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Fincrime SAR Specialist

AFC Operations

About the opportunity

We are currently looking for a Financial Crime SAR Specialist to join the Spanish MLRO Team. In this role, you will be in charge of autonomously coordinating and making decisions on operational financial crime related topics of the Spanish Branch.

If you have a strong regulatory and investigation background, and you are interested in working in an international setting with a high pace and tech driven environment, this is your place. 

You will work with a team of highly motivated and diverse colleagues, supporting the coordination between the Spanish branch MLRO function and the AML/CTF Technical Unit,  as well as with other functions at Global level in topics related to Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing, Fraud Prevention and Sanctions; supporting the ES MLRO team in fulfilling its regulatory obligations. 

In this role, you will:

  • Oversee complex case investigations, escalated by the Technical Unit.

  • Review SARs, ensuring quality according to SEPBLAC expectations.

  • Review and submit Authority Requests received from SEPBLAC and other authorities.

  • Assist on how to address the RFIs and to interpret legal/tax documentation received from customers.

  • Provide guidelines individually and collectively. Prepare and deliver formal training to the investigators.

  • Attend regular meetings to follow up on actions planned, workloads, prioritisation of tasks, etc.

  • Implement and improve local procedures based on the local regulatory challenges and the group’s standard.

  • Coordination with other operational functions working on the Spanish market.

  • Work alongside multiple stakeholders within AFC and in the business to ensure a scalable and efficient platform.

  • Promote initiatives that increase quality and lead projects seeking for improvements and efficiency in the ways of working.

  • Support the MLRO, including but not limited to communications with regulatory authorities and FIU.

What you need to be successful:


  • A university degree in economics, law, business, or other relevant areas.

  • Professional experience gained in an anti-financial crime or compliance or risk management role, ideally with at least 5+ years.

  • Proven experience in complex investigations and SARs (comunicación por indicio F19) with SEPBLAC.

  • A professional Financial Crime qualification from an internationally recognised body (e.g. ICA, ACAMS) would be beneficial.


  • In-depth knowledge of European and Spanish regulations on Financial Crime (AML/CTF, fraud, tax evasion).

  • You are fluent in English and Spanish (native speaker will be a plus), spoken and written.

  • Proven ability to relate to the Authorities.

  • Hardworking, team worker and attentive to detail.

  • Strong analytical, advisory, communication and presentation skills, and initiative are among your strengths.

  • Knowledge of the Spanish regulatory environment and relevant processes with regard to topics such as KYC, financial crime risk assessment, transaction monitoring, fraud / terrorist financing, sanctions / embargoes, and screening.

  • Advanced use of MS Office (G suits) skills for Excel and Word.

  • You are detail oriented, diligent and reliable.

  • You are a great team player.

  • You have a hands-on mentality and take on ownership.

  • You should enjoy a fast-paced working environment, show high willingness to learn and work autonomously to grasp new topics.

What’s in it for you:

  • Accelerate your career growth by joining one of Europe’s most talked about disruptors 🚀.
  • Employee benefits that range from a competitive personal development budget, work from home budget, discounts to fitness & wellness memberships, language apps and public transportation. 
  • As an N26 employee you will have access to a Premium subscription on your personal N26 bank account. As well as subscriptions for friends and family members.    
  • Vacation days vary depending on your location of work. Additional day of annual leave for each year of service.  
  • A high degree of autonomy and access to cutting edge technologies - all while working with a friendly team of peers of diverse nationalities, life experiences and family statuses. 
  • 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 more than 8 million customers in 24 markets. We are headquartered in Berlin with offices in multiple cities across Europe, including Vienna and Barcelona, and a 1,500-strong team of more than 80 nationalities.

Sounds 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.