AML Compliance Officer (Law Firm)

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Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a top US Law Firm, who is looking to hire an AML Compliance Officer to join their team in DIFC.

The role will be responsible for the implementation, development and enforcement of AML and CTF policies for the Middle East 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.

You will work with both Clients and Fee Earners assisting the request and collection of KYC, CDD, SDD and EDD documentation for clients, 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 that has strong attention to detail and is able to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines.


The ideal candidate must have at least 2 years of proven experience as a Compliance Assistant, ideally at a US/UK/Off shore Law Firm or have knowledge of the UAE Federal AML Laws and AML provisions in DIFC, ADGM. You must have an ability to interpret AML rulebooks and federal AML legislation, with an established business acumen and exceptional attention to detail.

To be considered for this role, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in either Law, Finance or Business and must have excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.


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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