Lead Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Reviewer

Job details

Location: Hong Kong S.A.R
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: LAMLR/NR051021
Posted: 2 months ago

Job description


  • Monitor and supervise the daily work of AML Reviewers, helping drive the operational performance to successful completion.

  • Organize and review production and quality data to monitor working progress. proactively troubleshoot issues and/or recommend actions in a concise manner.

  • Coordinate with Regional Head of Risk Management Services in the development of policy and procedure documents.

  • Provide guidance to the fee earners, secretaries and the Client Due Diligence (CDD) Analyst regarding client identification and matter due diligence requirements on a regional basis.

  • Review all new matters on a daily basis in order to ensure Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance.

  • Escalate potential compliance risks and issues to the Compliance Lawyer and/or Head of Compliance.

  • Comply with AML requirements within required time frames.

  • Properly assess client and matter risk and assign a risk rating for new clients and matters in C3.

  • Perform research to obtain client identification documents.

  • Review all client and matter due diligence information in C3 (the Firm's matter opening system) to ensure compliance with Practice Direction P - Guidelines on AML and Terrorist Financing.

  • Conduct and review politically exposed persons ("PEP") checks of new client individuals and beneficial owners.

  • Resolve sanction hits in Accuity (Firco Compliance Link).

  • Update and maintain client and internal standard forms and training material for Hong Kong and the regional offices.


  • Degree qualified, preferably in Law degree with minimum 7 years' relevant experience.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and strategic thinking skills.

  • Confidence and professionally poise to work directly with Compliance Lawyers, managers, practice groups and other firm leaders.

  • Strong presentation, verbal and written communication skills, and experience communicating to, and working with other support functions.

  • Compliance experience / good understanding of risks is a must.

  • Extremely detail oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word. High level of comfort working with a variety of IT software packages is required.

  • Self-starter, ability to use initiative and provide pro-active support to all staff.

  • Good command of spoken English; Cantonese and Mandarin advantageous.


If you are interested in finding out more about this career opportunity, please email your resume to Nestor Roldan, Web:


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