Compliance Data Analytics Analyst

 Montreal - Canada, Canada       Permanent contract        Legal / Taxation / Compliance


The candidate will be conducting data analytics functions to assist with the innovation and digital transformation of Compliance Americas.

Data Analytics:

  • Conduct data analysis for tuning and optimization of various models and tools used within Compliance, including the AML financial international transaction monitoring system and the Sanctions filtering system;
  • Assist in the modeling development of various Compliance models, including the client risk rating models;
  • Assist in data pulls and data analytics for the annual Financial Crime Risk Assessment, where applicable;
  • Provide ad-hoc data analysis for various stakeholders within Compliance.


  • Identify opportunities to improve and automate processes used by the various teams in Compliance through machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI);
  • Perform various Permanent Supervision Controls and testing.

All our positions are open to people with disabilities

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  • General knowledge of applicable regulations relating to Banking, Broker-Dealer and Futures Commission Merchant activity
  • Experience with working with data in a research context is preferred
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to prioritize and work in a dynamic, deadline-focused environment
  • Exemplary personal ethics and desire to always adhere to rules and regulations
  • Ability to work well in a highly diverse team
  • Ability to communicate well across all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated history of taking initiative

Technical Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and proficiency in Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills especially with regard to communicating highly technical information to lay audiences
  • Strong coding skills and experience (at least 7+ years) with the languages and software used in data analysis (including, but not limited to, Python, R, SQL, SAS)

Prior work experience:

  • Extensive experience (7+ years) with implementing machine learning algorithms on actual datasets (preferably in industrial or research contexts)


  • BA/BS required (statistics, data analytics, computer science, mathematics, engineering or applied sciences)
  • English language is required

Why Join Us

Société Générale 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.

Business Insight

The Société Générale Americas Compliance Department monitors the corporate banking, investment banking and broker–dealer activities and reports on the compliance risks and issues to Société Générale Americas and Group Compliance Senior Management. The Société Générale Americas Compliance Department also works closely with the Global Compliance Department in Paris to ensure effective implementation of Global Compliance policies. The Société Générale Americas Compliance Department is also responsible for monitoring the handling of sensitive confidential business information through the Compliance Control Room. It administers the Employee Investment Policy, arranges for the registration of broker–dealer personnel, and conducts compliance training. Additionally, the Advisory Team provides guidance and advice on relevant rules and regulations. Finally, the Financial Crime department is responsible for ensuring compliance with anti-money laundering and sanctions regulations.

The Société Générale Americas Compliance Department is expanding its operations in Montreal to support the following divisions: Financial Crime Compliance, Digital Transformation Office, Testing, Monitoring & Risk Assessment and Capital Markets Surveillance. These individuals will assist the team with day-to-day responsibilities on projects and deliverables for the Americas (U.S., Canada and Brazil) region.

The Compliance Digital Transformation Office ("DTO") in the Americas is responsible for leading the innovation and digital transformation of the various models, systems, and processes used by the Americas Compliance department.

Job code: 19000HOV
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 16/08/2019
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Compliance Data Analytics Analyst

Permanent contract   |   Montreal - Canada   |   Legal / Taxation / Compliance