Compliance Administrator M/F

International Volunteer Program|Dublin|Legal / Taxation / Compliance

Compliance Administrator M/F

Dublin, Ireland International Volunteer Program Legal / Taxation / Compliance


SG Group is now organised in Business units and Service Units.

Société Générale Securities Services (SGSS) is a Business Unit. Established in 27 locations worldwide with 4,000 employees, SGSS provides a full range of securities services that are adapted to the latest financial markets and regulatory trends: clearing services, custody and trustee services, retail custody services, liquidity management, fund administration and asset servicing, fund distribution and global issuer services.

As independent Service Units, the Compliance department is responsible for 2 entities in Dublin: SGSS Ireland and SG Dublin Branch so the VIE will liaise with management of these entities as well as co-ordination with the central team in Paris.

Reporting to the Head of Compliance, the Compliance Administrator is responsible for Compliance matters on Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Corruption, Sanctions & Embargoes, Suspicious Transactions, CBI relationship, etc. and for some Know your customer (KYC) duties. They will gain an understanding of the day to day requirements within the risk & compliance area and have the opportunity to liaise with internal clients and central departments. As the candidate progress, they will have the opportunity to become involved in more tasks and further develop their knowledge and experience.


  • In charge of Monthly Compliance controls (GPS & RCI) for SGSS entities in Ireland (second line of defence)
  • In charge of Compliance reporting to central departments and to the French & Irish regulators as required.
  • In charge of Level 2 analysis of Transactions, AML & Sanctions/Embargoes alert
  • In charge of the Compliance & Risk Testing (Quality Assurance Testing). The Compliance & Risk testing programme testing aim to ensure that the Company complies with its regulatory obligations. It includes the drafting of a regulatory universe, a mapping of the Company’s obligations and the testing of procedures and controls.
  • Validation of some KYC files (direct & Indirect clients) – mainly risky & complex files
  • Reviews of Compliance Procedures
  • Make sure that SG Dublin entities are compliant with SG Group procedures (on Corruption, AML, alerts, KYC, new product committee. Sanctions and embargoes, etc)
  • To analyse, interpret and implement existing and new laws and regulations (e.g. AML Directive, KYC, Data protection, Sanctions & Embargoes, Volcker, FATCA, CRS), monitor changes to business practices and advise line management of relevant implications.
  • Staff training on compliance subjects such as AML, KYC, Suspicious Transactions, etc.
  • Ad-hoc Projects/Requests
  • To provide advice and guidance to management and staff regarding AML/KYC Matter, internal procedures and the interpretation of and adherence to relevant legislation and regulation.
  • In charge of the Compliance Risk Assessment exercise: COMPASS.

The COMPASS risk assessment is a regulatory and group exercise, fully mandatory according to Regulators. The objective is to identify our business compliance risk exposure (on financial crime and non-financial crime topics) and manage its vulnerabilities at local level, Business Unit level and Group level. COMPASS focuses on:

  • assessing the Inherent Risks presented by the entities business activities
  • and evaluating the Risk Mitigation in place to cover those inherent Risks
  • to determine the Residual Risk
  • and to identify action plans to strengthen mitigation of Inherent and Residual Risks

Profile required

  • Master degree in Finance or Law
  • Background Financial Services / Finance / Compliance
  • Ideally experience in Compliance/ AML / KYC / ABC
  • Self-starter & ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team environment and coordinate within the team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under time pressure and with extreme accuracy
  • Attention to detail a critical requirement
  • Fluent in English & knowledge of French language an advantage
  • Good command of Microsoft office applications 

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

The VIE assignment in a nutshell

This VIE in Dublin is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 18 months.

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. Please see, in order to have more details regarding your financial indemnities.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious.

Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA.

If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating?

You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

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.

Reference: 210000EO
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2021/03/01
Publication date: 2021/01/06