CDD & AML Administrator

Date: 16 May 2023

Location: London, GB, W1U 8AN

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 28583 
Job Title CDD & AML Administrator 
Type Permanent 
Salary Range Competitive
Division Business Services 
Sub Division Business Services 
Department Risk & Compliance (10000663) 
Location 55 Baker Street 


Knight Frank are looking to hire a Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Administrator to join a leading independent, global real estate consultancy.


The CDD & AML Administrator provides daily support to UK residential and commercial offices. Knowledge of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Terrorism Act 2000 and the Criminal Finance Act 2017 and their application for CDD and AML purposes is required.


Knowledge of the “HMRC Guidance for Estate Agents – Money Laundering” would also be useful. Excellent analytical skills are required as the role includes facilitating the CDD on-boarding process, reviewing documentation and making risk-based decisions in accordance with established procedures.


Excellent communication skills with the ability to provide verbal and written advice in a timely, clear and concise manner to both internal and external clients are important offices.


The Client Due Diligence (CDD) team currently consists of 26 analysts whose primary function is to conduct Anti-Money Laundering (AML) reviews on Knight Frank’s clients. This is to ensure compliance with the various laws and regulations Knight Frank must adhere to.


The team requires a Team Administrator to provide daily support to the team.  The candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent administration skills, ability to multi-task and remain calm under pressure.  They will have a “hands on” attitude and take pride in the presentation of their work.  The role requires advanced Excel skills, along with Word and previous use of databases.


  • Updating database(s) with CDD data and ensuring the data is accurate.
  • Allocation of new instructions to CDD/AML Officers ensuring working is moving in and out of the department.
  • Reviewing files on documentation provided to do an initial gap analysis to provide a swift response to the business.
  • Preparation and distribution of weekly status reports for management and offices.
  • Preparing agendas and minutes for team meetings.
  • Email management of CDD team group inbox.
  • Preparing presentations using PowerPoint.
  • Emailing and speaking to clients on the phone who are not completing their AML checks
  • Signing off a minimum of 20 simple CDD instructions a week.
  • Liaising with all departments across the business to ensure anything under offer is registered with the CDD team on the power BI
  • Organisation of meetings.
  • Providing research support.







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