Senior Conflicts & Compliance Analyst

England, London, City of London
13 Sep 2023
11 Oct 2023
Kate George
Contract Type
Full Time

Our global law firm client is seeking a Senior Conflicts and Compliance Analyst to join their dynamic team in London. The role will support the Head of Risk and Compliance and Regional Compliance Manager on compliance matters, assisting with daily work allocations and prioritising requests from the attorneys for new client and new matter intake. It will also support the Head of Risk and Compliance and the Conflicts and Risk Manager with conflicts analysis, escalations and reporting. The role will involve a broad range of risk and compliance matters, including anti-money laundering, counter terrorist financing and sanctions risk and conflicts of interest.

Key duties will include:

As part of the new client/matter opening process, responsible for (a) analysing new clients and matters to assess AML/CTF risks and determine applicable Client Due Diligence ("CDD") requirements, (b) collecting and reviewing relevant CDD materials, and (c) approving (where appropriate) new client/matters which have satisfied applicable requirements, or otherwise escalating cases to the Regional Compliance Manager and/ or Head of Risk and Compliance as necessary;Provide practical and prompt advice and assistance to fee-earners and other professional staff in relation to applicable AML/CTF (including CDD) obligations;Conduct screening to identify politically exposed persons (PEPs), sanctions issues and other regulatory and reputational risks;Conduct and review risk assessments to ensure that the appropriate risk rating is assigned to new clients and matters and that proper escalation to senior management is triggered in high risk scenarios; Assist with the allocation of incoming work and prioritising urgent matters;Assist with drafting, updating and maintaining compliance-related documentation, including AML manuals, policies, procedures and templates, as well as compliance bulletins and other internal communications;Assist with drafting, updating and maintaining conflicts-related documentation, including policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate for this Senior Conflicts and Compliance Analyst role will have prior with experience in an international compliance function role with a focus on AML and other financial crime; preferably in a law firm environment or alternatively in the financial services sector. You must be an enthusiastic self-starter with highly effective communication skills and a strong client service ethic. The ability to build strong and effective relationships across the business is essential, as is excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.

If you meet the above criteria, then please contact Ryder Reid Legal today for a confidential discussion.

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