Financial Crime Compliance Analyst (and Senior Analyst)

London (Central), London (Greater)
£40,000 - £55,000 - Hybrid or Remote
11 Jan 2023
08 Feb 2023
Practice Area
Contract Type
Full Time

A great opportunity has arisen for two Financial Crime Analysts (one Senior and Analyst level) to join an International law firm in their Financial Crime advisory team, in London with hybrid or remote working.

The Financial Crime team sits within the firms wider risk and compliance team. and which supports the firm in adhering to AML/CTF, sanctions, anti-bribery and other financial crime laws in the jurisdictions in which the firm operates.

The Financial Crime Advisor/Senior Advisor will work closely with the Head of Risk and Compliance and Senior Financial Crime Manager to strengthen a global approach to financial crime compliance, developing policies and procedures and training.

The main elements to the role include:

  • Monitor developments in AML/ CTF, anti-bribery, financial crime and sanctions legislation, and regulatory updates in connection with the same in each jurisdiction, providing updates for the Risk and Compliance team and MLROs/ DMLROs in each office.
  • Liaise with relevant teams in relation to issues identified during ongoing monitoring processes at the firm and support on continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Support the Head of Risk and Compliance and Senior Financial Crime Manager on the roll out and implementation of the Group Compliance Financial Crime Framework, including the implementation of policies & procedures, robust screening controls, the sanctions reporting framework and the delivery of training to the Risk and Compliance team.
  • Be a first point of escalation for all sanctions queries
  • Lead on financial crime investigations, supporting the MLROs across the network.
  • Assist the Senior Financial Crime Manager with responses to internal audit reports and regulatory inspections, including carrying out ad hoc file reviews to ensure any process improvements are being adopted.
  • Assist with regulatory filings.
  • Provide support on new client and new matter intake as required; and
  • Provide support on any global compliance projects affecting the group as required by the GC, Head of Risk and Compliance and Director of Compliance.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 2/4 years' experience in an international compliance function role with a focus on AML, sanctions and other financial crime; preferably in a law firm environment or alternatively in the financial services sector.
  • Practical knowledge and experience of applying a risk-based approach to compliance.
  • Client- focused and commercial aptitude.
  • Knowledge of sanctions regimes, PEPs and other high-risk categories.
  • Strong research, analytical skills and attention to detail.

This law firm has a great culture and they really look after their people on a personal and developmental level.

They are very flexible in their approach to working so they work either fully remotely or hybrid.

Salary wise the Financial Crime positions are between £40,000 and £50,000 depending on experience.

If you would like to speak further about this opportunity, please contact Rowena Bubb of Lewis Row Recruitment.