An opportunity has arisen for an Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Analyst to join the London office of a successful US law firm. Reporting directly to the Senior Compliance Lawyer and the Head of Compliance, the successful Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Analyst will focus on anti-money laundering but will also involve working with the Compliance Team on a broad range of new business acceptance and compliance issues. Key responsibilities for the AML and Compliance Analyst will include:
·Develop and maintain an understanding of the firm's anti-money laundering policies and procedures.
·Complete new client checks including monitoring client data held, investigating company ownership and carrying out risk assessments
·Manage documentation obtained to verify clients and keep database up-to-date
·Proactively monitor status of anti-money laundering checks and assist the team to ensure all checks are completed in good time
·Assist with sanctions checks
·General day-to-day support to the team, including assisting the Head of Compliance and Senior Compliance Lawyer
·Assist with the execution of projects across the team.
·Develop and maintain an understanding of the firm's conflicts policy
·Assist the team in carrying out conflicts checks, reviewing activity reports and managing screening processes
·Liaise with the Conflicts Team in New York to assist the team in completing conflicts clearances
·Assist with the drafting of engagement letters and updating register of client engagement terms
The ideal candidate for the Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Analyst role will have strong experience within a compliance, legal conflicts management or risk team and a good understanding SRA Code of Conduct and Anti-Money Laundering Regulations. You must have excellent analytical and communication skills, strong research skills and the ability to establish close working relationships. If you feel that you meet the above criteria and would like to be part of a dynamic team with a leading firm please contact Ryder Reid Legal for further details.