Anti Money Laundering Administrator

Purpose of the role:

You will be responsible for performing day to day procedures in alignment with the firm’s anti-money laundering systems and processes reporting to the AML Officer.

Supporting compliance with the firm’s obligations under anti-money laundering legislation and other associated financial crime requirements such as sanctions.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  •  Administer the AML workflow within the case management system
  • Assist the business with money laundering queries by providing advice and guidance on appropriate checks needed and further evidence required
  • Review the identity information obtained to confirm whether it is sufficient and adequate
  • Conduct identity verification and sanctions, PEP and watch-list screening checks on clients, beneficial owners/related parties and counterparties where appropriate
  • Review sanctions, PEP and watch-list matches regularly and escalate as appropriate
  • Support the ongoing monitoring of clients and matters, including periodic reviews of relevant clients and report any concerns/suspicious activity to the AML Officer
  • Assist with monitoring and audit of compliance with the relevant AML regulatory obligations, as required
  • Escalate complex AML queries to the AML Officer
  • Assist the AML Officer with their responsibilities
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records in line with procedures

Personal development

  • Take responsibility for own personal development to keep skills and knowledge up to date including attending training, staying abreast of changes to the anti-money laundering regulations and changes to guidance issued by the Law Society, SRA, LSAG, JMLSG and FATF.
  • As part of this role there might be further opportunities to become involved in other areas of risk and compliance.

Skills and experience:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to reduce complex legislation and guidance into concise easy to understand instructions.
  • Good academic ability to interpret rules and regulations coupled with a practical common sense approach to their application.
  • A team player who is persuasive with highly developed influencing skills and resilience to cope with those who may need more encouragement than others.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular Microsoft Excel.
  • A record of maintaining skills and knowledge.

 Information Security:

  •  To ensure that information is handled in accordance with the firm’s policies and procedures relating to information security.
  • To encourage a security conscious culture within the firm, by supporting and engaging with the firm’s initiatives.
  • To proactively and promptly report any concerns/issues relating to information security.
  • To assist the firm in achieving its security objectives which are published in the Information Security Manual on Reach

 Company Values:

The Firm has 5 Core Values which all candidates and new employees should understand and be able to demonstrate.  These are an important part of who we are as a Firm and as an employer and we are keen that everyone behaves in a way which is supportive and reflective of these Values:

  • Client Focus
  • Talent Engagement
  • Collaborative Approach
  • Quality and Integrity
  • Positive Contribution

To apply:

Please send in your CV to Craig Turner, Resourcing Business Partner at craig.turner@walkermorris.co.uk

Walker Morris pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer, committed to being as diverse as possible within our employee network. We do not discriminate on the basis of a person’s ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic and therefore encourage applications made by anyone who comes from diverse backgrounds, communities and underrepresented demographics. We work hard to ensure that our recruitment practices are as inclusive as possible and we are happy to make any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process in order to assist you in performing your best.