Global Head of Compliance & Risk

London (Greater)
£80,000 to £90,000 negotiable
21 Jul 2021
18 Aug 2021
Job Title
Financial Risk
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

A leading full-service offshore law firm with a global presence is actively seeking a 'Global Head of Risk and Compliance’ to join their London or BVI based team. This is an integral role within the firm in which the successful applicant will manage all aspects of compliance and risk within the firm’s legal and fiduciary arm.

This is a full time role and ideally a candidate will be able to start by September 2021. On offer is a competive package that is dependent upon experience.


  • Monitoring and ensuring the Group’s adherence with laws, regulations, and internal policies whilst taking a commercial and practical approach to risk-based challenges and offering appropriate solutions
  • Reviewing and revising best business practices and policies to address any potential risks
  • Designing, implementing and overseeing an overall risk management approach for the Group
  • Regular reporting to senior management within the Group on the progress of key compliance initiatives
  • Advising Senior Management on the regulatory, legislative and best practice changes and their obligations under these changes and how they impact the Group
  • Conducting compliance audits and risk assessments during the year
  • Coordinating and supporting regular Board meetings in respect of the Group’s regulated businesses. This includes managing the delivery of appropriate management information
  • Completing or overseeing the completion of onboarding packs in respect of the approval of high risk clients
  • Reviewing and updating business continuity plans for local offices
  • Potentially acting as compliance officer/MLRO/AMLCO of Group and Client entities
  • Ensuring compliance projects are carried out to a high standard, efficiently and to deadline
  • Developing appropriate compliance and risk training for local offices and coordinating with the heads of local offices the delivery of that training
  • Managing the remediation of material risk incidents in consultation with senior management
  • Overseeing the management of the cybersecurity risk of the Group


  • A degree and a professional accounting or legal compliance qualification is preferable
  • 10+ years’ experience in risk management and compliance at a senior level
  • Practical and pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Extensive experience in both onshore and offshore compliance, preferably within a law firm or trust company
  • Knowledge of FATCA/CRS regulations desirable but not essential
  • Experience and knowledge of Cayman Islands and/or British Virgin Islands regulatory framework preferable
  • Strong technical skills in business matters, corporate governance and regulatory law and risk
  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written and presentation skills
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Planning and organisational skills (both at an individual and team level)

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