Junior Risk & Compliance Analyst

Employer
CMS
Location
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
2 Sep 2022

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This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals looking for their first role within a Risk and Compliance environment. As this is an entry-level role, training is available. The Risk team is primarily responsible for managing the administration of the client opening process (in particular anti-money laundering compliance), information barriers, and the client data held on the firm's systems


About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.


About the Role

Key responsibilities:

- Supporting the Risk function in assessing the risk profile of new and existing clients
- Managing the client information held on the firm's finance system in order to ensure that the information held is accurate
- Liaising with and supporting the firm's Finance Department in relation to the general administration of the system
- Handling enquiries from fee earners and staff regarding new client forms and client data held on the firm's finance system, and general regulatory and compliance enquiries as required
- Working within the firm's dedicated Risk team, this role will provide assistance and support to the wider function
- Managing the central team inbox and co-ordinating within the wider team in order to provide an efficient and effective service to fee earners with general queries regarding client and matter acceptance
- Supporting the Deputy MLRO on the administration of general anti-money laundering issues and client due diligence matters (such as audits) as required
- Administering company searches and press searches as required by fee-earners and secretaries and obtaining any additional client due diligence information that may be required
- Assisting the team with administrative tasks as required
- Liaising with the Risk Manager and managing the initial vetting and due diligence of clients to a defined risk level (appropriate for the role) requirement to comply with the money laundering regulations by using a variety of different research tools 


About You

  Qualifications and experience

Ideally, candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:
- A strong desire to learn and develop within the Risk and Compliance industry
- Excellent attention to detail and accuracy skills
- Good time management skills to prioritise workloads, and the ability to multi task
- Excellent verbal, written and face-to-face communication skills
- A solution driven approach with the ability to take a practical, common sense approach to resolve issues
- Ability to analyse, research and make informed decisions
- Ability to multi-task, and oversee multiple projects at any given time
- Desire to work in a team but also self-motivated
- Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise
- Enthusiasm, positivity and a committed team member
- Ideally, candidates would be educated to degree level and have a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Excel 


Equal Opportunities

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.

For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.
Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.

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Company

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do.  We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Location
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
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