KYC Officer - M/W

Permanent contract|Warsaw|Risks

KYC Officer - M/W

Warsaw, Poland Permanent contract Risks


The Client Lifecycle and Digital (‘CLD’) department is part of the Wholesale Client Technology and Operations division of Global Banking and Investor Solutions (‘GBIS’).  As part of the Global Banking Service Unit (GBSU), it is globally in charge of the client experience across the GBIS activities. Its mission is to ensure a simple-track and distinctive client journey, both on clients’ and on employees’ side, with a continuous commitment all along our clients’ lifecycle.


The KYC Officer role is available in the Warsaw KYC team, that covers the client onboarding and review for entities of Société Générale Group.

The positions require a natural interest and curiosity to learn about financial markets and banking activities and the ability to reprioritize tasks in order to enhance our service to the client and internal stakeholders. Candidates must be able to focus in high pressure situations and are self-motivated to develop themselves through proactive engagement within the team and across business units.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Be a single point of contact / hinge between the business lines, compliance and management;
  • Facilitate new clients onboarding / existing clients management: perform due diligence controls, write risk assessments, validate / update client profiles;
  • Perform KYC/AML support functions.

Profile required

Studies & experience:

  • University or business school graduate, with a degree qualifying you to work in the financial sector, majoring in finance, economics, law or international relations;
  • 3-5 years recent prior professional employment in a related field.

Language skills:

  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken);
  • Polish – Intermediate level;
  • Other language skills would be considered a plus.

Technical, operational & Soft skills:

  • Good knowledge of KYC, regulatory controls (Tax, MIFID, EMIR, DFA);
  • First-hand professional experience of the European financial regulatory environment (AML, PEP, tax).
  • International experience is considered a plus and may justify basic knowledge of the local regulations;
  • Understanding of the specific stakes of the business lines Global Markets, Global Finance, Coverage & Investment Banking regarding business development and their needs related to KYC period reviews;
  • Good cooperation skills and ability to work with multiple interlocutors of different levels/backgrounds and from various business units;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills, and willingness to develop these on the job;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (sense of service and flexibility that are expected in support functions), and motivation to improve these with experience;
  • Excellent time management and ability to work autonomously;
  • Excellent ability to self-study and engagement to learn under pressure;
  • Responsible, committed with a good attention to detail.
  • Result driven & quality-oriented way of working;
  • Assertiveness, good negotiation skills and conviction;
  • Team Spirit.

Why join us

Société Générale group has been operating in Poland since 1976 which makes it one of the foreign banks with the longest presence in the country. It provides services in the area of corporate and investment banking (Société Générale S.A. Branch in Poland), insurance (Sogecap S.A. Branch in Poland and Sogessur S.A Branch in Poland) and leasing (ALD Automotive and SG Equipment Leasing).

As a key pillar of the Société Générale Group’s universal banking model, SG CIB supports the economy by playing a key intermediary role, offering broad market access to issuers and smart investment solutions to investors. The service we bring to our corporate and financial institutions clients revolves around three main activities - investment banking, financing and markets - and our global franchises of equity derivatives and natural resources. For our clients we stand out because we are a trusted advisor with a worldwide leading engineering expertise and a quality product suite.

Société Générale Poland is a multi-category bank offering every employee the possibility to have several careers in a professional career path. Internal mobility and training are two core areas we focus on, in a dynamic, prosperous and evolving context.

Business insight

At Société Générale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating?
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved

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: 21001017
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2022/01/04