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Senior Conflicts Analyst
12 month fixed term contract (maternity cover)
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Conflicts Analyst to join
our Bristol office and take on an early shift from 6:00am - 2:00pm.
Candidates looking to work remotely long term will be considered as
well as those who are Bristol based.
Main purpose of the role
To provide and manage the business
acceptance of all new clients and matters which involves providing a
conflict checking service to the whole firm, screening new business
for sanctions, compliance with anti-money laundering requirements, and
communicating with the partnership. To ensure that new client
documentation meets compliance requirements. To train members of the
Firm on an ongoing basis and to respond to their day to day queries.
To support the Risk and Compliance legal team in ensuring compliance
with the firm's legal and professional requirements by providing
information and insight as necessary.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
Risk management: conflict checking
Understanding of rules around conflicts and experience of applying them
Shared responsibility for providing the conflict checking service
to the firm world-wide
Handle conflict checks requests to an agreed standard using
Microsoft Dynamics AX, and other databases as required
Assist in maintenance of conflicts database
Maintain related documentation
Use IT skills to search external commercial databases
Ensure that conflict check matters are accurately finalised
Maintain Global Address Book party index on the conflicts database
Searching commercial products to identify ownership and corporate structures
Dealing with day to day queries from the Conflicts team and legal
and business services staff in relation to ongoing conflicts
requests and escalating to the Risk & Compliance legal team
Risk Management: compliance for new clients
Understanding of rules around anti-money laundering and experience
of applying them to client take-on
Consider CDD implications of related parties to a matter and the
substance of the matter / matter risk assessment from all offices
and liaising with AML team where applicable.
Perform anti-terrorist and sanctions checks for each new client
Researching and identifying PEPs and high risk clients by creating
an online profile.
Store evidence in FileSite in line with regulatory requirements
Undertake data quality checks for new clients: industry sectors,
client names, duplicates
Ensuring that partners properly complete their risk profile
requirements in the firm's onboarding system.
Attributing a risk rating to the matter and escalating the client
to the AML Team where a decision needs to be made upon analysis of
documentation and risk.
Recording all AML documentation, communications and risk rating in
the firm's client onboarding system, together with a summary of
conclusions reached and steps taken.
Carrying out due diligence on third-party payers in line with the
Education / Qualifications
Educated to degree level or have relevant specialist qualifications
Minimum of two A levels or NVQ equivalent
GCSE in English Language and Mathematics and a science
Knowledge and Technical Skills
Ability to develop knowledge, in legal processes and terminology,
Attain familiarity with client base
Business research skills
An understanding of the conflict rules
A basic understanding of money laundering and KYC (Know your
Broad IT skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX and InterAction and workflow desirable