KYC Analyst

Permanent contract|Montreal|Banking operations processing

KYC Analyst

Montreal, Canada Permanent contract Banking operations processing


GBSU/CLD/KYC is the unique department within GBIS, responsible of applying the GBIS 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.

  • 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 1-2 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry in a KYC or AML capacity.
  • General knowledge of the different legal and business structures of companies in Latin America as well as being familiar with the official sources and types of legal documents of countries in the region.
  • General knowledge of financial products and project deals in Latin America.

Educational Requirements:

  • Degree caliber candidate with expertise in business or economics related subjects

Desired / Plus: ACAMS

Languages (Other than English): Spanish or Portuguese required.

Business insight

At Société Générale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. Societe Generale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.

In accordance with its commitment to provide a safe work environment for anyone accessing its facilities, under Societe Generale Canada's Covid-19 vaccination policy, only fully vaccinated employees will be allowed to come to the Montreal and Toronto offices.

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, 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: 22000JC9
Starting date: 2022/07/25
Publication date: 2022/06/17