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AML Analyst

Atlanta, GA, US Denver, CO, US St. Louis, MO, US Dallas, TX, US Kansas City, MO, US

Aug 5, 2022

Dentons US LLP is currently recruiting for a AML Analyst to support the Global Head of AML in ensuring effective client and matter risk controls are in place and operate across the full range of practice areas within the firm globally. This position will contribute to ensuring that the firm complies with its regulatory obligations and appropriately manages and mitigates risk issues.

 

Required Core Compliance Processes

  • Client Due Diligence (CDD) Process, including managing high risk clients, PEPs and Business Acceptance Processes
  • Undertaking background screening on clients and third parties
  • Administering the Global High Risk Client Engagement Policy
  • Sanctions monitoring, including sanction updates
  • Assessment of AML risks depending on the client's jurisdiction,  legal, regulatory position and commercial activities 
  • Client Pre-Approval processes
  • Matter management, including matter opening and assessing compliance with applicable regulations, rules and policies
  • AML auditing and non-compliance reporting
  • Managing the Firm's ongoing monitoring tool
  • Supporting the Global Head of AML on projects

 
Responsibilities

  • Handle 'low to medium' complexity matter opening,  CDD, client care, Conduct issues and basic sanctions issues with minimal supervision
  • Take ownership of all stages of the matter opening process; starting from an AML review to  Final Matter Review and escalate any issues as necessary
  • Review and assess the risks all new matters, including advising on matter and billing structure, engagement terms and inter-office working arrangements
  • Advising the firm on its AML, ABC and professional ethical compliance obligations and standards
  • Assists with the firm's AML internal audit processes
  • Other duties as required to fully meet the needs of the position

 

Experience & Qualifications

  • Relevant University Degree and/or International Compliance Association Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering or Compliance
  • Compliance experience working in a law firm or a professional services environment
  • Highly effective research skills using all relevant information sources, including IT resources and ability to use them to their full potential
  • A good knowledge of relevant compliance rules and regulations, including (but not limited to) publicity, client care, conflicts of interest, confidentiality and the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017
  • Able to assemble research and produce clear, accurate findings
  • Can analyze issues and draw/express conclusions succinctly
  • An understanding of client management software (such as Elite)  and the client billing processes
  • PC literate with a good working knowledge of MS Office, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Able to keep all general administration up-to-date and under control
  • Open minded, flexible and creative thinker
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can confidently and clearly explain problems and issues to partners and proactively contribute to their resolution
  • Pro-active and pro-solution oriented with  excellent customer service skills
  • Able to work within a team, willing to provide support to other team members in various work related matters and projects
  • Able to remain calm while under pressure, effectively manage and prioritize tasks where appropriate able to quickly adapt to newly introduced changes in the AML procedures, processes or policies, company structure, information and workflow or in other areas
  • Able to analyze and recognize the need for improvement to systems and suggest options
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Able to be an ambassador for Dentons, being professional in outlook and attitude

Dentons US LLP offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Pursuant to Colorado law, the salary range for this position in Denver is $55,000 to $63,000,  based on experience.

 

Dentons US LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Pursuant to local ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 

About Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com


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