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Know Your Customer (KYC) Specialist / Expert, Large Corporations and Institutions, Helsinki (Hybrid)

Helsinki, FI, 500

Job ID: 8595


Would you like to work in a challenging position in an international field of Anti-Financial Crime? We are now looking for 2 KYC Specialists or Experts in Helsinki, Finland. We are looking for people with different backgrounds and we are interested in different advance levels to evaluate customer cases and related Anti-Money Laundering /Counter Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF) risks and thereby assisting the customer responsible units, Large Corporates & Institutions (LC&I) to understand and manage financial crime related risk.


At Nordea, we’re committed to being a partner our customers and society can count on. Compliance and integrity go hand in hand. Joining us means you’ll have an impact on how we do banking – today and tomorrow. So bring your ideas, skills and unique background. With us, you’ll be in good company with plenty of opportunities to collaborate, grow and make your mark on something bigger.


About this opportunity


Welcome to the KYC Services LC&I Finland team. We add value by assessing the customer risk. The team is responsible for all elements of the Know Your Customer (KYC) for LC&I and is part of the wider AML/CTF value chain. As KYC Specialist / Expert, you’ll play a valuable role in gathering the primary customer information from our customers, assess Politically Exposed Persons (PEP), assess Sanctions related risks, perform complex analyses of transactions and focus on performing both Onboarding of new customers, Ongoing Due Diligence and Ongoing Enhanced Due Diligence on our portfolio of customers securing high quality in customer due diligence processes.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Safeguard the largest and most complex Finnish Corporate customers and Nordea from ever-growing threats in a complex and global environment.
  • Evaluate complex customer cases and related AML/CTF risks and assist LC&I front-line to manage financial crime related risk.
  • Performing analyses of transactions
  • Secure high quality in customer due diligence
  • Develop further in challenging and rapidly changing area


You’ll join in an inspiring and international working environment with dedicated, driven and professional colleagues. The role is based at the Nordea Headquarters in Helsinki, Aleksis Kiven Katu. You will have flexible working environment, meaning you can work both remotely and in the office.


Who you are


Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.  


To succeed in this role, we believe that you:

  • Like learning and trying new things and you are excited about bringing your ideas to the table.
  • Are a team player as well as manage to work independently.
  • Have strong attention to details and ability to master direct customer interaction.
  • Have curiosity to dig into details and tolerate routines, but also ability to put those details into a larger perspective.
  • Are ambitious and focused on achieving results.


Your experience and background:  

  • Strong analytical skills topped with the gift of presenting complex matters in clear and understandable form.
  • Capability to build relationships with key stakeholders in different organizational levels.
  • Capability to accept changing working environment fast, thus you can work independently with quality.
  • Background within Banking, Law, Finance, Economics or Science.
  • Prior experience in AML/CTF, KYC, Transactions Monitoring and/or Sanctions and knowledge on Corporate customers is an advantage.
  • Knowledge in Finnish and English, both written and spoken on a professional level.
  • A Bachelor degree or Master’s degree.


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps


Please send us your application with motivation letter via our job portal. We will be running interviews on a rolling basis and based on candidates’ qualifications, so please submit your application as soon as possible.


Submit your application no later than 28.8.2022. For more information, you’re welcome to contact Heidi Kallela,, +358 953006153, Wed.17.8. at 14:30-15:30 EET or Tue 23.8. at 10:00 – 11:0 EET.


At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are.

Department:  Financial Crime Prevention

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