Customer Due Diligence Paralegal at international Law Firm in Bristol: to £25,000

City of Bristol
Up to £25,000 + Excellent Benefits
01 Aug 2018
29 Aug 2018
Job Title
Industry Sector
Banking / Finance, Legal
Contract Type
Full Time

A prestigious International Law Firm based within fantastic offices in the centre of Bristol is looking to hire a new Customer Due Diligence Paralegal to join the internal Risk an Compliance team on a permanent basis – this is due to the increasing focus on the need for a strict Anti-Money Laundering controls which has led the firm to revise for carrying our Customer Due Diligence.  Responsibilities will include the management and prompt turnaround of requests for CDD checks made by matter teams, liaising with the matter team to obtain information about the client and matter, carrying out the necessary searches, via the Internet and relevant databases (e.g. Worldcheck, Bureau van Dijk) to make a full assessment of the AML risk, saving all the search results, drafting the CDD report, cogently setting out your findings and conclusions, escalating matters where required to the matter team, Risk and Compliance or the MLRO, assisting with the ongoing monitoring of on-going high risk matters, involvement in the development of a smooth running CDD function through innovation and the contribution of fresh ideas, delivering high quality and timely output to internal clients, ensuring high levels of customer service and alignment with agreed working practices, capturing and collating required AML records and other MI in accordance with agreed practice – for performance management, client reporting, SLAs, pricing and other purposes, contributing to the development and improvement of the team's service, support, processes and procedures, demonstrating the values and behaviours that build up the team and keep it client-focused.  Candidates need to have previous paralegal experience with experience working within CDD being desirable.  It’s crucial for candidates have strong knowledge of using Microsoft Office and strong written and communication skills.

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