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Governance specialist

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Bærum
  • Hybrid
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Bærum
  • Hybrid

A Governance, Reporting, and Controls (Governance) Specialist has a critical role in helping Santander Consumer Bank to fulfil its legal and regulatory obligations when it comes to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) activities. Santander recognizes its responsibility to ensure that Bank activities are compliant with the law at any given time, in order to protect its shareholders, customers, partners, employees, and reputation.

One of the major responsibilities of a Governance Specialist will be defining, establishing and enforcing governance, methodology, procedures & frameworks across AML Office.

A Governance Specialist in cooperation with the rest of the teams in AML Office, Due Diligence and Compliance will define, develop and continuously improve quality assurance procedures and controls. This is crucial to ensure constant development of AML & Fraud functions within the Bank and be in line with rapidly changing regulatory environment.

Additionally, Governance specialists will provide active advisory support for the rest of the Bank – projects, establishment of new products and changes to existing products.

Main responsibilities:

Methodology, Procedures & Framework

  • Define and implement procedures and frameworks for AML Office

  • Establish key KPIs for AML Office to be able to follow improvement of AML & Fraud functions

  • Keep track of regulatory changes and continuously review business practices to ensure it is in line with the changes

  • Perform ongoing maintenance of AML policies and procedures to secure alignment with the HQ requirements

Quality Assurance & Controls

  • Cooperate with Internal Audit, Compliance to implement controls that adhere to international and local banking regulations across the organization and perform tests to ensure that they are set up correctly

  • Perform random sampling on all CDD, Transaction Monitoring, and On-Boarding functions to ensure SCB is completing these tasks according to regulatory standards and internal policies

Reporting & Risk assessments

  • Develop common reporting templates for local, Nordic, HQ and where possible external entities.

  • Serve as the main point of contact to internal and external parties when it comes to reporting and risk assessments.

Operational Risk, advisory and stakeholder management

  • Serve as Operational risk responsible for AML Office and participate in ORC network within the Bank.

  • Actively participate and advice on AML & Fraud related matters in projects, initiatives and new product development in the Bank.

Skills & Requirements


  • Higher education in Economics, Business Administration, Law, or any other related field. Relevant experience can compensate for missing degree
  • Holding ACAMS and/or ICA certification in AML/KYC/Compliance is considered an advantage


  • +3 years relevant work experience; preferably in banking industry within Legal, Compliance, AML or Risk functions
  • Knowledge and working experience with AML related laws, regulations, guidelines
  • Experience in development and implementation of strategy, methodology, frameworks and procedures
  • Experience on creating and executing training * In depth knowledge of AML and other banking regulations and how they are interpreted across the Nordics
  • Strong knowledge of Financial Crime related risks * Possess analytical mindset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and one of Scandinavian languages

Personal character:

  • Strategic thinker, curious and proactive identifying opportunities to improve AML & Fraud function
  • Ability to identify gaps and inefficiencies in process and create an action plan to address the issues
  • Ability to understand the big picture and understand the impact of regulations on an organization
  • Thrives in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Organized, collaborative, structured, result oriented
  • Self confident and able to defend one's decisions in front of senior management
  • Strong people and stakeholder management skills
  • Attention to detail with ability to see the bigger picture
  • Easily builds internal and external network
  • Ability to work both strategically and be a doer

We offer

  • An opportunity to work in a large, high-performing international company, in a dynamic environment that is constantly changing.
  • A corporate culture that is professional and dynamic, yet informal. Bureaucracy is kept to a minimum, as we expect our skilled employees to make long lasting and impactful decisions to shape our future.
  • Highly competent, dedicated, and friendly co-workers with strong collaboration across the Nordics.

This position is located in Lysaker, Norway.

Interested? If you have the right profile and enthusiasm, please submit your application and CV as soon as possible. We aim to run the process continously.

If any questions feel free to contact Julie Frisk Vinje, AML manager, phone +4746819243.

Great Place to Work

  • Innovative and looking to the future

  • We invest in you

  • Employee benefits and discounts

  • Dynamic work environment

  • Engaged colleagues

  • Social events for all employees

  • BeHealthy | Your health is important to us

  • Competitive insurance and pension plans

  • We give back to society

  • Gode pensions- og forsikringsforhold

  • Vi investerer i din udvikling

  • Vi giver tilbage til samfundet

  • Medarbejderfordele og rabatter

  • Dedikeret kollegaer

  • Globale muligheder

  • Sociale arrangementer for alle medarbejdere

  • Innovativ og fremadtænkende virksomhed

  • Gode forsikrings- og pensjonsordninger

  • Sosiale arrangement for alle ansatte

  • BeHealthy | Din helse er viktig for oss

  • Innovativt og fremtidsrettet selskap

  • Vi investerer i deg

  • Vi gir tilbake til samfunnet

  • Personalgoder og rabatter

  • Dynamisk arbeidsmiljø

  • Engasjerte kolleger

  • Sociala evenemang för alla anställda

  • Dynamisk arbetsmiljö

  • Vi ger tillbaka till samhället

  • Konkurrenskraftiga pensioner & försäkringar

  • Innovation, förbättring och utveckling

  • Globala möjligheter

  • Friskvård - din hälsa är viktig för oss

  • Engagerade kollegor

  • Personalförmåner via Benify

About the company

We are a Nordic bank with more than 1,200 colleagues in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland, and proud to be part of Banco Santander, one of the largest banks in the world with a solid history going back more than 160 years.

Our purpose is to help people and businesses prosper and we aim to be the best retail and commercial bank, earning the lasting loyalty of our people, customers, shareholders and communities - through simple, personal and fair banking.

In our organization we foster and value an engaged, challenging and passionate environment that provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. We operate in an ever changing environment, and believe the key to success is innovative involvement, a playful approach to active learning and continuous improvement in our daily work.

We are firmly committed to being a responsible bank in the way we operate, our culture, caring for our environment and giving back to society. Banco Santander is recognized as the most sustainable bank in the world following the publication of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for 2019.

Read more about responsible banking on our global webpages.

Santander Consumer Bank is one of the largest Nordic banks providing loans and credits, credit cards, deposits and insurance to private customers.

To learn more about Santander in the Nordics, please visit our local webpages


TA Nordic Bank with global strength

TPart of Banco Santander – one of the world’s largest financial institutions

TBanco Santander’s history goes back more than 160 years

TWorld’s Most Sustainable Bank 2019 (Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2019)

TOver 1200 employees across the Nordics

TWe serve over 1.6 million customers

TStrategic partnerships with over 10 000 car dealers, merchants and brokers

TInnovation is key to our future success

TBanco Santanders historie går mere end 160 år tilbage

TVerdens mest bæredygtige bank 2019 (Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2019)

T1.200 ansatte på tværs af Norden

TOver 1.6 mio kunder

TStrategiske partnerskaber med mere end 10.000 bilforhandlere, indkøbere og brokere

TInnovation er nøglen til vores fremtidige succes

TVi leverer digitale kundeoplevelser

TEn Nordisk bank med global styrke

TEn del af Banco Santander – en af verdens største finansielle institutioner

THistorien vår går tilbake til 1963 i Norge

TOver 600 000 kunder og 3500 partnere i Norge

T50/50 fordeling menn og kvinner

TOver 600 000 kunder og 3500 partnere i Norge

TStørst på billån i Norge

TFremtidsrettede | Først ute i Norge med ApplePay

TVi er dedikert til å være en ansvarlig långiver!

TInnovative | Vår siste nyvinning SHFT – en abonnementsløsning for bil

TEn nordisk bank med global styrka

TDel av Banco Santander - en av världens största finansiella institutioner

TBanco Santanders historia går tillbaka mer än 160 år

TVärldens mest hållbara bank 2019 (Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2019)

T1200 anställda i Norden

TVi servar över 1,6 miljoner kunder

TInnovation är nyckeln till vår framgång

TVi levererar digitala kundupplevelser i framkant

Julie Frisk Vinje | Contact Person

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