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Senior Compliance Officer, Compliance Testing and Monitoring Practices

Warszawa, PL, 02-460 Gdańsk, PL, 80-309 Gdynia, PL, 81-537 Łódź, PL, 93-281

Job ID: 5797 




We are now looking for a new team member, a Senior Compliance Officer to join the Compliance Testing and Monitoring Practices team in Group Compliance. The Successful Candidate will contribute to the different tasks within oversight processes for monitoring adherence to compliance risk management activities methodology within Nordea.


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 Senior Compliance Officer in Testing and Monitoring Practices team, you will be offered an challenging role with a broad variety of tasks and exposure to broad spectrum of topics and process. Primarily you will be responsible for quality oversight over testing and monitoring risk management activities focusing on key regulatory compliance areas, such as conduct related to data privacy, financial advice, investor protection, conflict of interest etc. You will focus on the development and design of the process framework and methodology for the Testing and Monitoring programme and supporting activities, as well as, ensuring the oversight and monitoring of consistent and effective implementation.


Examples or your tasks are:


  • Developing and designing the process workflow, methodology for testing monitoring activities as well as business requirements for the related tools.
  • Providing guidance and direction on the application of the testing and monitoring methodology to other Compliance Officers.
  • Conducting independent quality testing of the testing and monitoring activities, contributing to the overall quality of the testing and monitoring activities,
  • Reviewing and validation the compliance testing and monitoring processes and related activities as well as methodologies with the aim to identify optimisation areas and ensure robustness and effectiveness.
  • Ensuring that the written framework is complete and updated.
  • Developing and supporting training on the monitoring and testing methodology and tools.
  • Follow the market trends in compliance testing and monitoring field and contribute to adopting them in the organisation.  
  • Communication with different stakeholders.


The role is based in Poland.


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:


  • Are experienced in auditing, internal controls, testing and monitoring processes and in providing risk-based evidence-backed testing and monitoring or internal controls activities.
  • Are experienced in interpreting regulatory requirements and evaluating what a proportionate and appropriate control environment requires.
  • You are able provide timely, clear and well-documented feedback.


Your experience and background:  


  • Conducting audits, compliance testing or monitoring activities or activities withing control function within the financial sector, preferably in an ECB supervised entity.
  • Experience in consulting (Big Four) is a plus.
  • Reviewing and interpreting relevant guidance, regulatory requirements (such as EBA and ESMA) and have experience within compliance and risk management frameworks.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct activities cooperating with multiple stakeholder groups and across legal entities.


When it comes to your personal competencies, you:


  • Have strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Are known for structured approach with attention to detail.
  • Have excellent communication skills, also in English language, and find it easy to build relationships at all levels.
  • Take initiative and ownership of your work and are comfortable working in an environment with many changes and tight deadlines.
  • Have a high degree of integrity and take responsibility for developing your own skills.
  • Are known for structured approach with attention to detail.
  • Are structured and able to prioritize your tasks.  
  • Have professional skills in Excel and SharePoint, experience with data visualisation is a plus.


If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 06/07/2022. For more information, you’re welcome to contact Anna Sochaczewska.

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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