Head of Compliance for American Express
The Head of Compliance Department/Market Compliance Officer (MCO) is in charge of driving the Company´s culture to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and Company policies and to meet the expectations of regulators.
The MCO leads the Compliance function in the market and is the principle lead for the Compliance program in the Nordics markets.
We drive change and improvements in our Nordic market and this is a challenging and inspiring task that demands a creative and problem solving mind.
The position is responsible for leading the following tasks:
- Compliance Program/ Policies: Developing and/or assists the business in the development and maintenance of compliance-related policies. Ensures the compliance program is documented in compliance manuals and procedures, and regularly updated and maintained.
- Training/ Communications: Coordinates, and as necessary, develops and conducts customized training and communication plans to meet legal entity needs.
- Advisory: Advising the business on compliance-related matters, including but not limited to the regulatory implications of new and existing products, services and processes; resolution of compliance-related incidents and gaps; enhancements to the Entity´s compliance framework; and the review/approval of business activities as appropriate.
- Compliance Risk Assessment: Designs and conducts / oversees compliance risk assessments to identify and assist the business in mitigating regulatory risks.
- Identifying and communicate to the Subsidiary Governance Committee members new or material changes in regulation and laws, which impact the business activities and affairs of the Subsidiary
- Monitoring / Testing: Conducts independent compliance monitoring and testing of business level controls and provides advice for the business to mitigate control gaps.
- Anti-Money Laundering: Manages the anti-money laundering compliance program in the market consistent with the American Express Global Anti-Money Laundering Policy, market and/or business specific anti-money laundering programs, policies and procedures and applicable laws, regulations and rules. The MCO is the Anti Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO). In this role the MLRO is responsible for, among other things, transaction monitoring and filing suspicious transactions to the FIU [Financial Intelligence Unit] ( the AML Authority)
- Sanctions: managing the sanctions and PEPs (politically exposed persons) programs consistent with the American Express Global Sanctions and PEPs policies, market and/or business specific sanctions and PEPs programs, policies and procedures and applicable laws, regulations and rules;
- Data Protection: managing, as Data Protection Officer, the supervising of the personal data treatment process, according to the law and all the relevant provisions, instructions and directives enacted by the Data Protection Authority
- Regulatory early warning: Ensures, along with the legal function, that there is a process in place to identify changes in relevant legislation, regulatory environment or changes in the business that have compliance –related implications.
- Regulatory Relations: Acts as a contact point and a liaison with the regulators (Banking Regulator, Data Privacy Agency, Financial Investigation Unit). Coordinates and, as necessary, manages supervisory and regulatory examinations and audits.
- Corporate Governance: Participates in local governance bodies, provides compulsory Compliance reporting to such bodies and provides Amex Compliance program presentation to such bodies, as appropriate.
- Manages implementation of Anti-Corruption activities as directed by Enterprise Compliance and according to local legal requirements.
- Provide Compliance update to the Risk Committee and organize AML committees.
- Reporting: Reports to senior management and the Board / Governance Committee as appropriate, the Compliance plan, performed activities such as results of second line of defence monitoring and testing, compliance-related risks and risk indicators, and the escalation of compliance issues and incidents.
- Continuing education; stays current on compliance topics by attending events, seminars and meetings arranged by the professional associations;
- Managing a team of 5 professionals.
- Must have regulatory Compliance, controls, risk management, audit experience, with working knowledge of credit card operations;
- Minimum of 5 year legal experience;
- Relevant experience in implementing emerging legal requirements;
- Strong project management experience;
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to converse with management on all levels regarding controls, infrastructure, risk management;
- Ability to think outside the box and challenge the status quo;
- Experience in supporting governance work with the Board of Directors and Risk Committees;
- Experience in working with internal audits and regulatory reviews;
- Strong leadership and management skills;
- Language: Swedish and English and preferably other Scandinavian languages
You are offered
You are offered an exciting role in an international company, with the opportunity to develop and grow!
In this recruitment process we cooperate with Jurek Recruitment and Staffing. For questions about the position, please contact responsible recruitment consultant Anousheh Abuhamzeh at Jurek Recruitment and Staffing; 0766-33 14 42 alternatively firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are very welcome with your application as soon as possible. Selection is ongoing and you apply for the position via the Jurek Recruitment & Staffing website, www.jurek.se.
About the company
At American Express we recognize that our most valuable asset is our people. After all, it´s our people who deliver an excellent service to our customers all around the world, and it´s our people who therefore drive our ambition to become the world´s most respected service brand.
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