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Are you looking to combine your passion of audit & compliance, data protection, privacy and risk management, with your love for gaming?

Then look no further than this exciting new opportunity to join the Square Enix family as our Privacy Audit & Compliance Manager based in the London Office. In this role, you’ll be working closely with key stakeholders to design, implement, deliver, and maintain a companywide internal and external privacy audit & compliance program.

You’ll also be helping the Privacy Team to continue to build maturity and drive a culture of risk, data protection and privacy awareness across our global teams and offices.


Key Deliverables:

  • Advise the business on best practices and standards in audit & compliance.

  • Design, implement, deliver and maintain a companywide internal and external audit & compliance process based on the NIST Privacy and ISO 27701 frameworks.

  • Carry out general privacy and risk compliance audits across the organisation and report findings back to the Data Protection Officer and Privacy team, including:

  • Regular compliance reviews of websites. (Cookies, consent, etc.)

  • Regular marketing privacy compliance reviews.

  • In-game privacy notification and consent reviews

  • Internal and external system privacy reviews, e.g., to assess rights requests, data minimisation and data retention etc.

  • Audit against Square Enix governance and approved procedures across company processing activities.

  • Work with the Privacy Risk Senior Manager to verify that the operationalisation of risk assessment mitigating controls have been successfully implemented.

  • Proactively identify opportunities to carry out data protection impact assessments across the business.

  • Work with and influence key stakeholders across the business to proactively help them understand relevant controls and procedures.

  • Design, implement and deliver compliance related training for the wider business.

Knowledge & Experience:


  • Audit / compliance management experience.

  • Good working knowledge of Data Protection and Privacy laws.

  • A sound understanding of risk and project management.

  • Experienced in designing, implementing, and delivering companywide internal and external compliance processes and policies.

  • Ability to translate complex requirements into real life scenarios.

  • Team player who thrives on proactively building and maintaining stakeholder relationships at all levels.

  • Effective problem solver and critical thinker.

  • Ability to assess and interpret data and present findings to varying levels of stakeholders.

  • Possess outstanding organizational and communication skills.

  • A high level of discretion, confidentiality, and diplomacy.

  • A natural empathiser who understands the benefits of putting people first.

  • Excellent organisational skills.


  • Experience in auditing against NIST Privacy Framework.

  • Experienced in auditing against ISO 27701.

  • CIPP qualification or equivalent. (Professional development will be provided for the right candidate).

  • Risk qualification (IRM or similar).

  • Audit / Compliance qualification e.g. CMIIA qualified.

Our goal at Square Enix is to hire, retain, develop and promote the best talent, regardless of age, gender, race, religious, belief, sexual orientation or physical ability.

Our pledge to D&I

At Square Enix we believe in the importance of being a diverse and global company, and we stand firmly together against any forms of injustice, intolerance, harassment or discrimination. In our effort to create a truly diverse workforce, we pledge to continue to raise awareness in every step of the employee experience, from recruitment to promotions to ensure equal opportunities for all. One of our goals is to champion diversity in games and at work and work together to inspire real change.

Learning and education around D&I will be a key element for us to continue to grow as an organization. With unconscious bias training, D&I workshops and a variety of initiatives to give our employees the opportunity to be heard and be part of that change to achieve real equality. We need all our efforts to continue to build our culture of inclusion and equality.

We are also proud to partner with UKIE's Raise the Game pledge, BAME in Games and Women in Games, to name a few.

Hybrid Working Policy

Square Enix is pleased to be an employer that offers flexibility within the workplace.

We have a hybrid working policy which allows employees to work from the comfort of their home, three days per week, and in our amazing Blackfriars office for the other two.

Or, if being in the Office is your preference, you can choose three days working from our office and two days working from home. The choice is yours!