Financial Crime Compliance Officer - German speaker

Berlin / Barcelona / Cyprus / Krakow / Amsterdam
Risk /
Full Time /
About Finom

Finom is a European tech startup headquartered in Amsterdam—and we’re on a journey towards revolutionizing the financial landscape for entrepreneurs worldwide. Our mission is to develop an all-in-one financial B2B solution that integrates banking functions, accounting, financial management, and invoicing into a seamless, mobile-first platform.

Over the past two years, our team has fuelled exponential growth, securing $50 million in investments and propelling us into hyper-growth mode. We’re on track to become a unicorn start-up by 2025, backed by global funds like General Catalyst (known for supporting Airbnb, HubSpot, KAYAK, and Stripe). Finom has expanded its reach across 10+ EU countries, with a strong presence in key markets like Germany and France.

At Finom, we’re not just redefining the entrepreneurial experience—we’re empowering our employees to make a real difference. Your work matters, and your impact extends far beyond product metrics. We nurture innovation and an inspiring work environment where bold ideas thrive, prioritizing thorough research, swift implementation of solutions, and ensuring that every effort we make benefits our users, employees, partners, and our business as a whole.

Maintaining our start-up spirit, we prioritize thorough research, swift implementation of solutions, and ensuring that every effort we make benefits our users, employees, partners, and, of course, our business.

About the Role

As a Financial Crime Compliance Officer, you will perform a wide range of 2nd Line of Defense tasks to ensure FINOM remains compliant with applicable AML regulations. You will take an active part in developing an innovative, top-of-the-game Compliance department within FINOM. 

What you will be doing

    • Reviewing escalations of complex high-risk cases from the AML Team in the 1st Line (onboarding and transaction monitoring blocks); 
    • Perform regular Quality Assurance of the 1st Line; 
    • Validate results of internally developed Machine Learning Models before operational release to production; 
    • Vendor & Investor Due Diligence; 
    • FIU Submissions;
    • Actively participate in improving the Transaction Monitoring and CDD Risk engine; 
    • Assist in drafting, testing, and reviewing system requirements for new compliance-related features, as well as procedures and manuals within the department;
    • Conduct regular internal AML training and work together with colleagues in Compliance and CDD/TM teams on constant process improvement;
    • Initiate and take responsibility for ad hoc project work within the department (e.g. vendor-facing projects, CDD geo-expansion); 
    • Performing other duties as reasonably required for the operational efficiency of FINOM (pro-actively deemed necessary by the employee) or/and as communicated by the manager.

Who you are

    • English & German – full working proficiency
    • 1-2 years of proven experience in the 2nd of Defense: Compliance Department, in a regulated financial institution or 3 years in the first line;
    • Thorough knowledge in the AML domain (AML regulations, fraud typologies);
    • Detail-oriented and highly motivated self-starter;
    • Critical and analytical thinking; 
    • Start-up oriented, proactive, result-driven, and capable of working under own initiative and little supervision;
What You Will Get In Return

Make a genuine impact on the product

Join our upward trajectory, and grow with us. We provide the resources and opportunities for continuous personal and professional development, empowering you to make a genuine impact on our evolving product.

Work in the EU

Embark on this exciting journey with us, working from our elegant offices in Paphos (Cyprus) and Amsterdam (the Netherlands), with upcoming hubs in Poland and Spain. Enjoy the flexibility of traveling and working in a remote/hybrid model across Europe.

Become a stock options holder

Unlock your inner entrepreneur and align your aspirations with ours through our Stock Options Program. This exciting opportunity is available to every team member, from junior team members to our founders.

Receive unwavering support and care

Finom stands by you at every step, embodying our commitment to your well-being and success reflected in our modern, friendly, and eco-conscious corporate culture. We offer constant support and care to ensure your Finom experience is successful and fulfilling.

Work & Swim program

Immerse yourself in our exclusive Work & Swim Program. Spend one month in a comfortable corporate apartment in enchanting Cyprus. It's the ideal opportunity to strike the perfect work-life balance while enjoying breathtaking Mediterranean views.

Next Steps

Your application will be reviewed and if successful, a member of the Talent Acquisition Team will be in touch within the next few days. 

Standard interview process: 

- Application Review - 3 - 5 days
- Recruiter Interview - 30 min -45 min
- Hiring Manager Interview - 45 min - 1 hour
- Test Task - up to 1 hour
- Final Interview - 45 min - 1 hour
- Offer

Please note the order and duration of each step can vary depending on the type of position and seniority level.

Equal Opportunity Statement 

At Finom, we're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We embrace diversity and invite applications from all walks of life. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.