AML Compliance Officer

  • BakerMckenzie LLP
  • London, UK
  • 10 Apr, 2019
Permanent Compliance officer

Job Description

The Role

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Compliance Officer to manage day- to-day anti-money laundering compliance in the London office and to lead and implement compliance improvement initiatives.

The role reports directly into our Money Laundering Compliance Officer (MLCO) and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and sits within our Risk & Compliance team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day compliance with AML obligations in the London Office of Baker McKenzie including:
  • Oversee completion of client due diligence (CDD) checks by the Matter Management Team
  • Overall responsibility for review and management of CDD checks on a matter-by-matter and risk sensitive basis
  • Act as a escalation point for resolution of identified issues
  • Escalate issues to the MLCO where necessary
  • Support the MLRO with review of internal SARs and prepare and submit external SARs
  • Develop and implement AML compliance improvement plans
  • Manage AML Training (monitoring e-learning and delivering in-person training to all staff)
  • Act as escalation point for employee screening checks
  • Complete regular audit of AML Compliance

The Team

The London Risk & Compliance team has a wide remit, including fulfilling the following functions

  • Risk, Regulatory and Compliance
  • General Counsel
  • Business Protection
  • Partnership Secretariat

The Risk & Compliance Team works closely with the Managing Partner of the London office, the London COO, the firm's MLRO and the London Claims Partner. The team is led by the General Counsel and currently comprises an Associate, a paralegal, the firm's Records Management Team and two PAs


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