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First Line Risk Officer - Knab

Location: Amsterdam
Employment: Full-time
Do you love to manage risks and do you have a hands-on mentality? That’s great, we are looking for a pro-active First Line Risk Officer!

Knab was founded in 2012 because we wanted to do things differently. Simpler, smarter and more advantageous for our customers. Because we believe we can help everyone maximize their financial affairs. "Feel at ease when it comes to your finances. Every day." By combining smart technical solutions with a healthy dose of human intelligence, we create financial services that really meet your needs. Add to that some of the sublime personal service from our employees and you end up with something that's truly unique to the world of finance!

For our value stream Daily Use we are looking for a First Line Risk Officer.

In a nutshell

As 1st Line Risk Officer you are the expert on non-financial risk management. You enable the Value Stream lead and teams within the value stream Daily Use by structuring, coordinating, monitoring and advising on their risk management activities. These risk management activities relate to all the operational risk and compliance (including privacy) categories as defined in the Enterprise Risk Management Framework. Together with the business, you ensure that business activities are organized and executed in such a way that the risks are controlled and managed within risk appetite.

We are looking for someone that has a learning mentality, is hands-on and loves to structure. Besides that, you are driven to explore and lead in the field of risk management at an innovative bank. We offer a great place to work with an eager and open mindset where we take our risk in an intelligent way.

Furthermore/As 1st Line Risk Officer:

  • You ensure that risk management is an integral part of the day-to-day business and decision making;
  • You assist management in raising awareness on the importance of risk management and the implementation of the appropriate conditions and culture to enable the successful execution of risk management activities;
  • You ensure that operational risk, necessary controls and management of remaining risks is an integral and demonstrable part of the decision-making process;
  • You ensure that all steps of the risk management process are implemented in the (operational) processes of the value stream Daily Use (identify, assess, react to risks and loss events, monitor and report).

The Team

You are part of the Value Stream Daily Use. Together with one other 1st Line Risk Officer you support the value stream lead and teams in this value stream. You work closely together with Chapter Leads, Product Owners and Customer Journey Experts.

Furthermore, you align with 2nd and 3rd line of defense, such as our Operational Risk Management team, the compliance team and Internal Audit.

In this role you have a direct reporting line to the Chief Daily Use, Maartje Cremers.

Your Profile

There is no set route to become a great First Line Risk Officer at Knab. But to be successful in this role, this is the kind of profile we have in mind;

  • Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Risk, Economics or Law;
  • Very strong communication skills. Fluency in English (oral and written);
  • 2-5 years' experience of which several years in risk management (preferably in banking);
  • You have affinity with IT risk topics (such as SWIFT, Target2 and PSD2);
  • A strong understanding of full scope of risk management practices and techniques including experience in the development and implementation of risk policies and risk tooling.

Diversity Statement: Come as you are. Knab is an open workplace with positive vibes. We are inclusive of all nationalities, races and genders. We feel comfortable to bring our authentic whole selves to work and like you to do so too.

Work with us!

If you come to work with us, Knab will become a significant part of your life. Therefore, we make sure the ambiance is just as exciting as your job. Check the benefits!

If you have any questions regarding this role or the process, please feel free to reach out to us!

We don`t collaborate with third parties to fulfill this role.


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Job posted
31 mei 2022
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Raymond Bosch

06 50 29 39 97

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