KYC Analyst

Permanent contract|Ireland|Other job functions

KYC Analyst

 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.

The Client Services team is responsible for three activities:

 Client Operational Relationship Management,

 Client Activation and Support Services, Client KYC/AML and

 Client on-boarding and client projects

Summary of the key purposes of the role

The Client Activation and Support Services team needs to grow in order to :

 Perform the role of Anti-Money Laundering for new and existing clients,

 Know your customer for Onboarding new Clients

 In charge of KYC/AML refresh of files

 Close monitoring of AML/KYC files and up-dates

 Explain and request from Clients the required KYC/AML documents

 Be the touch point in the team for any internal or external client requests involving KYC/AML

Summary of responsibilities 

Know Your Customer (KYC) & AML for Onboarding and KYC Refresh files

Ø Analysis of clients profile to determine Customer Due Diligence (CDD) List of requirements to be sent to the clients.

Ø Preparation & sending of emails to request KYC & AML documents from our clients

Ø Monitoring progression of KYC for status each client

Ø Analysis of KYC documents sent by clients

Ø Understand client operational & financial structure charts

Ø Verification of consistency related to FATCA/CRS

Ø Managing & monitoring final KYC/AML approval with close relationship to the validation teams in Paris

Ø Maintenance of internal KYC client databases:

Ø Monitoring of Suspensive conditions related to clients approval.

Ø Managing & monitoring change in client’s data information (as regulatory data (FATCA/CRS related), legal name, address etc..

Ø Reviews/Refreshing of existing clients as soon as requested by KYC internal team or Local Compliance

Ø Manage the storage of all client documents sent for KYC purpose in the local file in an organized way

Ø Be the Gate Keeper between the client, the Paris KYC teams and the local business actors.

Level of Autonomy and Authority

The employee is required to work independently in managing client onboarding KYC files and KYC refresh files.

It is expected that productive and enduring relationships will be formed with key individuals within the SGSS centres of excellence and client/prospect organisations.

As a coordinator, he/she will be required to ensure receiving the backing of all internal stakeholders before engaging with the client.

He/she will be required to challenge the client regarding the documents received and escalate any issues to his/her manager and the Compliance team.

He/she will be required to be the owner of KYC files and work with the Client Service teams on client requests and Onboarding projects.

He/she will represent the team in meetings with the Paris Head Office teams in relation to the ongoing KYC files and be able to provide prioritisation regarding the urgent files to be addressed.

Profile required


 Good Knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations, Know Your Customer (KYC) , FATCA & CRS, GDPR , Financial Services, Local Irish Fund Industry

 Experience in AML and KYC is a requirement.

 Fluent English; knowledge of French language can be an advantage

 Self-starter and ability to work independently

 Ability to work in a team environment and coordinate within the teams locally and in Head office

 Excellent communication skills both written and oral

 Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under time pressure and with extreme accuracy

 Strong Organisational and administrative skills are a key to this role

 Good initiative required but also ability to recognise when escalation of issues needs to be taken.

 A strong client-focused approach

 Excellent team worker, able to work in virtual global teams in a matrix organization

 Open minded, able to share information, transfer knowledge and expertise to/from team members

 Ability to work in a changing environment

 Ability to explain to clients the AML/KYC requirements and present the SGSS process to clients when required

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: 20000N35
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2020/12/14
Publication date: 2020/10/21