Compliance Officer, FCC (Contract)

Fixed term contract|Montreal|Compliance

Compliance Officer, FCC (Contract)

  • Montreal, Canada
  • Fixed term contract
  • Compliance



Acting in compliance means understanding and observing the external and internal rules that govern our banking and financial activities including Know Your Customer, anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism financing, sanctions & embargoes, client protection, market integrity, anti-bribery & corruption, and data protection. The Compliance department ensures that Societe Generale’s non-compliance and reputation risks are controlled, while supporting the businesses in the development of new products or new activities. To enable the bank to operate at the highest compliance standards, Compliance acts as a second line of defense (ensure policies and controls implementation, monitoring activities, advising the business, assessing the risks, etc.) and spreads the compliance culture within the group.


Execution on KYC advisory processes:

  • You will review, analyze, and approve KYC files of higher risk regional and global clients;
  • You will work on KYC-related escalations and handle KYC queries and requests from KYC Operations and the business lines;
  • You will perform KYC-related testing through the permanent supervision framework;
  • You will escalate issues to KYC Advisory Management, where appropriate;
  • You will participate in KYC related meetings, calls, and committees;
  • You will assist with gathering and formatting KYC-related metrics and reports for KYC Advisory and Financial Crime Compliance Management.

For positions subject to US Federal Securities laws (i.e. “associated persons”), successful candidates applying for such positions 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”).

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 is a requirement
  • ACAMS Certification is a plus
  • Languages:

    • French and English: Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, is a requirement as the person in this position will need to collaborate regularly with colleagues and partners in the United States.

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: 23000PUB
Starting date: 2023/10/30
Publication date: 2023/09/14