Compliance Associate – Financial Crime & Data Protection

 Location: Leeds
 Salary: Competitive
 Job type: Permanent
 Closes: closed

Compliance Associate – Financial Crime & Data Protection



Competitive Salary


Meraki Talent are recruiting for a Compliance Associate on behalf of a leading Asset Servicing company in Leeds. The current role is within the compliance function and they are looking for a dynamic individual who can assist the team with the financial crime prevention responsibilities and oversight. The main aim of your role as Compliance Associate is to assist the Compliance team with financial crime, risk identification, Data Protection and complaint handling reviews and oversight.


Responsibilities of the Compliance Associate:

  • Review AML reports & risk mitigation processes, including the preparation of written reports/recommendations
  • Investor identity review and assessments to determine appropriate ‘next steps’ in the due diligence process
  • Review of Politically Exposed Persons and associated parties, including report writing with findings and recommendations
  • Escalate issues as they arise to the DMLRO/MLRO, together with assessments/recommendations
  • Review of screening outputs and making recommendations and/or progressing further 
  • Assisting the Data Protection Manager with data protection issues, including subject access requests or other privacy related matters
  • Assisting the complaints officer with complaint handling


Background of the Compliance Associate:

  • Understanding of AML processes and controls
  • Knowledge of regulatory and legislative environment including JMLSG
  • Understanding of DISP
  • Proven record in GDPR and DPA oversight and guidance
  • Ability to analyse and problem solve
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to audit records/identify deficiencies and escalate findings in a timely manner
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Sarah Hutchinson wants: AML, MS Office, DISP customer service 


If this role sounds like something you would be interested in, then please send your CV to or call 0131 297 2701 for more information.


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Sarah Hutchinson

Sarah joined Meraki Talent's financial services team in 2018. Sarah was keen to kick start her recruitment career after achieving an MSc in Business Psychology from Heriot Watt. Sarah is passionate about recruitment and providing a high quality service.