Lead Compliance Officer

Helsinki, FI, 500 Stockholm, SE, 111 46 Gdynia, PL, 81-537 Warszawa, PL, 02-460 Tallinn, EE, 11415 Stockholm, SE, 111 44

Job ID: 17727 


Would you like to take part in defining and driving Financial Crime Compliance? We are now looking for a Lead Compliance Officer to drive key initiatives in Group Financial Crime Compliance (GFCC) with focus on Governance & Execution.


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 Group Financial Crime Compliance. We add value by ensuring that Nordea is perceived as safe and trusted bank by our customers. We are accountable for, that Nordea operates according to the rules & regulations of the jurisdictions Nordea has its presence in. As the Lead Compliance Officer, you’ll play a valuable role in fulfilling GFCC’s role.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Be a functional lead for a small team within the Governance and Execution function.
  • Drive regulatory interactions in financial crime from 2 LoD perspective and provide challenge to 1st line.
  • Design efficient regulatory orders management.
  • Staff development.
  • Desing outsourcing framework.
  • Drive Nordea’s legal entity financial crime engagement model.

You'll join a team of highly dedicated employees who play an important role in financial crime risks management. The role is based in any of the Nordic countries, Poland or Estonia.

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:

  • Have a high degree of integrity, are driven and easily take initiative.
  • Are comfortable leading work-streams and interacting with people across the organization, using strong communication skills.
  • Have analytical thinking and a structured approach with an attention to detail.

Your experience and background:  

  • Minimum of 10+ years' work experience in Financial Crime Compliance.
  • Proven track record on execution.
  • Has liaised with regulators and/or other competent authorities in a senior position.
  • Superior English skills.
  • Law degree.
  • Detailed understanding of EU AML regulation and Nordic, and EU supervisory expectations.

If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 14/06/2023. For more information, you’re welcome to contact Katerina Gniazdo at Katerina.Gniazdo@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.


For candidates in Sweden only - For union information, please contact finansforbundet@nordea.se or SACONordea@nordea.com.

For candidates in Poland only - Please include permit for processing personal data in CV as following:

In accordance with art. 6 (1) a and b. Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) hereinafter ‘GDPR’. I agree to have: my personal data, education and employment history proceeded for the purposes of current and future recruitment processes in Nordea Bank Abp.

The administrator of your personal data is: Nordea Bank Abp operating in Poland through its Branch, address: Aleja Edwarda Rydza Śmiglego 20, 93-281 Łodź. Your personal data will be processed for the recruitment processes in Nordea Bank Abp. You have a right to access your personal data, right to rectify and right to delete. Disclosing the personal data in the scope specified by the provisions of Polish Labour Code from 26 June 1974 and executive acts are mandatory. Providing personal data is necessary to conduct the recruitment processes. The request for the deletion of your personal data means resignation from further participation in recruitment processes and causes the immediate removal of your application. Detailed information concerning processing of your personal data can be found at: https://www.nordea.com/en/doc/nordea-privacy-policy-for-applicants.pdf.

We reserve the right to reply only to selected applications.

Department:  Legal / Compliance / Sourcing

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