Sanctions and Screening Controls: Senior Development Officer



We offer you a chance to be part of a truly international and innovative team, which is enthusiastic, professional, and focused on building robust and efficient sanctions and screening controls framework for Danske Bank.

The Sanctions and Screening Controls is a Risk function within Danske Bank’s First Line of Defence responsible for setting the requirements for an end-to-end (Sanctions, PEPs, and Adverse Media) screening and sanctions program.

As a Senior Control Development Officer within the Sanctions and Screening Controls, you will be responsible for providing guidance to a variety of business stakeholders on the control standards, design, and development.

The role is a dynamic, impactful, and visible role, and you will genuinely influence Danske Bank’s anti-financial crime change portfolio. You will have a broad range of responsibilities and the ability to engage and influence a diverse range of stakeholders. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees.

Depending on your experience and knowledge, we may offer you different seniority in the role.


  • Ensure that the Sanctions, PEP, and AMS screening requirements and processes for the output management are clearly defined, and built into solutions to promote a robust alert investigation capability
  • Secure adequate screening coverage of customer and transaction records in scope, including the products or lists that are creating the record entries
  • Drive the collaboration between various Compliance, Risk, and Operational roles to ensure correct lineage and mapping of the Models’ control and risk oversight (e. g. controls and monitoring of data inputs, monitoring frequency, parameter setting, and validation, among others)
  • Engage with the vendor and application owners, to secure adequate SLAs and risk acceptance criteria
  • Oversee the control development from early to its end state, having in mind an agile environment
  • Ensure that the proposed change and development initiatives will not take backward steps from an overall risk management perspective
  • Identify continuous and ongoing control improvement areas, following among others, changes in the regulatory or policy landscape and industry best practices
  • Deputize for the Model Owner, which inter alia includes, providing suitable governance documents and other justifiable evidence in support of the current and new Models. Discuss the Model features and the overall design with the internal or external parties, including during the regulatory exams
  • Oversee the new Model implementation and escalate the salient risk topics through the value chain to bring up transparency and risk awareness


  • More than 6 years of relevant experience in a financial services firm or regulatory agency
  • Proven experience and understanding of Sanctions and Screening programs
  • Work on a broad and complex portfolio of Sanctions and other financial crime transformation initiatives
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • A structured and precise approach to work and great interpersonal skills
  • The ability to handle large workloads and tight deadlines
  • Great attention to detail and accuracy
  • Advanced English language skills
  • ICA Diploma or Certificate in AML or equivalent would be a big bonus

We offer:

We will ensure that exact salary offered for you will be based on your qualifications, competencies, professional experience and requirements for the corresponding job function (salary range from 4960 EUR to 7440 EUR gross EUR/monthly).

Your title in job contract will be Officer - Business Risk & Controls, Principal.

Svetlana Djurdjevic Antanaskovic