Our client is an award-winning law firm providing legal advice shaped around the needs of corporate and private clients, financial institutions and intermediaries worldwide.

They have a new role available in their growing Client Take On team for a new Administrator to assist with all aspects of the client due diligence process within the Client Take On team. Candidates must have a good knowledge of trust and company structures (either from prior work or through relevant study) and ideally will have worked in a professional services firm with an exposure to Compliance or CDD. Due to the nature of this role, candidates must have good attention to detail, excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and be quick to learn new processes.

Main Responsibilities

• Check relevant databases to ascertain whether a potential client is an existing client or whether there is a conflict of interest
• Prepare client/matter files and open the new matter through the LIMO process
• Undertake searches, appropriate checks and prepare internal and external documentation as applicable including an initial internet PEP searches as applicable
• Liaise with clients as appropriate
• Prioritise and track the progress of CDD documentation and matter opening and obtain progress updates from the client or fee earner as appropriate
• In consultation with the relevant fee earner agree approach to obtaining additional information as necessary
• Liaise with members of the Compliance team as required for guidance and advice and arrange sign off of client take on files
• Escalating any issues/risks arising promptly to the fee earner, group partner or Compliance team where appropriate
• Ensure an awareness and understanding of Regulatory requirements in the relevant jurisdictions

Qualifications and Experience

• Educated to A-level or equivalent standard
• Ideally have completed or be looking to undertake a relevant ICA qualification
• Good understanding of company and trust structures
• Ideally to have had prior experience in a professional services company
• Previous experience within a CDD role is preferred
• Ideally to have had exposure to a compliance or legal environment
• Good technical knowledge with a willingness to develop an understanding of AML legislation

Competencies

• Strong IT skills
• Good interpersonal skills are required to develop close working relationships with colleagues and clients
• Strong prioritisation skills and the ability to work under pressure
• Flexibility, energy and enthusiasm
• A solution driven attitude to problems
• Good organisational skills and the ability to work methodically and accurately
• Team spirited

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