Compliance Monitoring Expert


At a glance


The Compliance AML & Sanctions team consists of 35 experts in the anti-money laundering, sanctions and other financial crime risks area. We advise senior management on risk management, implementations, improvements and follow-up on incidents. We monitor the quality of 1st line owned systems and processes, and work together with other banks and the government to improve the effectiveness of implementations. The team contributes in fulfilling the gatekeeper role within ABN AMRO and the societal responsibility in fighting (financial) crime.

Your job

Your job

Governance & Oversight is a team within Compliance AML & Sanctions. This team oversees the DFC 1st Line Execution Plan / Group Wide Recovery Plan and coordinates the milestone validations and monitoring & testing done within Compliance. You contribute to the objectives of the team by ensuring progress, quality (including reporting) of monitoring conducted through the Monitoring Framework under the bank’s Groupwide Recovery Plan. This monitoring is executed by approximately 60 Compliance colleagues. Together with other team members you are responsible for:

  • Ensuring standardization of processes, templates, evidencing and deliverables under the Compliance Client Integrity Monitoring plan
  • Challenging quality of monitoring activities and other deliverables
  • Challenging consistency of validation reports, including testing if the conclusions of the monitoring activities are sufficiently and consistently represented in the final validation Coaching / supporting / guiding Compliance Officers in conducting monitoring activities
  • Where necessary support the execution of testwork in Compliance Thematic Reviews.

You have a strong opinion on what good looks like and a pleasant professional way of reaching your goal.

You will work together with our colleagues in Business Compliance, the Country Compliance teams and Detecting Financial Crime.

Working environment

Working environment

ABN AMRO has a clear purpose: Banking for better, for generations to come. The Compliance department contributes to the trust of our customers, society, ABN AMRO employees, our supervisors and other stakeholders. The Compliance department monitors, identifies, analyses, assesses, reports and advises on the bank's compliance risks and is the point of contact for supervisors and government agencies (AFM, DNB, FIU, etc.) in various areas while putting customer interests first and preventing of the improper use of our financial system for money laundering and terrorist financing and other (financial) crimes.

Your profile

Who are we looking for?

Someone with a passion for fighting financial crime. You have notable experience with anti-money laundering measures within a financial institution, knowledge of relevant regulations, guidelines and other public information. Your ability to translate (regulatory) requirements into practical, risk-based approach for monitoring and testing is an important quality.

You have analytical skills, the ability to distinct main from secondary issues, and you like working in a team with experts. You can achieve a result in a short time in close collaboration with other colleagues. You should be able to adapt accordingly and have the drive to continuously improve yourself. It is also important to be autonomous, have sound judgement, show ownership, and create a good network in- and outside the bank. Finally, you show awareness of the consequences of actions or decisions for parts of or the entire Bank.

Your profile

  • University work and thinking level;
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of 10+ years in the field of money laundering and terrorist financing prevention;
  • Experience with testing of design and effectiveness of controls within Audit, Compliance or business role.
  • Curious and want to understand details to be able to advise on a high level. Able to investigate a topic, understand the essence of it and the required actions;
  • Knowledge of relevant financial crime laws, regulations (e.g. WWFT, AMLD, WTR2, FATF), guidelines (MinFin, DNB, EBA), and other public information (e.g. EU, Moneyval, Egmont Group);
  • Understand the three lines of defence within a financial institution;
  • Communicate with and manage stakeholders within the bank;
  • Strong interpersonal skills like empathy, persuasiveness, self-learning and decisiveness;
  • Knowledge of administrative, project and change management;
  • Demonstrated skills in effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to explain complex information clearly;
  • Knowledge of the ABN AMRO organisation: involved departments, bodies and processes is an advantage.

We are offering

What do we offer?

The position assists in achieving one of the key objectives of the bank. It is at the centre of a large stakeholder field where you can see your influence at work.

Compliance employees get the opportunity to demonstrate personal leadership. We have an informal way of working with a focus on expertise and collaboration. We invest in knowledge and skills by offering learning, training and coaching “on the job”. You will have the ability to grow in your salary scale.

Placement in the role will be in Hay 11 or 12 depending on experience and background of the candidate.

• The gross monthly salary displayed above is based on a 36-hour work week, including vacation pay and benefit budget.
• The Benefit Budget is 11% of your salary. The Benefit Budget allows you to acquire additional employment benefits. If you make no purchases or reservations in the Benefit Shop in a given month, you are paid one twelfth of your Benefit Budget that month.
• Five weeks of vacation per year. You have the option to purchase an additional four weeks per year.
• Personal development Budget of € 1,000 per year, which you can accumulate up to € 3,000.
• Possibility to work from home (in consultation with your team and depending on your position).
• An annual public transport pass with free public transportation throughout the Netherlands.
• An excellent pension scheme.

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

External recruitment agencies need to have a signed agreement with ABN AMRO BANK N.V., executed by a Talent Acquisition Specialist, when submitting a resume to a vacancy. No unsolicited services or offers, please.

Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ABN AMRO

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO


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