Compliance Quality Assurance & Reviews - Senior Associate


In this role, you will:

  • Ensure highest quality standards as well as further implementation of best-practice and market standards in the Compliance and Financial Crime Prevention function.
  • Plan, design and execute (independent 2LoD) control and testing activities within the Compliance and Financial Crime Prevention function.
  • Ensure alignment within the Compliance and Financial Crime Preventionfunction as well as with other 2LoD stakeholders (e.g. Risk, Audit).
  • Refine, communicate and feedback quality requirements as well as control and testing activities results and findings to stakeholders across the company.
  • Lead & own initiatives within the Group Compliance Roadmap.
  • Ensure strategic cohesion of Compliance strategy with N26 strategy.
  • Act as the supporting function to the management of the Compliance Roadmap by: (i) identifying risks, (ii) identifying stakeholders, (iii) removing dependencies, (iv) clarifying requirements, (iv) communicating capacity and time limitations.

What you need to be successful:


  • 3+ years in advisory/audit on laws, regulations and rules that govern Compliance and Financial Crime Prevention in a CRR banking institution at a European and/or German level in a fintech/banking environment or consulting with focus on Compliance and Financial Crime Prevention.
  • Knowledge of best practice and market standards on Compliance and Financial Crime Prevention function work products and deliverables.
  • Knowledge of best practice and market standards on Compliance and Anti-Financial Crime testing, reviews and control planning, design and execution.
  • Bachelor degree in law, economics or equivalent with strong knowledge of laws, regulations and rules that govern Compliance and Financial Crime Prevention functions in CRR banking institutions at a European and local level; postgraduate compliance training (e.g. Certified Compliance Professional, CIA, CAMS, CFE) of benefit.
  • Ability to understand and interpret the following:
  • Business interests as Compliance risk
  • Compliance interests with business impacts
  • Understanding of Bank's legal and regulatory obligations, at a European and local level.
  • Desire of experience working in cross-functional teams with diverse incentives.
  • Start-up and fintech-compatibility, integrity, reliability, communication, proactivity, assertiveness and a hands on mentality
  • Languages: English (C1) needed, German is a plus.


  • Actively help yourself (and others) be successful
  • Continuously learn and challenge the status quo
  • Think globally, act locally
  • Strong bias for action
  • Give and receive open, direct and timely feedback

What’s in it for you:

  • Accelerate your career growth by joining one of Europe’s most talked about disruptors, and a LinkedIn Germany Top Startup Employer three years running 🚀
  • Personal development budget, discounted public transit pass, German language classes, fitness memberships, childcare services, N26 premium bank card, employee loans, and your choice of a Mac or Windows laptop
  • 26 vacation days per year, with an additional day for each year of service - up to 30 days
  • A high degree of collaboration and autonomy while working with a group of diverse peers, and access to cutting edge technologies 
  • A relocation package with visa support for those who need it

Who we are

N26 has reimagined banking for today’s digital world. Technology and design empower everything we do and it’s how we are building the global banking platform the world loves to use.

We've eliminated physical branches, paperwork, and hidden fees for an elegant digital experience and supreme savings. Giving people the power to live and bank their way is what gets us out of bed in the morning and inspires the work that we do. 

Founded in 2013, N26 now has 7 million customers in 25 markets. Our talented team works across 8 global offices in Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Vienna, New York and São Paulo.


Sound good? Apply now for this position.

N26 is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.