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Knab was founded in 2012 because we wanted to do things differently. Simpler, smarter and more advantageous for our customers. Because we believe we can help everyone maximize their financial affairs. "Feel at ease when it comes to your finances. Every day." By combining smart technical solutions with a healthy dose of human intelligence, we create financial services that really meet your needs. Add to that some of the sublime personal service from our employees and you end up with something that's truly unique to the world of finance. From banking to insurances, we've got your back!

All our colleagues have one thing in common: we each try to help customers maximize their money matters seamlessly and proactively. We're open minded, positive and committed to our customers. So, you gain control over your financial affairs.

In a nutshell
As Knab's 1st Line IT Risk Expert, you are the linking pin between our 2nd line colleagues from Risk & Compliance Management and the Process and Control Owners. You help Knab and your colleagues to take intelligent risks by sharing your expertise and act as an inspiring coach to the business. In this role you safeguard risk identification and assessment within 1st line, and ensure continuation of the risk cycle. It is your goal to make sure that Knab has a comprehensive internal control environment that heavily favours automation to safeguard compliance in an efficient way.

Your daily activities:
You enable the 1st line (such as Leads and Teams) by designing, advising, coordinating and monitoring their IT control, risk activities and (self) assessments. You make sure that these are always aligned with the work of the 2nd line. Moreover, as 1st line IT Risk Expert together with the business you make sure that business activities are in compliance with external (e.g. DNB, ECB, SWIFT Sox) and internal requirements. Together with the business you ensure that risks are being identified, assessed the right way and controlled.

  • You report on compliance progress and inform the relevant stakeholders to steer further compliance and maturity;
  • Together with field experts from 1st and 2nd line you support process & control owners with the design of effective and (cost) efficient controls and test scripts based on the risks identified;
  • You facilitate the 1st line IT with action plan management (design and follow up). You keep track of risk findings and report them to the owners;
  • You enable the business to design and implement a Control (Testing) Framework which meets different industry standards and Good Practices (like DNB) and Knab's integrated risk management framework;
  • You will maintain a clear planning of assessments to enable stakeholders to plan for these events and prevent problems in workload.

The Team

As 1ste Line Risk Expert you'll report directly to the CTO, and take part in the ITMT on an ongoing basis.

Your Profile

  • You have at least 5 years' experience in an 'IT Control' environment in the likes of an IT Control Officer/Owner (1st or 2nd Line), IT Process Manager/Owner or Service Manager or the like;
  • You have professional knowledge of IT risk frameworks and relevant standards;
  • You have knowledge of risk management, governance, behavior, internal control, risk culture, ERM, processes and outsourcing;
  • High quality is an important factor in your daily job;
  • You prefer automation over manual tasks;
  • You are a good listener and a clear communicator;
  • You love team work and you are very strong in (senior) stakeholder management;
  • You are positive, entrepreneurial and have strong analytical skills;
  • Affinity with and skills in (banking) tech and automation are preferred.

Work with us
If you come to work with us, Knab will become a significant part of your life. Therefore, we make sure the ambiance is just as exciting as your job. Check the benefits!

Please show your interest for this role before Monday September 28th. 


If you have any questions regarding this role or the process, please feel free to reach out to us. We don`t collaborate with third parties to fulfill this role.

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