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Head of Control Testing – Group Compliance – Danske Bank

Job Description

Would you like to pursue a career within Group Compliance – in a role where you combine your leadership skills and your knowledge on Regulatory Compliance?

As Head of Control Testing Regulatory Compliance, you will be part of the Control Testing Management Team. You will be heading up the sub-unit covering all Regulatory Compliance aspects and your responsibility will be to oversee the control testing team and activities.

Join a dynamic and fast-paced impactful team

Control Testing is a continuously growing team of currently 17 professional colleagues based across the Nordics, Lithuania and Poland. This role will be based in either Denmark, working out of the Høje Taastrup office or in Finland, working out of the Helsinki office.

Our team support Group Compliance in discharging the 2LoD oversight responsibility of Regulatory Compliance, Financial Crime and Conduct risks by assessing through testing activities whether 1LoD have sufficient and adequate controls in place to support compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, as well as requirements set in Governing Information.

Your main responsibilities and managerial duties

As this role focuses on interacting with senior leaders across the Group, you enjoy advising, interacting and managing relationships within the Group. You will be leading a team of seven highly skilled employees and support the progress of their personal and professional development.

As the Head of Control Testing, you will use your gravitas, experience and interpersonal skills to help oversee testing activities to ensure delivery of high quality, value-adding and well-structured testing reports and results. With your strategy-oriented mind-set, you will be taking the lead on working with your team on developing and maintaining methodologies, procedures, testing strategies, templates and tools.

Your tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Oversee testing activities to ensure delivery of high quality, value-adding and well-structured testing reports and results
  • Support the development of the annual control testing plan
  • Stay abreast of all legislative and regulatory developments both locally and globally that might have an impact on Danske Bank

Do you enjoy interacting with many stakeholders?

It is vital that you thrive as a team player, collaborator and can demonstrate a track record of positive stakeholder engagement. It is crucial that you can adapt quickly to change and cope with a fast-paced environment.

“The Control Testing Team has a centralized position in Group Compliance and supports many other compliance units with delivering high-quality control testing reports. The Team is therefore exposed to a wide range of Stakeholders across the Group. The broad variation of skill, competencies and knowledge across the team creates a dynamic environment, where knowledge-sharing and collaboration is key to ensure constant development, improvements and great achievements..”  – Caroline Engel Carlsson, Head of Control Testing

Following, we are looking for a leader who is a team player, who likes to contribute and empower the team, however at the same time you are comfortable in also working independently and running your own team and agenda.

The ability to work with many different senior stakeholders across the Group and across borders is a prerequisite for achieving good results, as you will be in touch with a number of different individuals and departments on an ongoing basis in teams in the Compliance Function. You are therefore also able to create and maintain relations with many different stakeholders with widely different backgrounds in Denmark and abroad.

We are looking for you…

…to bring essential understanding of leading, empowering, motivating, communicating and influencing in complex environment and can demonstrate strong integrity and a capacity to maintain a high standards.

With your experience and impact as a senior leader, you compel with your messages and understand how you can bring value by challenging your stakeholders and helping them deliver high quality and a clear outcome. We will succeed as a team but we imagine that you can bring the following to the table:

  • University degree
  • 5+ years experience in working within the financial services sector, the legal function, the compliance/risk management function or internal audit
  • 2+ years of leadership experience, preferably in an international environment
  • Working experience with regulation in the Financial Sector (e.g. MiFID, MAR, PSD, GDPR, EMIR etc.)
  • Good understanding of control testing, auditing and how to apply risk-based approach
  • Fluency in English -both speech and writing.

We offer

A salary package, which will reflect your experience and an attractive benefits package including pension. Furthermore, we have a great lunch scheme.

You will become a part of a journey to build an even more collaborative, innovative and engaging culture. A culture where we empower all to take ownership of how we work and how we develop. Our leaders are responsible for inspiring their employees to succeed and to grow personally and professionally. If you can see yourself, thriving in a fun, dynamic, diverse, business-aware and outcome-centric department – now is the time to join!

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