Senior Risk & Compliance Officer

3+ months agoAmsterdam, Netherlands

The Senior Risk & Control Specialist assists in the day-to-day identifying control requirements for HR based on key risks, where we need to comply with external regulations or need to have strong internal controls.

As a strong business partner, this role supports the process owners in the People department to assess and maintain internal controls in line with risk and compliance needs and to maintain the quality of our processes. He/she works closely with stakeholders from multiple departments and the second and third lines of defense.

The Senior Risk & Control Specialist role requires focusing on the department with some understanding of the company picture, while being able to zoom in and out of the details to ensure you understand the processes fully. He/she is supposed to be competent, with a passion for translating risk into business priorities


  • Raise awareness and oversee global legal and regulatory obligations while engaging local HR teams and in region employment counsel.
  • Co-ordinate & participate in risk assessments on Data Privacy, Legislation, business processes and other HR related Risk & Compliance topics
  • Assess processes to identify risks and potential control weaknesses
  • Assess and Monitor known as well as emerging risks, ensuring internal control effectiveness, and management of the internal compliance framework in support of the overall HR strategy.
  • Provide guidance and support under support from R&C Officer to process owners in designing and implementing appropriate controls to strengthen the control environment and mitigate the company risks
  • Advice, guide and when needed participate in the implementation of new and/or changing legal requirements within HR.
  • Assist in cross functional groups to implement or enhance controls in cross functional processes
  • Assist in documentation of processes by collaborating with process owners and control performers
  • Support process owners with various compliance frameworks, e.g. SOX and COSO
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation including flow charts, process narratives and risk and control matrices, segregation of duties matrices and any others required
  • Develop and deliver presentations, tailored to audience at various levels and business function regarding impact of internal controls & compliance
  • Support Internal and External audit teams to ensure that remediation plans are implemented on a timely basis for any deficiencies found
  • Research and understand when possible all HR relevant compliance regulations to ensure process owners are aware of anything that could impact them
  • Leverage our people processes and technologies to drive better business results and risk mitigation.
  • 5+ years experience in a Risk & Compliance / IT Governance role
  • Strong working knowledge of SOX & ISO 31000
  • Good experience in Risk Management Frameworks and Control design;
  • Key compliance areas for controls include financial reporting (SOx), PCI DSS, Privacy, Operational Risk Management, Process Based Controls, Control Self Assessment, Business Process Modeling etc.
  • CGEIT/CISA would be advantageous
  • Relevant Bachelors degree (preferred)
  • Strong stakeholder management
  • Proven experience impacting a global business

Job ID: booking-BOOKUS3036775EXTERNAL