Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer
Henley & Partners is seeking a highly motivated professional as part of the Global Compliance Team. The candidate should have a broad knowledge and understanding of the components of Compliance Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Client Due Diligence (CDD) and the ability to recognise and investigate higher risk factors to conduct background investigations for potential or existing clients.
Reporting to the Director of the Hong Kong office, you will be reviewing applicants from the Asia Pacific region and will be the gatekeeper in protecting and preventing the firm from the possibility of involvement in the proceeds of crime, money laundering, corruption and the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).
- Performing due diligence on prospective and existing client relationships
- Review and process CDD in a timely and accurate manner
- Research, document and analyse background information through public record databases to include negative media, PEPs and Sanctions
- Properly identify and research appropriate parties and levels of research for each case
- Identify and deem relevancy of public records, as it relates to customer information, and recognise and investigate higher risk factors
- Summarise and compile research data and forward to review for accuracy of findings, to include communicating derogatory information effectively
- Provision of advice and guidance with respect to CDD queries, AML/CFT matters, relevant internal policies and local laws
- Escalate significant AML/CFT and CDD compliance matters to Group Compliance
- Prepare relevant Management Information for governance and audit purposes
- Exercise sound judgement and observe the highest degree of confidentiality
- Assist with various ad hoc projects
Core Competences and Experience
- More than three years of relevant experience in a professional compliance work environment
- Broad knowledge and understanding of compliance in the area of AML/CFT, CDD and reputational risks, including PEPs and Sanctions
- Excellent judgment, analytical skills and strong research capability; with a personal curiosity to identify and research parties using a risk-based approach
- Significant attention to detail, well organised and capable of working under minimum supervision, as well as being a team player
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to deal with potentially contentious issues effectively
- Able to multi-task, be flexible and adapt to changing work processes
This is a full time role, located in Henley & Partners Hong Kong office, and servicing the Asia Pacific region.
A full Curriculum Vitae and Covering Letter should be sent to Elaine Malia via our application form.
Head of Group Risk and Compliance
Henley & Partners Ltd
9 Hope Street
St Helier, JE2 3NS
Jersey, Channel Islands