Compliance Officer (Contract)

Fixed term contract|Montreal|Compliance

Compliance Officer (Contract)

Montreal, Canada Fixed term contract Compliance


The candidate will execute on KYC advisory processes.

KYC advisory processes:

  • Review, analyze, and approve KYC files of higher risk regional and global clients;
  • Work on KYC-related escalations and handle KYC queries and requests from KYC Operations and the business lines;
  • Perform KYC-related testing through the permanent supervision framework;
  • Escalate issues to KYC Advisory Management, where appropriate;
  • Participate in KYC related meetings, calls, and committees;
  • Assist with gathering and formatting KYC-related metrics and reports for KYC Advisory and Financial Crime Compliance Management.

Profile required


  • Knowledge of current anti-money laundering and KYC requirements, including the Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act preferred
  • 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
  • Strong research skills, and experience with online research systems including web-based tools

Prior work experience:

  • Preferred previous experience within Enhanced Due Diligence, Client Onboarding or KYC areas


  • BA/BS required
  • English language is required
  • ACAMS certification is a plus

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.

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: 23000101
Starting date: 2023/02/06
Publication date: 2023/01/12