Compliance Assistant

Direction Law
02 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Direction Law is a successful legal practice specialising in all types of Conveyancing and due to continued expansion, we are creating a new Compliance Department in our Wells office and are looking to recruit an experienced Compliance Assistant.


The purpose of this role is to provide proactive and professional administrative and compliance services to the firm, specifically in relation to new files being opened and proving source of funds from our clients. As a member of the team your role will be to assist in the processing of identification and financial documents from clients both new and existing.

It is important that administrative and compliance services are delivered to the business in a manner which is consistent with the increasingly regulated environment in which the firm operates. This role is intended to embrace a team-working approach, to fulfil the needs of fee earners and the business and to ensure the swift procedure of transactions.

You are expected to provide excellent customer service at all times, making positive contributions to the success of the team and building the reputation of the firm. You will be expected to demonstrate your administrative, IT, organisational and interpersonal skills. You will need to manage your workload proactively and flexibly and carry out tasks quickly, accurately and efficiently.

Key Responsibilities

(include but are not limited to the following):

·Assisting in the processing of new clients and new matters. This will include:

oCarrying out money laundering checks to ensure that the firm complies with its obligations under anti- money laundering legislation and the firm's anti-money laundering policy and liaising with the firm's anti- money laundering compliance supervisor and/or Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

oCarrying out due diligence searches in respect of clients and matters, including client websites, Smartsearch and other appropriate systems and formats

oChecking and verifying information provided clients and others

oArranging with the firms management for the implementation of information barriers, where required

·Dealing with AML enquiries from fee earners and support staff.

·Building a good rapport with fee earners and support staff

Personal Skills and attributes for the roles:
• Ability to work under pressure
• Strong computer skills, including Excel, Word, E-mail and Microsoft packages
• Fast and accurate audio typing (secretary role essential)
• Good numeracy
• Excellent written communication skills
• A polite and professional telephone manner
• Good team player who is also able to work on own initiative

If you are interested in either position and think that you are the person we are looking for, please send a covering email and CV to the email address provided.

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