Compliance Assistant

Job Ref: SBJ273736
Sector (PP or In-house): Private Practice
Practice Area: Regulatory
Date Added: 01 December 2017
  • London, England, UK & Channel Islands
  • £30,000 - £40,000 per Annum
  • Sarah Boxall
  • 02030964545

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Our client, a leading internationally focused law firm, seeks a Compliance Assistant on a 12 month fixed term contract basis to cover maternity leave. Their risk and compliance function is expanding and you will be working with a collegiate and supportive compliance team. You will principally assist with KYC, ensuring that the firm complies with a range of money laundering regulations. This will include:

  • Opening new client matters;
  • Carrying out KYC and risk analysis of new clients;
  • Dealing with enquiries from finance, partners, fee earners and support staff re AML checks;
  • Supporting the Senior Compliance Officer on day-to-day tasks and projects, providing excellent variety and high levels of responsibility;
  • Assisting with high level risk client reviews and development of firm's AML processes and procedures.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 2-5 years' experience in a similar compliance position - experience of AML/KYC directly from a UK law firm is essential
  • A Law degree and strong academics
  • Strong working knowledge of AML requirements for clients on an international scale
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly numerical individual with strong organisational, time management and multi-tasking skills;
  • A flexible approach - willing to work extra hours to assist the team as and when such opportunities arise.

This is a rare opportunity to join a leading law firm with an excellent reputation and be recognised for your compliance experience. The salary for this position is £30,000 - £40,000, subject to experience. For further information, please contact Sarah Boxall at Chadwick Nott

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.