Assistant Compliance Officer

Virtuoso Recruitment Limited
11 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Starting salary: £17k-£19k (dependent on experience)

Working Hours: 09:00 - 17:30

Reporting to: Senior Compliance Officer

Holidays: 22 days

Location: Leeds LS2

Job description:

A permanent full time role is available for an Assistant Compliance Officer, providing support to the company in all aspects of compliance including anti-money laundering, due diligence, monitoring and reviews along with other administrative duties.

The successful candidate will be keen to develop their career in Anti-Money Laundering and regulatory compliance. They will be exposed to a variety of tasks in an ever evolvingindustry and environment, allowing for personal growth, training and professional development opportunities. In-house training is provided.

The person needs to be responsible and will play an important role within the company as part of an essential team. The successful candidate will be expected to gain an understanding of how their role affects the business and will actively interact with a number of other teams across various areas of the business.

Summary of some of the required duties:

  • Performing compliance due diligence including identification checks and liaising with customers and internal teams to request specific identification and other information
  • Creating accurate data files with relevant customers information
  • Reviewing and monitoring customer’swebsites and activity
  • Possess a good understanding of UK anti-money laundering legislation and due diligence processes
  • Liaising with internal staff and external parties (including the Police, Trading standards etc)
  • Other ad-hoc administrative tasks

Essential Requirements:

  • Able to learn, absorb and understand regulatory and business requirements quickly
  • A good understanding of Microsoft Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with colleagues internally, and externally with third parties
  • Ability to use own initiative, prioritise tasks and work under pressure to meet specific deadlines and SLAs
  • Be bright, aware, intelligent and be able to put your point across clearly and effectively to colleagues
  • Have an inquisitive and investigative nature with a general characteristic of someone who does not necessarily accept everything at face value

Other preferred skills / experience:

  • A working background involving the requirement to follow anti money laundering procedures (eg financial services, banking etc.)
  • Knowledge and understanding of UK anti money laundering laws and regulations
  • Knowledge or experience of the Data Protection Act
  • A good understanding of the internet - specifically how online shopping works and how to search for information
  • A 'can-do’ attitude