Senior Compliance Officer

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Job description

Our strongly developing and ambitious Compliance team is responsible for overall compliance policies and compliance guidance within Vistra NL. In realizing their strategy and ambition to become an industry-leading Compliance Department, we offer an amazing opportunity for an experienced Compliance Officer to come on board.

This is a senior role in a team of approximately 6 professionals with whom you will share the responsibility for overall compliance policies and guidance within Vistra Netherlands. Running change projects  and taking leadership for other team members to enhance awareness and provide compliance training to the business will be your main objectives. You will contribute to the development and execution of compliance policies and procedures across the organization, primarily for compliance, but also in other areas such as client privacy, records and contract management.

It is our attitude, skills and knowledge which are key in reaching our goal to contribute to trust in Vistra. You will report to the Chief Risk Officer.

Key responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

You will be taking the lead –and act as an example for team members- in maintaining and developing compliance awareness within the business teams.

  • You will provide training and support to the business to continuously enhance awareness and understanding of compliance risks and regulations
  • In cooperation with the team you will be performing and ensuring the activities in accordance with the annual Compliance Plan. Furthermore you provide input for the quarterly compliance report for Group Compliance, the bi-annual compliance reports for the Management Team and the ISI report for the Dutch Central Bank
  • You will be part of the process of client approval, execute client reviews and report on AML and sanctions for the client teams you serve
  • Together with the teams you ensure a proper preparation for discussing client risks at the Vistra Risk Committee and ensure the relevant documentation will be present and complete when accepting a client in the Vistra Business Committee
  • Within the business team you liaise with the Directors and support them in their first line compliance role
  • You will be a coach and mentor for other team members and take a lead role in the further development of the team
  • You will have the ability to run change projects across the compliance team

Qualifications and other requirements

Relevant Experience & Skills 

  • Profound experience in a compliance role within a corporate service provider. Business experience can be a preference but we are aiming to find someone with knowledge of our industry  
  • Resilience and strength of character and the capacity to challenge and influence whilst remaining commercially focused. You can act monitoring – as well as an advising partner to our business
  • You have the ability to clearly explain regulatory compliance and compliance risks. You develop sound mitigation strategies and find workable solutions
  • You are a team player and you are able to coach others, having the ability to bring people to the next level
  • You have excellent English communication skills

Professional Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree, in Business, Law or Finance, complemented by a certified compliance course/degree. 

Need more information

For more information about this role, please contact

Coosje Knape
Corporate Recruiter

+31 88 560 9867

Job Location

Atrium Building, 8th Floor Strawinskylaan 3127 1077 ZX Amsterdam