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Team Lead - Money Laundering Reporting Officers Denmark in Financial Crime Intelligence

København S, DK, 2300

Job ID: 11230 


We are looking for a Team Leader for the Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLRO) Team in Denmark. This is an opportunity for you to fight financial crime together with us.

Description of the role

You’ll join MLRO, where you will play a part in protecting Nordea from being used for any illegal purposes and on the wider scale protect the whole society from financial crime.

You will report to head of FCIIA and the role is based in Copenhagen, Denmark but you will be co-operating closely with other MLRO teams in Finland, Sweden and Norway. We welcome you to a committed and enthusiastic team that has a strong learning culture and integrity, but does not forget the importance of having some fun at work as well!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Working as a leader of the MLRO team in DK with regards to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorism Financing (CTF).
  • Coordinating complex investigations on large networks that can be data intensive and require a holistic/thematic assessment to identify and mitigate against financial crime risks. 
  • Undertaking retrospective reviews and regulatory requests for information in Denmark to support Special Investigations.
  • Experienced at utilising analytic resources to undertake complex data analysis and identify patterns and connections in data. 
  • Overseeing the reporting of suspicious activity identified during these complex investigations and liaising with the FIU when necessary to ensure Nordea is complying with its legal obligations, and meeting the expectations of the FIU, as well as the regulators.
  • Advising, challenging and supporting internal stakeholder, as well as working with the business and AML Investigations, and control development to understand and resolve potential AML monitoring issues.
  • Co-operating with relevant authorities and the key point of contact for the Danish FIU. 
  • Experienced at managing project based investigations along with operational management expertise to be able to prioritise, manage and track all ongoing investigations and enquiries in Denmark. 
  • Working with internal AML/CTF development groups to ensure consistent understanding of requirements and needed improvements.
  • Function as a key contributor with demonstrated knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) / Know Your Customer (KYC) issues, as well as broader functional knowledge of AML/CTF field.
  • Providing training, coaching and reviews the work of other investigators.
  • Participate in the development of goals and execution of strategies within the function and department.


Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the four key values that guide us in being at our best. We imagine that you enjoy learning and are excited about bringing your ideas to the table. You’re dependable, willing to speak up – even when it’s difficult – and committed to empowering others. 


Required experience:

  • Several years of relevant working experience either within financial crime investigations, AML/CTF field, sanctions, compliance, legal or risk management.
  • Strong understanding of banking products and financial instruments will be seen as advantageous.
  • Experience in Banking/Financial industry, Financial Crime Compliance, Law Enforcement Officials or relevant authorities.
  • Excellent knowledge of AML/CTF laws, regulations and international judicial frame
  • Knowledge of sanction regimes and different international sanction requirements.
  • Great understanding of other financial sector’s requirements, e.g. KYC, ODD/EDD measurements.
  • An AML/CTF certificate such as ICA or ACAMS is seen as an advantage but is not mandatory.
  • Preferably previous experience in leading teams.


Required skills:

  • Exceptional research and analytical skills with the ability to analyze large amounts of data and decipher higher risk attributes (transactional, geographical, product, customer type, etc.)
  • Capability to adapt quickly to new analytical tools and datasets, experience with analytical tools like i2 analyst notebook is seen as advantage.
  • Self-starter who has ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Superior skills in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Wide experience with online research systems including web-based tools.
  • Sharp decision making-skills and strong ability to assimilate new information quickly and ability to work in a proactive manner.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail and accuracy under high pressure situations.
  • Results oriented team player with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize assignments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as strong spoken/written communication skills. Fluency in Danish and in English – both written and spoken communication –  is mandatory.
  • Adept at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines in a high-pressure environment, as well as  strong problem solving ability.


If this sounds like you, get in touch!

Next steps

Submit your application no later than 25/08/2022. We will conduct interviews during the application period. If you have any questions, please contact Head of FCIIA, Alex Meehan,


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:  Leadership Roles

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