Risk and compliance is one of the fastest growing areas of employment in Jersey, the demand in this area is attributed to the increased regulation around all areas of islands financial services sector.

At any one time risk and compliance related roles would make up around 11% of our total number of vacancies, so in terms of availability of roles and career prospects this sector is a great option. An added advantage is that there are often a range of permanent contract and temporary roles available which also makes the career choice one that can offer great flexibility.

Whether you are at the start of your career and would like to discuss more about what a career in compliance might look like or a seasoned compliance professional we are likely to have a range of opportunities for you to consider. Our most recent positions include CDD (Customer Due Diligence) roles, Compliance Monitoring, Compliance Analyst through to Compliance Manager, MLRO, MLCO and holding high level regulatory responsibilities at board level.

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Associate Director | Financial Crime Compliance (MLRO)


​Act as the designated Money Laundering Reporting Officer for a well-regarded financial services organisation and play a key person role in the development and promotion of the jurisdictional financial crime programme.Within this role you will also help to develop the financial crime strategy framework, which encompasses anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption and the counter financing of terrorism. You will ensure appropriate policies, procedures, processes and tools are implemented and maintained across the group and these are aligned with group standards. Additionally you will provide a professional anti-crime advisory service to the business.This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual who has previously held a key person role, or Deputy MLRO ready to take the next step and progress in their career.  You will join an organisation which strives to exceed expectations and prides themselves on their flexibility, collaboration, reliability and transparent approach.Responsibilities will include:Enhancing, maintaining and implementing the financial crime compliance framework and the MLRO framework, covering strategy, policies and processes, reporting and governanceReporting all financial crime related findings to the relevant internal and company governance structures (as per the reporting framework) and following up on mitigationManaging and undertaking high profile and/or sensitive investigations as and when requested to do soMonitoring regulatory changes and international best practice in relation to financial crime, ensuring that changes are appropriately incorporated in the frameworkCultivating a positive working relationship with relevant external agencies including the Joint Financial Crime Unit (JFCU)Providing specialist advice and training on financial crime risk to the Jersey business and responding to both internal and external compliance enquiries and advising accordinglyExperience and skills required:Hold a relevant compliance qualification Previously held a key person role, or been a Deputy MLRO and ready to take the next stepStrong communication and organisational skills Ability to work as part of a teamProblem solving skills and the ability to prioritise and manage time effectively​If you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call David Lemasney on 01534 626757 or email david@rowlands.co.ukWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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Head of Risk


​Contribute to the success of a local, independently owned trust company and oversee the development and implementation of the global risk management strategy.As Head of Risk, you will lead the risk and compliance team, provide technical guidance to the business and embed a risk awareness culture within the company, to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements at all times.Working within this highly regarded firm, you can expect to be rewarded for your dedication and commitment to providing a professional service to clients.Responsibilities will include:Designing, implementing and leading the global risk management strategy Representing the risk and compliance team on jurisdictional boards and embedding a risk aware culture Providing regular reports to boards and other relevant bodies detailing any current risk issues Conducting internal auditsProviding proactive and practical regulatory advice to the businessKeeping up to date with any regulatory changes Experience and skills required:Previous experience holding a regulated financial services business board position or minimum 5 years’ financial services experience at a senior level JFSC Category A employee and hold a recognised Table 4 qualification Excellent leadership and decision making skills Experience leading and motivating a multi-jurisdictional, multi-specialism team Confident producing and delivering presentations and training sessionsStrong technical knowledge of Jersey and UK regulatory environments If you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call Sue Pallot on 01534 626711 or email sue@rowlands.co.ukWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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Money Laundering Compliance Officer


​A rewarding career opportunity for a compliance professional to join a leading independent offshore bank and trust company, whose entrepreneurial spirit and unrelenting focus on clients’ needs, is at the heart of everything they do.In this senior level role within the compliance function, you will monitor the business’ compliance with legislation relating to money laundering and financing of terrorism. You will also be involved in a variety of tasks which will enable you to develop a strong knowledge of the business and the regulatory environment and you will also be required to keep up to date with any changes in the regulatory environment.Responsibilities will include:Monitoring compliance with, and the testing of, systems and controls in place to prevent and detect money laundering and financing of terrorism Implementing and overseeing a robust financial crime control framework, including a monitoring programmeProviding accurate information for local risk and board reporting Addressing findings from compliance investigations and testing Assisting the Money Laundering and Reporting Officer in providing training to the business Providing financial crime advice to the business and responding to requests for information from the CommissionExperience and skills required:Minimum 5 years’ compliance experience in financial services and ideally be educated to degree level Hold a relevant professional qualification such as ICA Diploma (or equivalent) Strong understanding of regulatory and legal changes, the financial crime environment and emerging trendsAbility to handle sensitive and confidential matters with absolute discretionPrevious management experience and experience dealing with senior management, including delivering presentationsIf you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call us on 01534 626777 or email jobs@rowlands.co.ukWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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Compliance Manager


​Act as Compliance Manager in a well-regarded, independent trust company offering a highly competitive benefits package, where you will be the main point of contact for external organisations and all levels of internal staff on any compliance related matters. Within this role you will act as a point of reference for staff in connection with the prevention of money laundering and help to implement new policies and procedures. You will also maintain registers and assist with investigations, reporting your findings to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer, as appropriate.If you have previous compliance experience and are looking to take the next step in your career, we would like to hear from you.Responsibilities will include:Liaising with external organisations on compliance-related matters and acting as a point of reference for internal staff in connection with the prevention of money launderingAssisting with the preparation of board reports and reports on visits by regulators and auditorsCarrying out investigations in connection with suspected money laundering or financing of terrorism and reporting these results to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)Ensuring the sufficient collation of due diligence on clientsKeeping up to date with current and emerging legislationManaging the compliance monitoring programme Experience and skills required:Minimum 5 years’ compliance experience working within a regulated financial services environmentHold a relevant compliance professional qualification such as an International Diploma issued by the International Compliance AssociationExtensive knowledge of the Jersey regulatory environment and best practiceDetailed knowledge and understanding of the relevant laws relating to the proceeds of crime, money laundering and the financing of terrorism, and the underlying Codes of Practice and AML/CFT HandbooksA high level of discretion and trustworthinessIf you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call us on 01534 626777 or email jobs@rowlands.co.ukWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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Administrator | Fund Compliance


​A rewarding and progressive career opportunity, where you will be supported in reaching your ambitions and developing your skills and experience within funds.  In this role you will have responsibility for collating and reviewing the due diligence for client structures and their investors, as well as assisting in the preparation of regulatory reports and performing regulatory monitoring on client fund structures.As a member of the fund services team, you will be encouraged to take a hands-on approach and will have freedom to innovate, while benefiting from the support of a dynamic and value-creating team culture. Responsibilities will include:Reviewing and approving all due diligence and tax transparency documentation and data Ensuring all high-risk investors/clients are correctly identified and enhanced due diligence procedures are implemented and adhered to throughout the life of the relationshipReviewing CDD documentation and data and preparing the appropriate checklistsPreparing regulatory reporting for client entitiesAssisting with the investigation of anti-money laundering and sanctions alertsExperience and skills required:Hold or working towards an appropriate qualification and/or proven track record of work experienceSound knowledge of AML and CFT legislationAbility to confidently liaise with clients and investors on a day-to-day basisHigh level of accuracy and attention to detailAbility to work well within a team and independently, using own initiativeIf you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call us on 01534 626777 or email jobs@rowlands.co.ukWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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Senior Onboarding Officer | Isle of Man | Contract

Isle of Man

​An award-winning banking and investment firm with a strong global presence, is currently seeking a motivated individual to provide assistance to their Isle of Man office, on an 11 month contract.As Senior Onboarding Officer you will help provide an efficient onboarding experience for clients. You will review all new personal account applications, provide assistance with training/checking of new starters applications and sign off medium risk-rated accounts, whilst striving to provide a quality service to clients at all times.If you have previous onboarding experience and are looking for the opportunity to work in a company whose business model is based on trust and integrity, we would like to hear from you.Responsibilities will include:Conducting onboarding application reviews of new personal account applications Undertaking reviews on new potential clients of all risk ratings, including carrying out risk searches and following up on queries  Validating the source of funds/wealth in line with compliance guidelines and ensuring all relevant approvals are obtained prior to account openings Preparing account opening packs for compliance or Director sign-off Assisting with risk and compliance reporting, raising suspicious activity reports to the MLRO as required and seeking KYC/CDD exemptions when necessaryExperience and skills required:Previous corporate onboarding experience is essential Hold a relevant AML or compliance related professional qualification 5 GCSEs with a minimum grade C in both Maths and English Language Strong time management skills and the ability to manage multiple deadlines Ability to work well within a team and independently using own initiative If you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call us on 01534 626777 or email jobs@rowlands.co.ukWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.

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