FIU Senior Investigator

Permanent contract|New York|Compliance

FIU Senior Investigator

New York, United States Permanent contract Compliance


Join the Financial Intelligence Unit (“FIU”), a team of seasoned investigators in its efforts to detect and prevent potential money laundering, terrorist financing, bribery, corruption, and cybercrime facilitated through Société Generale.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct investigations triggered by adverse media, global current events, and geopolitical changes.
  • Perform independent reviews and analysis of possible suspicious activity to ensure compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA Patriot Act.
  • Review, analyze and recommend course of action with respect to scope and methodology of reviews and seek guidance from manager when analysis identifies unusual or uncommon situations.
  • Conduct complex and global investigations and summarize findings to Senior Management for evaluation of potential risk exposure to the Bank and follow up actions.
  • Independently research and verify the accuracy of information obtained through referrals and in the context of investigations.
  • Independently conduct documented enhanced due diligence on individuals, and entities, utilizing all available resources and exercise risk-based judgment to develop observations and recommendations.
  • Initiate and respond to USA Patriot Act 314(a)/314(b) inquiries from law enforcement and financial institutions.
  • Conduct investigations stemming from SG’s Broker Dealer, Societe Generale Americas Securities (“SGAS”), referrals relating to potential market abuse and market manipulation.
  • Ability to clearly, succinctly, and consistently document and support judgments, decisions and rationale including maintaining records in accordance with business unit standards.
  • Prepare Suspicious Activity Reports (“SARs”) efficiently and within regulatory guidelines.
  • Apply project management and organization skills to a variety of tasks including ad-hoc assignments.
  • Collaborate with members of other teams within Financial Crimes Compliance (“FCC”) to implement initiatives and projects sponsored and approved by FCC management.
  • Conduct FCC AML Trainings to SG Branches globally and to Business Units within Société Generale Americas to instill consistency within the SGUS and SG Group Financial Crimes Compliance Program.

Profile required

  • 5-8 years of relevant compliance experience in the financial services industry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the laws applicable to money laundering, including the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), The USA PATRIOT ACT, OFAC, FinCEN requirements, and SAR requirements.
  • Knowledge of Capital markets (FINRA licensure is a plus).
  • Excellent research skills, including experience with online research tools.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills including ability to problem solve.
  • Self-starter with strong ability to work independently.
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to changing priorities and effectiveness in prioritizing workflow to meet critical deadlines.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e., MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-Access, MS-PowerPoint and MS-Outlook).
  • Proficiency in a foreign language, a plus.

Business insight

The SGUS Compliance Department monitors the corporate banking, investment banking and broker–dealer activities of SGUS and reports on the compliance risks and issues to SGUS and Global Compliance Senior Management. Additionally, the SGUS Compliance Department works closely with the Global Compliance Department in Paris to ensure effective implementation of Global Compliance policies and to coordinate all cross-border business transactions and activities. The SGUS Compliance Department is responsible for monitoring the handling of sensitive confidential business information by SGUS personnel through the Compliance Control Room. It administers the SGUS Employee Investment Policy, arranges for the registration of broker–dealer personnel, and conducts compliance training. In addition, the Advisory Team provides the various business lines with guidance and advice on relevant rules and regulations. The US Financial Crime department is responsible for ensuring compliance with anti-money laundering (“AML”), Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, OFAC and sanctions regulations for the US operations. Additionally, AML oversees key processes and risks of the KYC department.


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: 22000LQQ
Starting date: 2022/09/19
Publication date: 2022/08/04