Compliance Assistant – Bournemouth

This is an exciting entry-level role within the compliance function at a Legal 500 law firm’s office in Bournemouth. This is an opportunity to learn from senior compliance officers on the team, and facilitate the acceptance of new clients to the firm. This will be a vital part of supporting the firm’s AML efforts by assisting in the identification, prevention and mitigation of risks associated with money laundering.

Key tasks:

  • Identifying who needs to provide identity and verification documents.
  • Liaising with clients to promptly obtain identity and verification documents.
  • Performing and recording the results of searches and sanction checks.
  • Proactively resolving ad-hoc queries related to all aspects of AML analysis.
  • Working on the firm’s onboarding software to open new clients and matters for new and existing clients.
  • Performing periodic reviews of accounts as required by the onboarding policies.
  • Actively participate in developing, testing and implementing new or enhanced CDD processes and other process improvement initiatives as required.
  • Supporting the wider business with any onboarding queries and the onboarding process.

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous exposure to AML risks is beneficial, but not essential.
  • A degree in Law is beneficial, but not essential.
  • Previous professional experience at a Law firm is advantageous, but not essential.
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