Deputy Head of Compliance

Permanent employee, Full-time · Belgium - Remote

What we do?

Aion Bank is a digital bank licensed by the National Bank of Belgium and the European Central Bank. We launched in Belgium in 2020 and in Poland in 2021.

We offer our retail and business customers a wide variety of financial products and services.

Aion Bank and Vodeno also act as Banking-as-a-Service commercial partners with a mission to revolutionize the Financial Services industry. Combining a modern cloud-native ‘360’ platform ecosystem, a European banking license and a team of banking experts, we are uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive embedded financial services for banks, lenders and merchants across multiple sectors. 

Our biggest strengths are our people - a group of highly intelligent, creative, result-driven and ambitious individuals who always rise to the challenge. An experienced team that shares the knowledge on how to grow and build amazing things. Together we have created a positive, energetic and fast-paced work environment. We stay professional in getting things done but remember not to leave our passion and fun behind.

Now, we are looking for a Deputy Head of Compliance ready to join our adventure and share our ambition.
What you will be doing?

As a Deputy Head of Compliance, you will support the Head of Compliance to:

  • Maintain a comprehensive program for compliance, risk controls, and reviews throughout the organization to ensure company-wide compliance with banking laws and any regulatory matters in the scope of the Compliance function;

  • Recommend, develop, and implement changes to existing and proposed procedures, policies, and programs, oversee revision, reparation and dissemination of new and updated compliance standards and procedures; 

  • Follow the regulatory and legal developments governing regulatory compliance;

  • Provide advice, guidance and insight to management and staff regarding new/emerging compliance issues; 

  • Consult and guide the company in establishment of controls to mitigate compliance risk; 

  • Provide assistance to management and staff in the formulation of forms and disclosure documents for compliance with all policies and procedures; 

  • Identify and communicate need for compliance education programs and oversee the development and implementation of compliance training for all staff members; 

  • Oversee the development, implementation, administration, maintenance, and day-to-day activities of the Bank; and

  • Provide advice to the Sales team and management on the Bank as a Service Strategy of the Bank.

Skills you should have
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in law, business administration, risk management; 

  • 4+ years’ experience in banking with extensive knowledge, experience and understanding of banking operations, finance and the banking industry; 

  • Strong knowledge of banking laws and regulations;

  • Expertise with compliance risk management in Banking-as-a-Service is an asset;

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills as well as effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; 

  • Ability to work autonomously; 

  • Solid organizational skills with a proven ability to multi-task, meet deadlines; 

  • Handle multiple projects/priorities/assignments/individuals simultaneously;

  • Ability to work well independently as well as on a team; 

  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential matters and information; 

  • Ability to travel, occasionally overnight;

  • Fluent in English and Dutch or French with a passive command of the second language;

  • Digital banking knowledge and B2B experience are an asset.

What we offer

You will get an opportunity to work in an innovative, digital bank applying state-of-the-art approaches and technologies.

You will have opportunities to grow, and we will provide you with a professional development budget. 

Unless limited by banking regulations we offer a flexible form of contract. If your role permits, we also offer flexible work location: home/office —  according to your preference. 

You will be covered with health and hospitalization insurance and we will provide you with sports and meal vouchers every month. 

You will work on computer equipment that delivers the best user experience — Apple MacBook Pro. 

If you feel like working from the office we have space available for you in Brussels, Madrid, and Warsaw. Each office is very nicely located with convenient commute options by public transport and by bike.
Our process
We keep our recruiting process simple. 
Step 1: Talk with one of our Recruiters about your to date experiences and ambitions
Step 2: Meet with your future Manager to deep dive on the role and our work environment
Step 3: Meet with the COO to discuss how your experience and expectations fit what we are looking for
Equal Opportunity Statement
At Aion we embrace diversity in all of its forms and nurture an inclusive environment for all people to do the best work of their lives with us. This is integral to our mission of opening new opportunities to businesses and people.
We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.
About us

Our company

Aion is a subscription-only digital bank with a modern human touch, offering a wide range of services to individual and business customers. Seated in Brussels, it operates under a Belgian banking licence and offers customers fast and convenient ways to optimise savings and expenses in real-time as well as personalised advice through a best-in-class app. 

Our new way of banking – one that harnesses the best of traditional banks together with the ease of use provided by the latest technology – is reshaping the relationship between a bank and its customers, making services beyond banking and investment accessible at the push of a button, and without any extra costs. 

We use cutting-edge technology, including AI, and the latest market insights to help our customers with financial advice, save on their utility bills, get lower interest loans and increase the value of their savings through an automated money saving and earning platform – all to make our customers’ lives easier. 

Our customers’ safety comes first. Aion’s top security specialists ensure that, thanks to the newest technological solutions, our security procedures exceed the international standards and provide for the safety of our customers’ money. 

Banking today is largely based on incremental fees and added services costs in order to access and manage customers’ money. Aion bank is changing this model by never charging any hidden fees and by treating each customer equally.

The bank is backed by the global investment fund Warburg Pincus and is managed by seasoned international senior executives with extensive expertise in growing financial institutions.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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