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Senior Compliance Officer in Group Functions Compliance

In Group Functions Compliance we are overseeing, advising and guiding Danske Bank’s Group Functions (i.e., all back-office, IT, service, administration, and support functions consisting of +10.000 employees) on their management of regulatory compliance and conduct risk.

We are eight members in our team who are located in both Lithuania (three members) and Denmark (five members). While you will be focusing on are overseeing, advising and guiding Danske Bank’s Group Functions, you will also collaborate with colleagues across Group Compliance to ensure a sufficient level of compliance oversight, reporting and alignment to Group standards.

We are looking for a Senior Compliance Officer to work from our office in Vilnius, Lithuania. You will provide second line of defence coverage of regulatory compliance and conduct risk within the bank’s Group Functions. In your role you will act primarily as one of the day-to-day compliance officers for the Technology & Service area, helping to support the banks digital agenda. However as, Group Functions Advisory also covers other Group Functions (e.g., Finance, Risk, Legal, HR, and more), which you will also have the opportunity to work with and cover these areas too.

You will be exposed to various compliance oversight activities, such as compliance monitoring, policy reviews, risk assessments, control testing, compliance training and compliance investigations. Furthermore, you will be representing Group Compliance at various risk councils in the Technology & Service area, and thereby support the Head of Group Functions Compliance in the oversight of the Group Function. Subsequently, your role would not only be limited to advice and challenge the Technology & Service area, but also to act as a point of contact into the compliance function.

Are you a highly motivated regulatory compliance and conduct risk management and advisory specialist? Do you have an analytical mindset, a focus on getting things done and enjoy new opportunities every day? And do you work well independently as well as working well as part of remote/virtual teams? If the answer to all these questions is yes, we would like to hear from you!

"Be yourself. We like it that way."

You will:

  • Proactively and independently ensure identification, assessment, mitigation, and reporting of compliance risks
  • Drive collaboration with and advice Group Functions and management on all compliance issues, including helping support digitalisation and coverage of Gen AI and AI build out
  • Maintain and share a thorough understanding of policies, processes and procedures to ensure the impact of regulatory issues can be effectively assessed
  • Train and develop employees in compliance disciplines with attention to the key risk areas
  • Proactively identify, escalate, and report any issues where noncompliance is not addressed (including ensuring appropriate management information on a regular basis and providing input to Group Compliance’s reporting to senior management)
  • Proactively monitor, test and report on Group Function’s compliance with applicable legislation, regulation, internal rules, and standards
  • Proactively align and collaborate with key stakeholders on the identification and management of compliance risks, for example local/country compliance officers, Data Protection Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, and Legal
  • Determine the impact assessment of current and new regulation on Group Function activities and services

About you:

  • Preferably 5 or more years of experience in a compliance, or similar area such as Governance, Risk Management and Controls, in a comparable position within the financial services industry
  • Take ownership and work independently on solving complex tasks through own decision making
  • Proven stakeholder management skills to coordinate between different units
  • Analytical thinking and structured approach with a high attention to details
  • Comfortable approaching, communicating, and building relationships with stakeholders at all levels of seniority
  • Strong data analysis and management information production skills and experience as well as advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint proficiency
  • Higher Education, preferably in Business, Economics, Law or alike
  • Advanced English language skills

We offer:

Monthly salary range from 3360 EUR to 5040 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; additional health insurance; 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 days of leave: for rest, health, volunteering, exams in higher education institutions, and other important activities. Moreover, for seniority with Danske Bank.
    • Monetary compensation package: accidents & critical diseases insurance; financial support in case of unfortunate events, travel insurance; IIIrd Pillar Pension Fund contribution.

Additional days of vacation

20+ community hobby clubs

24/7 gym services and group trainings

Third pillar pension fund

See all the benefits HERE.

“We are a maturing team looking for a senior regulatory compliance risk management and advisory specialist, who share our passion for identifying and advising on managing regulatory compliance risks… but also like to have fun (really!). We believe in the importance of a strong social bond in the team, as well as performing our jobs with the seriousness they entail.” – Siofra Whyte, Head of Group Functions Compliance

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

Siofra Whyte, Head of Group Functions Compliance Danske Bank

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If you are interested, please send your CV in English no later than 26.05.2024. Confidentiality guaranteed.

Your title in job contract will be Officer - Compliance, Senior.