Compliance Specialist


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Compliance Specialist

At a glance

Compliance aims to protect the bank, its clients and its employees against compliance risks. This entails the risk of failure to comply with laws, regulations and self-regulatory standards, code of conduct or generally accepted market standards; the risk of financial and reputational damage arising from (financial) crime and misconduct and/or illegal behaviour of clients, the bank and/or her employees. Effective management of compliance risks is an interplay between culture, compliance program pillars and Compliance Function. 
As a Compliance Specialist, part of the Methodology & Oversight team, you will play a key role in making the Compliance Function grow towards the next maturity level. Together with subject matter experts and the management of Compliance you ensure that the fulfilment of Compliance Function responsibilities meet regulatory requirements, market standards and Compliance’s target operating model ambitions. 

Working environment

Compliance is a global integrated function and maintains oversight of all countries in which ABN AMRO operates, including all subsidiaries (national and international). 
The Compliance Function is build up around Business Compliance Officers (BCO) teams, Risk Theme Expertise centres (RTE”s) and the Compliance Operating Office (COO). 

The COO is accountable for the development and overall management of an operationally effective, high-quality Compliance Function and programme, and is the backbone of the function. The COO enforces universal, coherent global standards and processes for all distinguished building blocks of the Compliance Programme (such as policies, advisory, monitoring, reporting and annual planning, quality assurance), and has centralised global oversight on consistent, high quality execution thereof. The COO ensures the Compliance Programme is aligned with the bank’s 2nd Line of Defence risk framework, and actively engages with key stakeholders in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd LoD, as well as with external stakeholders including regulators. 
The COO will have the task to bring the function to the next maturity level and ensure that the constantly evolving Compliance Function continues to keep up with regulatory expectations and emerging risks. Also, the COO manages the change delivery with respect to the Compliance function.

You will work with a variety of experts in Compliance across the globe, as part of the Compliance Operating Office (COO). The COO has four teams: Compliance Risk Management, Methodology and Oversight, Compliance Risk Analytics and Reporting and the Compliance Office.  The Methodology & Oversight team has 11 team members. You will report directly to the Head Methodology & Oversight.

The Methodology & Oversight team has 5 main tasks:

  1. Keeping oversight on the quality of the Compliance Policy Framework in line with the responsibilities as described in the Policy on Policy Framework. In short this means that the team works closely with the Risk Theme Experts within Compliance and advices and guides them on the supporting processes and advice/ coordinate on the overall progress of development/review and policy implementation/adherence.
  2. Leading and coordinating change processes around compliance risks, for example around the bank wide regulatory change management process; the compliance risk taxonomy and the participation on behalf of compliance in the Emerging Risk Scanner meetings.
  3. Advice and maintain oversight on maturity and set up Compliance Function. Which means establishing responsibility in keeping oversight and steering/guiding on it with its ownership regarding the Compliance Risk Policy and Compliance Charter. In this capacity you will work closely with the other risk theme experts, advice and support them on the supporting processes and advice/ coordinate on the overall progress of development/review and policy implementation.
  4. Development of Compliance methodologies. For 2024-2025 priority is given to the further improvement and embedding of methodologies around SIRA and Monitoring. This includes guidance and advice on the “how and what” but also keeping oversight on the quality of implementation of those methodologies and the way of working.
  5. Fulfilling the role of an expert within the compliance risk theme Organisational & Employee Integrity (Conflicts of interest, Anti-competition and Licensing & registration). This means the responsibility to coordinate and maintain an overall oversight on the risk profile using and executing the tasks and activities as described in the Compliance Risk Policy (for example: policy development and implementation, monitoring, SIRA, advising and providing input for training and learning). Some of these tasks are new and need a firm embedding within our fundament.

Your job

As a Compliance specialist you are an all-round professional and have the capabilities to contribute to all mains tasks of the team. Therefore you need to have in-depth knowledge of Compliance as a function with in particular expertise on the embedding of Compliance Risk Management / Enterprise Risk Management framework and methodology. In this role you need to understand how the Compliance function and its programme interact and how to translate that to your work. This includes:

  • Advice and provide guidance to Compliance Risk Theme Experts (RTE’s) on maintaining the compliance policy framework in accordance with the Policy on Policy Framework and and guide RTE’s and BCO teams on policy implementation and adherence.
  • Keep oversight and advice on the coherent and qualitive fit Compliance Policy Framework. Lead the implementation of the Policy on Policy Framework within Compliance and review and approve Compliance Policies in accordance with principles of the Policy on Policy Framework. Develop training and processes to support a coherent way of working.
  • Continuously develop and improve the compliance methodologies and its position in the ERM cycle and NFR framework and actively propose realization of these improvements to MT Compliance.
  • Overall lead implementation of Compliance Risk Policy (including quality assurance and information sessions for MT, LT and Compliance Community) and stimulate ways of working for sharing best practices and creating feedback and learning loops amongst RTE and BCO teams. 
  • You are responsible for implementing and embedding the improvements needed in the Compliance Risk Policy and Compliance Charter and have a clear picture on the connection with the different instruments within the function and create integrated ways of workings and solutions. 
  • Guidance and ongoing support implementation of Compliance Risk Policy and set up and investigate training needs and program, engaging subject matter experts for content. 

Your profile

This requires that you:

  • provide advice on complex policy-related matters and other matters or complex cases at a tactical level and coordinate how they are dealt with.
  • bring broad knowledge of industry good practices; financial service regulation and how to address in a pragmatic and efficient way of controlling.
  • banking business experience, preferably worked in 1LoD before and you have knowledge of the variety of banking products per client segment, business processes & systems.
  • have knowledge of and/or experience with (regulatory) oversight, policy development (i.e. policy writing) and policy implementation. You have excellent writing skills to ensure that methodologies, policies are both understandable and include the regulatory requirements.
  • are profound in stakeholder management that includes at least in interacting and working with subject matter experts on a large variety of Compliance topics and excellent communicator with strong inter-personal skills. You engage with stakeholders at a strategic level and spread across different business lines.
  • have a Master’s degree and at least 10 years relevant work experience, with a minimum of 5 years within a financial institution and/or supervisory authority. 
  • are an energetic, curious, constructive critical and enthusiastic person with an open mind set. You are a real relationship manager and have extensive experience and pleasure in stakeholder management at all levels.

We are offering

  • The gross monthly salary displayed above is based on a 36-hour work week, including vacation pay and benefit budget.
    • The Benefit Budget is 11% of your salary. The Benefit Budget allows you to acquire additional employment benefits. If you make no purchases or reservations in the Benefit Shop in a given month, you are paid one twelfth of your Benefit Budget that month.
  • Five weeks of vacation per year. You have the option to purchase an additional four weeks per year.
  • Personal development Budget of € 1,000 per year, which you can accumulate up to € 3,000.
  • Possibility to work from home (in consultation with your team and depending on your position).
  • An annual public transport pass with free public transportation throughout the Netherlands.
  • An excellent pension scheme.


Are you interested? Then respond to this vacancy now. When you want more information on the content of the role, please contact Yvonne de Wilde, Head of Methodology & Oversight ( or send a chat via Teams)

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.

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