AML Manager – London

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Position Description:
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, an international law firm, is actively recruiting an AML Manager in the London office. This position is a specialty leadership position within the firm’s Business Intake and Conflicts team, under the supervision of the Office of General Counsel and also reporting to the firm-appointed Money Laundering Compliance and Reporting Officers in all jurisdictions. The AML Manager supports and promotes firm’s fulfillment of professional and regulatory responsibilities to abstain from any action or representation that would facilitate money laundering or the financing of terrorist activities or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Functions as an adjunct to the firm’s Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance Policy Committee (AML Committee). Demonstrates a drive and desire to enhance the internal and external client service experience, advancing innovation and change.

Position Responsibilities And Accountabilities:

  1. As part of, and in coordination with, the firm’s Business Intake team, this position leads and oversees the day-to-day implementation and execution of and compliance with AML Policy-related client/matter due diligence controls and procedures applicable to new client/matter approvals and ongoing or client/matter monitoring, including overseeing and coordinating timely stakeholder communications, approvals, and ongoing monitoring activities that were conditions for approval of the client or matter.
  2. Participates as requested by the firm’s AML Committee, Money Laundering Reporting or Compliance Officers, or Office of General Counsel in: (i) periodic review and revision of controls and procedures under the firm’s Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance Policy (“AML Policy”), (ii) develops, provides, or ensures participation by firm personnel in AML Policy-related training, (iii) raises and maintains internal awareness of the firm's and individual lawyers' AML compliance obligations, (iv) ensures awareness and compliance with best practice in AML and business intake, (v) internal audits of the firm’s compliance with AML Policy-related controls and procedures, and (vi) preparation of responses to requests from external auditors.
  3. Serves as an adjunct to the firm’s AML Committee, including creating and distributing AML Committee meeting agendas, attending AML Committee meetings, preparing and distributing AML Committee meeting minutes, preparing an AML Policy-related compliance calendar for the AML Committee, and assisting the AML Policy Committee with communications and actions related to the AML Policy-related compliance calendar.
  4. Reviews and ensures completeness of client/matter due diligence packages and oversees or conducts research as appropriate to supplement or enhance client/matter due diligence packages.

Position Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Recognized AML and/or compliance certifications preferred.

Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing a compliance process, issue, or team with a minimum of 3 years in a UK-based position primarily focused on business intake and client due diligence processes in a law firm or professional services firm.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Initial training time in US-based office and some travel thereafter may be required. Availability and willingness to work hours as needed to meet client needs and critical deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications. Experience with corporate research and workflow management platforms. Strong commitment to client service excellence and teamwork. Must possess the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism. Must act as catalyst for change, drive and own results. Creative and innovative. Excellent communication skills (oral, written and listening) and ability to collaborate effectively with diverse group of professionals. Sound judgment and flexibility. Ability to work well under pressure, patience, diplomacy, high stress tolerance, excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to prioritize workload and adapt to changing conditions. Visual acuity needed to process and read extensive written communications. Ability to receive and convey detailed information through oral communication. Essential competency processes include language ability, reasoning and memory. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must possess the abilities or aptitudes to proficiently perform each of the responsibilities and accountabilities described above.

To apply, please send your CV and a motivation letter to  All submissions will be treated with the utmost discretion and professionalism.

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