KYC/Compliance Analyst Contract

 Montreal, Canada       Fixed term contract        Corporate and Investment Banking


The candidate will execute on KYC advisory processes.

KYC advisory processes:

  • Review, analyze, and approve KYC files of higher risk regional and global clients;
  • Work on KYC-related escalations and handle KYC queries and requests from KYC Operations and the business lines;
  • Perform KYC-related testing through the permanent supervision framework;
  • Escalate issues to KYC Advisory Management, where appropriate;
  • Participate in KYC related meetings, calls, and committees;
  • Assist with gathering and formatting KYC-related metrics and reports for KYC Advisory and Financial Crime Compliance Management.

Profile Required


  • Knowledge of current anti-money laundering and KYC requirements, including the Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to prioritize and work in a dynamic, deadline-focused environment
  • Exemplary personal ethics and desire to always adhere to rules and regulations
  • Ability to work well in a highly diverse team
  • Ability to communicate well across all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated history of taking initiative

Technical Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and proficiency in Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research skills, and experience with online research systems including web-based tools

Prior work experience:

  • Preferred previous experience within Enhanced Due Diligence, Client Onboarding or KYC areas


  • BA/BS required
  • English language is required
  • ACAMS certification is a plus

Why Join Us

Société Générale is a global financial institution and one of the largest foreign corporate and investment banks. As such, it has a diverse population which fosters opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in different countries as well as access to international mobility. The firm recently unveiled its new brand platform “The Future is You” which not only demonstrates its commitment and responsibility to its clients, but also to its employees as their ideas and actions can make an impact on the direction of the organization.

Business Insight

The Société Générale Americas Compliance Department monitors the corporate banking, investment banking and broker–dealer activities and reports on the compliance risks and issues to Société Générale Americas and Group Compliance Senior Management. The Société Générale Americas Compliance Department also works closely with the Global Compliance Department in Paris to ensure effective implementation of Global Compliance policies. The Société Générale Americas Compliance Department is also responsible for monitoring the handling of sensitive confidential business information through the Compliance Control Room. It administers the Employee Investment Policy, arranges for the registration of broker–dealer personnel, and conducts compliance training. Additionally, the Advisory Team provides guidance and advice on relevant rules and regulations. Finally, the Financial Crime department is responsible for ensuring compliance with anti-money laundering and sanctions regulations

The Société Générale Americas Compliance Department is expanding its operations in Montreal to support the following divisions: Financial Crime Compliance, Digital Transformation Office, Testing, Monitoring & Risk Assessment and Capital Markets Surveillance. These individuals will assist the team with day-to-day responsibilities on projects and deliverables for the Americas (U.S., Canada and Brazil) region.

The Know Your Customer (“KYC”) Advisory team, within Financial Crime Compliance, performs enhanced due diligence reviews of higher risk customers, provides KYC-related advice to the business and KYC Operations. The team is responsible for centralized oversight of the KYC Program.  In addition, the KYC Advisory team is involved in Americas and global KYC related initiatives to enhance the overall KYC platform.

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.

Job code: 20000MIZ
Starting date: 02/11/2020
Date of publication: 14/10/2020
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KYC/Compliance Analyst Contract

Fixed term contract   |   Montreal   |   Corporate and Investment Banking