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Senior KYC Specialist Wholesale Banking Compliance - ING

Locatie: Amsterdam

Currently we are looking for 2 Senior KYC Specialists to join our Specialist Functional Oversight team within Wholesale Banking.

As a senior Know Your Client (KYC)  KYC Specialist Functional Oversight within Wholesale Banking (WB) Compliance you are working within a team of KYC experts, who are supporting WB business units globally in further embedding of the KYC requirements and controls within their business environment. Global functional oversight provides management information regarding the status of compliance risks in the businesses and is an instrument to reach the right balance between local and more centralized controls. Functional oversight oversees and enforces the embedding of compliance requirements as well as business tracking and compliance monitoring activities. The position is a key channel for advice, training, translating (external) developments to the WB environment as well as communicating and sharing of best practices. As a global expert in the KYC domain your main focus lies on Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Economic and Financial Sanctions as well as Export Controls and Proliferation Financing, Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA),  Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and Environmental and Social Risk (ESR) which translates to the following (non-exhaustive) overview of activities:

  • Maintaining expertise and in depth subject knowledge and understanding of good practice and procedures in the KYC domain (continuous development);
  • Oversee and advice (partner) with our regional businesses (UK, US, Asia, ENC) and the (global) WB functions in Amsterdam (incl. Financial Markets and Bank Mendes Gans ) on the embedding of the KYC controls within their respective domain;
  • Maintain functional oversight of the local control framework and embedding of the KYC requirements and controls (in close cooperation with the QA colleagues of WB and BCRM, Bank Compliance Risk Management);
  • On site visits to WB regional MLRO (Money Laundering Reporting Officer) departments, providing (binding) instructions and where relevant advice, Non-Financial Risk Reporting (NFRD) and NFRD challenge calls, global MLRO forum calls, sharing of lessons learned/incidents, annual Sign Off challenge process on FEC KCT and monitor and follow-up on open audit-items and incidents;
  • Review of operational effectiveness of policy requirements, awareness and understanding of KYC requirements, framework embedding (chart, risk assessments, monitoring, internal and external reporting), local alert & hit and freeze procedures and remediation actions including input to local and global lessons learned initiatives and disciplinary actions where required.
  • Align the activities and seek for uniformity in approach of the regional WB MLRO community with the global functions at Head Office, including the Functional Oversight & Monitoring Team (FOM) within Corporate Compliance Risk Management.
  • Identify key areas for improvement and provide support and guidance to implement good practice;
  • Work from the basis of what’s possible within the confines of law and regulations and at the same time enabling the business in achieving sustainable growth.

Your work environment
Within the WB KYCKYC/MLRO function a team of KYC specialists is dedicated to supporting the business in complying with KYC policies and regulations, at the same time looking for global alignment and uniformity in approach in order to contribute to efficient KYC-processes and a flawless client experience . The team is working together based on knowledge and expertise, as well as the skill set needed to best perform the job.

The position of (senior) KYC specialist for that reason is identified as an expert role with a strong focus on skills in which the roles of independent advisor and (if needed hard) controller should be balanced.

Working with our key internal stakeholders offers an environment which provides a global overview on how the KYC requirements and controls are embedded within the business, and provides an opportunity to support relationships with external stakeholders, regulators and supervisory institutions as well as the global functions at Head office. 

We are looking for a motivated new colleague who has the following characteristics:

  • University degree
  • Proven knowledge and expertise in the KYC domain (minimum 3-5 years)
  • ACAMS or equivalent certification
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills who is able to build effective working relationship and thrive in a diversified and multicultural work environment.
  • Strong and effective communication skills – fluent in written and spoken English.
  • ‘Hands-on’ mentality
  • Excellent analytical skills as well as a keen eye for detail
  • Organised with the ability to meet and respond to tight deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and drive for results
  • Strong skill set in the areas of personal effectiveness (i.e. adaptability, flexibility, independence, courage and self-confidence, attention to detail), problem analysis & judgement, customer focus and investigative & learning ability
  • Able to use different communication styles fitting with the need of the (internal) customer, both verbally and written
  • Willing to travel 4-6 weeks per year

This is a fulltime position (40 hours per week), we offer:

  • A salary tailored to your qualities and experience
  • A reimbursement for travel expenses
  • 24 vacation days with a 36-hour working week. If you work 40 hours a week, you will receive 27 vacation days
  • Pension scheme
  • 13th month salary
  • Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary
  • 8% Holiday payment
  • Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilities to realize your ambitions
  • An informal working environment with innovative colleagues who strive for the very best
  • Progressive way of working according to the Agile method, so that new ideas come to life

You can apply online for this position by clicking on ‘Apply for this job’, complete the on-line application form and submit your English resume and letter of motivation.

For more detailed information on this position please contact Geerjan van den Toorn, Head of KYC and MLRO Wholesale Banking, via


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Please send your application for Senior KYC Specialist Wholesale Banking Compliance at ING in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

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10 september 2019
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