Business Analyst – Risk & Compliance
Jersey, Channel Islands

Our client is an offshore Law Firm that is growing and looking to expand its team. It is an exciting time to join, as they are at the beginning of a significant Programme of work which involves a technology refresh right across the business. This includes core technology such as their Practice Management System (PMS) but also new and upgraded systems across the Microsoft Stack.

Role purpose:
The principal purpose of this role is to act as Business Analyst for the Risk and Compliance function providing expertise in relation to systems, projects, and testing, together with the production of Management Information and implementation of efficient processes and procedures. The role is intended to assist with implementation, guidance, and maintenance of a robust AML/CFT and sanctions framework in relation to policies, procedures and processes, controls and management information reporting.

Principal duties:

  • Business Analysis/Systems

    To assist with the implementation and maintenance of robust systems and controls in relation to sanctions screening, online training, and recording of client information for AML/CFT, sanctions, customer due diligence information and other relevant regulatory requirements with the ability to recommend improvements and carry out user acceptance testing acting within the specialised remit AML/CFT and sanctions

  • Sanctions

    Working with the management team to ensure an effective framework for sanctions screening exists and maintaining a good working knowledge of systems, processes and controls. Helping to promote the right working practices and culture in this area is a key part of this role. Supporting the MLRO/MLCO with decisions referred in respect of new clients’ take on where sanction considerations are necessary. Considering and making decisions in relation to potential sanction screening matches generated by the automated screening system and on-going testing of the same for robustness as part of the wider sanctions framework.

  • Customer Due Diligence

    Assisting with technical referrals for more complex CDD queries arising from new business take on enquiries as necessary when volumes dictate

  • Police Liaison Notices and Court Production Orders

    Handling the collation of information meeting the timelines imposed by the relevant authorities

  • Training

    To assist with the preparation and delivery of online and face to face training to support the developing compliance culture and competence of all employees in relation to sanctions, suspicious activity reporting, and customer due diligence. Plus other relevant subjects as they arise

  • Management Information

    To support management with the production of comprehensive and accurate reports for the attention of relevant Boards and committees in relation to relevant AML/CFT and sanctions processes and controls

  • Projects

    Grasping the opportunities presented by internally and externally driven regulatory projects to work in the capacity of and towards becoming an AML/CFT and sanctions subject matter expert in relation to the on-going improvement of our policies procedures, systems and controls


  • Excellent analytical and data interrogation skills are a prerequisite for this role

  • Ideally experience in an anti-money laundering role with a good knowledge of JerseyAML/CFT legislation

  • Experience with CDD, take-on procedures and RiskScreen screening tools is required


  • Good knowledge of Microsoft applications, particularly Excel, and other AML/CFT and sanction screening systems

  • Basic knowledge of law firm matters relating to corporate, property, probate and fiduciary clients is desirable but not essential

  • Experience working in a project environment is preferred

Professional qualifications

  • ICA Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering or equivalent is desirable but not essential

Personal characteristics

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are crucial, especially given the split of jurisdiction for the wider Jersey Compliance team

  • Confidence to deal with Partners and Fee Earners

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to tight deadlines

  • Ability to always follow due process and an ability to consider the approach for a variety of cases

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Flexible, helpful and “can do” attitude

  • Good analytical, organisational and methodical skills

  • Strong moral integrity and independence of mind