Compliance Associate

Omnicom Europe Limited

Location: London, Southwark

Job type: Graduate job, full-time, permanent

Job title: Compliance Associate

Sectors: Accounting, Finance, Compliance, Company Secretariat

Omnicom ( is one of the world’s leading global marketing, advertising and public relations companies. A Fortune 250 company, Omnicom is listed on the NYSE and had a global turnover of $14.6 billion in 2023. Omnicom agencies produce outstanding creative work for global clients as diverse as Apple, McDonald’s, Mars, adidas, GSK, Singapore Airlines and Volkswagen.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with an interest in developing a career to join our award-winning UK Tax & Company Secretariat team in a fascinating and fast-moving industry.  

Your key responsibilities:

Working across Omnicom’s in-house tax and Co Sec teams the Compliance Associate role will help to ensure that Omnicom’s compliance obligations are met.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting in the UK tax compliance process for 120+ UK entities. This will include:
  • Completion of corporate tax returns;
  • Responding to enquiries from HMRC;
  • Processing the quarterly tax payments to HMRC.
  •  Supporting with the Company Secretariat compliance process for 120+ UK entities. This will include:
  • Companies House filings;
  • Monitoring & updating our internal global entity management system (GEMS);
  • Preparing minutes for declaration of dividends and approval of statutory accounts
  • Assisting with the management of various other internal compliance and reporting systems
  • Assisting the team in the adoption of new IT solutions to automate tax compliance processes
  • Researching and documenting technical points, including tax & Company Secretariat
  • Assisting other members of the wider tax and Company Secretariat team with various tasks and ad hoc projects, such as:
  • Letters and other correspondence with HMRC/Companies House
  • Global dividend tracking and approval 
  •  Building strong relationships and rapport with internal and external stakeholders.

Training & support:

We will provide financial support towards a Tax, Accountancy or Company Secretariat professional qualification after successful completion of a probation period.

We will also support your professional career development with mentorship from colleagues the wider tax and Company Secretariat teams

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate should have:

  • Enthusiastic attitude to work
  • Good problem-solving and numerical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong people skills with an ability to work collaboratively with the wider organisation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proven ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • A good understanding of Office 365, and the ability to utilise new IT systems quickly 
  • An ability to manage and analyse different sources of data to improve processes

Academic requirements:

  • Minimum 2:1 degree
  • Minimum 128 UCAS Tariff points from 3 A-Levels or equivalent

Interview process:

After the initial screening of CVs, candidates will undertake a numerical reasoning and written skills assessments. Successful candidates will then be asked to attend a two-staged interview process. 

Applicants will need to provide documentary evidence of their right to work in the UK. 

Omnicom Management Limited is an equal opportunities employer and therefore emphasises, in accordance with employment law that recruitment and selection decisions will not be made on the grounds of sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief, disability or age. 

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