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Compliance Officer (International) - Leeds

Employer
DAC Beachcroft
Location
Leeds, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary plus benefits
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Sector
Audit
Role
Executive
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Job Introduction

The Office of the General Counsel at DAC Beachcroft is recruiting for a Compliance Officer (International). The successful candidate will work in the international dedicated team.

The individual will provide support and assistance to colleagues in our international offices - working on a wide range of international topics, including but not limited to: (i) financial crime, (ii) anti-money laundering, (iii) new client acceptance, (iv) horizon scanning, (v) data protection, (vi) information security, (vii) supplier on-boarding, and (viii) risk management.

The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and adaptability to different cultures.

Training, supervision and guidance will be provided by our multinational team.

Although the role is based in the Leeds office, DACB now operates its Flex-Forward way of working, which means the successful candidate will agree with their line manager an appropriate split of time between office and home based working.

We are a Disability Confident employer and guarantee to interview anyone with a disability, long term health condition or neurodiversity whose application meets the essential criteria for the role. If this applies to you and you feel you meet the minimum criteria for this vacancy as set out in this advert then please contact recruitment@dacbeachcroft.com in confidence, quoting the reference number for this vacancy in the subject box of your email, and a member of the Recruitment team will be in touch.

Role Responsibility
  • Carrying out due diligence enquiries before accepting clients (and on an ongoing basis), including the investigation of Financial Sanctions.
  • Assisting our international offices with new client acceptance in accordance with our Anti-Money Laundering / Financial Crime policies.
  • Drafting, organising, distributing and (where applicable) completing due diligence questionnaires (which our clients have requested from our international offices (or which we have requested from our suppliers).
  • Assisting all Money Laundering Reporting Officers, and Data Protection Officers as required.
  • Assisting the international offices' Company Secretaries with filing or regulatory obligations as required from time to time.
  • Assisting with various aspects of DACB's ongoing projects to expand its international offering.
  • Assisting with the preparation of reports for the General Counsel and wider DACB management.
  • Horizon scanning for legislative and regulatory changes that may affect our international business, and putting forward ideas and potential solutions to address them.
  • Assisting with the development and upkeep of the international framework of policies.
  • Proactive auditing of various internal processes and controls to ensure they remain appropriate and robust.
  • Developing auditing frameworks to collect and analyse data to identify trends to help the team improve their operational practices.
  • Researching a wide variety of topics in relation to the above listed topics as applicable in various jurisdictions.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential
  • Will have experience in a similar role (auditor / paralegal / legal assistant) or an interest to develop their risk and compliance expertise in the above.
  • Enjoy dynamic and fast-paced work.
  • Confident and proactive, with excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Able to work under pressure, and efficiently manage time to meet evolving business needs.
  • Enjoy research, critical analysis, administrative support and new challenges
  • Able to analyse complex information, and present findings in a concise way.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good team player who is supportive of others and easily adapts to different cultures.
  • Interested in developing risk and compliance expertise.
  • Respond positively to change
  • Good IT skills.
Desirable
  • Qualified to degree level education in any country (preferably in Law).
  • The ability to communicate effectively in a second language (European languages are of particular interest).
Advantageous
  • Previous experience of working in a regulated industry, such as Legal or Financial Services in an international environment.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office packages (further training will be given, if required).

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,900 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Milan, Rome, Singapore, Argentina Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for all of the UK's top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK's top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the 'Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the 'Excellence in Business Development' and 'Excellence in Technology & Innovation' categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards - the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the 'Crisis Management Team of the Year' award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the 'Business Development Innovation Award' at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as 'Cyber Law Firm of the Year' at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit www.dacbeachcroft.com.

Application Details

At DAC Beachcroft, we don't just accept your differences we celebrate them. From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual. Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you're good at what you do, come as you are. We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

We also want you to be at your very best. Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application. If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Note for Recruitment Agencies - the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible. We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us. Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable. Our recruitment team can be contacted at recruitment@dacbeachcroft.com

DAC Beachcroft

Company

We push ourselves. We build meaningful relationships, not just cases. We innovate and celebrate diverse perspectives. These are just some of the reasons why people join us - and why they choose to stay. DAC Beachcroft is a place for the thinkers. For the collaborators. For all those who want a life that works.

Who we are

We’re a leading international law firm with offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America – in the UK, we’re a top 25 firm. We have a proud history stretching back over 255 years, a forward-thinking approach and an ethos that celebrates the whole person. Get ready for inspiring work. An open, welcoming culture, with the flexibility to enable you to blend life and work together. Put simply, we help our colleagues to be at their best when they’re here, and we recognise that they have all sorts of different interests and commitments when they’re not.

What we do

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. Our services span everything from insurance and commercial litigation, through to corporate and commercial transactions. That includes advice on employment law and governance, risk and regulatory. Our legal skills and extensive delivery expertise enable us to design high quality, bespoke legal solutions – often drawing on the latest technologies. We partner with our clients to help protect their reputations and enable them to achieve sustainable growth.

Our culture, vision and principles

This is your opportunity to be part of a thriving firm – a firm that’s profitable, successful and growing internationally. You’ll find we’re united by a common purpose: to help our colleagues and clients succeed. It makes this an incredibly rewarding place to be. Not only that, but we have a culture that means you can find more enjoyment both at work and outside of it. We’ve exciting ambitions, not least our determination to play our part in ensuring a sustainable society. We are working towards this ambition through a strategy for Responsible Business.

Supportive

We are approachable, open minded and inclusive. We take time to listen and understand and we value and respect others’ abilities, contribution and views. We are trusted, appreciated as individuals and embraced as part of a team.

Creative

We share knowledge and insights and encourage constructive debate and challenge. We work collaboratively to generate new ideas and provide imaginative solutions.

Determined

We act with integrity and are relentless in our pursuit of quality and excellence. We are confident and empowered to do our best for our clients, our colleagues and ourselves, to deliver whatever the challenge.

Clear

We have clarity of purpose, objectives, roles, reward and lines of communication. We are transparent and straightforward in our behaviour and intent.

Our clients

We’re deeply embedded in the insurance industry, acting across the full breadth of the market. We also provided over 300 public sector and independent healthcare providers and commissioners with market-leading legal and governance advice. And when it comes to real estate, we have dedicated teams specialising in residential, shopping centres and commercial investment law.

An inclusive organisation

DAC Beachcroft

We’re committed to attracting, retaining and developing people from diverse backgrounds, with a range of life experiences and perspectives, because diverse thinking is critical to our success. We’re committed to welcoming and encouraging all colleagues, so that everyone has the same opportunity to get involved, to make a difference and to progress. We work hard to understand and eradicate any unintended barriers by working with our colleague networks – Access (BAME), Spectrum (LGBT+), Parents & Carers, Working Dads and Women +. A number of our initiatives are aimed at attracting and supporting underrepresented groups, such as our work with Aspiring Solicitors, the Black Solicitors Network, Disability Confident scheme, Working Families and our Career Returners programme.

Being a responsible business is part of our DNA. We support local communities through a national strategy for pro bono advice and non-legal community volunteering such as helping homeless people, disadvantaged school students, and the elderly. The firm provides volunteering time for each colleague, to encourage participation. For further information please see our responsible business pages.

What’s in it for you?

Projects that stretch you.

Rewards that give more back.

We look for people who believe in going above and beyond to do work that matters. People who can help us create quality solutions in sophisticated, customised and creative ways – one client at a time. We ask a lot. But we also like to give a lot back. We’re big believers that you’ll be better placed to deliver your best work if we make sure you can enjoy your life outside of work. So we’re flexible. We actively look for people who are about more than what they do for a job. And that’s partly why we have such a well-rounded approach to rewards and benefits. (We also just think it’s important to recognise the contribution everyone here makes to our success.)

Flex Forward - A life that works

Flex Forward is about the when, where and how of work at DACB.

To give everyone maximum flexibility in how they orchestrate their working day, all colleagues are able to ‘glide’ their time. ‘When’ you work is guided by three principles: meeting client demands, collaborating as a team and delivering the outputs of our roles. So if you need to walk the dog or go to the gym, that’s fine – there’s plenty of freedom to make arrangements around your schedule.

‘Where’ you work is determined by your mode. Every role fits into one of three modes, which is determined by a conversation with your line manager and driven by the nature of the role. We know that it is possible to work effectively without coming into an office every day; equally, there are many reasons for colleagues to come into the office, whether that be to learn, collaborate, innovate or connect with colleagues or clients.

Our cultural principles drive ‘how’ we work. We are inclusive and supportive. We share knowledge and insights and work together to provide imaginative solutions. And we have a clear purpose – to help our clients and our colleagues succeed.

Your learning journey starts from the moment you join us.

We know that everyone takes a different approach to learning so we’ll tailor our training to meet your individual needs. We want to make sure you have everything you need to achieve your own goals and to contribute to our vision, strategy and drive for continuous improvement.

It all starts with your onboarding experience. After that, each team offers the technical training you’ll need to do well in your role. We also offer blended learning modules for anyone who’s looking to move into a management or leadership role. Put simply, whatever you want to achieve and wherever you want to get to, we’ll be behind you every step of the way.

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