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Compliance Officer

Job description

As a regulated financial institution Safened has organized her governance according to the three lines of defense model. The second line is formed by the Risk and Compliance department. For our team we are currently looking for a Compliance Officer, to work alongside with the team and the CFRO to conduct all laws and regulations both national as international and to take care of the whole second line of control together with the Risk Department.


As a Compliance Officer at Safened you are responsible that we are conducting our business in full compliance with all national and international laws and regulations to our industry. Also you make sure we are compliant to all professional standards, accepted business practices and internal standards. You feel comfortable being the linking pin between Operations, the board and the CFRO. You will report directly to our CFRO Chris van Straeten and will be his sparring partner as well with the business. 



Our ideal new team member is capable and motivated to thrive in a fast-paced agile start-up environment. This means you work in a pro-active and result-driven way without losing your eye for detail and accuracy.  On top of that, this is what we find to be most important to do a great job when it comes to this role:

  • HBO / WO graduate, preferably in Business, Audit, Compliance and/ or Legal.
  • You have a few years (2-3) of work experience – ideally in a related field or expertise.
  • You want to be a part of an organization where your growth and ours, develop equally. 
  • Your analytical skills make it easy for your to constantly prioritize, notice potential obstacles to be taken care of, the value of when and how to do something and making data-driven decisions based on what has been done before.
  • Your organizational and communication skills are excellent. But really.
  • Your stakeholder management is clear and on a high and professional, making you the ideal person to work with for everybody within the company level to work besides management.
  • You have a strong intrinsic motivation to get the best out of yourself and your time. Which means we wouldn’t have to bother to tell you what to do and when to do it.


  • A chance to work at a fast-growing Fintech startup.
  • A crucial role in a highly motivated, international and talented team.
  • Flat structures and open communication.
  • High degree of collaboration and autonomy.
  • Newly designed office along the Amsterdam canals.
  • 25 days of vacation to recharge your batteries.
  • Opportunity to further develop yourself as a professional


Safened is a fast-growing tech-driven startup company, driven by a vision to turn financial risk and regulatory challenges into simple and secure solutions. Simple as we reduce complexity and offer easy to integrate solutions to financial institutions and platform businesses. Secure by enabling companies and individuals by using the world's most stable asset classes while protecting our partners against fraud, risk and identity theft. Technology empowers everything we do. Our core products focus on deposit and customer onboarding solutions, serviced via our proprietary technology platform.

We offer deposit solutions through wealth managers and broker-dealers to cash-rich clients. Onboarding services for the verification of companies and individuals, through direct channels and our platform partners (e.g., travel companies, online marketplaces, etc.

Safened offers its products globally, and we service our customers from 4 offices in London, New York Amsterdam and Barcelona. As a Payments Institution, Safened is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our internal culture is characterized by our flat structure and direct communication with the emphasis on results and collaboration.