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Head of Quality Assurance in Group Risk & Compliance

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Head of Quality Assurance in Group Risk & Compliance


As Head of Quality Assurance in Group Risk & Compliance you’ll play a valuable role in supporting that GRC has an effective control environment. Supporting that key risks are identified, measured, monitored, reported and remediated. Further, that incidents/issues are remediated accurate and timely.


At Nordea, we’re committed to being a partner our customers and society can count on. Compliance and integrity go hand in hand. Joining us means you’ll have an impact on how we do banking – today and tomorrow. So bring your ideas, skills and unique background. With us, you’ll be in good company with plenty of opportunities to collaborate, grow and make your mark on something bigger.


About this opportunity


Welcome to the Group Risk & Compliance COO. We add value by partnering up with the rest of GRC in supporting designing, communicating, implementing, running and overseeing GRC strategies.


You will be accountable for setting up the methods and processes for a systematic and structured review of the quality of the processes that entails the control environment across GRC. You will work closely together with the GRC Executive Management (GRCEM) team as accountable for being on top of identifying and remediating key risks and incident/issues for their respective areas.


You will in addition be the secretary of the GRC Risk Management Forum, which is the formal governance body for ensuring a robust GRC control environment. The Forum is chaired by the Group CRO and have representatives from GRCEM.


To ensure independence from the risk accountable GRCEM you have a direct reference to the Group CRO. Your People Leader will be the GRC COO.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Setting up the methods and processes for a systematic and structured review of the quality of the processes that entails the control environment across GRC
  • Plan and conduct periodic reviews of GRC’s controls (against relevant regulatory standards, as relevant)
  • Drive the work to review, challenge and decide on the consolidated risk picture of GRC, including the mitigating actions
  • Oversee the quality and timeliness of the closure of GRC’s audit and SREP issues and self-identified issues
  • As the secretary, drive and develop the newly established GRC Risk Management Oversight Forum
Who you are


Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.


To succeed in this role, we believe that you:

  • have the ability to work with and challenge senior management
  • act with integrity and are appreciated for having a cooperative approach and ability to create good relationships
  • have strategic ability to see what needs to be done, both in the short and long term
  • take proactive responsibility to achieve set goals

Your experience and background:

  • Solid experience within quality assurance (hereunder audit, control testing, risk management oversight etc.)
  • Sophisticated soft skills to engage with stakeholders
  • Excellent understanding of Nordea’s risk management and control environment
  • Master’s degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 29 November 2020.


At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are.


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