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Lead Compliance Officer - Compliance Conformance (Financial Crime Compliance)

Helsinki, FI, 00500 København S, DK, 2300 Stockholm, SE, 111 46 Oslo, NO, 0368 Warszawa, PL, 02-460 Łódź, PL, 93-281 Gdynia, PL, 81-537 Gdynia, PL, 81-537 Tallinn, EE, 11415

Job ID: 5712 




We are now looking for a new team member, a Lead Compliance Officer – Compliance Conformance (Financial Crime Compliance) in the Group Compliance Testing and Monitoring team and be responsible for a variety of tasks within the oversight framework.


In Compliance Testing and Monitoring we are enabling the Nordea Bank Board of Directors and senior management to manage their accountabilities for compliance risks by providing verified assessments of risk mitigating actions and controls in place. Our activities also enable management’s fact based decision making on compliance risks. In addition we give support, advice and training on monitoring to our colleagues in different business area compliance units.


About this opportunity


As a Lead Compliance Officer you will be offered an interesting role with a variety of tasks. You will be responsible for evaluating, assessing and reporting on the implementation of control requirements in internal rules developed by various teams in Compliance. Your role is to provide challenge and feedback to experienced Compliance Officers and support the development of clear and well-articulated control requirements in objectives to support the successful implementation of these requirements in operating process.


You may also be asked to support the review and assessment of projects and activities to meet regulatory or audit driven remediation activities within the Compliance Function or for larger projects in initiatives in business and functions. You will provide subject matter expertise to testing and monitoring teams on complex projects and in-depth assessment of regulatory requirements.


Building and maintaining relations internally and externally are also an important part of your daily work as well as maintaining flexibility to achieve the objectives for the Testing and Monitoring team.


Examples or your tasks are:


  • Planning and scoping of review activities based on the regulatory requirements and objectives.
  • Assessing the essential control elements and requirements from within the regulation and assessing their adoption into the internal rules and guidance provided by individual compliance teams.
  • Delivering succinct and clear reporting on the issues identified and proposed mitigating actions.
  • Provide key insight to the testing and monitoring teams and stakeholders on risk typologies and risk mitigating strategies in your area of expertise.
  • Providing subject matter expertise and advice to team members performing testing and monitoring activities on the interpretation and application of regulatory requirements in your area of expertise.
  • Develop and support training for members of Group Compliance on ensuring the inclusion of relevant and appropriate control requirements and objectives in the internal rules developed.
  • Lead or participate in the review of remediation activities assigned to Group Compliance prior to submission to regulators or audit.
  • Responding to stakeholder questions on the methodology and processes, such as inquiries from regulators, auditors or other parties etc.


You can be located in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, 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:


  • Bring 10+ years of experience across financial crime compliance areas, with deep expertise in one or more compliance subjects.
  • Bring expert knowledge control environments and demonstrable experience in successfully implementing compliance controls that ensure adherence to regulatory requirements.
  • Are experienced in interpreting regulatory requirements and evaluating what a proportionate and appropriate control environment requires.
  • Have strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Are able to work independently and produce concise and clear reports for action by stakeholders.


Your experience and background:  


  • Experience in a senior compliance role across financial crime compliance disciplines, preferably in an ECB supervised entity.
  • Experience in auditing, testing and monitoring processes and of providing risk-based evidence-backed testing and monitoring activities.
  • Reviewing and interpreting relevant guidance (such as EBA and ESMA) and have experience within compliance and risk management frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage across multiple stakeholder groups and across legal entities.


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 13/02/2022. For more information, you’re welcome to contact Wiecher Mandemaker.

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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