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<span>Risk Officer</span>

Risk Officer

Other Guernsey, Guernsey Full-time
Company Description

About Us 

Fund services | Corporate | Capital markets | Private client | Regulatory & Compliance 

We help clients succeed by unlocking new value through expertise, trust and scale. We deliver solutions that solve complex challenges faced by asset managers, financial institutions, corporates, high net-worth individuals and family offices. 

With a curious mindset, we ask the right questions to get to the right solution, faster. We collaborate to win together, sharing successes and shaping the future of our global business. Our culture of support and recognition provides the tools and opportunities for you to grow, while unlocking the most value for our clients and making your mark with Ocorian. 

Expertise: We deliver specialist, tech-enabled solutions for our clients grounded on deep industry expertise. 

Trust: We’re a trusted partner to over 8,000 clients globally. We are proud to have long-lasting partnerships with our clients. 

Scale: With more than 1,500 colleagues, we operate across 20+ countries, our scale enables us to support our clients globally and locally, providing a seamless client experience across borders and service lines. 

Job Description

The Role

  • Working collaboratively as part of a robust and effective 1st Line of Defence that identifies identify, assess, mitigate, manage, reviews and monitors the ML/TF/PF and regulatory risks to which Ocorian is subject.
  • To assist in providing support and practical guidance to the client administration teams on the onboarding and ongoing client due diligence process (“CDD”) in compliance with the Ocorian Operational Procedures and GFSC AML/CFT Handbook and associated legislation.  This is with the primary aim of providing prospective and existing clients with a high quality and efficient service whilst managing and mitigating the aforementioned financial crime and regulatory risks

Key responsibilities

As part of a 1st Line of Defence Team

Client Acceptance

  • To be responsible and accountable for the client Onboarding and monitoring process with the confines of an AML/CFT/CPF 1st Line of defence.
  • To attend and take an active part in the Client Acceptance and Review Committee’s (CARC) to review and ensure all regulatory KYC requirements for new and existing clients are met taking ownership for the co-ordination of all CARC paperwork.
  • To liaise with all key stakeholders: client administration teams, 2nd Line Compliance, and Operations as necessary as part of the client onboarding and ongoing monitoring process. 
  • To own the onboarding process and ensure it is dealt with in an efficient and timely manner (including collation of KYC for approval, opening of files and population of data).
  • Working to tight deadlines and participating in internal and external calls to facilitate the completion of the client onboarding and trigger events.
  • Responsible for the review and sign off master client take on (CDD) checklists.
  • Completion of sanctions and adverse media screening via proprietary systems (WorldCheck / KYC360)

Ongoing Monitoring

  • Financial Crime Reviews (“FCRs”): Analysis of the administration section of the FCRs performed together with effective completion of the AML/CFT/CPF section.
  • Tracking completion of the FCRs on a timely basis.
  • Tracking the completion of Action Points that derive from client take-on, trigger events and FCR’s via the Action Point Tracker.
  • Co-ordinate paperwork for restructured clients who need to seek CARC approval.

Policies & Procedures

  • Volunteer to take on workstreams to review and make amendments to the documented Onboarding policies, procedures, and controls, where there are changes in legislation and best practice are identified.

Training & Education of staff

  • Draft and deliver AML/CFT/CPF training to staff with the support and oversight of the Client Risk Manager – when candidate is ready.

Personal Development

  • Take ownership, responsibility for continuing self-development by working on performance goals and undertaking training as agreed with Client Risks Manager.



Qualifications Required

Knowledge, experience, and qualifications:



  • Have a proactive and practical solutions-based outlook and focus.
  • A team player who has the ability to work collaboratively and have excellent personal skills and written skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities and work as part of a team as well as individually.


  • Relevant KYC experience and a strong understanding of Guernsey’s AML/CFT/CPF regulatory environment and how to apply it in practice.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Prior experience of working in a 1st Line of Defence Onboarding Team or similar AML/CFT/CPF practical compliance role
  • Proven skills in Microsoft Excel with the ability to produce periodic metrics as necessary.
  • Exposure to other Microsoft Applications would be beneficial: Microsoft Lists, Visio, SharePoint, Power-BI
  • Experience of Viewpoint would be an advantage but not essential.


  • An AML/CFT/CPF qualification is beneficial but not a pre-requisite, the ability to interpret and apply in practice the GFSC AML/CFT Handbook and understand ML/TF/PF risk and how to mitigate it more important.
Additional Information

All staff are expected to embody our core values that underpin everything that we do and that reflect the skills and behaviours we all need to be successful.  These are:

  • We are CLIENT CENTRIC – Clients are at the centre of our world, and we’re committed to providing expertise and specialist solutions to meet their most complex challenges.
  • We are AMBITIOUS – We aim high. We think and act globally, seizing every opportunity to delight our clients and support our colleagues - wherever in the world they may be.
  • We are AGILE – We act on our initiative to get things done for our clients. Our independence gives us the flexibility and freedom to keep things simple, efficient and effective.
  • We are COLLABORATIVE – With a curious mindset, we ask the right questions to get to the right solution, for our clients faster. We collaborate to win together and share our successes.
  • We are ETHICAL – We behave with integrity at all times and assume positive intent, building trust through responsible actions and honest relationships.