Role to support the AML Team in ensuring effective client and matter risk controls are in place and operate across the full range of practice areas within the firm globally. To contribute to ensuring that the firm complies with its regulatory obligations and appropriately manages and mitigates risk issues.
Junior AML Analyst will be responsible for the following core compliance processes:
- Client Due Diligence (CDD) Process, including managing high risk clients, PEPs and Business Acceptance Committee Processes
- Client Care and Engagement Terms
- Sanctions monitoring, including sanction updates
- Assessment of AML risks depending on the client's jurisdiction, legal, regulatory position and commercial activities
- Client Pre-Approval processes
- Matter management, including matter opening and assessing compliance with applicable regulations, rules and policies, including the SRA and Law Society of Scotland's Code of Conduct
- Compliance auditing and non-compliance reporting
- Conduct client due diligence (CDD) on new and existing clients and matters from AML, bribery, sanctions and reputational risks perspective.
- Undertake client and matter risk assessments
- Undertake CDD on third party payers
- Assists with the ongoing monitoring of existing clients and matters which requires refreshing CDD on existing clients and includes monitoring high risk clients of the Firm
- Undertake sanction update screening against the Firms' current clients and matters
- Monitor the Firm's online monitoring tool
- Take ownership of all stages of the AML workflow process and escalate any issues as necessary to senior members of team
- Advise on matter opening processes including working together matters with other members of the verein
- Deal with central AML inbox queries
- Assists with the firm's internal audit processes
- Reviews and updates Dentons' internal compliance policies and procedures
- Assists the AML Operations Manager and Senior Financial Crime Lawyers with projects and ad hoc assignments as required
The above list is not exhaustive as the team and the firm continue to evolve and develop with the changing domestic and international legal landscapes and as we identify new ways of improving our service to the firm. More important than any particular skill, we are looking for dynamic and flexible team players with highly developed critical thinking who can assess legal and commercial risks presented to the firm and advise on appropriate mitigation strategies.
- Relevant university degree
- First legal or compliance experience working in a law firm or a professional services environment would be an asset
- Highly effective research skills using all relevant information sources, including IT resources and ability to use them to their full potential
- A good knowledge of relevant compliance rules and regulations, including (but not limited to) client care, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, anti-bribery and corruption, money laundering, sanctions
- Able to assemble research and produce clear, accurate findings
- Can analyze issues and draw/express conclusions succinctly
- Able to use internal precedents and draft emails in plain English
- PC literate with a good working knowledge of MS Office, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
- Able to keep all general administration up-to-date and under control
- Open minded, flexible and creative thinker who is happy to get involved in whatever task is facing the team
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Can confidently and clearly explain problems and issues to partners and clients and proactively contribute to their resolution
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills; can clearly explain and present problems and issues to others
- Able to demonstrate excellent customer facing skills
- Able to make incisive decisions and remain calm under pressure
- Able to analyse and recognise the need for improvement to systems and suggest options for improvement to the AML Operations Manager and Senior Financial Crime Lawyers
- Take an efficient and organised approach to dealing with administration.
- Able to be an ambassador for Dentons, being professional in outlook and attitude
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