Head of AML and Financial Crime


TLT LLP
Company 
Location 

Manchester

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

Competitive

Job Highlights
  • We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime specialist.
  • The selected candidate will play a pivotal role in ensuring continued best in class compliance with AML and financial crime law and regulation.
  • You will have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday and private medical insurance.
Job Requirements/Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime specialist to play a pivotal role in ensuring continued best in class compliance with AML and financial crime law and regulation.  

Qualifications 

  • A qualified solicitor (or equivalent) with extensive experience of the financial crime, regulatory, legal and client matter take on requirements of a large law firm, professional services firm, or bank. 
  • The role would suit someone who has been working as (or at the level of) the MLRO or deputy in a smaller firm, or at the next level down in a larger firm, and is looking to take the next step in their career. 
  • A proven record of accomplishment in providing AML/ financial crime advice at all levels of a regulated entity as it relates to client and matter take on including ESG and reputational exposure considerations. 
  • Credible stakeholder management skills at a board and senior level, to align with our internal reporting and governance structures, organisational values and behaviours 
  • A thorough understanding of FCA requirements as they apply to the firm’s permissions, other relevant laws and regulations  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with stakeholders at all levels. Credibility to gain respect internally and, to the extent appropriate to the role, externally with people at all levels 
  • Self-motivated, “can do” attitude.  
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-makings, particularly in high-pressure situations and the ability to adapt to changing regulatory requirements and organizational priorities 
  • Proven leadership skills, with the ability to effectively manage and motivate  
  • Ability to help progress and push forward improvements in the Firm’s client management and other data management systems. Hands-on expertise on systems, databases, software, AI tools and tech solutions related to AML compliance and reporting. Including procuring, resourcing, implementing, continuously improving and monitoring such systems  

Responsibilities 

  • Working with the Directors of Risk, COLP, COFA, MLCO and MLRO(s) to ensure that all aspects of the firm’s business are conducted in compliance with the law, AML regulations, regulatory requirements, and firm policies 
  • Communicating with the firm to ensure that partners and staff understand their accountability for compliance with all AML policies and procedures  
  • Work with the current MLCO, MLRO and deputies to assist in the discharge of their duties 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all AML-related matters within the firm and with external regulators and auditors. 
  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective AML policies, procedures, and controls in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements and best practice. 
  • Subject matter expert in and management of AML, ABC, CTF, SAR reporting and FATF, providing expertise on high-risk cases 
  • Oversee the investigation and reporting of suspicious transactions, ensuring timely submission of suspicious activity reports (SARs) to the relevant authorities.  
  • Serve as a liaison with regulatory agencies and law enforcement authorities on AML-related matters, including responding to inquiries and participating in audits and thematic reviews.  
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring and assessment of the firm's Firm Wide Risk Assessment to identify and mitigate potential risks. 
  • Stay abreast of changes in AML legislation and regulations and ensure that the firm's policies and procedures remain up-to-date and compliant. 
  • Provide training and guidance to partners and employees at all levels on AML-related issues, including suspicious activity identification and reporting. 
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as risk and compliance, business take on team Can I Act partners and fee earners at all levels to address AML-related concerns and facilitate effective risk management. 

Your Team

TLT is known for the way we set new expectations and push the boundaries, but this can never compromise our firm, reputation or clients. The Risk team are there to make sure we are compliant with all our obligations in areas such as Data Protection, SRA and FCA regulation as well as protecting our clients and people. The Risk team includes both experienced lawyers and technical specialists who address an extensive range of regulatory and ethical requirements, thinking both commercially and practically to make sure we remain compliant and true to our values.

About TLT

Fast paced, fast growing and forward thinking, TLT is the law firm that helps clients stay one step ahead, and we do the same for our people.

We work with high profile clients in innovative sectors. With local, national and international reach, we have over 1,200 people in offices across the UK and a network of partner firms across Europe, India and the US. In 2021 we were named The Lawyer’s Law Firm of the Year, recognising our incredible success story.

Our purpose is to protect, prepare and progress our clients for what comes next and it’s essential that we do the same for our people, our planet and our communities too. In our open and collaborative culture, we encourage everyone to be their whole self, to have a voice and to contribute.

Our Benefits

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You’ll receive a competitive salary with an annual pay review. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

At TLT we have a progressive fully flexible working approach. We empower our people to work in a place and at a time that meets their needs, those of their clients and of the wider team and firm. Part of this agile approach is a focus on hybrid working and supporting the work/life balance of our people.

TLT LLP
Company 
Location 

Manchester

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

Competitive

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