Traineeship Junior Compliance Officer

Have you just finished your Bachelor or Master, preferably in Dutch Law, and are you looking for a traineeship where you can develop yourself within a wide range of topics? Do you want to work in an international and dynamic environment? Vistra is looking for enthusiastic and ambitious starters, who will get the chance to develop themselves at different levels during our 18-month traineeship.
The first month you will receive fulltime training. In this month you’ll get an intensive training program, focused on both theoretical knowledge, soft skills and challenging business cases. Various aspects of our work will be discussed, such as our approach and our clients. Your legal knowledge, but also your financial and fiscal knowledge will be expanded to prepare you for a successful career in our corporate sector.
After the first month you get started as Junior Compliance Officer in our Compliance Team. As Junior Compliance Officer you are part of our experienced Compliance Team with whom you share the responsibility for overall compliance policies and guidance within Vistra Netherlands. Each month you will have an intervision, for example to discuss interesting business cases and to follow more training.
Key responsibilities:
  • As our Junior Compliance Officer you contribute to the development and execution of compliance policies and procedures across the organization, primarily for compliance, but also in other areas such as client privacy, records and contract management
  • In cooperation with the team you will perform and ensure the activities in accordance with the annual Compliance Plan;
  • Furthermore you provide input for the quarterly compliance report for Group Compliance, the bi-annual compliance reports for the Management Team and the ISI report for the Dutch Central Bank;
  • You will be part of the process of client approval, execute client reviews and report on AML and sanctions for the Business Unit you serve as a dedicated Compliance Officer. Together with the Business Unit you ensure a proper preparation for discussing client risks at the Vistra Risk Committee and ensure the relevant documentation will be present and complete when accepting a client in the Vistra Business Committee. Within the business team you liaise with the Teamleaders Legal & Finance and support them in their first line compliance role.
Our expectations:
We are looking for starters who:
  • Are ambitious, enthusiastic and who want to be challenged and grow;
  • Want to develop at both compliance & intergrity, legal and fiscal level;
  • Have excellent communication skills and are fluent in Dutch and English, written and spoken;
  • Have a good sense of humor;
  • Have guts to be a countervailing power;
  • Have a bachelor or master degree, preferably in Dutch Law
  • Will listen, is critical and asks the right questions;
  • Have analytic skills.
  • Have a clear affinity with integrity, culture and soft control topics; Have good communication- and judgment skills with on the other hand a presence of necessary countervailing power. Acting as monitoring- as well as advising professional;
  • Have between 0-2 years relevant experience (gained in legal or financial services is a plus);
  • Are available on a fulltime basis.
About Vistra
Vistra has a diverse global workforce of more than 3,500 people from 45 corners of the world. We are in major city centers like Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Bangalore and New York. High growth areas like Shenzhen, Warsaw, Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur.
You will work closely together with talented colleagues, with a wide variety of expertise, from legal, accounting, compliance, IT, business development, marketing and HR.
You will work with interesting clients from a range of industries:
  • Multinationals
  • High-growth companies
  • Private equity firms
  • International accounting firms
  • International law firms
At Vistra, being of service to our clients is seen as an art and a privilege. That caring spirit is also alive and well in our day-to-day interactions with each other. Part of this comes from our highly multi-cultural workforce. We know first hand that there truly is great strength in diversity, which is also highly rated by our employees.
Do you want to make an impact by helping clients, simplify the administration and reduce the cost of cross-border business? Choose Vistra and you will join the company with the broadest range of high quality services—all delivered through one seamless global network.
Besides that, you will enjoy a leadership team that is committed, accessible and willing to share with you their knowledge.
We offer
Vistra offers you the opportunity to be part of a dynamic industry that is expanding its services and coverage in an increasingly global world. Some strategic acquisitions and continued expansion of client segments and services has positioned us as one of the world’s top three industry leaders.
Be part of a company that combines the power of a global network with the appeal of personalized service. Design you own future in our entrepreneurial culture where innovation and creativity are celebrated, and high performers can become equity owners.
At Vistra you can carve out an international career for yourself. Our international business services that ensure clients from every corner of the world get the most from their cross-border endeavors.
We are very proud of our culture and employees. We are surrounded by people who describe themselves as friendly, collaborative and fun to work with. There’s no shortage of local office camaraderie, whether its soccer leagues, birthday celebrations, happy hours or team volunteering efforts. And we all come together to make a difference through our innovative Corporate Social Responsibility program.
The application process
If you are enthusiastic about our traineeship, please send your resume and application letter to If the enthusiasm is mutual, we will invite you for a first interview at our office.
A pre-employment screening is also part of the application process.


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