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Compliance Assistant - BEA Team

Reference: SCR98

Level: Junior

Business area: Programmes

Location: Ipswich


We are recruiting for a Business Entity Authorisation Team Assistant to join the Special Contingency Risks Team (SCR). 

SCR has been assisting clients in the insurance and management of kidnap and extortion, political evacuation events, risk mitigation and general security for over 30 years and is the recognised leader in this field. SCR also leads the principal Accident and Health team in London, enabling a fully integrated people risks approach. SCR provides both financial protection solutions and in-house security risk management services to corporations and high-net-worth individuals around the world.

The Business Entity Authorisation Team plays a key role within SCR and provides entity set up services. The team is predominantly responsible for undertaking the necessary due diligence to ensure that SCR only undertakes business with entities that are of good repute and do not pose a financial crime or sanctions risk. Activties undertaken by members of the Business Entity Authorisation Team include the following:


  • Undertaking and verifying due diligence of new clients, markets and third parties
  • Assessing the financial crime and sanctions risks posed by new and existing entities
  • Escalatig high risk entities for further review and approval by the Compliance Committee
  • Verifying and setting up entity bank details
  • Reviewing global licence requirements
  • Liaising with Placing Teams to discuss entity set up requirements. 
The candidate


  • Strong academic background (minimum A Levels or equivalent)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience of working in results driven/ deadline based environment
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail
  • Keen to pursue/continue a career in compliance


  • Insurance or financial services sector knowledge would be an advantage
  • Experience working in a ‘Know Your Customer’ related role would be an advantage
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