Senior KYC Specialist
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Senior KYC Specialist

At EMS - a joint venture between Fiserv and ABN AMRO - we are specialists in the field of payment solutions. As KYC Specialist, you will help make our Amsterdam-based organization even more successful. Interested? Then don't delay, step into the fast-moving world of fintech payments today!

department Risk Management - Credit Risk, KYC & Transaction Monitoring
location Amsterdam
education HBO
hours per week 40 hours a week
Senior KYC Specialist

What this job is all about

As KYC Analyst you will:

  • Identification and verification of the client by collecting, processing detailed (legal, financial) documents and information;
  • Doing research; assess (complex) merchant structures and provide an overview of ownership and management structure;
  • Perform KYC checks: screening for politically engaged persons, sanctions and adverse media involvement in anti-money laundering, bribery, fraud;

As Subject Matter Expert you will:

  • Participate in KYC related projects for further professionalization of the 1st Line;
  • Act as point of contact for complicated cases within the organization;

As Coach for the team you will:

  • Assigning cases to analysts and ensuring they are closed in time;
  • Provides guidance to the Team;
  • Ensures that their knowledge, skills and talents are further developed;
  • Holds weekly 1:1’s with team members;
  • Provides input for year-end conversations;
  • Approves vacation requests and WFO days of team;
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and drive efficiency as a team;
  • Identify and escalate any issues or risks that require further supervision or assistance from the Manager and Senior Management;
  • Coach (junior) team members, ensure quality of work and stimulate them to develop and improve themselves;

This is your awesome Team!

You will report to the Manager KYC & Monitoring and work closely together with your 18 KYC colleagues. The professional team members work closely together and challenge each other on an ongoing basis. EMS offers a dynamic, professional, informal environment and short lines of communication.

What can you expect from us?

EMS is an informal, rapidly growing and ambitious organisation. As Senior KYC Specialist you can make a real impact in the world of payments, which is a branch within the financial sector that is evolving very rapidly. EMS is a joint venture between Fiserv and leading Dutch bank ABN AMRO and is a market leader in the field of payment processing. The knowledge and experience of these leading financial sector institutions - which are also our shareholders - means you will get the same opportunities that you would find at a large organisation but with the flexibility and personal culture that is simply a better fit for our smaller organisation.

We also offer you:

  • Being part of a fast growing and financially healthy company;
  • Working in an Informal, professional environment;
  • International colleagues, customers and partners;
  • Educational and personal development opportunities;
  • Flexibility in working hours;
  • Excellent package of employment terms; including competitive salary, 13th month, incentive and pension plan;
  • Fun! A great work environment, summer and Christmas party, Friday drinks and more.

What do you bring to the table?

What do you need to be successful at our organization? Well, you have to enjoy changing gears quickly and getting your teeth into complex projects. 

In addition, we ask for the following:

  • Energetic, positive minded team player, focused on cooperation and sharing knowledge; exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to create and maintain a large trusted network at all levels within the organization;
  • Good understanding of requirement engineering; knowledge/affinity of IT architecture, API’s and/or programming languages is preferred;
  • At least several years’ experience as Product Owner or Business Analyst, experience within the Payments industry and more specifically eCom preferred;
  • A Bachelor or Master degree in Business Administration, Economics, Law or equivalent;
  • At least five years’ experience in a similar role within financial services;
  • Extensive knowledge of the relevant laws and regulations (such as Wft, Wwft and Sanctions Law) and able to analyze and interpret how they could impact EMS;
  • Strong analytical and investigation skills;
  • Result driven and able to coordinate a team from Senior perspective;
  • Determined, well-structured and highly accurate;
  • Relevant professional certification like ACAMS, NIBE-SVV, NCI is a nice to have;
  • Excellent - verbal and written – communication skills in English, Dutch and French are a plus.

Have we got you interested?

Then we would love to invite you to talk to us. You can apply for the vacant position of Senior KYC Specialist using the button below. Got any questions about the job vacancy or about working at EMS? If so, Lucian Morariu is standing by to answer them. You can reach him by email at

About EMS

EMS (European Merchant Services), based in Amsterdam, is a European specialist in the field of digital payment solutions. Our organization was formed in 2005 from the company International Card Services (ICS). We are a joint venture between Fiserv and leading Dutch bank ABN AMRO.

EMS is active in the field of payment transactions, where it is a one-stop shop for both SMEs and corporates. We not only process the payment transactions themselves - also ensuring that EMS’s clients receive the payments from their own customers - but also provide the point-of-sale payment terminals in restaurants, stores and elsewhere, as well as payment functionality for webshops.

And what it means to work at EMS? It means: together with your 130 ambitious colleagues, making a difference in a sector that is constantly evolving. Convinced? Then don’t delay, step into the fast-moving world of fintech payments today!

Like to know more about who we are as an organization and what we can offer you as an employee? Well, you can read more on our working-at website.

Application process

We are looking forward to receiving your application!
Our recruiter will review your application and call you for an introduction.
First job interview
During this interview, we will look together at your profile and the possibilities within EMS.
Second job interview
The position you will fulfill and the working environment within EMS will be further discussed.
Are we both excited? Then you will receive an offer!
Welcome at EMS
We’re glad you’re here! During your onboarding you will get the opportunity to know EMS and your new colleagues even better.

Do you have any questions?

Get in touch with the recruiter