Risk & Compliance Officer

Up to £35,000 + Benefits
28 Jun 2022
26 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a prestigious London law firm – they are now looking to recruit an experienced Risk & Compliance Officer to provide support to their offices on all aspects of risk, regulatory compliance and conflicts.

The standard hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm. The salary on offer is up to £35,000 (dependent upon experience) + Benefits. This role is a permanent position, and the client are currently using a hybrid working approach – 3 days working in the office, 2 days from home.

This is a fantastic Risk & Compliance Officer opportunity to join one of the most highly regarded law firms in London!

Your responsibilities as a Risk & Compliance Officer:

  • Matter Inception: assisting in on-boarding new clients and matters and ensuring that all details are correct in accordance with regulatory standards and firm policy Anti-Money Laundering: conducting client due diligence, reviewing KYC documentation and undertaking AML and sanctions searches on clients as appropriate and escalating any issues to the MLRO Terms of Engagement: assisting the firm in maintaining a uniform application of engagement terms as well as reviewing, advising on and recording client-imposed terms On-going monitoring and risk assessment: reviewing any changes to the client which may have an impact on client or matter risk and dealing with these in accordance with regulatory requirements Matter Maintenance:  ensuring that matter information is kept accurate and up to date Firm Policy and Procedure: reviewing firm policies and ensuring that they are kept up-to-date and in line with regulatory requirements Confidentiality: assisting in setting up and amending information barriers and insider lists as required

Requirements as a Risk & Compliance Officer:

  • Ideally you will have Risk / Compliance experience gained from a professional services firm Previous experience of working in a compliance function within a regulated body Law degree or GDL qualification, with some legal work experience AML experience Demonstrated ability to work within a framework of regulatory compliance The capability, after training if necessary, to identify conflicts and risk within a law firm.