Conflicts Analyst

Bristol South and West of England & Wales - Legal
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a leading international law firm.

Conflicts Analyst to provide and manage the business acceptance of all new clients and matters which involves providing a conflict checking service to the whole firm, screening new business for sanctions, compliance with anti-money laundering requirements, and communicating with the partnership. This role will ensure that new client documentation meets compliance requirements.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Risk management: conflict checking

- Shared responsibility for providing the conflict checking service to the firm world-wide
- Handle conflict checks requests to an agreed standard using Microsoft Dynamics AX, and other databases as required
- Assist in maintenance of conflicts database
- Maintain related documentation
- Use IT skills to search external commercial databases
- Ensure that conflict check matters are accurately finalised
- Maintain Global Address Book party index on the conflicts database

Risk Management: compliance for new clients

- Receive CV&ML forms in PDF format from all offices, checking for accuracy and state of completion; providing supplementary evidence from authorised sources if required
- Perform anti-terrorist and sanctions checks using Worldcheck for each new client
- Store PDF forms and evidence In FileSite in line with regulatory requirements
- Answer queries relating to the status and progress of CV&ML forms
- Maintain regular checking processes for incomplete forms
- Ensure that fresh CV&ML evidence is submitted for re-activated clients
- Undertake basic data quality checks for new clients: industry sectors, client names, duplicates

Departmental administration

- Responsible for the administration of the account of one of the commercial resources (as directed)
- Resolve any backlog of approved conflicts
- Check "to do" lists
- Handover at end of shifts, ensuring out of office support information is set

Skills that would be considered

- Legal experience
- Law degree
- Conflict experience
- An understanding of matter inception
- AML/KYC experience
- Research experience

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