Jan 10, 2022

Head of Financial Crime Framework Team

  • Saxo Bank
  • Valdemarsgade 1A, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Full time

Job Description

About the Job:

In Saxo Bank, we connect people to opportunities by offering a wide range of investment products to clients all over the World – at competitive prices. This is not only a great selling point for clients, but also the challenge for the ones fighting financial crime. Even more so, when we are passionate about automating as much as we can with AML and KYC, and leaving the complex evaluations for humans.

We have an heavy focus on effectiveness of everything we do, whilst ensuring compliance. It is essential to us that everything we do, we do in the right way, effective and fit for the future.

As the Head of Financial Crime Framework Team, you will, together with your team, be the overall owner of our financial crime risk model, the KYC requirements and all of the processes associated with those. Structure and a thorough process understanding is key to be able to implement a simple framework globally, so that Saxo Bank can be local and execute globally at the same time.

The financial crime framework team is responsible for defining the framework as well as the practical approach to risk based approach for all of Saxo Bank’s clients – from Denmark to Mongolia.

Your Profile :

You will be the team leader of approximately 10 people who are regulatory experts, financial crime experts and/ or our specialists in driving change in systems. The team  is at the forefront in defining how we work with preventing financial crime in the systems as well as in the manual processing.

The team has the following responsibilities:

  • Owners of the global KYC procedures as well as the financial crime risk model in the bank (and how those are imbedded in our systems).

  • Review and maintain policy and procedures, and ensure implementation end-to-end.

  • Developing and overseeing the financial crime framework under your leadership and to drive projects initiated in onboarding and ongoing due diligence.

  • To act as contact point for FSA, Internal Audit and Compliance, and to manage closure of any findings by them.

  • Approve changes to our digital KYC flows

  • To interact and intervene with any part of Saxo to ensure compliance, operational efficiency, proper business procedures and client focus

  • To advice on enhanced due diligence on the highest risk clients and ensure the quality is kept or raised

  • Drive automation and digitalisation

Your characteristics:

To be successful in the role you can tick some (or maybe all, if we are lucky) of the below:

  • You are an experienced leader with a proven track record of driving successful complex operating models and financial crime strategy within a regulated space.

  • You are great at empowering and delegating, and you have an ability to influence people around you and to nurture a dedicated and high-performance team - and also help them prioritise when time does not suffice.

  • You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, leading you to communicate clearly but also helping your team transform their detailed expertise into easily understood concepts and solutions by stakeholders (from IT, to KYC Analysts or senior management).

  • You are passionate about doing things differently, and not limited by the way things has always been done.

  • You keep an overview and understanding of ongoing projects and initiatives impacting the team and ensure the proper distribution and prioritization within the team in line with the overall strategy

  • Preferably you have previous financial crime management experience within the regulatory framework side and/ or compliance.

  • You can juggle many things at the same time, without losing too many items along the way.

We offer :

COO is responsible for building, constantly developing and improving the full digital value chain that we deliver to our clients and partners. This is done in close collaboration with the Saxo Experience Office and supports the bank in always providing a world-class digital Saxo experience in an efficient, stable and scalable way.
At Saxo IT and the business are integrated, ensuring end-to-end ownership. We are organized based on what we want to do for our clients rather than on subject matter expertise. Within COO you will work together with people from different disciplines, but all with the same goal in mind: making a positive difference for our clients.
The COO umbrella includes the following departments: Operations, Security & Financial Crime Prevention, Trading and our ‘Backbone’ consisting of Enterprise Architecture, Infrastructure, Data Platforms, Workplace Service Management, DevOps Lifecycle Management and IT Business Management. 

We aspire to be a non-hierarchical, purpose-driven organisation. At Saxo, it is not about entitlement; it is about impact – no matter where you sit in the organisation. A good idea is always taken seriously and you can truly make a difference.
When you work here, you become part of the Saxo family. We invest in your personal development and offer you large responsibility from day one. We encourage an open feedback culture and a supportive team environment. If you show a collaborative spirit, drive and passion, your learning curve will be steep and your (international) career opportunities with Saxo immense.
We naturally offer an attractive remuneration and various interesting benefits.

How to apply :

Click Apply to create an account and upload your resume and a short motivation. We look forward to getting to know you better!

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