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Head of Frameworks in Group Financial Crime Compliance

København S, DK, 2300 Oslo, NO, 0368 Stockholm, SE, 111 46 Helsinki, FI, 00500

Job ID: 5149 


Would you like to help shaping the framework within which Nordea identifies, manages and mitigates financial crime risk? We are now looking for a Head of Frameworks in Financial Crime Compliance. You will lead the unit that supports, maintains and drives the continuous improvement of our frameworks. This is a unique opportunity to join a high performing compliance team and elevate your career with us.


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 Frameworks team in Group Financial Crime Compliance (GFCC) in Group Compliance. We add value by setting the bar for how Nordea tackles financial crime risk. The team you will lead consists of five highly skilled Compliance Professionals across all Nordic countries. Together they maintain key processes for managing and controlling financial crime compliance risk, perform Regulatory Financial Crime Horizon Scanning and provide advisory for Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Anti-Tax Evasion.


As the Head of Financial Crime Frameworks Compliance, you’ll play a valuable role in a high profile area, where we are committed to preventing Nordea from being used for any illegal activity.


What you’ll be doing:


  • Lead and develop Compliance Professionals in the Nordic banking industry
  • Further strengthen the function’s position in the “ecosystem” of Group Compliance
  • Assist with maintaining and improving key processes for managing and controlling financial crime compliance risk, in particular working with the processes of Directive and CEO Instruction deviations monitoring and breach reporting but also Horizon Scanning and Training
  • Support the team (and the wider GFCC function) with initiatives relating to the directives and policies
  • Keep up-to-date with relevant laws and regulations in the Nordic markets to ensure Group Policies, Directives and Instructions are compliant
  • Engage with various stakeholders of all levels across the bank
  • Be involved in ad hoc projects 


The role is based in any of the Nordic locations and you will be situated with colleagues from other teams in Group Compliance.  


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:


  • Enjoy leading a team and make sure you set your common direction and clear priorities
  • Delegate, coach and follow up on deliverables, and ensure employee development in the process
  • Have strong knowledge and experience in financial crime specific rules and regulations
  • Have ability to translate laws and regulations into practical and understandable language that is easily interpreted
  • Are proactive, outgoing and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Seek to become a trusted advisor, and you succeed by combining your regulatory competence with understanding of business and effective compliance risk management


Your experience and background:  


  • Master’s degree in economics, law or similar
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in financial crime compliance or risk management or a legal background with the same experience
  • Experience in working with reporting, following-up or monitoring of compliance risk processes, such as incident management or similar
  • Experience in leading others
  • Solution-oriented approach, good communication skills
  • Ability to summarise complex information for audiences
  • We expect that you are fluent in English, both written and spoken


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 31/01/2021. For more information, you’re welcome to contact Sue Gannon, Head of GFCC (susan.gannon@nordea.com) or John Brimelow, Head of Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and Anti-Tax Evasion Advisory and Frameworks (john.brimelow@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:  Credit and Risk management

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