Compliance Officer

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At a glance

A truly international job opportunity in a dynamic compliance setting.
As Compliance Officer focusing on international alignment you coordinate the international alignment required to secure an effective Compliance function across countries (primarily Germany, France, Belgium, UK). Together with experienced peers in Compliance you identify areas for continuous improvement and ensure that these are followed-up.
You are part of the Business Compliance Officer (BCO) team for the Client units Wealth Management and Corporate Banking (WM &CB) and will report to the MT member for this area. You will work with a variety of experts in Compliance in NW Europe. This gives you an excellent opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge and expertise on all aspects of Compliance and to contribute to change up close.

Your job

Compliance aims to protect the bank, its clients and its employees against compliance risks. Compliance contributes to working in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Effective management of compliance risks is an interplay between culture, compliance program pillars and the Compliance Function. You will actively engage with key stakeholders in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd LoD, as well as with external stakeholders including regulators. Your primary responsibilities are to coordinate the international alignment required to secure an effective Compliance function across countries. More specifically this involves:

Support Effective Compliance Function across countries
Act as a gatekeeper and a link between CF Head Office and countries through:
- Support the MT member in Budget, Resourcing, Planning & Oversight
- Safeguarding international perspective in Head Office
- Knowledge sharing, best practices with and on countries
- Ensure activities are aligned with the bank’s 2nd Line of Defence risk framework
- Contribute to a robust (international) governance and oversight
- Contribute to bringing the function to the next maturity level
- Maintain a helicopter view to streamline calls/meetings (prevent overlap and gaps)
- Contribute to agenda setting of various (overarching) alignment calls
- Being a point of contact for questions from countries

Support Alignment on Compliance expert topics across countries
- Identify similar issues across countries, ensure experts are aligned in cooperation with the Client Unit and Clearing dedicated teams
- Set up virtual teams for topics as required

Working environment

You work in a dynamic team of Business Compliance Officers providing guidance and support to the Client Units Corporate Banking (including Global Markets and Clearing) and Wealth Management on all compliance risks, including e.g. AML and broader Client integrity risks, Duty of Care, Market integrity and Organisational & Employee integrity. The number of staff in Head office is approximately 60, excluding the local country compliance teams.
Compliance is a global integrated function and maintains oversight of all countries in which ABN AMRO operates, including all subsidiaries (national and international). You will report directly to the Head WM &CB, member of the MT Compliance.
Due to the broad nature of your work and the close cooperation with Compliance’s senior management and colleagues across the globe, there is every opportunity to follow a steep learning curve with respect to understanding Compliance roles and responsibilities.

Your profile

As Compliance Officer responsible for international alignment you are at the centre of ensuring effective compliance. This requires that:
• you have an academic work and thinking level
• you have knowledge of Compliance and the aspects of an effective Compliance Function
• you have experience in banking business and are able to operate in an international context
• you have good knowledge of regulatory requirements regarding the Compliance Function
• you have an eye for detail and you are able to also take an helicopter view
• you are able to translate and put theory into practice
• you can work independently and organise your own work, and seek guidance and alignment where needed
• you are an energetic, pro-active person and you can get things done from peers
• you are constructive critical and collaborative in your professional interaction
• you are able to translate ABN AMRO's purpose, values and strategy and the Compliance annual plan into action
• you have at least six years of work experience, including three years within a financial institution
• you are proficient in English (and preferably also Dutch), both verbally and in writing

We are offering

You will have the opportunity to truly make the difference in improving the Compliance culture, programs and culture in an international context. You can broaden and deepen your knowledge on all key building blocks of Compliance in close cooperation with senior management and will build an extensive network of stakeholders in Compliance. This position is at function level 11 (Dutch CLA). After this position, there will be various career opportunities in Compliance as well as other parts of the bank. All this depends on your ambitions, interests, experience and what you manage to make of this role.


Are you interested? Respond to this vacancy now. For more information please contact Michèle Provinciael (, Head Compliance WM &CB) or Aimée Stammeijer ( Head Compliance WM).

Equal opportunities for all

The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that they have. Truly surprising insights and innovative solutions for our clients result from an interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organisation. To ensure that everyone at ABN AMRO can develop their talents, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel engaged and appreciated.

Disclaimer external recruitment agencies

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Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ABN AMRO

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO