Compliance Officer (Law Firm)


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Posted on: 23 May 2024

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Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a leading international law firm who is looking to hire an AML Compliance Officer to join their rapidly growing team in Riyadh.

This role will assume responsibility for the implementation, development and enforcement of AML and CTF policies for the KSA Offices. The primary focus will fall on the internal systems of the firm, monitoring and reporting money laundering and terrorist financing to the relevant authorities.

The Compliance Officer will work with both Clients and Fee Earners, assisting the request and collection of KYC, CDD, SDD and EDD documentation for clients. This will be in accordance with the relevant AML laws of Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh, filling all necessary documentation to FSRA, DFSA or MOJ.

Additional duties of the role will include thorough due diligence periodically, covering all areas of AML and CTF matters within the firm. This role will report to the Head of AML and Compliance, and requires someone who has strong attention to detail and is able to work well under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines.

To be considered for this role, the successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Law along with a strong knowledge of AML provisions.

The ideal candidate must have at least 2 years of proven experience as a Compliance Assistant, ideally at a law firm or service provider with the ability to interpret AML rulebooks and federal AML legislation. Established business acumen, exceptional attention to detail and excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written, are essential.

A relocation package will be provided to enable a smooth transition to Riyadh.

SAR 30,000 to 35,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.


The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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