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Head of Compliance

Selby Jennings
Antwerp, Belgium
Closing date
Feb 29, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Are you either an experience compliance professional with at least 5 years' experience? Do you have a diverse skillset with a desire to both set the direction and to execute it?

The company is the leading online investment bank in Belgium, with a clear focus on expansion. You will be part of the Compliance team of the Mid European Region (The Netherlands, Belgium, France) and report to the Head of Compliance Mid European Region in Amsterdam. In addition, you have frequent contact with the management team of Belgium. There is plenty of scope to be actively involved in projects, supporting the business, and leading a small team of compliance officers. The opportunity in summary:
  • Influence direction of the branch and the Bank
  • Broad role across all compliance topics
  • Building processes, team, knowledge etc. (not business as usual)
  • Operational and practical (hands on) shifting across levels; strategic and tactical
  • Exposure to global business
  • Collaborating very closely with a range of stakeholders globally

Our beautiful office is located on the 18th floor in the center of Antwerp, with a breathtaking view of the historic city center and within walking distance of the Meir.

  • You determine the direction of Compliance and Risk Management Belgium and manage the team;
  • You are the AML Compliance Officer towards the NBB;
  • You give the first line solicited and unsolicited advice on all possible compliance topics;
  • Assess and report potentially suspicious customer transactions (AML/ CTF/MAR) and advise on high-risk customer files;
  • Improve and execute on (periodic) monitoring activities regarding the Compliance and Risk & Control Framework;
  • You are the contact person of the supervisory authority(s) in Belgium and coordinate the conduct of investigations by the supervisory authority and other third parties;
  • Creating awareness of the 1st line on various compliance and operational risk management topics;
  • Performing second line investigations into the quality of the 1st line processes and analyses.
  • Advice, impact assessment and support in the implementation of new legal requirements;
  • Providing compliance awareness and substantive training to the organization;
  • Reporting compliance and risk management risks to local management.

Your profile
  • Fluency in Dutch and English
  • 5+ years' experience as senior compliance officer in finance or financial markets
  • Knowledge of and experience with European and national compliance laws and regulations
  • AML knowledge
  • People management experience
  • Ability to advise, influence and ideate
  • Collaborative, able to work with diverse global colleagues

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