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Compliance Advisor - London/Manchester

Closing date
11 Jul 2022

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Department: Office of the General Counsel
Team and Business Unit: Office of the General Counsel - Business Acceptance Team
Reports to: Business Acceptance Team Leaders

Purpose of job
To provide support to the Business Acceptance Team ("BAT") to help ensure that the department provides a quality service in all respects.

What's in it for you?

BCLP's Office of the General Counsel is responsible for advancing and empowering a risk aware culture based on ethics and integrity across BCLP Group.

It works in partnership with all levels of BCLP to give integrated legal, risk and regulatory advice and support. The role will be as part of a busy Business Acceptance Team which manages the on-boarding of new clients and matters.

Key tasks:

• Conduct conflict checks on clients and matters
• Identify wider client terms, higher risk and reputational issues including sanctions
• Establish and maintain information barriers
• Investigate company ownership
• Relay conflict information in a way that is straightforward and jargon free to the business
• Use Conflict checking as part of wider risk and compliance processes
• Act as a referral source for more junior members of the team
Client and Matter Opening
• Conduct Client Due Diligence on new clients in line with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 and the relevant sanction rules
• Conduct client and matter risk assessments and open new matters as required
• Ensure all client and matter set up procedures are followed correctly
• Conduct checks and analyse compliance and CDD information using various available public databases, including but not limited to, Orbis, Companies House, Accuity
• Liaise with the business to obtain further required information
• Prepare PEP/High risk client reports for Business Acceptance Committee
• Assist with queries on the client matter inception system, "Open", chase up outstanding file openings and provide support to the team and users
• Assist with tasks delegated by Senior Advisors, Team Leaders and Management
• Assist with the testing and development of our in house on-line CMI system and procedures and external providers
• Assist in the development and delivery of training to the business
• Respond to queries from the business in a timely manner
• Explain complex ideas and requirements simply to stakeholders
• Be a point of reference and support to more junior members of the team
• Provide support to the Office of the General Counsel

Experience and Knowledge
• Experience of applying CDD/AML requirements across a range of structures and jurisdictions
• Practical application of Solicitors Code of Conduct paragraphs 6.1-6.5 in relation to analysing and clearing conflicts
• Knowledge of the Law Society AML Practice Note
• Solid postgraduate experience of working within an international law/professional services firm desirable
• Legal degree not essential, although preferable

Attitude and Skills
• A proactive individual who works well under pressure while acting as an integral part of a diverse and multi-skilled Compliance Team
• Good organisational skills and ability to remain calm and robust under pressure
• Adaptable and able to manage multiple tasks within a high pressured environment, including working to deadlines
• Able to communicate accurately and succinctly with senior stakeholders within the business
• Analytically minded
• Assertive, polite and articulate
• Enthusiastic and approachable

Diversity, inclusion and working differently
At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner we understand the value of a diverse workforce and we believe people perform at their best when they can truly be themselves at work. We aim to create an inclusive environment where all our employees are valued, motivated and able to be themselves. In order to provide the best possible service to our diverse client base, we are committed to recruiting, retaining, rewarding and developing our people with regard to their abilities and contributions and without reference to their background, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political belief, disability or any other protected characteristic.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is a firm with an increasingly flexible workforce and is supportive of flexible working arrangements, tailored to the individual, wherever possible.
Please feel free to speak to the Resourcing Team about the flexibility we are offering for this role.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner will ensure all hardcopy and electronic materials containing confidential information are securely stored and accessible only to those authorised to view such content.

Please note: we will not accept speculative CVs sent to hiring managers or partners via email. We can only accept CVs sent via the portal from agencies that have agreed terms of business with the Recruitment team. For further information, contact

As a regulated firm of solicitors, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with IT, legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website
This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.
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