Senior Compliance Officer

Senior Compliance Officer

Mizuho Amsterdam

What is required?

  • University degree, preferably in economics, law, finance
  • Experience with AFM or similar authorities
  • Strong knowledge of compliance, AML/TF, and financial regulations
  • Proficiency in MiFID and Market Abuse Framework
  • Proficient knowledge of investment banking and treasury products
  • Fluent English, both verbally and in writing is essential. A good understanding of Dutch is preferred. Fluency in either Japanese or German would be a plus
  • Exceptional communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to handle complex, confidential issues

What will you get?

  • €80K - €100K gross p/y (depending on knowledge and experience) including 13 th month and holiday allowance
  • Annual bonus
  • 37,5 hour working week (flexible working hours)
  • Possibility to work flexible and remote
  • 30 vacation days (based on fulltime employment)
  • Option to buy or sell leave annually
  • Technical and professional training possibilities
  • 100% company paid defined contribution pension plan
  • Global employee mobility plan
  • Unique opportunity of working in a dynamic international and multicultural environment and being part of one of the largest financial institutions of the world

What will you do?

  • 30% Collaborating closely with compliance teams
  • 20% Managing internal stakeholders in market operations
  • 5% Engaging with regulatory contacts (AFM)
  • 15% Providing expert compliance advice
  • 15% Developing policies, procedures, and training programs
  • 15% Conducting and reporting risk assessments

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.


As a Senior Compliance Officer at Mizuho, you are responsible for overseeing compliance and risk operations to ensure the bank remains in line with regulatory standards. Key aspects of your duties involve market-specific guidelines, particularly those related to the MiFID directive and the market abuse framework.

In your role, you'll frequently engage with traders in the dealing room, offering clarity on intricate compliance regulations. Your crucial task involves simplifying complex rules into accessible guidelines, a vital component in ensuring the Trading team's efficient operation. This interaction is essential to guarantee that the team comprehends and complies with these regulations.

Furthermore, you'll play a pivotal role in assisting the Head of Compliance. This encompasses tasks such as developing and reviewing compliance policies, monitoring relevant industry regulations, and participating in diverse projects. Regular reporting is part of the role, and it's essential to keep up with regulatory changes that affect the bank's operations.

You will be part of Mizuho's Compliance department, collaborating closely with Compliance Officers, Legal Counsels, and the Senior Director. Together, you'll tackle a broad range of tasks, all with the primary goal of upholding Mizuho's strict commitment to compliance.

If you like to engage with various teams within the bank and find it challenging to juggle tight deadlines with multiple stakeholders, then this job is for you.

Working week

Senior Compliance Officer

On an enjoyable workday, you may participate in several meetings with specific objectives, address a critical and intricate client request and handle various other tasks as needed.

On a less enjoyable workday, you might find yourself immersed in lengthy meetings that offer limited resolution or outcomes.

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    • Lunch break
    • Conducting risk assessments and preparing reports
    • Reading and replying to emails
    • Providing compliance advice for deal phases and framework bases
    • Lunch break
    • Managing internal stakeholders in markets
    • Performing risk assessments and generating reports
    • Market and treasury team meeting
    • Reading and replying to mails
    • Reading and replying to emails
    • Collaborating on compliance action programs
    • Providing compliance advice for deal phases and framework bases
    • Reviewing and updating risk monitoring tools
    • Meeting with Head of Compliance
    • Lunch break
    • Reading and replying to emails
    • Managing internal stakeholders in markets
    • Analyzing and reporting compliance breaches
    • Conducting staff training and awareness programs

Firsthand experience

You're the primary contact for CB2, Treasury & Markets Front Office. What comes with this role?

In this role, you would actively initiate regular training sessions and establish open communication channels with stakeholders. You aim to educate them about compliance's role, emphasizing the importance of early involvement in deal processes and encouraging them to seek guidance whenever they encounter compliance-related questions or concerns. This approach fosters a deeper understanding of compliance matters, leading to more proactive engagement and better-informed decision-making during deal initiation


The goal of Mizuho Bank Europe is that employees have the right skills, knowledge and attitude to drive results they need to achieve. Their key principle is that trainings should be accessible to anyone and contribute to their strategic business goals. Because of that, employees are allowed to follow a study or training in a relevant field. Additionally, Mizuho promotes internal and international vacancy's so employees can move from one department to another.

Senior Compliance Officer

Working at Mizuho

Mizuho Bank Europe N.V. (MBE) is a fully-licensed bank incorporated in the Netherlands and supervised by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and the Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM). With over 45 years of experience providing financial services to Japanese and non-Japanese customers in the region, Mizuho has developed a solid client base and expertise throughout the European single market - with a focus on the markets in the Benelux, Iberia, and Central & Eastern Europe - using their EU Banking Passport.

  • Based in Amsterdam (Zuidas)
  • 124 employees in the Netherlands
  • Over 65.000 employees worldwide
  • 45% / 55%
  • Average age 33 years
  • Possibility to work flexible and remote
  • Business casual

Interesting job?