Monitoring & Testing Officer


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Monitoring & Testing Officer

At a glance

The Compliance AML & Sanctions team consists of 35 experts in the anti-money laundering, sanctions and other financial crime risks area. We are responsible for the policies on anti-money laundering and sanctions. We advise senior management on risk management, implementations, improvements and follow-up on incidents. We monitor the quality of 1st line owned systems and processes, and work together with other banks and the government to improve the effectiveness of implementations. The team contributes in fulfilling the gatekeeper role within ABN AMRO and the societal responsibility in fighting (financial) crime. We do this together with colleagues in other Compliance teams, Client Units and the Detecting Financial Crime (DFC) departments.

Your job

You contribute to the delivery of regulatory commitments by performing monitoring and testing activities to determine whether controls in the Client Life Cycle processes are designed and operating effectively to comply with the Wwft. You do this by performing Compliance Thematic Reviews and advising on practical solutions which focus on the risks that matter. Further, you may support AML related projects within the team and help deliver improvements of processes. You will use your background and knowledge of AML requirements and CDD processes to help the bank find pragmatic solutions within the requirements. You have a strong opinion on what good looks like and a pleasant professional way of reaching your goal.

Working environment

ABN AMRO has a clear purpose: Banking for better, for generations to come. The Compliance department contributes to the trust of our customers, society, ABN AMRO employees, our supervisors and other stakeholders. The Compliance department monitors, identifies, analyses, assesses, reports and advises on the bank's compliance risks and is the point of contact for supervisors and government agencies (AFM, DNB, FIU, etc.) in various areas while putting customer interests first and preventing of the improper use of our financial system for money laundering and terrorist financing and other (financial) crimes.

You will work with several of the subteams within AML & Sanctions, Business Compliance Officers and other departments on different topics.

Your profile

Who are we looking for?

  • Someone with a passion for fighting financial crime. You have notable experience with anti-money laundering measures within a financial institution, knowledge of relevant regulations, guidelines and other public information. Your ability to translate (regulatory) requirements into practical, risk-based measures is an important quality. You must understand that the basis for an effective anti-money laundering program exists of amongst others data, systems and algorithms. You have analytical skills, the ability to distinguish main from secondary issues, and you like working in a team with experts. You can achieve a result in a short time in close collaboration with other colleagues. You should be able to adapt accordingly and have the drive to continuously improve yourself. It is also important to be autonomous, have sound judgement, show ownership, and create a good network in- and outside the bank. Finally, you show awareness of the consequences of actions or decisions for parts of or the entire Bank

Your profile

  • University work and thinking level
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of at least five to ten years in the field of money laundering and terrorist financing prevention
  • Experience with testing of design and effectiveness of controls within Audit, Compliance or business role.
  • Curious and want to understand details • A strong focus on risk-based approach and the ability to give advices and draft opinions;
  • Knowledge of relevant financial crime laws, regulations (e.g. Wwft, AMLD, WTR2, FATF), guidelines (MinFin, DNB, EBA), and other public information (e.g. EU, Moneyval, Egmont Group)
  • Understand the three lines of defence within a financial institution
  • Communicate with and manage stakeholders within the bank
  • Strong interpersonal skills like empathy, persuasiveness, self-learning and decisiveness
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to explain complex information clearly in Dutch and English.
  • Knowledge of the ABN AMRO organisation: involved departments, bodies and processes is an advantage.

There are four open roles for which we seek candidates with additionally one or a combination of the following skills:

  • Knowledge of end to end Transaction Monitoring tooling and processes incl. SAR; understanding of how SIRA translates into Transaction Monitoring and models; translation of risk mitigating measures in rule based tooling and models.
  • Design of Risk Assessment process
  • Change management (e.g. system implementations, operational improvements)
  • Data analysis (e.g. on SAR filings or CDD processes)
  • Validation of closure of findings

We are offering

  • The opportunity to be the best you can be and lots of room to grow both personally and professionally 
  • Possibilities for flexible working hours and work from home are negotiable.  We offer good facilities for remote working. 
  • The opportunity to pro-actively work on your vitality and fitness 
  • A personal development budget of EUR 1.000 per year 
  • An annual public transportation pass
  • A solid pension plan 

Compliance employees get the opportunity to demonstrate personal leadership. We have an informal way of working with a focus on expertise and collaboration. We invest in knowledge and skills by offering learning, training and coaching “on the job”.

Placement in salary scale will be based on experience. You will have the ability to grow in your salary scale.


Are you interested? Then please apply for this vacancy. For more information, please contact Erik Vledder via We look forward to meeting you!

Equal opportunities for all

The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that they have. Truly surprising insights and innovative solutions for our clients result from an interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organisation. To ensure that everyone at ABN AMRO can develop their talents, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel engaged and appreciated.

Disclaimer external recruitment agencies

External recruitment agencies need to have a signed agreement with ABN AMRO BANK N.V., executed by a Talent Acquisition Specialist, when submitting a resume to a vacancy. In addition, a recruitment agency can only submit a resume when invited by a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join the search for a right candidate. All unsolicited resumes sent to us will be considered property of ABN AMRO BANK N.V. In this case, ABN AMRO will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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