KYC Analyst (Associate)

Permanent contract|Jersey City|Compliance

KYC Analyst (Associate)

Jersey City, United States Permanent contract Compliance


Base Salary Range: $54,000 - $145,000

Base salary range does not include overtime pay, bonus and/or other benefits, where applicable. Actual base salary offer will vary based on skills and experience.

  • Perform the entire scope of quality testing of assigned client profile validations performed by the New Business Onboarding (NBO) and Existing Client Management (ECM) operations teams and other CLD operations teams.
  • Identify, categorize and clearly describe any errors found on client profiles to ensure they are easily understood by all stakeholders so they can be assessed and actioned in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Adhere to guidance, support and training to maintain high quality standards and productivity.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the relevant KYC and AML regulations and related SG policies and procedures required by each production team to perform its respective set of responsibilities.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with  NBO and ECM and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain strong working knowledge of SG systems used to manage KYC data, documentation and related processes.
  • Assist production teams and stakeholders by providing feedback on strategic action plan corrective actions (including technology enhancements, policy / procedure updates, training etc.) to address recurring errors.
  • Partner with QA team members to ensure each monthly testing cycle is completed accurately and on time.
  • Assist with development and maintenance of QA team procedures to clearly define and explain processing responsibilities of team members and stakeholders including service level agreements, system dependencies, sampling / scoring methodologies etc.
  • Assist with preparing periodic reporting of key processing and risk metrics for management
  • Escalate issues to QA Team Lead and management as needed to ensure they are addressed in a timely fashion.
  • Apply KYC principals (as expressed, in FATF EU 3rd AML Directive, US Patriot Act, and FINRA) to assist SG with maintaining strong quality assurance controls.
  • Maintain knowledge of current Global and Local requirements of KYC and AML through online, in person and distributed training.
  • Assist with responding to data requests from internal & external auditors.
  • Provide support to QA Team Lead and KYC management in new and ongoing initiatives as needed.

Profile required

Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with the 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, Teams)


  • Strong and clear / structured oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to partner 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, address conflicts and escalate issues where appropriate
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and use judgment to assure all issues and concerns are managed properly and timely
  • Embody Team Spirit

Experience Needed:

  • Four to Six years of experience in the Financial Services industry in a KYC or AML capacity.

Educational Requirements:

  • Degree calibre candidate with expertise in business or economics related subjects
  • Desired / Plus: ACAMS

Languages: (Other than English)"

  • French / Spanish a plus

Why join us

The Operations Department (OPER) ensures the operational processing and control of activity across all Global Banking and Investor Solutions (GBIS) business lines. OPER implements all necessary means to ensure the operational, administrative and financial processing of capital markets and credit operations initiated by these business lines. In addition, OPER ensures the control and security of transaction processing in accordance with current financial regulations while acting as the first level of control on operations and booking quality. OPER provide all necessary support during the lifecycle of the transaction, perform Know Your Customer processing and provide general client relationship management. OPER also acts to steer the evolution of regulatory projects and controls our external service providers.

Client Lifecycle & Digital (CLD) is the global cross-business client management division for Société Générale.  CLD’s mission is to provide a simplified, differentiated experience for SG’s clients and employees over the client’s entire lifecycle.  Within CLD, the Know Your Customer (KYC) group has primary responsibility for performing the customer onboarding and periodic review processes in accordance with regulations and SG policies / procedures.  Within KYC, the Quality Assurance team (QA) is responsible for assessing completed onboarding and periodic review files to confirm compliance with regulations and SG policies / procedures.

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.


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: An engaged workforce that is demographically diverse in a way that reflects the communities in which we operate. An inclusive culture and workplace that recognizes employees' unique needs and utilizes their diverse talents. To engage our community and marketplace and position the organization to meet the needs of all its clients. For more information about our D&I initiatives, please visit this link: (

Hybrid Work Environment:

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.

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: 22000TW3
Starting date: 2023/03/06
Publication date: 2023/01/03