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AVP, Risk and Compliance Testing

  • By Joanna Sapeta
  • 19 May 2023


Our client, as a credit institution and an investment firm, is subject to the requirements of the French Order of 3 November 2014, modified the 25 February 2021, related to internal control of banking sector companies, payment services and investment services, under the supervision of the ACPR (Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution), and the European regulation that requires that the second lines of defense carry out independent reviews on all the risks held by HBCE, including medium and low
risks, following a risk-based approach aiming to implement a permanent control framework applying a control frequency
depending on the level of the Inherent Risk rating. The Risk and Compliance Testing team within the Second Line of
Defense (2LoD) is responsible for testing of the permanent control activity of our client’s company and having a cross-
sectional view of the entity’s risks. The role supports the Global Businesses and Global Functions across HBCE in meeting their 2LoD obligations, related to reviewing and testing of controls which mitigate Low, Medium and Locally Significant Risks to ensure the required level of oversight is in place. The testing follows a methodology that is aligned to the bank’s Risk Management Framework and European and country level regulatory requirements. The role holder will be required to lead and contribute to risk and compliance oversight and testing for multiple countries within Continental Europe. It will therefore require effective management and relationship building with key stakeholders. The role holder will not have direct line management responsibility, but may lead and manage other testing individuals in the delivery of assigned work.


  • Identifying key risks and controls across HBCE and performing reviews adapted to the different business contexts and challenges encountered
  • Participating in Annual Plan creation, establishing scope and delivering control testing timely according to the Plan
  • Ensuring compliance with our client’s policy and procedures, identifying control weaknesses, analysing root causes and assessing issues severity together with escalation and validation of findings with the Stakeholders as they arise
  • Formalizing results of the reviews by producing Final Reports and updating dedicated tool
  • Monitoring of reported issues to check if actions are on track and follow through to ensure risk mitigation


  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification in law, economics, accountancy or similar field
  • Extensive knowledge of risk management framework, control environment and European regulations
  • Understanding of the purpose, value, culture and fundamentals of the Compliance and Risk Assurance functions
  • Experience in Control Testing / Assurance / Second Line of Defence activities / internal audit / external audit / or equivalent, ideally in a financial services environment
  • Understanding of Principal Risk Processing, Financial Reporting and Tax Risk, Model Risk, Regulatory Compliance Risk, Financial Crime Risk, Legal Risk, People Risk, Resilience Risk within the global financial services industry
  • Proficiency in English language (written/spoken/formal)
  • Ability to read, write and speak in French would be an asset
  • Strong collaboration, communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to think laterally and solve problems
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure with competing and rapidly changing priorities is essential
  • Sound Judgment and decision-making capability
  • Project management and planning skills


  • Stable job in one of the largest banking and financial services organization
  • Challenging position in the multinational environment with exposure to the senior management
  • Interesting career path in an international organization
  • Private health care, employees’ benefits
  • Courses & training for their employees
  • Modern office buildings near the city canter of Kraków

Note: Prepare your CV in English (PDF), fill in the form and apply! 🙂
Please include in your CV the following clause necessary for the recruitment process: 

I agree to the processing of personal data that I have made available voluntarily in the recruitment process by the Administrator of personal data, i.e. Dotcommunity Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością [Ltd.] based in Cracow, 15 Żabiniec Street, 31-215 Cracow, registered in Poland, the Cracow’s District Court – Śródmieście, XI Commercial Division of the National Court Register under number 0000468484, VAT number: 9452174499, (“Dotcommunity”) in order to carry out the recruitment process for the AVP, Risk and Compliance Testing position on the basis of Art.6 item 1a of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).

Dotcommunity jest zarejestrowana w Rejestrze agencji zatrudnienia (KRAZ) pod numerem 9904.

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