Financial Crime Prevention and Deputy MLRO and Deputy MLCO – Senior Manager (3794)

Irwin Mitchell

  • Full Time

Were a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is Expert Hand, Human Touch something youll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, were more than just a law firm were a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate lifes ups and downs.
Whichever team you join, working here youll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. Well value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.
The work we do has been recognised in the awards weve won. Were committed to being even better, and our awards help to show were on the right track.
We recognise that the office 9-5 isnt for everyone. Thats why weve introduced Flexible by Choice. Whether its working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.
Your Role and What You’ll Be Doing Acting as Deputy MLRO when the MLRO is absent.
Overseeing and taking responsibility for all aspects of the firms compliance with MLR 2017 by ensuring that the firm has policies and procedures in place to protect it from becoming involved in money laundering or terrorist financing.
Ensuring that other members of the firms senior management are compliant with MLR 2017, including risks faced by the business, changes in the law and changes to the firms policies and procedures.
Receiving disclosures from partners, employees and consultants regarding possible money laundering or terrorist financing activity and advising on whether a suspicious activity report (SAR) must be submitted to the National Crime Agency.
Responding to requests for further information arising from SARs from the NCA and other law enforcement.
Ensuring that the firm has a Practice-Wide AML/CPF/CTF Risk Assessment (PWRA) in place that is compliant with MLR 2017 and other guidance.
Linking with the firms internal audit function and external auditors to ensure that the firms compliance with MLR 2017 is audited as required.
Responding promptly to requests for information from the SRA and/or law enforcement (whilst ensuring that the firm complies with its professional conduct obligations at all times e.g. privilege);
Liaising with the firms Private Wealth Team to ensure all disclosure obligations to HMRC regarding the beneficial owners and potential beneficiaries of relevant trusts are met.
Undertaking Horizon scanning in FCP and AML areas and ensure appropriate action is taken in response to any new developments
Educating and presents to the General Counsel Team (GCT) and wider business on FCP/AML matters.
About You A significant period of experience working within a UK law firm in AML is essential for this role.
Further additional qualities include
Youll be a qualified solicitor, and will hold significant and specialist knowledge on financial crime matters.
Previous experience of being part of a senior management team.
Experience of successfully dealing with all levels of internal stakeholders.
Ability to work in a pressurised environment and to tight schedules.
Strong communication skills, ability to articulate and explain complex topics clearly and concisely to non-law professionals.
Excellent influencing skills, with the ability to identify and manage stakeholders.
Our Benefits – What We Can Offer You 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services
We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. Were committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture.
We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. Were committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. Were proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.
Additional Information As part of the Irwin Mitchell Groups on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the groups employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.
Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.
The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.
Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.

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