KYC Advisor - Guernsey

 Guernsey, Channel Islands       Permanent contract        Other job functions


Description of the Business Line or Department

To enhance KYC and client on boarding process undertaken by the Private Banking and Fiduciary teams within Kleinwort Hambros (KH) by providing advice and guidance to increase the quality and efficiency of the process to improve the overall experience to the client.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

·       As part of KYC Task Force Action plan initial focus will be to review and enhance the quality of KYC for our existing clients with detailed client risk reviews undertaken by the Private Banking  and Fiduciary teams with KYC Advisors providing proactive advice and guidance to increase the quality of our client files

·       Once the Task Force Action Plan has been completed to continue as a KYC advisor where you will:

o   Assist the Private Banking and Fiduciary teams with client ongoing reviews and to review client on boarding applications to ensure they are in line with policy and have all the information to be submitted to compliance and relevant committees.

o   To streamline, update and communicate best practice and policy in line with policy and regulatory requirements to improve the efficiency, quality of information gathered and submissions

o   To train the relationship managers where necessary on policies, procedures and legislation in order to facilitate a more efficient process

Summary of responsibilities 

·       Guide and assist relationship managers in complying with the objectives of the KYC action plan.

o   Review client due diligence documentation and questionnaires ensuring the correct information has been supplied to the client and supplied by the client to the relationship manager

·       Complete the KYC Memo with the Banking and Fiduciary teams

·       Work constructively with other stakeholders such as Compliance & Middle Office in the performance of their tasks

·       Assist in the preparation of management information to enable tracking of progress versus KYC action plan targets

·       Perform all duties in accordance with the principles outlined in the KH Code of Conduct, as well as the policies and procedures relevant to your responsibilities, to ensure that you adhere to a culture that treats clients fairly and focuses on the long-term sustainability of client relationships

o   To foresee any potential issues that may affect the on boarding process and provide solutions to enable these problems to be mitigated

o   Train relationship managers on AML, Sanctions, Policy and Procedure, and Compliance procedures

Level of Autonomy and Authority

·       External Private Clients

·       Financial intermediaries / Business Introducers

Profile Required


·       Individual contributor competencies as defined in the SGKH Leadership Model

·       Excellent knowledge of AML/KYC

·       Experience in performing Customer Due Diligence

·       Able to communicate effectively through different backgrounds and cultures

·       Effective written and spoken communication skills

·       Strong risk awareness and able to identify and confidently raise issues

·       Ability to assess and analyse information

·       Attention to detail and focus

·       Team Spirit & Collaboration

·       Business oriented and solution provider “able to think out of the box”

·       Comfortable to have contacts with clients

·       Arabic or Russian language is an asset

Work Experience

·       Experience in similar KYC front office supporting roles

·       Excellent knowledge of AML/KYC

·       Experience of working on Compliance related projects/Customer Due Diligence

·       Wealth management and private banking experience is desirable

Understanding of Middle East or Russian Market is an asset

Desirable: Level 4 diploma qualified (or working towards), Compliance qualification

Why Join Us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business Insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment

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.

Job code: 19000VJF
Business unit: Kleinwort Hambros
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 11/12/2019
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KYC Advisor - Guernsey

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