Compliance Advisor - Amsterdam

  • Plaatsingsdatum: 05-09-2018
  • Vacaturenummer: 17548

At a glance

We are seeing continual, rapid changes brought about by technological developments, new players in the market who are speeding up innovation, and a changing monetary and political climate. The effect of this is continuously changing expectations on the part of clients, regulators, supervisors and society. Complex social issues demand answers that are developed in cooperation – within and outside the bank. What do you see when you envision the next step? Work on achieving your goals and develop yourself professionally and personally. Tell us your story. We want to hear it!

Your job

The Compliance department monitors, identifies, analyses, assesses, reports and advises on compliance risks to which the bank may be exposed. Compliance serves as the point of contact for regulators (AFM, DNB, etc.) in a number of areas, including Cybercrime, Customer Focus and preventing abuses of our financial system such as money laundering and terrorist financing. Systematic and thematic reviews required by regulators are followed up by Compliance. Compliance sets the standard for bank-wide compliance-related themes, makes this measurable and gives relevant advice to ABN AMRO business units. In addition, the department provides training courses and sessions for members of the Executive Board, Supervisory Board, senior management and staff in order to raise awareness of compliance, and also supports the moral compass of ABN AMRO as a whole. The Compliance department has external contacts with Dutch, European and non-Dutch (local) supervisory authorities regarding compliance and developments in the field of (local) legislation and regulations. We have identified a number of bank-wide compliance risks, for which we have placed responsibility in our MT. In practice, we also work across teams in expert communities or virtual teams so as to be able to provide multidisciplinary and bank-wide support for the business. The Compliance organisation is a dynamic, enterprising, creative working environment which pushes boundaries and is characterised by agile cooperation aimed at maximising the focus on results in the light of technological and other developments, all for the benefit of the client. To enable us to achieve our ambition, we are organised in six departments based on our core expertise in a range of business products, processes, clients and compliance risks. Two business departments have been mirrored on the ABN AMRO business: (1) Retail & Private Banking, the primary point of contact for client protection & product integrity, digitalisation and privacy; and (2) Commercial, Corporate & Institutional Banking, the primary point of contact for markets integrity. Two expertise departments: (3) Crime & Integrity, primary point of contact for crime and organisational & employee integrity; and (4) Client Integrity, primary point of contact for CAAML and Sanctions. (5) Processes & Control helps create an effective compliance organisation, of which the Non-Financial Risk Grid forms part, and which also includes a number of business-overarching expertise activities: control & oversight, management information, strategy, innovation & transition, compliance education & awareness and stakeholder management, including the relationship with our regulators. Finally, there is (6) The Proficiency Centre, which supports the Chief Compliance Officer in high-impact, bank-wide and strategic compliance issues and/or incidents.

Your working environment

Compliance is an autonomous entity in ABN AMRO's second line of defence (LoD). We support the business in controlling the compliance risks at ABN AMRO. As the Compliance department, we act in the interests of all stakeholders of ABN AMRO. We ensure that we have a thorough understanding of ABN AMRO’s responsibilities to clients, society, our staff, regulators and other stakeholders. This understanding leads to specific and effective measures with maximum impact. We are proactively engaged with our business and changes to products and processes, in order to protect our ‘licence to operate’ and ensure that we take the right decisions. We have an international scope and focus to ensure that we have a clear overview of all the compliance risks to which ABN AMRO may be exposed. We feel a responsibility to act both responsively and proactively to information received, to carry out further investigation where necessary and to stand by our advice. In complex situations where legislation and regulations do not provide clarity, we serve as a navigator towards the appropriate action. We give direction to the business to help it do the right things in the right way.

Your profile

General • Able to work and reason at university graduate level (e.g. Dutch law, business administration, psychology or criminology). Specific • Knowledge of national and international financial markets and regulators, national and international compliance legislation and regulations and jurisprudence relating to financial products and services in general and his/her area of responsibility in particular.• Knowledge of agile and scrum working methods, project and change management, accounting system, risk assessment, monitoring, reporting, investigation methods, ethical issues, financial services and quality assurance.• Knowledge of the mission, strategy, structure, national and international organisation, business principles and objectives of the bank and Compliance, the bank’s products, services and systems in the Netherlands and abroad in general, and specifically in his/her area of responsibility, the bank’s compliance strategy and policy in relation to LoD, sustainability and ethical issues.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to be the best you can be, work flexible hours and lots of room to grow both personally and professionally
  • The opportunity to pro-actively work on your vitality and fitness
  • A supplementary benefit budget of 11%, which you can spend on additional fringe benefits
  • A personal development budget of EUR 1.000 per year
  • An annual public transportation pass or travel budget, depending on the function
  • A solid pension plan


Are you interested? Please apply via our website. For more information you can contact We look forward getting to know you.