Compliance Officer

Job description

The Role 

Safened is looking for a highly motivated, and experienced Compliance officer to join our team in Amsterdam. You will play a crucial role in strengthening the company’s second line of defense and will report directly to our CFRO, Chris Van Straeten 

Your mission at Safened 

As a regulated financial institution, compliance is embedded in our culture. We believe that being proactive is far less expensive than being reactive, when it comes to regulatory compliance. Effectively managing risks and adhering to laws and regulations will be your primary responsibilities as a Sr. Compliance Officer.  


  • Advise management on the company’s compliance with laws and regulations; 
  • Develop and review company policies; 
  • Implement and manage an effective legal compliance program; 
  • Create and manage effective action plans in response to audit discoveries and compliance violations; 
  • Organize training if necessary, across the board and the company; 
  • Assess product changes to determine regulatory impact on existing market operations/authorizations particularly in the European market and the countries we operate in. 


Must Haves:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree, preferably in Business, Audit, Compliance and/ or Law; 
  • At least 5-7 years of experience ideally in regulatory and/or second line compliance functions;  
  • Fluent in Dutch and English; 
  • Solid experience in: compliance, processes and controls, ethics and risk management frameworks including third party compliance, data privacy (GDPR).  


  • A level-headed and clear communicator;  
  • Knowledgeable about the KYC business and the Financial Services Industry; 
  • Professional and capable of dealing with stakeholders and upper management; 
  • Strong intrinsic motivation to get the best out of yourself and for the team; 
  • Willing to keep learning and adapting to the fast-paced environment. 

What's in it for you?

  • The chance to work in a multinational and rapidly growing company;
  • A competitive salary and pension in place 
  • Newly designed office located near Vondelpark 
  • Fun & diverse colleagues of over 30 different nationalities 
  • Daily lunches and afterwork drinks every Friday 
  • 25 days of vacation to recharge your batteries 
  • Opportunity to develop yourself as a professional