KYC Team Leader

 Jersey City - United States, United States       Permanent contract        Banking Operations


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the KYC periodic review processes ensuring efficient workflow and rigorous follow-up with various departments responsible for the review cycle and monthly output. This includes coordination between US and global stakeholders, including Front Office, Compliance, Credit/Risk, Legal, Treasury and Client Services.
  • Analyze and determine account documentation requirements based upon counterparty type and products traded, as well as approving adequacy of account documentation and financial information received from prospective customers.
  • Create and maintain customer information, documents and product / limit requests in various databases/systems.
  • Work closely with the front office, providing continuous feedback on status of accounts
  • Assist the front office in onboarding new business swiftly and accurately, finding custom solutions to client needs.
  • Participate in committees and meetings as required related to clients, onboarding coordination, new activities, products and exchanges.
  • Contribute to firm-wide projects related to KYC integration, new systems, data remediation, and new regulations.
  • Implement new processes and participate in the launch of new systems
  • Responsible for Quality Learning Log review for all Quality Control efforts under management and provision of action plans for Quality Control Analysts who require support.
  • Own and drive identification, transparency, escalation and resolution of issues.

Profile Required

Competencies and Experience:

Technical Skills:
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills
  • Knowledge of legal documentation
  • Deep knowledge of cross-regional KYC requirements
  • Ability to apply principles of risk-based KYC, client risk assessment and products used in a wholesale banking and institutional broker dealer business.
  • Well-versed in recent regulatory changes which impact KYC processes; e.g. Bank Secrecy Act, Dodd Frank and FATCA
  • Knowledge of cross-regional KYC requirements, including industry-accepted standards for customer due diligence and enhanced due diligence.
  • Sanctions, PEP exposure and adverse news screening experience.
  • Strong data manipulation and metrics gathering skills.
Desired / Plus:
  • Project Management experience
  • Polished presentation skills
  • Client facing experience
  • Strong leadership skills and proven ability to manage production teams;
  • Strong desire to drive productivity and change;
  • Strong project management and data analytics skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills, ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Proactive;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, deadline-focused environment;
  • Team player;
  • Ability to develop goals and partner with stakeholders to implement;
  • Ability to work effectively and influence global teams;
  • Strong execution skills.

Experience Needed:

  • Minimum 7 years banking/finance experience
Desired / Plus:
  • Experience in KYC Periodic Review, Onboarding or Relationship Management within the Financial Services Industry.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Industry-related Compliance and AML Certifications such as CAMS, CFE or CRCM.
Desired / Plus:
  • MBA or Law degree

Why Join Us

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.

Business Insight

The Operations Department (OPER) ensures the operational processing and control of activity across all Global Banking and Investor Solutions (GBIS) business lines (Capital Markets, ex-Newedge & Financing). 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.


The Client Lifecycle & Digitalization Department (CLD) resides as part of the Wholesale Clients Technology & Operations division within Global Banking and Investor Solutions. 


CLD’s mission is to deliver a state-of-the art digital platform, targeting both users and clients in covering pre-trade, execution and post-trade activities. Additionally, our mission is to grow our internal client knowledge and deliver a user-friendly experience through the client lifecycle, while mitigating risk.


Within CLD, the Existing Client Management (ECM) Team performs reviews on clients subject to ongoing KYC periodic reviews.  The ECM Team ascertains key areas of client risk and manages client data to ensure appropriate levels of quality and completeness. The ECM Team serves as a primary risk mitigation source for the bank and its clients by applying and assessing AML/KYC rules and regulations and internal policies.

All our positions are open to people with disabilities

Job code: 19000T4L
Starting date: 23/12/2019
Date of publication: 07/11/2019
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KYC Team Leader

Permanent contract   |   Jersey City - United States   |   Banking Operations