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Client Onboarding Officer

Reference: 20328


Belfast, County Antrim



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Date Posted

09 September, 2022

Client Onboarding Officer


Abacus Group are working with a leading law firm to recruit for a Client Onboarding Officer to join the team. You will be joining a firm with real entrepreneurial drive where they don’t believe in squashing people’s individuality. Our client has a real positive attitude to diversity and inclusiveness and want the successful candidate to bring their unique talents and experiences to help the firm grow.

Why this role?

  • Generous annual leave
  • Health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Career coach to help with your own development
  • Hybrid working


  • Researching clients using the firm’s systems or public sources to meet our regulatory requirements on Client Due Diligence
  • Communicating clearly with the Partnership what may be required of Clients to fulfil said requirements
  • Advising on CDD requirements for our overseas offices which may differ from the UK approach
  • Using screening tools to carry out risk assessments at client inception and also when CDD records are updated to see whether the client presents a higher than usual risk of money laundering
  • Carrying out research to establish whether there is any adverse press about a prospective client and assessing its relevance
  • Carrying out searches to identify whether a client is a politically exposed person and preparing emails for Senior Management’s approval
  • Carrying out research on the source of wealth and funds and assisting with advice on this to the partners and fee-earners advising
  • Filing appropriately and diligently so that centralised records of client approvals are maintained
  • Escalating issues or concerns to management in an effective manner
  • Carrying out conflicts searches using data submitted by partners and other fee earners
  • Reporting back to the partner/ fee earner on the results of the search Identifying potential conflicts issues and escalating them to more senior members of the Compliance team


  • Experience in conflicts of interest checking and/or AML checking 
  • Understanding of the law firm model
  • Excellent research skills
  • Organisation skills and the ability to juggle demanding deadlines
  • Strong communicator
  • Self motivator, able to work independently and as part of a team

Primary Contact:

Contact Nicky Strutt for more information

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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