American Express

Manager Compliance (m,f,d), Frankfurt Am Main

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American Express is committed to protecting and enhancing its brand and reputation through an intense focus on customer service and ethical business conduct.

Compliance plays a critical role in protecting the company, its brand and its employees through practical, solution-focused guidance on regulatory and ethics-related matters.

Compliance maintains and continually enhances a comprehensive and highly effective compliance risk management program across the company.

Compliance strives to be a valued partner to its businesses while building a reputation of credibility and effectiveness with regulators.

In our Compliance department in Germany, we are looking for a Compliance Manager with main focus on AML/CTF to join the dynamic and friendly team of compliance professionals.

The successful Compliance Manager brings a good Compliance understanding with in depth AML/CTF knowledge and provides AML/CTF related advice & support to the business. He/she will be involved in all aspects of AML related activities including but not limited to monitoring and interpretation of new regulatory requirements, development of policies & procedures, supporting the transaction monitoring and screening program including investigation and reporting, risk assessment & participation in AML related projects and initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely advice to the Business on AML/CTF-related matters that could impact the day-by-day activities.
  • Analyze processes in order to evaluate AML risks and strengthen the control environment.
  • Acting independently and making decisions representing the German compliance team during interactions with Business partners. 
  • Assist the MLRO in the team coordination, ensuring a prompt escalation of potential issues.
  • Oversee and support Transaction Monitoring and Screening activities and the respective investigation and reporting conducted
  • Assist the MLRO in the identification and regulatory assessment of new requirements applicable to the business
  • Support development of applicable policies and procedures and regular updates in the areas of AML/CTF, Sanctions, Anti-corruption
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations and internal policy requirements.
  • Support the MLRO in creation of AML/CTF, Sanctions, Anti-Corruption reporting towards colleagues and Senior Management.
  • Assist in the creation and updated of AML/CTF risk assessment according to the regulatory requirements.



  • At least 3 years’ experience in regulatory compliance field, in banks/financial institutions or audit/consulting firm
  • University degree (Law/Economics degree); AML certificate is a plus
  • Proactive and solution oriented
  • Proven knowledge of applicable laws and regulations pertaining to the payments industry, global financial crimes compliance, which include, but are not limited to:  European Money Laundering Regulations, Anti-Corruption & Bribery laws.  
  • Very good understanding of Compliance, the Compliance Management System and in depth knowledge of AML/CTF
  • Ability to identify and understand key risks, issues and trends, and to develop meaningful information to be shared with leadership on how to manage risks and maintain a robust control environment.
  • Proven ability to build rapport, garner respect and exercise authority appropriately in a collaborative environment.
  • Professional maturity and confidence in expressing a point of view with colleagues at various levels
  • Self-motivated, energetic team player with ability to work effectively in a matrix organization with all levels of management.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills;
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work in a deadline-intensive environment
  • Excellent knowledge of German and English language, spoken and written.


Why American Express?

Talk to our people and you’ll find out what we’re really all about. Open, creative, risk-taking, collaborative and innovative are just some of the expressions you’ll hear. It’s our culture that makes Amex an outstanding place to work. So if you’re ready to take on a challenge and make an impact, you owe it to yourself to launch or grow your career here.


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

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