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Client Onboarding Officer

26,382 P.A. ?
Location: Belfast
Company: Webrecruit
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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Client Onboarding Officer
Titanic Quarter, Belfast

About Us

Fieldfisher is a European law firm operating in exciting sectors such as technology, financial services, energy and natural resources and life sciences. We’re an international firm with more than 1,550 people across 25 offices in Europe, Asia and America.

Awarded a 5-Star ranking by the Legal 500, we work with market-leading practices and are built around people having developed a strong balance between legal excellence and a down-to-earth practical approach to clients’ needs.

Focused on keeping pace with this continually changing world, we use new models of working and integrate legal technology with our colleagues’ expertise to provide modern legal advice for the modern world.

We’re now looking for a Client Onboarding Officer to join our team in Belfast and play a vital role in the induction of new clients.

The Benefits

- Above market rate salary
- Competitive benefits package

This is the ideal role for an ambitious individual with great research skills looking to develop a career in the legal sector with a growing, highly successful firm.

We will teach you everything you need to know about our firm and our industry and will provide full training and supervision to ensure you are up-to-speed and can thrive in your position. What’s more, for those with ambition, there will be the chance to progress and develop into senior posts, becoming a leader in your chosen field.

We were named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards in 2018 and twice more in 2017 at the Juve Awards and the British Legal Awards. We have been ranked in the top 20 most innovative law firms in Europe in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards and have won numerous other awards for innovation and our services.

So, if you are ready to take the next step in your career, drive your own success and develop and grow professionally, this is the role you have been waiting for.

The Role

As a Client Onboarding Officer, you will work across our Client Due Diligence and Conflicts Clearance functions, providing key assistance to the onboarding of new clients and processes.

Supporting our Management Team and Fee Earners, you will get involved in a range of ad hoc tasks that will enable their work and ensure our operations remain efficient and run smoothly.

Your role will also involve:

- Researching clients to ensure we meet our regulatory requirements on Client Due Diligence
- Communicating requirements clearly to the client
- Advising on CDD requirements for international offices
- Using screening tools to carry out risk assessments for new clients
- Carrying out research on client finances and establishing any adverse information regarding new clients
- Escalating issues or concerns to management
- Carrying out conflict searches
- Reporting back to Partners and Fee Earners to identify potential conflicts issues

About You

To be considered as a Client Onboarding Officer, you will need:

- Research experience, ideally gained within a legal context
- The ability to pick up new skills quickly
- Strong communications skills
- The ability to build strong relationships

A degree level qualification would be beneficial to your application.

Other organisations may call this role Legal Assistant, Due Diligence Assistant, Legal Administrator, Legal Secretary, Graduate Legal Assistant, or Trainee Legal Assistant.

Webrecruit Ireland and Fieldfisher are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

To apply for the role of Client Onboarding Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit Ireland Ltd. The services advertised by Webrecruit Ireland Ltd are those of an Employment Agency.

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