Compliance Officer

Permanent contract|Montreal|Compliance

Compliance Officer

Montreal, Canada Permanent contract Compliance


Division Description:  

As a business partner and a second line of defense, the SG Americas Compliance Department supports the Business Units and Support Functions in carrying out banking activities in accordance with regulations and ensuring the sustainable development of our business activities. Société Générale in the Americas is present in the United States, Canada and Brazil where it focuses primarily on corporate and investment banking activities.  SG also operates in several Latin American countries where it offers a range of specialized banking and financial services. In addition to investment banking, Societe Generale in the Americas offers global transaction banking, securities services and equipment financing. 

SG's Compliance Department in Canada includes a dynamic and motivated team of professionals, which contributes fully to the positive impact that Société Générale wishes to have on the transformation of our societies. Therefore, preventing market misconduct, combating money laundering, and thwarting the financing of terrorism and corruption are all tasks that fall within the scope of compliance and contribute to the positive transformation of our economies.

The Compliance Department ensures:
-    Compliance with laws, rules and ethical principles specific to banking activities and investment services undertaken by the firm, as well as compliance with staff members' personal rules of good conduct and ethics;  
-    Awareness-raising and training of all players in preventing non-compliance and reputational risks.

Within a robust governance and risk management framework the Compliance Department provides expertise in Business Advisory, Financial Crime prevention, Banking, Securities and other applicable regulations, communications and trade surveillance, Second Line testing and monitoring and compliance risk assessment. As part of a global financial institution providing services across the globe, we also cooperate closely on a daily basis with our Head-Office and global affiliates to ensure compliance with the regulations in the countries where we operate and to address cross-border regulatory matters.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•    Working with relevant stakeholders ( including the risk and legal departments) , assist in the development and maintenance of a full suite of  Americas regional Compliance Department policies and procedures, which includes:

•    Drafting and editing updates to Compliance Department policies and procedures ;
•    Analyzing existing Compliance policies in all relevant business units for opportunities for enhancement;
•    Reviewing and revising policies to reflect legal, regulatory, business line and organizational changes; 
•    Shepherding policies through stakeholder review and feedback and management approval processes; and
•    Drafting and issuing employee communications regarding policy and underlying U.S./Canada legal and regulatory changes.

•    Working with the Compliance Department training team and relevant subject matter experts to develop training materials that accurately reflect US ,Canadian and other legal and regulatory requirements and Compliance Department policies and procedures
•    Staying current on applicable US , Canadian and other laws and regulations and analyzing and interpreting changes as they relate to the Compliance Department policies and procedures.

•    Coordinate regional policies.
•    Participating in policy-related management or Department initiatives
•    Implementing best practices for policy and procedure governance

Profile required

Compétences : 
- Solides compétences interpersonnelles et de communication écrite/verbale.
- Fortes capacités d'analyse, de résolution de problèmes et d'organisation
- Grand souci du détail
- Capable de traiter de multiples demandes ad hoc.
- Capacité avérée à prendre des initiatives
- Capacité à établir des priorités et à travailler dans un environnement dynamique, axé sur les délais. 
- Capacité d'analyse : Capacité à décomposer des problèmes complexes en unités simples et gérables, à élaborer des solutions pour chaque unité et à les réintégrer dans l'ensemble.  Peut absorber des idées rapidement et les appliquer de manière pragmatique.
- Orientation vers les résultats : fixer des objectifs et des priorités qui maximisent l'utilisation des ressources disponibles afin de fournir constamment des résultats de qualité
- Forte efficacité interpersonnelle : est conscient de son propre comportement et de son style de travail, et tolère les besoins et points de vue différents. Démontre de l'intérêt pour les opinions des autres et fait preuve de considération, de souci et de respect pour les sentiments d'autrui
- Aptitudes à la communication : excellentes aptitudes à l'oral, à l'écrit et à la présentation, avec la capacité d'interagir avec les parties prenantes à tous les niveaux de l'organisation. 
- Leadership : créer une vision inspirante, fixer une direction et motiver les autres à suivre cette direction et à atteindre cette vision.
- Capacité à comprendre et à communiquer avec les experts en la matière et les parties prenantes en ce qui concerne les développements juridiques et réglementaires américains, canadiens et autres. 
- Capacité à mener des recherches sur les lois et réglementations applicables aux opérations américaines, canadiennes et autres de la Société Générale et à intégrer ces recherches dans les politiques, procédures et supports de formation pertinents.

Compétences et connaissances techniques : 
- Expérience avancée de Microsoft Word, Excel et PowerPoint.
- Une expérience de travail avec des systèmes de gestion des politiques serait un atout.
- Excellentes compétences rédactionnelles

Why join us

Qualifications (Experience, Education, Languages):
•    Bachelors Degree
•    JD or other advanced degree a plus

Risk Management 

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.

Our Culture 

At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit, innovation. These four values are centered around our clients. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. And we work to increase our impact on clients.

Business insight

What we do differently at Societe Generale:

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

Minimum of 20 days 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;

There are many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to engage with such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet, etc.

We foster a culture of continuous development by encouraging our employees to seek improvements through various training programs (online training and coaching platform such as Coursera, GoFluent, PluralSight, First Finance, and others)

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, 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: 22000N06
Starting date: 2022/08/29
Publication date: 2022/07/29