This is an exciting opportunity within a UK Law Firm to join the Leeds team and adopt the function of AML Manager. You will report to the GC of the firm and be a part of the Risk & Compliance team. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance program, ensuring that the firm adheres to all applicable regulations and best practices.
- Developing, implementing and maintaining the firm’s AML compliance program, policies and procedures in line with the latest regulatory requirements, best practices and industry standards.
- Conducting AML risk assessments, identifying high-risk clients and transactions, and developing appropriate due diligence and monitoring measures.
- Designing and delivering AML training programs to all relevant employees, and ensure that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to comply with AML regulations.
- Working closely with other teams within the firm, including solicitors to ensure that AML risks are identified and managed effectively.
- Conducting periodic reviews of the AML program, policies and procedures and making recommendations for improvement.
- Serving as the primary point of contact for regulatory inquiries related to AML compliance, and ensuring that all responses are accurate and timely.
- Staying up-to-date with changes in AML regulations and ensuring that the firm’s AML program is updated accordingly.
- Developing and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- At least 5 years of experience in AML compliance within the legal industry.
- Strong knowledge of AML regulations and best practices.
- Experience of developing and implementing AML compliance programs and policies.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Relevant AML certifications, such as CAMS or ICA Diploma in AML, are desirable.