Sanctions and Screening Controls: Senior Risk Officer



We offer you a chance to be part of a truly international and progressive 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 (S&SC) 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 Risk Officer within S&SC your role will entail identifying, investigating, and advising on the risks related to the overall Sanctions controls design and development as well as other Screening controls across Danske Bank.

You are expected to have a solid knowledge of end-to-end sanctions and screening programs and operating frameworks, and to be able to understand which risks require escalation. You will be an experienced communicator, capable of discussing risks and control needs across the value chain. You will engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders across the Nordics, Poland, and Lithuania. 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 of the role.


  • Present on the Committees, Councils, and operating forums relevant to the Bank’s productive running of its sanctions and screening programs (e. g. Sanctions Committee)
  • Present complex risk materials to a variety of stakeholders pitched according to their seniority levels
  • Advice on the issues identified via Danske Bank’s testing functions, audits, regulatory exams, programmatic reviews, and quality assurance efforts
  • Provide requirements towards KRIs, KPIs, MI, and other analytics, to be able to document and evidence performance management of key sanctions and screening controls
  • Provide input into the controls and methodologies owned by other Risk or Compliance teams from sanctions, PEP, and AMS risk perspective (e. g. customer identification program, customer triggered reviews, or risk rating methodologies)
  • Monitor regulatory or policy changes and advise on the proportionate and adequate controls or processes accordingly (e. g. new Russia sanctions)


  • More than 6 years of relevant experience in a financial services firm or regulatory agency
  • Proven experience and understanding of Sanctions and/or other screening programs (Adverse Media or PEPs)
  • Good understanding of US, EU, and UK sanctions regimes, regulatory expectations, and industry best practices when it comes to Sanctions program management
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • A structured and logical approach to work and high-quality interpersonal skills
  • The ability to handle large workloads and tight deadlines
  • Great attention to detail and accuracy
  • Advanced English skills – both oral and written
  • ICA Diploma or Certificate in AML or equivalent would be appreciated

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