Consultant, AML Compliance (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)- Hybrid

Limerick, Munster, Ireland
09 Nov 2022
08 Dec 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust, a Fortune 500 company, is a globally recognized, award-winning financial institution that has been in continuous operation since 1889.

Northern Trust is proud to provide innovative financial services and guidance to the world’s most successful individuals, families and institutions by remaining true to our enduring principles of service, expertise and integrity. With more than 130 years of financial experience and over 22,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Role/ Department:

Ireland AML Compliance has a structured and risk based Compliance Programme designed to provide assurance to senior management and the Boards of the Ireland Fund Administration and Depositary businesses on compliance with their regulatory obligations.

The role of this position in the AML Compliance Team is to provide support directly to the MLRO in meeting regulatory and legislative requirements on a day to day basis. This role is a unique opportunity to support a busy compliance function at a time of increase in the level of focus on AML regulatory and compliance practices in addition to anti-fraud oversight.

This fixed term contract is an opportunity for secondment.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Support the regulatory change process by reviewing regulatory bulletins and other sources of information relating to AML/CTF and sanctions. Support the MLRO in the oversight of regulatory changes impacting Ireland.
  • Maintain and develop local AML policy documents in line with regulatory expectations, ensuring the appropriate processes and procedures are in place to implement and support these policies.
  • Investigation of Unusual Activity Forms related to fraud or money laundering, with support provided to the MLRO in any external reporting to the authorities.
  • Prepare regular compliance reporting, both internal (e.g. Board, Risk Committee, Head Office) and external (e.g. Central Bank of Ireland).
  • Assist with the annual entity AML/CFT and sanctions risk assessments.
  • Review of daily sanctions screening results of investor accounts.
  • Respond to daily AML/CTF and sanctions queries from the business and attend meetings with internal and/or external clients when required.
  • Monthly assurance testing of investor CDD performed by the Operations AML Teams.
  • Conduct compliance monitoring reviews of the AML activities of the firm carried out by first line of defence teams.
  • Build effective internal and external relationships with key partners.

Skills/ Qualifications:

The successful candidate will benefit from having:

  • Previous Compliance/ AML experience is a strong advantage.
  • Financial Services experience is desirable, particularly in the funds industry.
  • Ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines and balance multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and partner effectively in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point skills.
  • Accuracy and a strong attention to detail.
  • A self-starter who uses their own initiative to constantly develop and improve both their individual performance and that of the team.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, greater achievements await. You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture in an organization where financial strength and stability is an asset that emboldens us to explore new ideas. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company committed to assisting the communities we serve! Join a workplace with a greater purpose.

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and sustainable companies! Build your career with us.

Reasonable accommodation:

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center at

We hope you’re excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us. We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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