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Compliance Analyst - Maternity Cover

Legal Services


PositionCompliance Analyst - Maternity Cover
Location: London

The role will report to the London Compliance Officer and will be managing the Know Your Client due diligence process for clients of the Maples Group  in order to ensure that it is at all times compliant with the provisions of relevant financial services legislation in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and United Kingdom. 

The responsibilities of the role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Attend to Know Your Customer ("KYC") related queries received from relevant Maples employees, clients, KYC parties and/or the Global Compliance Team
  • Establish strong communication lines with relevant Maples employees, clients, KYC parties and/or the Global Compliance Team in order to ensure that KYC requests are dealt with professionally, efficiently, and in a timely manner
  • Evaluate new clients and related KYC parties in order to understand the nature of business, ownership and control structure and identify any higher-risk areas
  • Obtain appropriate KYC documentation for clients and KYC parties and manage ongoing KYC requirements, including obtaining evidence of ultimate beneficial ownership
  • Ensure KYC documentation is maintained in accordance with internal policies and procedures;
  • Ensure enhanced due diligence policies and procedures are followed wherever higher-risk triggers are identified, escalating the matter to the CO as appropriate
  • Ensure clients and KYC parties are entered into the internal KYC database and that KYC approvals are appropriate and accurate
  • Ensure that non-compliant clients and KYC parties are identified and reported to the CO as appropriate, and that steps are taken to remediate outstanding KYC information in an efficient and timely manner
  • Conduct KYC and refresher due diligence searches where necessary and report findings to the CO as appropriate
  • Assist the CO in investigating Bridger and negative news findings and determine whether any matches could be considered positive results
  • Assist the CO in reviewing Anti-Money Laundering ("AML") policies and procedures to ensure that they comply with relevant jurisdictional AML requirements
  • Identifying, assessing and addressing, where possible, KYC issues requiring escalation to the CO;
  • Assist the CO in ensuring that employees have received appropriate AML induction and refresher training as appropriate
  • Assist the CO in maintaining the list of clients and potential clients that have been subject to enhanced due diligence procedures and those that have been identified as politically exposed persons
  • Reporting to the CO on a regular basis summarising any queries or any trends identified
  • Dealing with any other compliance related queries as assigned


  • 1-2 years' experience in legal services or professional services
  • A good understanding of KYC on-boarding procedures
  • Candidate must show strong attention to detail
  • Be comfortable working with time constraints and deadlines
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Be an effective communicator and confident in client interaction
  • Strong Organisational skills
  • Bright, enthusiastic and quick learner
  • Proactive and solutions driven
  • Strong team player
  • Enthusiastic and committed to pursuing a career in compliance
  • Knowledge of offshore jurisdictions would be an advantage  

About Us

The Maples Group is a leading service provider offering clients a comprehensive range of legal services on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, and is an independent provider of legal services, fiduciary, fund services, regulatory and compliance, and entity formation and management services.  The Maples Group distinguishes itself with a client-focused approach, providing solutions tailored to their specific needs.  Its global network of lawyers and industry professionals are strategically located in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to ensure that clients gain immediate access to expert advice and bespoke support, within convenient time zones.

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200 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4HD, United Kingdom


We offer an excellent compensation package for this role which includes; a competitive salary, a discretionary performance based bonus scheme and an excellent benefits package.


21 May 2021

Pre-employment background screening

Please note that it is Maples’ standard policy to undertake various background screening checks, including criminal records checks, on all applicants to whom a conditional job offer is made. Maples will only ask applicants to disclose a past criminal conviction when a conditional job offer is made. If you have a criminal record it does not mean that your job offer will be automatically withdrawn. Maples will make all job offer decisions on a case by case basis and will take a number of factors into account, such as the role that you are applying for and the nature and circumstances of the past offence. You will have the opportunity to discuss the matter with Maples before a decision is made