Charterhouse is working with a top US Law Firm, who are looking to hire for an AML Compliance Assistant to join their team in DIFC.
About the role
The role will be responsible for the implementation, development and enforcement of AML and CTF policies for the Middle East offices. The primary focus will fall on the internal systems of the Firm, monitoring and reporting money laundering and terrorist financing to the relevant authorities. In addition, you will ensure the Firm is not exposed to criminal risk or facilitating financial crime.
You will work with both Clients and Fee Earners assisting the request and collection of KYC, CDD, SDD and EDD documentation for clients, in accordance with the relevant AML laws of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh, filling all necessary documentation to FSRA, DFSA or MOJ. Additional duties of the role will include thorough due diligence periodically, covering all areas of AML and CTF matters within the Firm.
This role will report to the Head of AML and Compliance and requires someone that has strong attention to detail and is able to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines.
The ideal candidate must have at least 2 years of proven experience as a Compliance Assistant, ideally at a US/UK/Off shore Law Firm or have knowledge of the UAE Federal AML Laws and AML provisions in DIFC, ADGM and MOJ in KSA. You must have an ability to interpret AML rulebooks and federal AML legislation, with an established business acumen and exceptional attention to detail.
To be considered for this role you must have a bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in either Law, Finance or Business and must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. A Professional Compliance Certificate (CAMS) is advantageous.