KYC Analyst

Permanent contract|Jersey City|Banking Operations

KYC Analyst

Jersey City, United States Permanent contract Banking Operations


  • Maintain a working knowledge of AML and OFAC regulations and SG policies and procedures

  • Maintain strong working relationship with the business lines 

  • Maintain strong working relationship with AML Compliance  

  • Escalates issues to the manager and to senior stakeholders when required  

  • Apply the SGUS Know Your Customer Procedures to assigned accounts

  • Conduct IDD / CDD / EDD (including screening) on assigned clients

  • Ensure information and documentation provided by Business Lines is correct and in good form

  • Maintain high quality standard, high productivity, and produce high quality KYC memos

  • When applicable:

  • QC / Case Lead is accountable for the timely completion of KYC Profile end to end

  • QC coordinates with CFA, SME, Compliance and BMO to ensure the timely completion of the files and resolves any blocking points in their respective scope

  • QC provides timely update to the Team Leads and also alerts on any issues that may have been noted during the KYC review

  • QC is responsible for the Post completion aspects of a file such as the Quality Score or Error Remediations etc.

Profile required

Technical Skills

  • Ability to apply principles of risk-based KYC, client risk assessment and the products used in a wholesale banking and institutional broker dealer business
  • Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Internal systems and tools required to perform the relevant responsibilities


  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to partner locally and globally with Compliance, other KYC departments in SG, and business lines
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure
  • An inquisitive nature and ability to spot issues, and address conflicts and escalate issues where appropriate
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to meet time commitments
  • Ability to work independently and use judgment to address all issues and concerns are managed properly and timely
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to convey results of analysis in well written proposals
  • Strong organization skills

Experience Needed:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry in a KYC or AML capacity.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree with focus in business or economics related subjects
  • Desired / Plus: ACAMS

Languages (Other than English):

  • Proficiency in French, Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus

Business insight

Client Centricity is one of Société Générale Global Banking Services’ top objectives for its 2020 strategic plan. We are building a holistic view of our interactions with our clients in all business lines so that we can offer them a coherent and consistent experience. With that goal in mind, the Client Lifecycle and Digital group (CLD) was officially created in July 2019 to be the transverse cross-business client division of Global Banking and Investor Solutions.

Our mission:

  • To manage the Client life cycle, overseeing the full coordination of the Client Lifecycle: onboarding, reviews, offboarding
  • To enforce Client intelligence on Wholesale Clients, by developing our broad client knowledge (Clients referential, KYC & regulatory data, commercial & profitability data, …
  • To develop quality of service and client experience, offering quality of service for both customer and employee journeys, relying on SG Market platform

Our conviction? This relationship is rooted in a simplified, differentiated experience for our clients and employees, and in the assurance of a permanent commitment over the client's entire lifecycle and interactions.

This is a unique department within Global Banking Investment Services responsible for applying the KYC Policy, running KYC analysis and approval for clients under CPLE supervision for all wholesale clients (except Private Banking). In addition, the KYC department oversees Quality and controls, norms, subject matter expertise and remediations.

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: 210009C4
Starting date: 2021/05/03
Publication date: 2021/03/25