Compliance Officer

Amsterdam /
Risk and Compliance /
Who are we

We believe that the world will fundamentally be a better place with everybody investing.

Our team is on a mission to remove the barriers and complexities to wealth creation through simple, affordable, and accessible investing.

Offering a unique opportunity to buy & sell Bitcoin commission-free and trade 20+ altcoins, stocks, commodities and indexes with the best rates in the market, Change is the top10 fintech apps in Northern Europe. And we’re growing. Fast.

How we work

We really love what we do. Result-driven and data backed, we strive to build and learn fast to always offer the maximum value to our customers.

We strongly believe in autonomy and complete ownership - everyone takes full responsibility for their own work. Instead of a corporate hierarchy with more layers than an onion, we work in small independent teams. With great power comes great responsibility, so this does not work for everyone. But if you value self-governance and stimulating challenges, we would be just wonderful together.

Our team

You will be joining our team as a key player to ensure Change stays diligent and compliant. Working closely with the management board, you will have a crucial role in building an organization that has a strong compliance and risk awareness culture suitable for the future of investing.

As a scale-up tech company we need to keep up with the pace and constantly look for ways how innovative solutions can help us deliver exceptional customer experience without giving in on safety and security. Your goal is to strike that balance by making sure Change is an example of regulatory compliance and on par with iteration speed the top tech companies are known for.

You will take full responsibility of end-to-end compliance related processes and tasks including the following:

    • Analyzing and understanding the current and future legislation, guidelines etc. regulating investment services and activities, mainly MiFID II/MiFIR requirements
    • Modifying and amending the internal policies and procedures currently in place
    • Coordinating implementation of internal procedures by explaining these to the team and by monitoring the effectiveness
    • Training, advising and supporting the team to secure adequate level of competencies and knowledge of compliance and operational risk matters
    • Implementing and maintaining high-quality incident and complaints management to maximise the learning opportunities
    • Supporting management board to constantly improve compliance framework and related strategies
    • Updating customer agreements and give advice to management board on solving issues or disputes related to these
    • Communicating and representing Change to competent authorities and act as a contact person
    • Participating in legislative initiatives and consultations strategically important for Change

We are looking for detail-oriented compliance enthusiast with immense drive to build strong compliance culture by having the following traits:

    • Very good knowledge of MiFID II/MiFIR, EMIR and IFR/IFD requirements
    • Proven results and at least 7 years of track-record as a compliance specialist, consultant or lawyer
    • Bachelor degree of law, economics, finance or related field
    • Excellent verbal & written English and Dutch language skills
    • Right to work in the Netherlands
    • Good interpersonal and convincing skills
    • Result- and data-driven mindset and approach to compliance
    • Adaptability in fast-changing and ambiguous environment
    • Self-starter to always proactively find areas for improvement and test new approaches
    • Ability to keep a sharp mind and attention to details even in routine tasks

Having the following will make you stand out:

    • Previous work experience in an investment firm offering trading with derivatives or in a FinTech company
    • Knowledge of current regulatory affairs and experience in interacting with competent authorities
    • Basic theoretical understanding of product development
    • Familiarity with startup environment

We will offer competitive salary corresponding to your experience with the following extras:

    • Generous stock package
    • Health insurance, pension fund and all kinds of small reoccurring perks
    • Your future is fully in your hands and there is a clear path to Head of Compliance role
    • Be part of a rapidly expanding ambitious team of 17 nationalities
    • Story of a lifetime how you built a billion-dollar company