An amazing opportunity for an ambitious Compliance Officer to join a fast-paced international FinTech startup!


The Risk & Compliance department at Safened enhances the 2nd line of defense. The regulated company has gone from strength to strength over the past few years growing rapidly hence the need for this new role. As ComplianceOfficer you will be working alongside the Risk & Compliance team and CFRO.

Main purpose of the role

To ensure that Safened is compliant to all professional standards, accepted business practices and internal standards. This means that business is to be conducted in full compliance with all national and international laws and regulations to its’ industry especially in the field of KYC/CDD. After all, Safened has offices in Amsterdam, London, Barcelona and New York! You will also be responsible for all communications with regulators (especially the FCA and DNB) and possible others in the future.

Reporting directly to the CFRO you will be given a variety of tasks and act upon as linking pin between Operations and Risk Management department, the Board and the CFRO. You will be working closely together with Risk & Operations.

Required qualifications/level of education

  • MSc. in Business, Audit, Compliance and / or Legal

Core competencies/ Personal attributes

  • Surely adaptable to new environments, people, responsibilities
  • Thriving for a high level of excellence and professionalism
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to prioritize
  • Entrepreneurial, pro-active and result-minded
  • Excellent organizational and communicative skills
  • Ambitious with the focus on development and growth

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in the field of Compliance or related areas of expertise
  • Active knowledge of Dutch and EU laws & regulations
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, other languages preferred

About Safened

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. It reduces complexity and offers 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 their partners against fraud, risk and identity theft. Their core products focus on deposit and customer onboarding solutions, serviced via their proprietary technology platform. Safened offers its products globally and has offices in London, New York Amsterdam and Barcelona. As a Payments Institution, Safened is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The company culture is characterized by a flat structure and direct communication with the emphasis on results and collaboration.


You will be given the possibility to work within an international, challenging environment with lots of possibilities to further grow and develop yourself. Safened will help you achieve your goals through continuous professional development and regular career progression sessions. Your colleagues will be a fun, young and exceptionally well-educated group of people. The offices are attractively located in the Centre of Amsterdam. They want the best professionals in their field of excellence and will consequently offer a competitive salary.

Are you interested or looking for more information?

If you are interesed, please apply for this position via our website. Or mail your resume and motivation directly to Annemarie Blaisse, Sr. Consultant. For more information please contact via or 06-41532393.

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