Conflicts Analyst

Simmons & simmons - Bristol
new offer (25/02/2021)

job description

We are currently recruiting for a Conflicts Analyst to join our
Bristol office and take on an early shift from 6:
00am - 2:
00pm.


Candidates looking to work remotely long term will be considered as
well as those who are Bristol based.




Main purpose of the role


To provide and manage the business acceptance of all new clients and
matters which involves providing a conflict checking service to the
whole firm, screening new business for sanctions, compliance with
anti-money laundering requirements, and communicating with the
partnership. To ensure that new client documentation meets compliance
requirements. To train members of the Firm on an ongoing basis and to
respond to their day to day queries. To support the Risk and
Compliance legal team in ensuring compliance with the firm’s legal and
professional requirements by providing information and insight as necessary.




Main Duties &
Responsibilities



Risk management:
conflict checking



  • Understanding of rules around conflicts and experience of applying them
  • Shared responsibility for providing the conflict checking service
    to the firm world-wide
  • Handle conflict checks requests to an agreed standard using
    Microsoft Dynamics AX, and other databases as required
  • Assist in maintenance of conflicts database
  • Maintain related documentation
  • Use IT skills to search external commercial databases
  • Ensure that conflict check matters are accurately finalised
  • Maintain Global Address Book party index on the conflicts database
  • Searching commercial products to identify ownership and corporate structures
  • Dealing with day to day queries from the Conflicts team and legal
    and business services staff in relation to ongoing conflicts
    requests and escalating to the Risk &
    Compliance legal team
    where necessary.



Risk Management:
compliance for new clients



  • Understanding of rules around anti-money laundering and experience
    of applying them to client take-on
  • Consider CDD implications of related parties to a matter and the
    substance of the matter / matter risk assessment from all offices
    and liaising with AML team where applicable.
  • Perform anti-terrorist and sanctions checks for each new client
  • Researching and identifying PEPs and high risk clients by creating
    an online profile.
  • Store evidence in FileSite in line with regulatory requirements
  • Undertake data quality checks for new clients:
    industry sectors,
    client names, duplicates
  • Ensuring that partners properly complete their risk profile
    requirements in the firm’s onboarding system.
  • Attributing a risk rating to the matter and escalating the client
    to the AML Team where a decision needs to be made upon analysis of
    documentation and risk.
  • Recording all AML documentation, communications and risk rating in
    the firm’s client onboarding system, together with a summary of
    conclusions reached and steps taken.
  • Carrying out due diligence on third-party payers in line with the
    firm’s policy.




Person specification



Education / Qualifications



  • Educated to degree level or have relevant specialist qualifications
  • Minimum of two A levels or NVQ equivalent
  • GCSE in English Language and Mathematics and a science



Knowledge and Technical Skills



  • Ability to develop knowledge, in legal processes and terminology,
    business resources
  • Attain familiarity with client base
  • Business research skills
  • An understanding of the conflict rules
  • A basic understanding of money laundering and KYC (Know your
    client) regulation
  • Broad IT skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX and InterAction and workflow desirable

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