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Senior Special Investigator Financial Economic Crime WB in Amsterdam

Senior Special Investigator... This is a unique and challenging opportunity for experienced professionals to join our Special Investigations Team WB (based in Amsterdam). At ING we are committed to conducting business with the...


Senior Special Investigator FEC

This is a unique and challenging opportunity for experienced professionals to join our Special Investigations Team WB (based in Amsterdam).

At ING we are committed to conducting business with the highest level of integrity and strict compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and standards in each of the markets and jurisdictions in which we operate. As a global financial institution, ING is at risk of being used to launder proceeds of crime, financing of terrorism and/or to be involved in transactions related to sanctioned persons, entities and/or countries as well as trade-controlled exports and proliferation financing. ING defines these as Financial Economic Crime (FEC) risks.

The KYC Investigations Team (SIU WB) is part of the first line of defence. SIU has a global, cross border and integral mandate to investigate trends and events with respect to Financial Economic Crime related to WB clients. The team assist the global ING WB organisation in managing its FEC risk by executing complex and in depth investigations and provide advice on mitigating actions regarding potential exposure and / or liability in this domain.

The SIU WB currently consists of 11 professionals with diverse backgrounds (e.g. Law Enforcement, accountancy, journalism and banking industry). The team is currently working from home and will most likely continue to do so for at least 50% in the near future. This means that investigators must be capable of working independently and understand the responsibility of working with sensitive information under these circumstances.

The SIU WB interacts with stakeholders in ING’s first, second and third line of defence (globally). For investigators at the SIU WB it is key to understand the dynamics between these parties and find the right tone of voice in communication, taking into account the local culture and the geopolitical environment.

Your role in the team

As Senior Investigator you are responsible for coaching junior staff in our team, and being a primary contact for questions and challenge sessions. You review investigations reports, ensuring both content and spelling are of excellent level, providing constructive feedback and facilitating professional growth of junior investigators. You will deliver support during all stages of the investigation and especially when interacting with our internal and external stakeholders.

Together with other senior members of the team you coordinate the workload, managing knowledge projects based on FEC phenomena and contributing to further development of the SIU. You feel comfortable to host an expert meeting and share expertise with other staff. Your background and experience allow you to work independently, you know what is expected of you and what steps to take during a forensic investigation, taking into account legal, regulatory and reputational aspects.

You will report directly to the team lead of the SIU. Although you will have different tasks from the more junior staff we also expect you to execute investigations yourself; you will execute complex investigations that require in depth FEC subject-matter expertise, strong analytical skills and excellent communicative skills.

All communication is in English and we expect our investigators to be fluent, not only verbally but especially in writing. You understand how to structure large amounts of information and what facts are key to your investigation. You are able to judge the reliability of (open) sources and you are a team player; you enjoy sharing knowledge and you invite colleagues to participate in your initiatives.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Coaching junior staff, empowering them to grow to a medior level,
  • Ensure SIU products and services are of excellent quality before they are distributed to stakeholders. This includes the review of reports and lessons learned documents, preparation and hosting of online meetings and delivering input concerning FEC related projects, procedures and topics,
  • Act as a sparring partner for other investigators when discussing (alternative) scenario’s and trends across the financial industry,
  • Carrying out complex FEC projects independently, based on trends or phenomena. This starts with deciding on the scope and ends with the delivery of your advice to our stakeholders, often including a lessons learned document,
  • Performing investigations by analysing transaction patterns based on FEC risk indicators, with a focus on money laundering and corruption. You complement ING’s own data with online open source research. This will often lead to an advise to MLRO’s on reporting SARs. Discussing with MLRO on consequences of findings of investigations,
  • Manage expectations of stakeholders by discussing scope, timelines, deliverables and providing updates when needed.
  • Continuously and closely cooperating with the internal (ING) organization to understand the various developments and adhere to global policies & working instructions. You are able to translate observed trends into clear work instructions for the team,
  • Ensure that there is an adequate follow up of the investigations result by actively involving relevant stakeholders and monitoring next steps, including lessons learned

Key requirements

  • Relevant Master degree (e.g. Criminal Law, Accountancy, Economics, Criminal Investigations)
  • 5-7 years of experience in both execution and coordination of complex FEC related investigations,
  • Demonstrated history in coaching (junior) staff, considering both professional and personal growth, 
  • Understands the business of Wholesale Banking and has knowledge of the FEC domain and the related processes, technology and developments in the field,
  • Proven track record of working with open sources in various jurisdictions, understanding of types of sources and their reliability,
  • Understand financial crime typologies and risk indicators, in client behaviour and underlying documentation, public domain research and transaction data,
  • You have a proven track record in executing analyses in order to identify and address relevant process steps that are amendable for improvement,
  • Communicating findings and advice effectively and clearly to stakeholders, both in writing and through verbal briefings,
  • Must be able to work across business-, organisational-  and geographical borders, showing both organisational and cultural sensitivity,
  • Excellent skills in English and Dutch, additional foreign language capabilities are a plus (particularly Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, and/or Spanish)
  • We prefer candidates who hold certificates relevant to the industry (e.g. ACAMS)
  • Both an Assessment and an internal Enhanced Reliability Screening are part of our hiring process

What we offer

  • A job from 36 to 40 hours and a unique offer that fits in with the times of today. We take into account your home situation and your ambitions and help you to balance work and private life. Discover yourself our employment ;
  • A salary tailored to your qualities and experience;
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work at home;
  • Reimbursement for travel expenses;
  • 24 vacation days with a 36-hour working week. If you work 40 hours a week, you will receive 27 vacation days;
  • Pension scheme;
  • 13th month salary;
  • Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary;
  • 8% Holiday payment;
  • Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilities to realize your ambitions;
  • An informal working environment with innovative colleagues who strive for the very best.


Contact the recruiter attached to the advertisement for more information. Want to apply directly? Please upload your CV and motivation letter by clicking the “Apply” button.

Please note, multiple interview steps involving various business stakeholders will be part of the selection process.

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Amsterdam | Financieel / Accountancy | Fulltime (ervaren)

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