Junior compliance associate

The role:

We currently have an opportunity for a highly organised and detailed oriented Junior Compliance Associate to join our London office. The successful candidate should have between 6-18 months experience carrying out Anti Money Laundering (“AML”) Customer Due Diligence (“CDD”) on-boarding or Operational Due Diligence (“ODD”) checks. Initially the Junior Compliance Associate will be an active participant in an ongoing project to review and update Langham Hall’s existing AML / CDD records. The individual will work in a team responsible for carrying out AML / CDD on-boarding for the AIFM, Depositary and Real Estate Fund administration business units of Langham Hall.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Accurately maintaining logs necessary to provide management information  as part of Langham Hall’s AML compliance framework;
  • Monitoring assigned compliance inbox and responding to emails in a timely manner;
  • Carrying out AML / CDD checks on new and existing customers of Langham Hall, including:
    • Obtaining documentary evidence of identity in line with Langham Hall’s AML / CDD policy and Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (“JMLSG”) guidance;
    • Carrying  out sanctions / PEP screening on new and existing customers of Langham Hall;
    • Carrying out initial risk assessment in line with Langham Hall’s financial crime risk management framework, and
    • Carrying out Enhanced Due Diligence Checks.
  • Ensuring that all AML CDD files are adequately maintained for existing and new customers.

In addition to the duties listed above, the individual may be requested to perform other ad-hoc duties or projects as requested and as experience is gained.

Technical knowledge / skills required:

Technical Knowledge / Skills Required:

The successful candidate will:

  • Be familiar with the UK’s money laundering regulations, JMLSG Guidance and FCA’s  Financial Crime Handbook;
  • Have, or be willing to undertake studies to obtain, an ICA compliance qualification;
  • Be a critical thinker with excellent problem solving abilities;
  • Have excellent interpersonal, organisational and  written / oral communication skills;
  • Have a thorough understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Access as well as industry leading screening tools, e.g. World Check;
  • Have an ability to accurately present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and clients;
  • Have prior experience carrying out AML / CDD or ODD checks, and
  • Have a minimum of an upper second class degree. 

 

Desirable:

  • Be fluent in French, German or Dutch;
  • Experience building an MS Access database would be a bonus.

Please note that we are unable to progress applications from candidates who require sponsorship under a Tier 2 General visa.

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