Lead Compliance Officer

Helsinki, FI, 500 Tallinn, EE, 11415 Warszawa, PL, 02-460

Job ID: 13043 


Would you like to take the chance to work in Group Financial Crime Compliance? Financial Crime Compliance is a part of the bank's second line of defence, within Group Compliance. We are now looking for a Lead Compliance Officer to join Nordea's fight against financial crime and more specifically, against money laundering.

At Nordea, we see that the world is changing fast – and we want to be one step ahead of the curve. That’s why we’re deeply committed to providing the financial solutions of tomorrow to our customers. We’re creating an agile environment where we experiment and grow together – and we need your ideas and unique background. With us, you’ll be in good company with a chance to make your mark on something bigger. 

About this opportunity

Welcome to Group Financial Crime Compliance. We add value by helping our business areas understand their compliance obligations and financial crime risk management responsibilities. We set the bar for how Nordea tackles financial crime risk and as a Lead Compliance Officer you will play a valuable role in supporting and challenging the business in meeting their financial crime compliance obligations. One of your focus areas will be to ensure oversight over Nordea’s risk scoring methodology, including the outcome of applying the methodology and follow-up of agreed actions.

What you will be doing:

  • Providing advice on how to establish and maintain practical and effective financial crime controls
  • Supporting and challenging our Business Area and Group Function stakeholders in their responsibility to comply with the Group's policies and standards
  • Guiding, supporting, advising and training Nordea's staff on their respective financial crime risk management responsibilities
  • Ensuring oversight over Nordea’s risk scoring methodology

You will join a team spread across our four Nordic centres of Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and Oslo.

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 are:

  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Ready to be resilient, dedicated and collaborative in taking on challenges, accepting that some issues will not be resolved on the first attempt
  • Dependable, willing to speak up - even when it's difficult - and committed to helping and empowering others

Your experience and background:

  • Knowledge and experience in financial crime risk management and compliance
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills. Professional level of English is essential
  • Professional level of a Nordic language would be seen as an advantage
  • Demonstrated track record of achieving positive outcomes, demonstrating collaboration, ownership, passion and courage

If this sounds like you, get in touch!

Next steps

Submit your application no later than 09/10/2022.

For more information, you’re welcome to contact Jennie Ann-Helen Abrahamsson, jennie.abrahamsson@nordea.com.

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:  Legal / Compliance / Sourcing

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