Senior Compliance Officer (Amsterdam)

  • Lexius, Amsterdam

  • salaris vertrouwelijk

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Our client is an international boutique trust company in Amsterdam, hereinafter: "the company".

The company is a highly regarded provider of trust and corporate services for private clients, entrepreneurs, and family-owned businesses. Further, the client base of the company concentrates among others on Real Estate, Real Estate Investment, Trading, Funds, Energy, Holding Entities, and Operational Entities. The company operates as an international trust boutique with offices in key locations worldwide.


Senior Compliance Officer (Amsterdam)

The Senior Compliance Officer is responsible for carrying out all day-to-day compliance work considering local regulatory requirements. The Compliance Officer will advise the Chief Operating Officer (COO) to ensure that all activities of the company & the external clients of the company as well as its employees comply with applicable laws, rules, and standards. The Compliance Officer will work independently, whilst reporting directly to the COO. Competently carry out duties in a professional manner and per regulatory requirements, service levels, and company standards to meet business expectations, with the support of other members of the team, when required.

Accountabilities and main responsibilities - department

The tasks are two-fold:
A.: to make sure the Company is compliant.
B. to make sure the external client entities which the Company is servicing are compliant.
To onboard new clients whilst complying with applicable laws, rules, and standards.
To work in conjuction with the responsible company laywer and COO. After the company lawyer has completed and composed the client file, and ratified by the COO, the client file will be end-checked by the Senior Compliance Officer and if the client file is in goodstanding on compliance level, the (new) client will be accepted.
To advise the COO of the business in investigating all compliance issues
To apply the compliance checklist, and update/review the checklist so compliance with applicable laws, rules, and standards is upheld.
To act as a contact person for all employees of the company, among others the COO, lawyers, paralegals, accountants, etc. for issues of compliance and ethics and to provide regulatory advice, guidance, and support to the business daily
To check the process for client acceptance and reviews including advising the COO concerning compliance risks associated with client companies and the required risk mitigation.
To advise the COO about updating the procedures manual of the business
To establish, monitor, and communicate compliance-related policies and procedures, as well as develop and maintain an appropriate level of compliance monitoring
To help prepare periodic reports
To monitor regulatory change affecting the business, informing the business and the board as appropriate of such developments and working with them to prepare for the change
To provide quarterly training to employees concerning applicable regulations, standards, and ethical issues
To help develop, initiate, update, and adjust if necessary processes and procedures regarding proper implementation and monitoring of the compliance program and related compliance issues
To act as a point of contact with De Nederlandsche Bank
To contribute to and monitor the maintenance of high-quality standards
To be aware of regulatory developments affecting the regulatory position of the organization
To assess the impact and to take the necessary measures to make sure that the organization is complying with the regulatory obligations
To proactively support the local board on regulatory developments/obligations in a way that facilitates an appropriate level of supervision and to ensure all scheduled reporting is completed
To ensure that relevant change in respect of compliance laws and regulations is identified, assessed and appropriate action is taken and records evidencing status is maintained
To undertake regular reporting ensuring that issues are escalated where appropriate, and breached and offer notifiable issues are reported as required
To support, and deliver input and feedback on various audits, internal and external audits
Perform ongoing sanctions screening including investigating on hits if necessary.

Accountabilities and main responsibilities - general

Team performance & development: take ownership of own performance and skill development. Where relevant, identify and escalate any performance issues within the immediate team. Provide on-the-job training and mentoring as assigned by senior team members
Managing change: actively participate in change, and carry out any assigned tasks within the given timeframe. Be aware of how own activity supports and contributes to a process of change management, and advise/plan accordingly. Actively look for operational improvement/ make recommendations where there are improvement opportunities
Leadership: support execution of strategic vision within function/team. Assist in managing the team/function. Where relevant support the manager with the delegation of work to less experienced staff whilst retaining responsibility
Company knowledge: have a good understanding of the impact of other disciplines within Corporate Solutions/Group on own area of work. Apply management and business skills in working with clients and/or in own business
Technical knowledge: have knowledge of an identifiable area of expertise/experience and demonstrate knowledge, to a high level in practice. Be acknowledged by others as a subject matter expert in one or more technical areas
Business knowledge: have an understanding of key issues dominating the market for own business area. Have a good understanding of Corporate Solutions propositions
Chargeable hours (If applicable): maintain accurate reports of time spent on billing modules. Ensure that all time charged is justified and in line with internal policies/procedures, and encourage and support others to do the same
Relationship Management: actively engage with colleagues in Corporate Solutions/Group. Seek to develop a network and establish mutually beneficial relationships. If client-facing develop strong client relationships with intermediaries, and third parties and identify key client contacts to be seen as the first point of contact
Sales (If applicable): close sales by developing or issuing a proposal for client response (formally/conversationally) - Win sales. Identify and develop sell-on/cross-sell opportunities within Corporate Solutions
Influencing: achieve specific outcomes with stakeholders by building consensus and resolving conflict. Influence within the team and the wider department where appropriate. May influence clients
Data integrity/reporting: accurately draft, prepare, and review relevant documentation. Provide accurate and timely data. Advise and support junior members of the team
Mandatory training: complete all mandatory training as per the training calendar and actively remind others to do so
Policies and procedures: ensure knowledge of and compliance with the company's policies and procedures and keep up to date with amendments. Guide and advise junior members of the team
Risk: develop and maintain a risk register. Ensure that all weaknesses/incidents identified in service delivery/internal processes are reported correctly, and recorded and appropriate actions are implemented
Legal & regulatory: have achieved and maintain an understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements − Verbal: communication & presentation: present ideas effectively, using appropriate language and tone. May present 1:1, in small or large groups, where appropriate may present to other areas within Corporate Solutions or to a small number of external clients
Written communication: autonomously produce high-quality work and act as a focal point for queries from less experienced members of the team. For external clients, where required, ensure the approved procedures and templates are used and that reports are completed by SLA's.

Qualifications and skills

HBO level
Certified Compliance Officer Training (Licent/Kluwer/Confiad)
Good knowledge of WTT, RibWTT, WWFT, Sanctions Act 1977, WFT, and applicable international guidelines
Identifies compliance issues and finds it a challenge to convert these issues to procedures, working methods, training, etc.
Possesses numerical and analytical skills
Being able to identify compliance risks and to provide advice to mitigate risks
Able to work independently, as well as being part of a team, with responsibility and commitment
Reliable, proactive, decisive and persuasive
Excellent communication skills.


Leadership & performance
Technical awareness
Regulatory awareness
Results focused
Commercial awareness
Innovation, change & continuous improvement
Customer service
Team working
Whilst this is a reflection of the role it is not exhaustive and employees will be expected to be flexible and take on activities outside of those listed from time to time.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your curriculum vitae IN WORD in English (cover letter not necessary just a brief motivation of 1 alinea re interest in the position) + salary expectation + timeslots for interview availabilities +notice period/availability via e-mail to For more information about Lexius Search, please go to


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