KYC / AML Officer

Permanent contract|Ireland|Other job functions

KYC / AML Officer

 Ireland  Permanent contract  Other job functions


Description of the Business Line or Department

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has been active in Ireland for 20 years and is a leading player in servicing Irish domiciled and offshore collective investment vehicles. We act locally as fund administrator and depositary for a wide range of international clients who manage schemes from UCITS to AIFs including private equity and real estate structures, hedge funds and special purpose vehicles.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

Reporting to the FPS Head of Operations with strong interactions with senior management and the Risk & Compliance department, the Investors KYC / AML Officer is responsible for, amongst other things:

   performing KYC / AML checks on shareholders of the client funds;

   overseeing the legal and regulatory environment with specific focus on Anti Money Laundering (AML) Regulations / FATCA and their implementation within the Transfer Agency perimeter;

   and, implementing and maintaining robust processes for the function covered.

Summary of responsibilities 

   Review of account opening documentation including analytical risk assessment for new investor accounts within agreed time frames

   Complete risk assessment and executive summary on complex investor for review by compliance

   Support the Registration, Compliance and Risk team in the resolution of complex KYC/AML cases

   Liaise with Compliance Officers of clients in case of escalation (MANCOs)

   Periodically evaluate existing Clients’ Risk according to established policies and procedures and liaise with MANCOs for validating high-risk client accounts

   Periodical review of KYC/AML records as to completeness, including verifying that due diligence has been performed and risk assessments are current and up to date

   Investigating and reporting high-risk clients, including Politically Exposed Persons, collecting all the necessary documentation to complete the client file

   Review and respond to KYC/AML related queries across all clients within agreed time frames

   Run, review and update KYC/AML reports and provide these reports to Clients and Regulatory Authorities

   Based on guidelines defined by CFT following the regulatory watch on new directives, laws and regulations related to KYC/AML, define how to implement those guidelines from an operational point of view

   Provide explanations / training on guidance defined on regulatory requirements (to internal and external)

   Implement and keep up to date procedures that ensure the team is compliant with all KYC/AML and Financial Crimes prevention policies

   Contribute on and prepare/discuss AML reviews as required by Compliance and by the business

   Providing effective support for employees of the Transfer Agent and Compliance

Profile required




Very good knowledge in the following fields would constitute a definite asset for this role:


   Local anti-money laundering laws, rules and regulations, in particular circulars and laws issued by Irish Regulator

   Excellent standard of written English with the ability to write comprehensive summaries and reports relating to complex AML/KYC cases

   Compliance, AML and data privacy experience or other related experience, e.g. legal, risk management, audit, GDPR etc.

   General regulatory requirements and an ability to translate them into operational/process requirements

   ISAE 3402/SSAE16/Long Form Report and other Audit experience (internal/external)

   Knowledge of FATCA and CRS regulations



   Good knowledge of the European AML legislation

   Proactive and communicative with an ability to take initiative and assume responsibility

   Very good analytic skills

   Goal and solution oriented behaviour

   Strong organisation skills and quality focused

   Ability to work under pressure

   Conscientious and accurate working attitude

   To be respectful towards procedures and internal policies

   Team player mentality along with a detail-oriented, proactive approach to work

   Open-minded and capable of building productive working relationships

   Ability to work in partnership with the larger Compliance group

   Can do attitude and willingness to progress


   Previous experience in a financial service environment is an advantage.

   KYC and AML knowledge

   Knowledge and understanding of Irish Compliance

   A sound working knowledge and understanding of traditional and alternative investment fund administration.

A full appreciation of the Irish and non-Irish fund regulatory environment - especially in relation to the regulations applying to fund administration.


Degree required – preferred finance.


   Fluent English essential; knowledge of French language an advantage

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 Société Générale, 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.

Reference: 20000N3S
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2020/12/21
Publication date: 2020/11/17