Chief AML & Sanctions Processing Specialist

Helsinki, FI, 500

Job ID: 24229 


Would you like to work in a challenging position in an international field of Anti-Financial Crime and Know Your Customer (KYC) area and build your future career in a fast-paced international banking environment? Would you like to have a work that has impact to the Society?


About this opportunity


Welcome to the continuously developing KYC Services LC&I Finland Team! We add value for Large Corporates and Institutions to meet their AML/ CTF and compliance requirements in KYC Process. Your Role as an CDD Expert / Chief AML & Sanctions Processing Specialist is very crucial supporting our mission to make sure that as Nordea, we are delivering best quality of services towards our customers.  


What you’ll be doing:

  • Safeguarding the largest and most complex Finnish Corporate customers and Nordea from ever-growing threats in a complex and global environment
  • 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
  • Partnering up with stakeholders to manage financial crime related risk and present your recommendation in appropriate fora’s
  • Acting as ambassador in Operational Excellence initiatives to meet financial anti-crime regulations and as sub-unit representative; towards peers, management teams and stakeholders in Process related issues to ensure high quality and efficiency in the value chain

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, Vallila. You will have flexible working environment, meaning you can work both in the office and remotely withing the agreed framework.

Who you are
Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we believe you share with us.
To succeed in this role, we believe that you:

  • Have, as a requirement, prior experience in AML/CTF, KYC, Transactions Monitoring and/or Sanctions and knowledge on Corporate Business Area
  • Can adapt new things quickly and it is natural for you to bring your ideas to the table
  • Are a goal-oriented team player who also manage to work independently
  • Have strong attention to details but also ability to put those into a larger perspective 
  • Have strong analytical skills topped with the gift of presenting complex matters in clear and understandable form, and you have experience of direct customer contacts
  • Have capability to build relationships with key stakeholders in different organizational levels
  • Have excellent skills in English, both written and spoken, Finnish skills are an advantage
  • A Bachelor's degree or Master's degree. Background within Banking, Law, Finance, Economics or Science is required, ICA Advanced certificate, or similar, is an advantage

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive onboarding to your new role
  • Flexible working – we are using hybrid model (3/2) and flexitime
  • Beside the job-related training & learning, many internal and external trainings
  • Want to take a true charge of your own career? This is possible with us as we offer personalized career paths and Leaders who can guide you in your development 
  • ‘Great team atmosphere’ is not only a catchline, but this is also how we really perceive vibrations in our department

If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 15/07/2024. For more information, you’re welcome to contact Joonas Metiäinen, joonas.metiä

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.


Please be aware that any applications or CVs coming through email or direct messages will not be accepted or considered.

Department:  Financial Crime Prevention

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