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Senior Compliance Officer (m/w/d)


The role of Senior Compliance Officer involves working on various compliance projects. The individual will expected to work on their own initiative and to provide ad hoc guidance and support members of the wider team, help improve and build upon the current system, and communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organisation. They will also work closely with the global teams responsible for credit control, billing and cashiering, and will have the opportunity, subject to time constraints to become familiar with these processes.
The day to day activities of the role includes responsibility for the more complex and technical aspects of:

  • Reviewing AML compliance and liaising with fee earners to ensure that any outstanding information is obtained
  • Undertaking and reviewing conflict checks
  • Undertaking PEP, Sanctions and background checks as required
  • General support in complying with professional law requirements and dealing with the relevant regulators
  • Central support for tax law assessments of reportable transactions, preparation and securing of complete, timely electronic reports to official institutions
  • Participation in the establishment, operation and continuous development of a law firm-wide compliance management
  • Training new joiners as appropriate (secretaries, trainees and administrative staff)
  • Reviewing registers including process agency matters, gifts and hospitality, data protection, PEPs and Enhanced risk matters and dealing with ad hoc queries
  • Participation in the establishment, operation and continuous development of a law firm-wide compliance management
  • Providing mentoring and training support for more junior members of the team
  • Supporting the Director of Risk and Compliance with ad hoc projects, updating policies and procedures, and tasks associated with the introduction of new regulations/legislations.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree and proven work experience in a similar role, ideally in the legal industry or/and in an international environment
  • A strong working knowledge of the current European and UK legal AML framework
  • In depth knowledge of local regulatory requirements including the rules of professional ethics
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to think, analyse and use initiative as well as analytical skills
  • Training, mentoring skills and communication skills
  • High attention to detail and ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Must speak fluent English and German


Working Comfort: working in modern and central office buildings
Team Spirit: dynamic, open, team-oriented working environment; high level of collegiality and fun at work as well as social and team events
Wellbeing: mobile working, flat rate drinks and fresh fruits, family-like working environment

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