Central Inception Team Assistant

Vacancy ID

012550

Status

Permanent

Preferred location

Vacancy type

Business Services
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The role

The central inception team provide support across the whole firm by supplying a central resource to help lawyers meet their regulatory requirements.The role of the central inception team includes the entire file opening and closing process. They are a point of contact for the firm in relation to client and matter inception, providing training, assistance and guidance to users. The team can have direct client contact if further information is required during this process.

Main Duties

Anti-money laundering (AML) and other checksAssessing AML and KYC (Know Your Client) checksLegal research Where standard searches do not provide sufficient information to complete AML checks for a particular client, undertake further detailed research using publically available sources where possible to locate the additional information required.Conduct any required Controls of the central inception teams processes to include but not limited to; reviewing clients and matters with an override status and clients on the maintained trackLiaise with the risk & compliance team to ensure compliance with customer due diligence on a risk sensitive basis

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Strong IT skills including knowledge of MS officeExcellent communication skills - able to communicate effectively with all levels of staffGood analytical skillsClear written communication skillsAn awareness of anti-money laundering proceduresAn understanding of conflict checks and credit checks

Disclosure and barring service check

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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Benefits

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits. Everyone has different priorities and preferences, so at Mills & Reeve you can choose the benefits that appeal to you. From buying holiday and undergoing health screening to leasing a bicycle – the choice is yours.

Our core benefits are:

  • Equal all staff bonus based on the firm’s financial performance
  • Generous pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Five weeks' annual leave and the option to buy or sell a week each year
  • Extra day of leave for wedding/civil partnership, religious holiday and house moving
  • Bonus week leave every 11th year of continuous service
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Income protection after two years’ service
  • Life assurance with the choice of covering between two and 10 times annual basic salary
  • Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling.

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The firm

What really sets Mills & Reeve apart from other law firms is the way we work with our clients. We understand that clients, in the 21st century, no longer want a traditional law firm – they want one that embraces forward thinking approaches to service, billing, commercial know-how, innovation, people management and community engagement. 

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.

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