AML Specialist

 Jersey City, United States       Permanent contract        Legal / Taxation / Compliance


AML Analysts within the TMG review all cases of potentially suspicious activity generated via the Bank’s automated transaction monitoring system; waives or investigates the cases; and escalates cases to the TMG Manager, when appropriate, for possible SAR filing.  Their primary focus is correspondent banking activity which is monitored using the Bank’s automated transaction monitoring system, however designated AML Analysts also review alerts and/or activity manually generated, as well as any activity escalated during the normal course of business.

  • Act as the first level reviewer in making initial investigation decisions on corresponding banking BSA cases as well as determining the specific information needed to manage the investigation.
  • Manage a queue of cases, ensuring timely follow up of requests and adherence to escalation procedures.
  • Advise Management on current issues regarding to corresponding banking.
  • Prepare and participate in various training sessions provided to front office and operation persons.
  • Assist the TMG with analysis to optimize processes for improving correspondent banking monitoring.
  • Assist other members of AML Compliance with ad hoc analysis and investigation requests. 
  • Perform analysis and duties pursuant to obligations under the USA PATRIOT Act (Section 314(a) and 314(b) requests; Section 319).
  • Conduct targeted account reviews on high risk correspondent banking clients and be able to analyze holistic view of customer in terms of products, services and underlying transactions as well as escalate potential issues.
  • Prepare SAR Committee summary narratives and present cases to the SAR Committee, and prepare SAR filings.
  • Know and understand the laws applicable to money laundering, to include the BSA, the USA PATRIOT Act, US Treasury AML guidelines, OFAC requirements and Suspicious Activity Reporting requirements.
  • Review and analyze AML current trends and news in order to identify high risk areas, counterparties or keywords to incorporate into monitoring filters, rules, or profiles.

Profile Required



  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Possess strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills and be able to multi-task, adhering to specific quality and productivity guidelines
  • Strong research skills, advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PRIME Compliance Suite, and experience with online research systems including web-based tools
  • Knowledge of multi-cultural situations and languages with the ability to apply them efficiently to the AML surveillance field



  • MS Office Suite



  • 3-5 years experience
  • Experience in assisting with AML/OFAC special projects or AML/OFAC implementation of new/updated procedures



Bachelor’s Degree or higher education level  

Business Insight

The SGUS Compliance Department monitors the corporate banking, investment banking and broker–dealer activities of SGUS and reports on the compliance risks and issues to SGUS and Global Compliance Senior Management.  Additionally, the SGUS Compliance Department works closely with the Global Compliance Department in Paris to ensure effective implementation of Global Compliance policies and to coordinate all cross-border business transactions and activities. The SGUS Compliance Department is responsible for monitoring the handling of sensitive confidential business information by SGUS personnel through the Compliance Control Room. It administers the SGUS Employee Investment Policy, arranges for the registration of broker–dealer personnel, and conducts compliance training. In addition, the Advisory Team provides the various business lines with guidance and advice on relevant rules and regulations.  The US Financial Crime department is responsible for ensuring compliance with anti-money laundering (“AML”), Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, OFAC and sanctions regulations for the US operations.  Additionally, AML oversees key processes and risks of the KYC department.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 19000NZ6
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 21/09/2019
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AML Specialist

Permanent contract   |   Jersey City   |   Legal / Taxation / Compliance