Internship - Financial Crimes Compliance

Internship|New York|Legal / Taxation / Compliance

Internship - Financial Crimes Compliance

New York, United States Internship Legal / Taxation / Compliance



Their primary focus is assisting the Financial Intelligence Unit in preventing the use of Societe Generale facilities for money laundering, terrorist financing, bribery, corruption and cybercrime.

  • Screens articles to determines which articles are true media reports of relevant negative information.
  • Reviews negative news articles to identify potential nexus to financial crime in geographies with SG presence/risk exposure
  • Assisting with management of the FIU Portal through entries and transactional searches on parties identified in news sources
  • Recommends course of further action for most events but may seek guidance from a manager when analysis identifies unusual or uncommon situations.
  • Independently conducts documented enhanced due diligence on individuals, and entities, utilizing all available resources and exercise risk-based judgment to develop findings and recommendations.
  • Investigates and responds to 314(a)/314(b) inquiries from law enforcement and financial institutions.
  • Investigates and evaluates cases involving potentially suspicious situations and efficiently arriving at sound risk-based conclusions.
  • Clearly, concisely, consistently documents and supports judgments, decisions and rationale including maintaining records in accordance with business unit standards.
  • Preparation of regulatory reports (SARs) to ensure compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA Patriot Act.
  • Applies project management and organization skills to a variety of tasks including ad-hoc assignments.
  • Collaborates with team to implement initiatives and projects sponsored and approved by management



  • Possess strong analytical, and written communication skills and be able to clearly synthesize thought process and rationale behind
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision


  • Strong research skills, advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAS, and experience with online research systems including web-based tools
  • Knowledge of geopolitics, geographies and languages with the ability to apply them efficiently to the Anti - Financial Crime field

Profile required



  • MS Office Suite,



  • 1-2 years experience in Financial Crime case investigations  
  • Experience in assisting with AML/OFAC special projects or AML/OFAC implementation of new/updated procedures



  • BA/BS

Business insight

The Transaction Monitoring Group (TMG) is a surveillance unit within Financial Crime Compliance with centralized responsibility for the Bank’s AML transaction monitoring systems and processes.  The TMG manages the rules and parameters used in the Bank’s automated transaction monitoring system and handles cases generated by the system for review, and investigation and closure or reporting.  The TMG also conducts other manual processes outside of the monitoring system to identify and ultimately report unusual activity.

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, sexual or 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: 210004HW
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2021/06/09