Analyst Compliance

Job Description

American Express The Netherlands is certified by the Top Employer Institute as a Top Employer! We are recognized for proven excellence in employee conditions and developing talent at all levels of the organization.

American Express is looking for a Compliance Analyst to join our Compliance team.

About us

At American Express we recognize that our most valuable asset is our people. After all, it’s our people who deliver an excellent service to our customers all around the world, and it’s our people who therefore drive our ambition to become the world’s most respected service brand. You will be given continuous coaching and feedback in your work, to get the best chances to succeed in your role. You will be developing into a professional role as well as personally grow in our international and exciting Company.

In the Netherlands, American Express operates as both a card issuer and a payments service provider. 

We are now looking for another Compliance Analyst for our Amsterdam-office.

The role

Within the role as Compliance Analyst your day to day duties will be very varied as the Dutch Compliance team manage all compliance activities in the Netherlands. The team provides advice and consultancy, besides a focus on AML/CTF, on a range of compliance matters such as consumer protection and fairness, data protection, are involved in new product launches and service changes as well as the implementation of new regulations. The team also runs the annual compliance testing plan and manage the relationships with the local regulators.

As all of the Dutch Compliance team, the Compliance analyst works together with a multitude of other teams across the globe on many centrally managed processes and projects.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

Who are you?

We are looking for a compliance professional with preferably a relevant background from the payment industry in the Netherlands with a focus on AML/CTF.


  • Regulatory compliance experience preferably relating to the payments services, consumer credit sector, data privacy and AML/CTF

  • Excellent understanding of compliance regimes, including ability to interpret American Express compliance requirements under laws and regulations

  • Strong understanding of payment services systems and processes

  • Strong Risk Management skills

  • Strong Relationship, Communication and Influencing skills

  • Good Business Acumen

  • Ability to translate legislation and regulations into operational processes

  • Ability to oversee projects in order to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements

  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives, to prioritize and reprioritize activities

  • Ability to present to Senior Management to assist their understanding of compliance risks associated with their business

  • Graduate and/or relevant professional qualification - Law or Economy degree

  • CAMS Certification with a Legal/Compliance/Control/Auditing background an advantage

  • Fluency in Dutch and English

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.


Amex have been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.


We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.


Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.


The powerful backing of American Express.

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.

ReqID: 20005749
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 14, 2020, 8:19:48 AM