Junior Compliance Analyst

New York

Job Summary

Skadden Arps is seeking a Client Accounting Junior Compliance Analyst to review and follow up on documentation and information to meet the Firm's KYC/AML compliance regulatory requirements. 

  • Reviews and follows up on documentation and information to meet the Firm's KYC/AML compliance regulatory requirements.
  • Identifies and addresses non-compliance issues with management and partners.
  • Updates internal documentation and databases to keep current with compliance status of clients, the department and Firm's KYC/AML guidelines and procedures,  as well as new regulations and requirements.
  • Performs new client risk assessments to include review and analysis of new clients for AML risk, financial viability with respect to bill payment, reputational risk, bankruptcy, and criminal records.
  • Performs prospective client analysis, including enhanced due diligence, synthesizes findings and reports to management, partners and committee members for effective assessment of viability and risk level of prospective client.
  • Researches relationships between the Firm's new and existing clients for parent/subsidiary relationships to facilitate accurate and current reporting.
  • Understands and responds to inquiries from partners, other attorneys and staff and demonstrates this understanding through the use of effective communication.
  • Reviews new matters and works to ensure Firm SIC codes are assigned correctly where applicable.
  • Actively seeks to enhance knowledge of all Client Accounting procedures and processes.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.


  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Knowledge of Aderant with respect to client matter intake process and billing-function
  • Ability to perform internet research using various search functions
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Ability to read interpret and follow instructions
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of one year general work experience and/or other similar law firm experience
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