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Senior AML & Sanctions Processing Specialist, GFCP, Sanctions Investigations Level 3, Helsinki

Helsinki, FI, 500

Job ID: 7513 

This is an opportunity for you to play an important role in protecting Nordea from breaching international sanctions, and on the wider scale protect the whole society from sanctioned persons or entities being able to fund their activities.

We are looking for a Senior AML & Sanctions Processing Specialists to join the Sanctions Investigation Level 3 team, which is a part of Nordea Group Financial Crime Prevention, where we investigate complex sanctions-related transactions. 

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

What you’ll be doing:

  • Identifying, monitoring, assessing and analysing customers, transactions and products from a sanctions perspective
  • Investigating and analysing sanctions-related transactions with a holistic view
  • Working as a Sanctions specialist within Nordea on the more complex cases
  • Making sound decisions based on internal policies, guidelines, risk-based assessments and international sanctions
  • Collaborating with team colleagues, branches, direct customers, local and cross-Nordic stakeholders in the Financial Crime Prevention unit and compliance functions

You will join an experienced team of people with diverse backgrounds and high level of commitment. 


Welcome to an enthusiastic cross-Nordic team working in a strong learning culture, while having fun working together.
The role is permanent and based in Helsinki.

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 ambitions and a strong drive to continue your personal development. You are self-driven and you have a proactive mind-set. 


To build a successful career with us, you’ll work well with others and always act with the customer’s needs in mind. You love learning and trying new things, and you’re excited about bringing your ideas to the table. You’re honest, willing to speak up even when it’s difficult, and committed to empowering others. You’re passionate about doing a great job.  

Your profile and background:

  • Strong understanding of Financial Crime, preferably 2-3 years of experience in sanctions, compliance, legal or risk management
  • Good understanding of other financial sector's requirements, e.g. KYC, ODD/EDD measurements and knowledge of Sanctions and AML/CTF laws and regulations is a plus
  • Driven and high performing individual, result-oriented and set a good example for others
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills - Ability to identify trends and patterns across transactions
  • Highly responsive team player who can think independently with courage to make decisions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, comfortable in customer contact
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Other Nordic languages are considered as an advantage
  • ICA/ACAMS certification in Sanctions is an advantage


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 12/08/2022. Interviews for suitable candidate will be initiated as soon as possible upon receipt of application.


For more information, you’re welcome to contact Robert Boughton, +358 40 560 6600,

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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