Head of Audit for Financial Crime Prevention

Warszawa, PL, 02-460 Gdynia, PL, 81-537 København S, DK, 2300 Stockholm, SE, 111 46 Helsinki, FI, 500 Łódź, PL, 93-281 Oslo, NO, 0368

Job ID: 17972 


We are Nordea. We have a 200-year history of supporting and growing the Nordic economies and our values are deeply rooted in these open, progressive and collaborative societies. As one of the biggest employers in the Nordics, Poland and Estonia, you have excellent opportunities to evolve, develop and move forward with us.


We enable dreams and aspirations for a greater good.


We build relationships. We add a personal touch to everything we do – when advising our customers, collaborating with colleagues and meeting our potential candidates.


We learn and develop. We take pride in being experts and thinking ahead. We use our expertise to meet our customers’ needs, from the simplest to the most complex. We bring a growth mindset to our work that enables us to focus on the broader perspective in our daily challenges.


We lead change. We are responsible and aware of the impact of our decisions, both for our customers and for our local and global communities. Mindful of our responsibility towards current and future generations, we have made sustainability an integrated part of our business strategy.


About our team


Meet Group Internal Audit (GIA). We are an an independent unit mandated by the Nordea Board. Our purpose is to support the Group Board and Executive Management in protecting the assets, reputation and sustainability of the Nordea Group. We do so by evaluating and reporting on Nordea’s risk management, control environment and governance processes to ensure that the Group achieves its business objectives in a well controlled manner.


Our team focusing on Financial Crime Prevention consists of 10 experienced team members located across the Nordics and in Poland. We are looking for a Head of Audit to lead the team and GIA’s audit activities related to Financial Crime Prevention. The Head of Audit will report to the Chief Internal Auditor for Business Banking & Financial Crime Prevention.  


What you’ll be doing:

  • You will be responsible for risk assessing and proposing the audit plan for Financial Crime risk across the Nordea group.
  • Accountable for planning, fieldwork, reporting and follow-up of audit projects, and other assurance activities, in accordance with GIA’s methodology and KPIs.
  • Leading and developing your team from a values and culture perspective and by following-up and providing coaching and direct, frequent and honest feedback to increase performance and motivation.
  • Actively seeking ways to use data analytics to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the audit process and challenge your team to develop in this area.


The role can be based in Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Gdynia or Łódź.


Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in how we work and how we make decisions – and that we imagine youwith us. 


This is the right role for you if you have:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including being able to navigate and collaborate across the value chain and across Nordea.
  • Delivery focus and a solution-oriented mind-set, with strong project management and organisational skills.
  • A strategic mindset to see what needs to be done, both in the short and long term.
  • Resilience and adaptability to work in an area subject to high attention and scrutiny from the public, regulators and media.


Your background and skills include:

  • At least five years of experience as an internal auditor, in second line of defense or as external auditor for a financial institution.
  • At least five years of experience from working with Financial Crime Prevention, including risks related to Money Laundring and Terrorist Financing, Sanctions Management, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and Tax Evasion, in a large European financial institution.
  • Strong understanding and commitment to professional auditing standards, risk assessment, applicable regulations and guidelines.
  • Leadership and people management experience.
  • Hold a university degree (preferably in finance or law).


It would be ideal if you also

  • Already have an audit certification, CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), and/or a professional qualification relevant to Anti-Money Laundering.
  • Have strong knowledge of Nordic regulatory landscape.
  • Have data analytics skills.


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 06/06/2023.

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 candiadtes 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.


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