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BE - Compliance Officer Change & Oversight - cat. 3 /4 (local grading)

At a glance

AMRO Bank NV Belgium specialises in Private Banking, Corporate Banking and is the market leader in the Diamond sector. From our headquarters in Berchem and Ghent, and offices in Antwerp, Hasselt, Brussels, Courtrai, Bruges and Tournai, we are actively building a modern, innovative and sustainable bank that is close to its clients. We offer innovative products and services to both individuals and companies.

ABN AMRO Bank NV Belgium belongs to the ABN AMRO Bank NV Group, one of the largest banks in the Netherlands. Internationally, we have a leading position in a number of specialised markets such as Private Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Diamond & Jewellery Clients and Wealth Management.

Your job

As a member of the Change & Oversight Circle of the Compliance department you will focus on providing oversight on the regulatory framework, the Compliance risk & control framework, Compliance related policies, Compliance Risk Assessments, internal & external/regulatory reporting, as well as assisting to change projects  impacting the Compliance department or bank-wide projects needing Compliance input. As such you are contributing to the maturity and control of the Compliance function.

  • You will coordinate, follow up and enhance the activities that are part of the Risk & Control Framework of the bank related to Compliance.
  • You will participate in projects (regulatory topics, MiFID II, entity-wide assessments,…) and take the lead for trainings on specific topics in the Change & Oversight function (policy framework, risks and controls, …).
  • You will coordinate internal and external regulatory reporting and create synergies between reporting.
  • You will facilitate and/or provide Compliance advice in several (change) risk assessments, the refinement of the control methodology and process embedment of several forms of (Change) Risk assessments.
  • You have an oversight role for required remediating action after internal or regulatory audits on all Compliance domains …).
  • 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.

Your working environment

This role forms part of the Belgium Compliance team, a team of 11 FTE.

The Belgium Compliance team covers the various business lines in Belgium; Private Banking, Diamonds & Jewellery Clients (D&JC) and the International Desk (ID - mainly Dutch clients with branches and subsidiaries abroad).

The Belgium Compliance team is part of the wider ABN AMRO Compliance department, consisting of approximately 300 professionals worldwide.

The Change & Oversight circle is responsible for the Compliance risk & control framework, regulatory & policy oversight and internal and external reporting. The Change & Oversight Compliance officer will initiate, advise and provide support in Compliance related projects, risk assessments and innovation initiatives.

Main deliverable is to keep oversight on all change and the entire compliance framework over different circles.

You will report directly to the Head of Change & Oversight Circle.

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 Compliance 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 (or comparable) in Business, Law or other relevant field.
  • You have knowledge of rules and regulations in the financial sector, including the relevant Belgian laws and regulations.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English. A good knowledge of French is preferred.
  • You have an understanding of private, corporate and investment banking and associated product sets such as money transfers (in country and cross-border), security transactions, lending and investment products, corporate and trade finance.
  • You have a critical and analytical mindset in order to challenge business in risk assessments and other activities.
  • 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

ABN AMRO attaches great importance to personal development. For us, this also means a great deal of responsibility and scope for entrepreneurship. Of course, this includes a good salary and excellent terms of employment (such as meal vouchers, a broad group insurance package and flexible working).


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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.

Antwerp / Ghent, N/A, BE

Job Posting Date:  07-Apr-2021
Requisition ID:  43543

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