining us you will get real responsibility quickly and will get to play a key role in helping your clients businesses succeed.

You will start your career with us in either our CBS, Audit or Tax service lines, but will have the opportunity to gain experience in other specialisms such as Restructuring and Corporate Finance to ensure that you become a rounded business advisor.

Check out our careers site ( and our Glassdoor page to find out more and hear from some our existing trainees on what it’s like to work here.

Company info
01392 448800
Stratus House

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