Compliance Assistant

Experience level: Entry level
Term: Permanent
Department: Compliance
Location: Jersey
The firm

We are an award-winning law firm with expertise in BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law and the agility to drive success for our clients in a fast moving world.  We provide legal advice shaped around the needs of corporate and private clients, financial institutions and intermediaries worldwide.

We truly believe that people our best asset and we live and breathe this by how we work. If you're looking for challenging and rewarding work in a collaborative and supportive environment where you have the space to think and act in the best way possible for our clients then we're the company for you.

The department

Our support services are key to underpinning the success of our business.  We pride ourselves on providing the knowledge, platforms and infrastructure essential to facilitating our world class client service. We put our people at the forefront of our service delivery and work collaboratively with the practice areas to meet and exceed client demands.

The Compliance team provides multi-jurisdictional coverage across the globe acting as the second line of defence protecting the business against legal, financial and reputational risks.

Other information

More about the role...

To provide assistance and support to the compliance team specifically, to assist with monitoring and developing the controls in place within Bedell Cristin.

A typical day in this role will be to:

  • Review sample of new client take on documentation
  • Undertake periodic reviews of PEPs and Higher Risk clients
  • Maintain compliance registers
  • Carry our AML searches, appropriate checks and prepare internal and external documentation
  • Conduct gap analysis between legislation and our policies and procedures
  • Participate and contribute to compliance team meetings and implement decisions taken or carry out any function/activity required
  • Deal with Liaison notices as and when requested
  • Carry out any projects required by the compliance team from time to time

We're looking for a few specific skills and qualifications, and work experience, which include:

  • Educated to A level standard or equivalent 
  • Completed or willing to study for an ICA qualification.
  • Prior experience working in Compliance and/or an office setting prefereable but not essential.
  • Knowledge and understanding of various trust and company structures and AML/ CDD requirements.
  • Competent IT user with a sound knowledge of MS Office

More about you...

We would like you to have:

  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and energy
  • A solution driven attitude to problems.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work methodically and accurately
  • Team spirit

And finally…

A few things which are either required by our industry, or central to the Bedell Cristin culture:

  • Adherence to all policies, procedures and regulations including those around anti-money laundering and terrorist financing
  • A willingness continually to develop your skills and knowledge
  • An understanding of, and adherence to, our core behaviours
  • Flexibility, as occasionally you may be asked to work beyond your contracted hours to support urgent work