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Compliance Analyst

Artis Recruitment
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16 Jun 2021

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Role: Compliance Analyst

Artis recruitment is working with a well respected national law firm to recruit a Compliance Analyst to join their team of 9 compliance professionals in Bristol.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Follow business acceptance procedures for all new clients and work of the firm.
  • To conduct and begin analysing basic potential conflicts of interest by using conflicts database searches.
  • To be alert to potential commercial conflicts and ensure these are handled appropriately.
  • Perform sanctions checks and assist in the maintenance of the conflicts database.
  • To escalate potential conflicts of interest to Team Manager (TM) and Risk.
  • Speak to fee earners to gather relevant information in order to make informed decisions about potential basic conflicts.
  • Ensure that conflict requests are claimed and followed through to conclusion.
  • To analyse a range of potential conflicts of interest coving the firm's main practice areas and most common work types.
  • To liaise with fee earners and others within the firm to mitigate any risks that are identified in conflict search results.
  • To gain a good understanding of the SRA Code of Conduct rules relating to conflicts of interest and the duties of confidentiality and disclosure.
  • To have an awareness of anti-money laundering regulations affecting law firms in relation to client due diligence (CDD).
  • To review and analyse CDD documents to ensure compliance with anti-money laundering regulations, identifying what is missing, and referring where necessary to TM or Risk.
  • To review company information databases, research organisations, and conduct electronic verification searches on clients and third parties using bespoke software.

Experience and Skills:
  • Good research and analytical skills.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with people of all levels.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Accurate data inputting, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good IT skills.
  • Legal qualification desired but not essential.
  • previous experience of working in compliance in the areas of conflict checking and CDD/KYC.
  • A minimum of one year's experience of conflict checking is required for the compliance analyst role.

Salary: £25,000 - £27,000
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