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International Employee Benefits Coordinator (client-facing)

Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and Compliance Officer (CO)


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International Employee Benefits Coordinator (client-facing)

Due to fast growth and expanding client work, we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our International Payroll & HR team. This is an exciting new role working with our international clients to assist with the coordination of their employee benefits in a broad range of EMEA and APAC countries.

2 years’ prior experience in employee benefits or employee reward is essential. Experience with international benefit programmes is a significant advantage.

You will gain an in-depth knowledge of international benefits as your career progresses. You will work as part of this growing and sociable team of 18, working on a variety of interesting clients with real career progression opportunities.

What are some of the key responsibilities?

  • Coordinate international client benefit programmes in multiple countries – set up, renewals and employee onboarding/offboarding
  • Liaison between the client, employee, brokers, benefit providers, payroll and accounting
  • First point of contact for clients and their employees – queries, claims and cover
  • Keeping up to date with changes in benefits legislation
  • Preparation of employee communications relating to coverage and claims
  • Management of monthly client invoicing process

What personal attributes are required?

  • Highly driven and organised
  • Able to work at speed and be autonomous
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Initiative and proactivity
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Commitment to high levels of client care
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Genuinely friendly and sociable team player

What are the essential requirements?

  • Prior experience in employee benefits or employee reward
  • Equivalent of GCSE Maths and English at grade B or above
  • Equivalent of 3 A levels at grade C or above
  • Willingness to expand personal knowledge and skills
  • Willing to join a hard working team and get involved in a variety of work
  • Be excited about your future benefits career
  • Eligible to work in the UK

Important Notes – please read:

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES

Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only respond to you if you have been successful in being shortlisted. Thank you for your understanding.

Please apply by submitting your CV and a covering letter to careers@fitzandlaw.com.

You can read our GDPR Privacy Notice for Job Applicants here.


Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and Compliance Officer (CO)

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced compliance professional to join us.

We are a multi award winning and growing firm, with particular focus on the international tech sector. We advise some of the most exciting and fastest growing companies in the world, as well as a number of dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses. We therefore need people with engaging personalities as well as great skills.

We are a leading global expansion organisation supporting clients with expansion by providing accounting, audit, tax, HR and payroll services. Our compliance and regulatory requirements have become ever more onerous and complex. This new position would suit an experienced compliance professional looking for an opportunity to develop in an in-house role with a great opportunity to be truly involved by supporting the client services teams and business regulatory compliance.

This includes:

Core Responsibilities

Prevent Financial Crime: Appoint as the MLRO / CO. Reviewing, investigating and reporting to the authorities any suspicious activities submitted by the business.

Strengthen Compliance: Review current processes and manage and develop regulatory processes including collation and assessment of the AML for both existing and new clients and carrying out regular and ongoing reviews. Provide advice and guidance to teams. Lead the process required to identify, analyse and deliver best practice, as well as train client teams on their compliance responsibilities.

Enable business growth: Provide advice and guidance on changes to relevant laws, regulations and official guidance published by institutions and authorities including relevant sanction lists. Support the business to develop the processes for efficiency and governance. Responsible for regulatory annual returns, queries and audit processes.

Guide the business through any regulatory change: Interpret regulatory rules and guidance issued by the authorities. Identify the impact of change and work with the teams to implement. Represent compliance function at internal management meetings.

Working with senior management: working and regular reporting to senior management, to maintain and implement appropriate risk-based assessments and procedures and reporting directly to the Board of Directors on progress, recommendations and concerns.

Essential Requirements

  • Professionally qualified, with commercial experience ideally gained within both a law firm and in-house, with international experience an advantage
  • At least 4-5 years’ experience in MLRO work
  • Ability to fit into a vibrant and fast moving business
  • Knowledge of ICAEW, FCA or similar institute regulation and compliance requirements
  • Ability to communicate the complex requirements at all levels in a clear and easy to understand manner 
  • Client facing experience
  • Full time, with a mix of working in the office and from home

Further Detail

  • There will be opportunities to work with clients relating to their compliance requirements.
  • Ensuring client records are held securely within the management systems and data is held in line with the firm’s code of conduct and professional regulations and standards.
  • Supporting the client service teams with onboarding new clients by collating and assessment / verification of new clients, negotiating amendments to our letters of engagement, terms and conditions and data processing agreements. This will involve direct contact with new clients where required.
  • Ensuring all AML/CDD/EDD requirements are in place.
  • Ensuring that teams comply with all relevant policies and procedures through ongoing monitoring, training and conducting regular audits across the firm to ensure compliance. Reporting findings to the Executive Directors.
  • Delivering team training on T&Cs, GDPR, KYC and other regulatory requirements and changes
  • Reviewing updates and news from the regulators and circulating reports with summaries and any recommended proposed changes.
  • Maintaining a close working relationship with relevant regulatory bodies and where applicable representing the firm; responding and dealing with requests.

Important Notes – please read:

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES

Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only respond to you if you have been successful in being shortlisted. Thank you for your understanding.

Please apply by submitting your CV and a covering letter to careers@fitzandlaw.com.

You can read our GDPR Privacy Notice for Job Applicants here.

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