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Head of Legal and Compliance (m/f)

Mercuri Urval GmbH am 08.11.2018 in Wien

Head of Legal and Compliance (m/f)

for the new subsidiary in Vienna

The Bank is on its way to expand in the CEE Region.

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Die Position

Your role


  • The development, review and updating of the Bank’s compliance policy to ensure that it is up-to-date and in compliance with current standards of regulatory agencies and the standards of the Banks HQ concerning AML, prevention of terrorist financing, data protection.

  • In addition to the regulations imposed by these agencies you should also bear in mind the cultural and political climate in the country as to not harm the reputation of the Bank.

  • The review and revision of the Bank’s internal policies to prevent unethical, illegal or improper conduct like insider trading or conflicts of interests within the Bank.

  • The collaboration with the Bank’s other departments to address issues regarding compliance violations and recommend courses of action to resolve this issue.

  • The monitoring of the Bank’s activities to ensure that the Bank’s management and employees stay in line with the Bank’s existing policies.

  • Designing and implementing a compliance program which links to the most important strategic interests of the company by devising internal guidelines and keeping these guidelines and the employees up-to-date by organizing and supervising training sessions or e-learning programs.

  • Reviewing if the customer gets enough advice and information from the Bank’s personal.

  • Handling customer complaints and reviewing the suitability of the product for the customer.

  • Building an effective and collaborative working relationship with Austria and EU regulators, therefore acting as a central point of contact and managing any regulatory examinations.

  • Performing the duty of members of Risk Management Committee, Credit Review Committee, Finance Review Committee and Assets and Liabilities Committee.

  • Give Advice in close collaboration with lawyers and the Executive Committee in operational risk assessment especially in specific situations (mergers/acquisitions, tenders).

  • Supervising the Bank’s cross-border business in line with Austrian and related EU/ EU-member states laws and regulations.

  • Reports to the General Manager in Austria.



Your profile


  • University Degree in Economics, Finance or Law, ideally certificates in the Compliance field like the CRCM, CBCO, or the CRCP or the Risk Management field.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (fluent).

  • Excellent communication skills in German (native).

  • Command of Chinese is an advantage.

  • Minimum of 10 years of compliance experience within a commercial bank.

  • At least 5 years of experience as compliance officer.

  • Expert working knowledge of the laws and regulations concerning the Banking & Finance sector as well as Data Protection in these sectors.

  • Excellent research skills both digital and non-digital.

  • Skills and human qualities which allow to advise, train and raise awareness amongst company staff on the significance of business ethics and compliance.

  • Organizational skills so that you can organize and supervise training sessions either through meetings or e-learning

  • General knowledge of Risk Management in a bank

  • Outstanding soft skills for dealing with customers and complaints

  • Excellent and thorough understanding of the business

  • Native Austrian or at least work experience in Austria for 10 years

  • Knowledge of the cultural & political influence on the morals of the society in Austria and CEE so you can devise guidelines from that.



Our offer


  • Possibility to guide and follow the market entry in Austria of one of the biggest Banks.

  • Your involvement and professional approach can shape the future of the Bank and have an overall positive impact on the development of the future business.

  • The bank offers a challenging and interesting position in a truly international environment.

  • The gross annual salary for this job vacancy is EUR 80.000,-; an overpayment is possible depending on qualification and professional experience. Moreover, they offer an excellent working environment and good opportunities for further development.



If you are interested in this challenging position please click on the “Apply” button to submit your motivation letter and CV. We guarantee all applicants strict confidentiality.

Das Unternehmen

Our client is currently the top largest listed bank in the world in terms of market capitalisation, customer deposits and profitability with numerous global awards. They have so far established a presence in more than 40 countries and regions around the world. Currently they are on their way expanding to CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) and therefore establishing a new subsidiary in Vienna, Austria.

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Titel Head of Legal and Compliance (m/f) Dienstort Wien Unternehmen Mercuri Urval GmbH
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Beschäftigungsart Vollzeit Position Projektleitung Gehaltsangabe 80.000,00 € /brutto
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