Financial Crime Analyst – Dubai

Exciting job opportunity in Dubai to join a top US law firm and assist in ensuring local AML compliance. The successful candidate will support the local offices in performing client due diligence procedures related to AML, KYC and sanctions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Understanding all relevant internal and external rules, regulations, procedures, guidance, and best practices in relation to AML procedures.
  • Ensuring high-quality AML record-keeping and administration tasks are performed with detailed care and attention.
  • Carrying out CDD and AML database checks using various databases and screening tools, such as performing new business intake tasks.
  • Undertaking research on new and existing (including high-risk) clients and matters using research tools, including analysis of constitutional documents and organisational structure charts.
  • Liaising with lawyers and other colleagues globally concerning AML/KYC requirements and client onboarding.
  • Assisting with financial and regulatory reporting to local regulators and authorities.
  • Providing risk and compliance training for new joiners, specific training for fee earners and secretaries, and annual AML/KYC training for the Firm’s staff.

Key Attributes:

  • A minimum of two years of risk and compliance or relevant experience at an international law firm.
  • Good knowledge of Dubai-specific AML and sanction laws and regulations and other compliance-related legislation is essential.
  • Attention to detail; a self-starter with the ability to prioritise assignments, use initiative, make decisions, take responsibility, and communicate with good interpersonal skills to personnel at all levels.
  • Ability to work extended hours on a short-term and limited basis to accommodate short-term activity spikes and urgent requests.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
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