Auditing & Compliance Manager - Data Privacy

  • Wolters Kluwer
  • Nov 16, 2020
Full time Compliance

Job Description

Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.  Wolters Kluwer combines deep domain knowledge with specialized technology. Our portfolio offers software tools coupled with content and services that customers need to make decisions with confidence. Every day, our customers make critical decisions to help save lives, improve the way we do business, build better judicial and regulatory systems. We help them get it right.

The Auditing & Compliance Manager - Data Privacy will be responsible for overseeing the Data Privacy activities within our Tax and Accounting Division, representing the division on Data Privacy matters and coordinating with the Data Privacy Leaders. Primary focus will be on ensuring global and local Data Privacy polices are developed and implemented, applied consistently and tested across the division. Also, he/she will be responsible for providing necessary support to business units in performing SOC audits, customer audits and customer due diligence on Data Privacy matters.

The Auditing & Compliance Manager - Data Privacy will be responsible for ensuring demonstrable compliance with GDPR and other applicable data privacy laws, creating policies to protect the Division against data privacy risks, implementing new data privacy laws and ensuring consistency with global regulations as well as across our TAA division. The Auditing & Compliance Manager - Data Privacy will manage (dotted line) Data Privacy Coordinators in each business unit and will oversee the Data Privacy communities (still to be created in some of the local business units).


  • Serve as first point of contact for the Division and Corporate Privacy Office for data privacy matters within the Division

  • Advise and support Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting Division on data privacy programs, processes, and data privacy laws, regulations and requirements (including GDPR and CCPA) to all Division stakeholders

  • Monitor US and international data privacy developments, trends and legislation, and identify related best practices and impact for Wolters Kluwer and TAA specifically

  • Manage and coordinate the implementation of (new) privacy initiatives (e.g. new legislation) and the continuous improvement cycle of existing privacy programs and processes

  • Create, develop and enhance data privacy compliance tools, such as data privacy impact assessments and contract templates for third party agreements

  • Responsible for accuracy and completeness of processing within Wolters Kluwer’s PrivacyEYE tool

  • Monitor and report on the division’s compliance and programs

  • Work with sales organization as needed to support customer-oriented privacy needs and inquiries

  • Support and coordinate privacy related matters in connection with M&A and divestment activities with the responsible business lead

  • Support the execution of audits, internal, and external, including potentially client oriented

  • Coordinate and prepare the Divisional Privacy Office meeting structure

  • Provide advice to Information Security and IT teams on data privacy matters and support them as they evaluate privacy implications of, and implement effective privacy solutions for their business activities involving the collection and use of personal data

  • Advise on data incident response issues, including breach notifications and remediation plans

  • Contribute to ongoing programs and continuous improvement with a focus on establishing best practices and evolution of the Privacy Office organization

  • Key contact for Global Data Privacy Leader



  • Bachelor/Master degree (J.D. a plus)

  • Strong affinity for working with IT systems and processes, ability to partner with IT Leaders in system / app design to manage DP related processes

  • Consulting / IT background is preferred

  • Fluency in English as a business language required


  • At least 3 years of experience in managing data privacy matters in a global organization

  • Working in a medium to large company overseeing business control/risk management activities

  • Experience supporting a software business, especially cloud based, strongly preferred

  • Familiarity with GDPR and experience in implementation and maintenance of GDPR standards strongly preferred

  • A CIPP (Certified Information Privacy Professional) or equivalent certification preferred

  • Experience with advising on / implementing data privacy, including GDPR and related best practices

  • Cross-country / cross-geography project management experience is preferred

  • Experience in building and leveraging an international network and working effectively cross functionally

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with advanced technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2019 annual revenues of €4.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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Wolters Kluwer and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected status.