AML Transaction Monitoring Analyst (18 Month Contract)

Fixed term contract|Montreal|Compliance

AML Transaction Monitoring Analyst (18 Month Contract)

  • Montreal, Canada
  • Fixed term contract
  • Compliance



Societe Generale is a global financial institution and one of the largest foreign corporate and investment banks. As such, it has a diverse population which fosters opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in different countries as well as access to international mobility. The firm recently unveiled its new brand platform “The Future is You” which not only demonstrates its commitment and responsibility to its clients, but also to its employees as their ideas and actions can make an impact on the direction of the organization.

The Societe Generale U.S. Compliance Department is looking to hire individuals in Montreal as an extension of its U.S. team in the following divisions: Financial Crime Compliance, Digital Transformation Office, Testing, Monitoring & Risk Assessment and Capital Markets Surveillance. These individuals will be provided training by U.S. staff and will assist the

The Transaction Monitoring Group (“TMG”), within Financial Crime Compliance, manages the rules and parameters used in the Bank’s and Broker Dealer’s automated transaction monitoring system, reviews alerts generated by the system, and conducts investigations for potential SAR filings. TMG also conducts Targeted Account Reviews of certain foreign correspondent bank customers and provides targeted training to SGUS employees on AML industry development sand red flags. TMG also files Suspicious Activity Reports (“SARs”) with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) when necessary and is responsible for complying with Section 314 of the USA PATRIOT Act.

What will be your DAY-TO-DAY?

The candidate will be responsible for reviewing alerts of potentially suspicious activity generated via the Bank’s automated transaction monitoring system; closes or escalates them to a case; and investigates cases to determine whether a SAR filing is warranted. Responsibilities will include:

  • Act as the first level reviewer in making initial alert decisions as well as determining the specific information needed to manage the investigation.
  • Manage a queue of alerts and cases ensuring timely follow up of requests and adherence to escalation procedures.
  • Assist the TMG with analysis to optimize processes for improving 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 (Sections 314(a) and 314(b) requests).
  • Conduct targeted account reviews on high-risk correspondent banking clients and analyze from a holistic view of customers in terms of products, services, and underlying transactions as well as escalate potential issues.
  • Prepare SAR Committee summary narratives, present cases to the SAR Committee.
  • Review and analyze AML current trends and news to identify high risk areas, counterparties, or keywords to incorporate into monitoring filters, rules, or profiles.

Employees should understand the institution’s approach to risk management and their respective roles in supporting a strong risk culture, as outlined in the SGUS Operations Enterprise Risk Management Framework.

Profile required

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Know and understand the laws applicable to money laundering, including the BSA, the USA PATRIOT Act, US Treasury AML guidelines, SARs, and other requirements Strong attention to detail
  • 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, 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
  • Prior AML Surveillance and/or Investigation experience preferred.

Due to US Federal Securities law applying to this position, candidates who will apply for this position will be required to submit to an enhanced background screening, including the collection of their fingerprints by a third-party vendor selected by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).

Why join us

OUR Benefits:


Competitive compensation & benefits offering, including but not limited to:

  • Minimum of 20 Vacation days + 4 personal days 
    • Supportive Maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave policy 
    • Health spending ($2,000/year) and personal spending ($1,000/year) accounts with 75+ eligible reimbursement categories (health, training, electronics etc.)
    • Fully sponsored virtual healthcare assistance and Employee Assistance Program to you and your immediate family
  • Various Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to engage with such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet, etc. 
  • A culture of continuous development by encouraging our employees various training programs (online training and coaching platform such as Coursera, GoFluent, Pluralsight, First Finance, and others) 

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. Societe Generale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities, and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Mission: Recruit, develop, advance, and retain a diverse workforce that is united in our efforts to enhance our competitive position and deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Vision: 
•     Engaged workforce that is demographically diverse in a way that reflects the communities in which we operate
•     Inclusive culture and workplace that recognizes employees' unique needs and utilizes their diverse talents 
•     Engage our community and marketplace, and position the organization to meet the needs of all its clients

For more information about our D&I initiatives, please visit this link (

Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, in order to promote interaction and collaboration with colleagues while adhering to all SG standard protocols.  Hybrid work arrangements vary based on business area.  The applicable Business lines will determine and communicate the work arrangements that best meet their business needs.

Societe Generale is an equal opportunity employer, and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. We are committed to recognizing and promoting the talents and achievements of our employees and staff, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and any other characteristic or status protected under applicable law.
We strive to write our postings as inclusively as possible. If, however, one of the two genders is used alone in this display, it designates persons of all gender identities.

Reference: 23000G6W
Starting date: 2023/06/12
Publication date: 2023/05/25