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Compliance Specialist





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06 January, 2021

Compliance Specialist


Abacus Careers are currently recruiting for an experienced Compliance Specialist to join the Belfast offices of a Global law firm. Our client has been a leading name in providing global advice for several decades, many of their partners are market leaders in their practice area and they are widely renowned for providing a first-class level of service.

Although they have been established for decades, the firm also moves with times. They are often praised for their innovative approach to financial services, legal services and, with the use of highly advanced technology, are recognised as one of Europe’s most forward-thinking firms.


To process requests from partners to accept new legal matters including, in particular, performing anti-money laundering and background checks on new clients and performing conflicts checks (within internal databases) on each new matter (for both new and existing clients);

to obtain from relevant lawyers required evidence of identity for new clients (and existing clients for whom the practice has done no work in the preceding two years and whose ownership or control may therefore have changed in the intervening period);

to screen and, where requested, send conflict search emails (containing information on new legal matters) to all partners and to monitor responses, analyse search results and, in consultation with the originating lawyers, determine whether or not the new legal matter is clear of conflicts and appropriate for the practice to take on;

To lead in client engagement (on-site audits, meetings and calls) to share an understanding of processes and procedures in order to respond to client queries

Work closely with internal teams to gain a greater understanding of internal processes and controls acting as a subject matter expert for client audit


Degree qualified in a relevant discipline

Previous experience working within an ethics, compliance and/or audit role

Self-motivated individual

Deadline driven

Highly organised with ability to constantly re-prioritise workload

High level of initiative and willingness to learn

Willingness to travel to London to support on-site audits as required


Salary will be in line with experience and will include a market leading benefits package.

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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