AML Manager

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.
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