MLCO/MLRO – Managed Client Licensees’ (Funds)


The Role & Key Responsibilities
Skills Required
What you will get in return
Additional Information

Skills Required

  • A University degree in Accountancy or equivalent/Final stages of ACCA qualification
  • An ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competence in Excel, general IT and accounting packages
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in audit would be ideal, but not necessary
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Skills Required

  • A University degree in Accountancy or equivalent/Final stages of ACCA qualification
  • An ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competence in Excel, general IT and accounting packages
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in audit would be ideal, but not necessary
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Department: Compliance / AML

Employment Type: Permanent

The Role

To ensure that Apex and its underlying Managed Client Licensees meet their legal and regulatory requirements in relation to its underlying obligations.

  • Execute the duties of the role diligently and professionally
  • Deliver the Apex Client Charter
  • Act in accordance with the Apex Code of Conduct
  • Support and foster collegiate and friendly interpersonal relationships at all levels

To be appointed as the Money Laundering Compliance Officer & Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“MLCO” & “MLRO”) to a number of Client Managed Licensees and appointed as Nominated Officer to other Managed Client Licensees, where applicable.

To support the European Head of Compliance, AML Manager, Senior Management and operational staff by providing sound Financial Crime, AML/CFT/Sanctions/ABC compliance advice and guidance to the business. Support the development and roll out the AML/CFT Strategy and in co-operation with other MLCO’s, assist with the implementation of new AML/CFT policies, procedures, and controls, as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide MLCO/MLRO duties to the allocated POI & NGCIS managed licensees.
  • To oversight the compilation and present MLCO/MLRO reports to Client boards, as required.
  • To manage the satisfactory completion of customer due diligence on new, existing relationships and on-going monitoring obligations in accordance with the provisions of the relevant legislation.
  • To assist with the AML team support to the business in the efficient on-boarding of new clients and fund closing.
  • To ensure that you attain and maintain the experience and knowledge to ensure that the Company meets its regulatory requirements. You will be expected to update the AML Team Manager, the EHofC and respective Boards with relevant regulatory information and changes.
  • To assist in the day to day oversight/management of members of ‘back office staff’ within the AML Team.
  • Any other duties applicable to the role.


  • Assist the Firm’s MLCO to implement and undertake a scalable annual AML/CFT client/investor review programme.
  • To understand and have an excellent knowledge of the Commission’s Handbook for Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing.
  • Assist with the final review of all relevant AML/CFT tasks.
  • Implement and undertake/oversee MLRO internal & external reporting obligations for Client Licensee Boards as required.
  • Provide management information and statistics to the Client Boards.
  • In conjunction with The ID Register, review and sign off CDD as required across the business and undertake oversight where required.
  • Working with business operations, review, update and maintain Client AML/CFT Business Risk Assessments across the business.
  • To support the Firm’s MLCO and liaison with The ID Register Operations Manager to continuously improve processes and systems.
  • To assist in the pursuit to maximise the use of technology in all processes in order to control risk and suggest technology improvements in pursuit of efficiency wherever possible.

Key Result Areas

  • To produce all necessary reports relating to AML/CFT Risk, Regulation and Compliance as required.
  • To ensure the filing of all necessary forms/submissions on time to the Regulator and other bodies to ensure that the Company does not breach any legal or regulatory requirement.
  • To keep up to date on all relevant legal and regulatory changes relevant to the business.
  • To assist to ensure that staff receive adequate and appropriate training on AML/CFT, risk and compliance to meet regulatory responsibilities.
  • Previous MLCO/MLRO Fund Administration experience preferable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship management at all levels.
  • The ability to deliver pragmatic solutions to AML/CFT/Sanctions related issues.
  • Self-starting and capable of working with light supervision.
  • Confident delivery of solutions to support the business.
  • Target Vocational Qualifications - Bachelor’s degree/Compliance/AML/ICA qualifications/Certified AML Specialist.
  • A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding large global business.
  • Exposure to all aspects of the business, cross-jurisdiction and working with senior management directly.
  • Work for a proactive Fund Administrator with global reaching clients.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • Competitive renumeration package including benefits.
  • Work for a positive outlooking, socially active and hospitable work environment.


We are an equal opportunity employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. Any hiring decision are made on the basis of skills, qualifications and experiences.

We measure our success as a business, not only by delivering great products and services and continually increasing our assets under administration and market share, but also by how we positively impact people, society, and the planet.

For more information on our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) please visit our CSR policy page.

If you are looking to take that next step in your career and are ready to work for a high performing organisation, alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, please submit your application (with your CV, cover letter and salary’s expectations) to our dedicated email address: [email protected]


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"Working here I have the space to be creative, take ownership and develop continuously. It’s a great company with a purpose, which in turn enables its people to identify with the core values and mission."

Diane Mero, Office Manager, Dubai

What we look for

We look to recruit bright, articulate and numerate employees who are not afraid of a challenge and are prepared to work hard and love what they do. Every employee plays a part in making our business what it is today and the more we grow, the more important that becomes.


Whatever your career path, ambition or skillset you will be joining an entrepreneurial environment and become part of a globally connected team. We don’t just want you to succeed, we want you to flourish.

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