Sanctions and Screening Controls: Senior Governance Officer

We offer you a chance to be part of a truly international and dynamic team, which is passionate, professional, and focused on building robust and efficient sanctions and screening controls framework for Danske Bank.

The Sanctions and Screening Controls is a Risk function within Danske Bank’s First Line of Defence responsible for setting the requirements for an end-to-end (Sanctions, PEPs, and Adverse Media) screening and sanctions program.

As a Senior Governance Officer within Sanctions and Screening Controls, your role will entail securing transparency of risks, controls, and processes across Danske Bank. You will be responsible and accountable for:

– embedding Danske Bank’s new Sanctions and Screening Target Operating Models and its Governance components in specific

– documenting Sanctions and Screening controls and processes

– taking risk-based decisions through governance with senior stakeholders, and ensuring engagement across various teams and functions

– acting as a liaison with the internal and external audit and other evaluation functions by way of presenting them with the current controls the bank is running or is planning to run

– handling Sanctions and Screening change agenda and propagating it through adequate risk forums and committees

You are expected to have a solid knowledge of end-to-end Sanctions Screening programs and operating frameworks, and to be able to understand which risks require escalation. You will be an experienced communicator, capable of discussing risks and control needs across the value chain. You will engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders across the Nordics, Poland, and Lithuania. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results.

Depending on your experience and knowledge, we may offer you different seniority in the role.

You will:

  • Chair the councils and operating forums relevant to the Bank’s effective running of its Sanctions and Screening programs (e. g. List and Data Management Council)
  • Present complex risk material to a variety of stakeholders pitched according to their seniority levels
  • Document and maintain a repository of Sanctions and Screening end-to-end controls and processes, including the relevant risk sign-offs
  • Provide direction and governance for handling repeatable, documented, and justifiable controls and processes
  • Develop processes and tools relating to the identification and reporting of screening gaps
  • Secure and handle the Change strategy of the Sanctions and Screening Controls

About you:

  • More than 5 years of relevant experience in a financial services firm or regulatory agency
  • Proven experience and understanding of Sanctions or Screening programs
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • A structured and logical approach to work and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Results-driven, with an efficient sense of accountability
  • The ability to handle large workloads and tight deadlines
  • Great attention to detail and accuracy
  • Advanced English skills – both oral and written
  • ICA Diploma or Certificate in AML or equivalent would be an advantage

We offer:

Monthly salary range from 2960 EUR to 4440 EUR gross (based on your competencies relevant for the job).

Additionally, each Danske Bank employee receives employee benefits package which includes:
    • Growth opportunities: professional & supportive team, e-learnings, numerous development programs; (incl. professional certificates); 100+ professions for internal mobility opportunities;
    • Health & Well-being: a diverse, inclusive, work & life balance work environment; health insurance from the first day of employment; mental well-being practices; partial psychologist counselling compensation; silence and sleep zones at the office; game rooms;
    • Hybrid working conditions: home office budget (after the probation period); modern Danske Campus workplace developed with anthropologist for the best employee experience;
    • Additional paid days off: 2 to recharge, 2 sick days, 1 for volunteering, for round birthdays, for seniority in Danske Bank, up to 5 days to prepare and hold exams in higher education institutions;
    • Monetary compensation package: accidents & critical diseases insurance; financial support in case of unfortunate events, travel insurance; IIIrd Pillar Pension Fund contribution after 3 months of working;

Additional days of vacation

Health insurance from the first day of employment

Third pillar pension fund

Free parking & charging ports - cars, bicycles, e-scooters

See all the benefits HERE.

Feel free to contact me @LinkedIn if you have any questions

Svetlana Djurdjevic Antanaskovic, Head of Sanctions and Screening Controls

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If you are interested, please send your CV in English no later than 15.07.2022. Confidentiality guaranteed.

Your title in job contract will be Officer - Business Risk & Controls, Senior.

Please contact if you have any questions.
Svetlana Durdevic Antanaskovic
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