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NEWS: Looking for a wo/man in fincrime – last chance to apply for €290k AMLA chair

By PAUL O’DONOGHUE, Senior Correspondent

APPLICATIONS for the post of chair of the EU’s new Anti Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) will close on Monday.

The role is expected to come with pay of approximately €290,000. Like all salaries at AMLA, it will be exempt from national taxes, although certain lower charges tend to be applied.

The closing date for applications is 8 July 2024, 12.00 noon Brussels time.

Those who wish to apply must register via an online portal which can be viewed here.

The position of AMLA chair will be based in Frankfurt, which was earlier this year confirmed to be the home of the AMLA.

The office is expected to officially open in January. It is expected to have 120 workers by the end of 2025, eventually building to over 400.

The notice published by the European Commission states that applicants will have to submit a CV in PDF format and complete a letter of motivation which will be a maximum of 8,000 characters.

The Commission said that candidates would preferably submit a CV in the ‘Europass CV format’. Details outlining how to do this are available here.

“Once you have finished your online registration, you will receive an electronic mail confirming that your application has been registered. If you do not receive a confirmation mail, your application has not been registered!” the notice said.

The vacancy notice for the AMLA chair role, which is available here, said that applications sent by email “will not be accepted”. 

“If you require more information and/or encounter technical problems, please send an email to:,” it said.

Requirements for the position mentioned in the notice include:

  • At least 15 years postgraduate professional experience.
  • At least five years of that experience must be at “senior level in the area of the activities of the [AMLA]”.
  • At least five years of experience in high-level management.
  • A “thorough knowledge” of one of the official languages of the European Union and a “satisfactory knowledge” of another of these official languages.

The successful candidate will be the head and legal representative of AMLA and will have all of the responsibilities that such a role entails, including overseeing the organisation’s staff and budget, its board and being accountable to the European Parliament and to the Council for the implementation of the AMLA Regulation.

The vacancy notice said a “more detailed description of the tasks and responsibilities of the chair” can be found in Articles 64 and 69 of the AMLA Regulation, which is available here.

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