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Compliance Advisor Financial Crime, Corporate & Institutional Banking

At a glance

Do you have strong expertise in Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption, combined with knowledge and understanding of the international (corporate & institutional) banking environment? And would you like to be have a say in the acceptability of the bank’s largest and most complex clients?

As Compliance Advisor Financial Crime, you will be part of the Compliance team that supports the bank’s Corporate & Institutional Banking business. The team provides guidance and advice on the full range of Compliance topics and monitors the business’ adherence to the regulatory and policy requirements.

The position available in the team reviews the KYC / client acceptance files prepared by the Corporate & Institutional Banking business and provides written and verbal advice to the business regarding the risks and acceptability of the clients. In addition, you will contribute to various activities and projects aimed at improving the maturity of financial crime risk management by the business in the aforementioned topics.

Your job
  • You will review KYC / client acceptance files prepared by the Corporate & Institutional Banking business, to assess compliance / client integrity risks, including money-laundering, sanctions, bribery & corruption and tax integrity.
  • You will provide advice to the business as to the acceptability of the clients. At onboarding stage, during periodic reviews and for event-driven reviews.
  • You will attend and participate in Client Acceptance committee meetings to explain Compliance advice / viewpoints to the business.
  • You will provide ad-hoc advice and guidance to the business on AML/Client Acceptance related matters.
  • You will liaise with other experts within Compliance and other functions (e.g. Legal, Tax, Sustainability) in providing appropriate advice to the business.
  • You will assist in the effective review and implementation of new policies and procedures.
  • You will participate in projects and initiatives aimed at improving the mitigation of client integrity risks.
  • You will provide training and support to the business to continuously enhance awareness and understanding of AML and client integrity related risks and regulations.
Your working environment

This role forms part of the Corporate & Institutional Banking Compliance team, a team of 18 professionals with a variety of backgrounds, skill sets and nationalities. For approximately half the team, the main focus is on Financial Crime, including this vacant role. The Corporate & Institutional Banking Compliance team covers the various business lines in Corporate & Institutional Banking, including Client Coverage, Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance, Structured Finance and Trade & Commodity Finance. On a daily basis you will interact with CIB bankers, CDD Analysts and a range of other stakeholders across the organisation. Corporate & Institutional Banking Compliance is part of the wider ABN AMRO Compliance department, consisting of approximately 300 professionals worldwide.

Your profile

You have excellent verbal and written communication skills. You enjoy working as part of a team and are good at working with others. You have a high level of self-knowledge and an intrinsic motivation to continuously improve yourself and the bank. You have keen analytical skills enabling you to get to the heart of a problem quickly and draw the appropriate conclusions. You take pride in your work, including the finer details. You are able to put things into perspective.

Specific requirements:

  • You have at minimum of 4 years work experience in the field of Client Integrity, AML and Sanctions in the financial services sector. This preferably includes experience in a 2nd line Compliance function.
  • You have the ability to identify and clearly explain regulatory compliance risks.
  • You have a Master’s degree in Business, Law or other relevant field.
  • You have strong knowledge of rules and regulations and bank policies on AML/CTF and Sanctions, including the Wwft and the Sanctiewet.
  • You have direct experience with review of KYC/CDD files for large corporate and institutional clients / complex client files with an international dimension.
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch
  • You have an understanding of corporate and investment banking and associated product sets such as trade finance, transactional banking, (syndicated) lending, corporate finance, global markets and investment products.
  • You are aware of and interested in the complex and international business environment and geo-political environment in which our clients operate.
  • You are a team player and contribute actively to the development of other team members.
What we offer

Within ABN AMRO Compliance we invest in such a manner that everyone is able to demonstrate strong personal leadership skills. We accept that we have a formal hierarchical structure whilst simultaneously adopting an informal way of working that focuses on expertise and cooperation. We invest in expertise by offering training sessions and “on the job” coaching. By 'expertise', we mean both professional compliance-based knowledge and the skills needed to apply that knowledge effectively.

This role comes with a market-competitive salary package, complemented with all the secondary benefits that a leading employer such as ABN AMRO has to offer.


If you are interested and believe you match the profile, please send us your CV and a motivation letter.


Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Job Posting Date: 
Requisition ID:  29181

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