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Senior Compliance Officer – Alternative Investment Industry – Amsterdam

Greifenberg
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted 4 days ago Hybrid Permanent €45k - €80k
Boudewijn
Posted by
Boudewijn Vellinga
Founding Partner | Search & Recruitment | Repositioning Talent
Company Profile: One of the largest private asset servicers for alternative assets investors globally. A leader in corporate and management services for Private Equity & Infrastructure and Real Estate Funds as well as listed and unlisted companies. Offering specialized knowledge for local administrative and compliance issues so their clients can focus on meeting their global strategic objectives with a customer-oriented mindset.

Location:

The office is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Post Covid, working hybrid is possible. 

Clients:

Many of the world’s leading Private Equity houses, Real Estate firms and Private Debt Managers as clients.

Leading international asset managers, lenders and asset owners.

From a stand-alone fund with limited investments, to large multi-billion-dollar funds with complex investment streams across multiple jurisdictions.

Company Structure:

Current set up (40 FTE’s): Finance Officer, Legal Officer, Senior Legal Officer, 2 MD`s, 2 Team Leaders with 40% on Private Equity and 60% focus on Real Estate.

Reason for Vacancy:

Due to continuous growth and demand from their clients, the Compliance team is beefing up their desk.

Challenges:

• Ensure being compliant with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements;

• Undertaking compliance monitoring in accordance with the compliance monitoring plan to remains compliant with all applicable regulatory and AML/CFT requirements;

• Undertaking review of the KYC/CDD files for new clients and follow up missing information in line with group processes and procedures;

• Execute monitoring programme, including high qualitative transaction monitoring;

• Undertaking the ongoing review of client KYC/CDD files in accordance with the review programme;

• Maintaining internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with local standards and regulatory requirements as the business develops;

• Providing day-to-day qualitative compliance support and training to staff as required in respect of compliance and AML matters;

• Monitoring and test the business’ internal controls to mitigate compliance risks identified during risk assessment review process.

Your profile:

•You will preferably have a master’s degree in (Dutch) Law together with relevant experience and certified as Compliance Officer (being registered at DSI is a pre);

A background in Law is preferred, since then you will be able to use your expertise in two different ways..

• You have a strong working knowledge of the regulatory framework for the Netherlands (Wwft, WTT and Sanctions);

• You have 4 to 5 years financial services experience in compliance services. Knowledge of corporate and tax laws is an advantage;

• You will have high standards and knowledge of compliance and integrity;

You will have strong understanding of best practices in the industry;

• You will have strong interpersonal skills and can act independently but also be a team player;

• They won’t hold hands all the time, so show proactiveness, since you are a Senior Compliance Officer, not a Compliance Officer;

• Adaptable to unexpected situations;

• You have excellent English written and verbal communications skills, Dutch is a big plus;

 • You can organize, prioritize and manage your work effectively;

• You like challenges, have a natural leadership spirit and like to walk the extra mile;

•You need to be able to think along with the business, hence be flexible and act upon;

Example; there could be a transaction tomorrow, which you need to jump onto, with the necessary guidance of course

Your Benefits:

  • Able to develop your career by growing into making/changing policies. FACTA / CRS is possible
  • Support by a comfortable and open-minded teamleader, someone who is keen to develop you and always takes time to support you
  • Make impact in a relatively small team
  • Ability to grow together with the company
  • As of day one, you will be involved in the entire process
  • Exposure to all stakeholders
  • This role is not only from a compliance perspective, since you will also have exposure to many other (inter)national projects
  • After approx. one year you can obtain your Certified Compliance Officer (CCO) certificate
  • (Inter)national exposure: Dutch, German, Belgian, Spanish and Italian (opening a new office soon) clients owning/holding Dutch Real Estate
  • Diverse work; from files to new procedures
  • Involved at onboarding stage and see if the client is compliant
  • Dynamic environment and be very close to the business
  • Being hands-on makes it interesting, enables you to develop quickly
  • Compliance is key to their business as a Group (large focus and commitment by the board)
  • The Netherlands has very strict regulations, hence the Group watches closely how it’s done as the best of class and role it out it internationally (CSR, onboarding etc.)
  • Ability to be promoted relatively quickly, it’s not an organization where you have to wait for your promotion, like so many out there
  • Exposure to 2nd LOD procedures
  • Broader tasks than just your job profile, diverse with a steep learning curve

Culture:

No-nonsense, informal, young [average age is 30], transparent, ‘one team, one office’, dynamic, and international corporate atmosphere, whilst maintain a customer-oriented mindset.

The benefit of customized training adapted to your needs throughout your career, i.e. CCO.

Consists of a flat hierarchical structure, multi-disciplinary teams, and a work environment that encourages transparent communication and entrepreneurial thinking, which makes it an attractive employer for ambitious talent.

If you are interested in knowing more and wish to have a discrete call, please feel free to contact me via b.vellinga@greifenberg.nl or +31(0)612243196.

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