KYC Analyst

Permanent contract|Montreal|Banking operations processing

KYC Analyst

  • Montreal, Canada
  • Permanent contract
  • Banking operations processing



The aim of Global Business Service Unit (GBSU) Canada is to deliver day-to-day services to Société Générale investment and corporate bank units and their clients to accelerate their transformation. GBSU differentiates itself from competitors with the pace of the agile transformation delivered, spreading the technology and data culture, shortening the decision-making process, and adopting a true industrial approach, leveraging on different teams either transversal or aligned to the different sub business units.

Société Générale’s Client Lifecycle and Digital Group (CLD) acts as a transversal client group for all B2B clients and oversee operations and IT associated with the full Client Lifecycle including onboarding, reviews and offboarding. CLD is responsible for implementing and assuring consistent application of SG’s local and global KYC Policies and procedures, FATCA and any other regulatory requirements associated with on boarding a new client and performing annual periodic reviews of existing clients.

Specifically, the CLD department is looking for a Senior KYC Specialist to join the team in charge of performing KYC reviews/refresh, determining the required documentation, and performing due diligences to fulfill regulatory and SG’s requirements.


What will be your DAY-TO-DAY?

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of AML/CFT/BSA and OFAC/SDN regulations, as well as SG policies and procedures
  • Foster strong relationships locally and globally with other KYC departments, business lines, and Compliance
  • Apply SG KYC Procedures to assigned accounts and monitor daily progress
    • Conduct Customer Due Diligence/Enhanced Due Diligence, including screening, on assigned clients
    • Coordinate document collection from public sources, internal stakeholders, and external clients
    • Ensure accuracy and completeness of information and documentation provided by business lines and clients
    • Uphold high-quality standards, productivity, and produce clear KYC memos
    • Review and validate KYC memos for High/Med High clients when applicable
  • Provide timely updates and alerts on any issues noted during KYC onboarding
  • Resolve post-completion aspects of files, such as error remediations
  • Offer guidance and assistance to the team when needed

Profile required

Skills and Qualifications:

Must Have:

  • Ability to apply and challenge risk-based KYC principles, client risk assessment, and products used in wholesale banking and institutional broker dealer businesses
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate locally and globally with Compliance, other SG KYC departments, and business lines
  • Strong organization and time management skills, with the ability to work well under pressure
  • Inquisitive nature, capable of spotting issues, addressing conflicts, and escalating where necessary
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and adherence to time commitments
  • Autonomy in addressing all issues and concerns promptly and appropriately
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to convey analysis results effectively

Experience Needed

  • 1-3 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry in a KYC or AML capacity



  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or economics related subjects
  • ACAMS Certification a plus

Languages: French, English

Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, is a requirement as the person in this position will need to collaborate regularly with colleagues and partners in the United States.

Due to US Federal Securities law applying to this position, candidates who will apply for this position will be required to submit to an enhanced background screening, including the collection of their fingerprints by a third-party vendor selected by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).

Why join us



Competitive compensation & benefits offering, including but not limited to:

  • Minimum of 20 Vacation days + 4 personal days 
    • Supportive Maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave policy 
    • Health spending ($2,000/year) and personal spending ($1,000/year) accounts with 75+ eligible reimbursement categories (health, training, electronics etc.)

Fully sponsored virtual healthcare assistance and Employee Assistance Program to you and your immediate family

Various Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to engage with such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet, etc.

  • A culture of continuous development by encouraging our employees various training programs (online training and coaching platform such as Coursera, GoFluent, Pluralsight, First Finance, and others)

Business insight

At Societe Generale, 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.
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Our Diversity & Inclusion Mission: Recruit, develop, advance, and retain a diverse workforce that is united in our efforts to enhance our competitive position and deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Vision: 
•     Engaged workforce that is demographically diverse in a way that reflects the communities in which we operate
•     Inclusive culture and workplace that recognizes employees' unique needs and utilizes their diverse talents 
•     Engage our community and marketplace, and position the organization to meet the needs of all its clients

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Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, in order to promote interaction and collaboration with colleagues while adhering to all SG standard protocols.  Hybrid work arrangements vary based on business area.  The applicable Business lines will determine and communicate the work arrangements that best meet their business needs.

Societe Generale is an equal opportunity employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. We are committed to recognizing and promoting the talents and achievements of our employees and staff, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and any other characteristic or status protected under applicable law.
We strive to write our postings as inclusively as possible. If, however, one gender is used alone in this display, it designates persons of all gender identities.

Reference: 24000FOO
Starting date: 2024/07/29
Publication date: 2024/06/13