Lead Expert

Permanent contract|Chennai|Compliance

Lead Expert

Chennai, India Permanent contract Compliance


Main responsibilities


  • Develop team programs that support the organization’s business strategy
  • Ensure financial compliance with Organization’s policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and banking regulations
  • Identifies and recommends potential solutions that monitor, detect or prevent money laundering or terrorist finance activity
  • The candidate will operate within a multi-jurisdiction platform and deal with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and culture
  • Ability to work independently and accurately prioritize workload with minimal supervision


  • Analytical skills and solid financial expertise are paramount
    • Necessary to understand communications of Front Officers and transactions on complex products.
    • The candidate must be ready to cope with a significant workload of alerts and messages to review every day
    • Promptly undertake communications surveillance using the firm's oral and written communications surveillance tools
    • Promptly investigate and clearly communicate issues arising from the surveillance activities, involving advisory compliance officers as required
    • Required to exercise judgment on regulatory risks applicable for both Trade and Communications surveillances
    • Actively participate in regulatory and internal investigations as required
    • Manage and Mitigate Risks - Conclude investigations of potential and actual non- compliant activities (Intermediate)& Review system safeguards and recommend process enhancements

Team Leadership

  • Ensure team members have individual performance plans
  • Monitor team performance and conduct regular appraisals
  • Manage training and development of team members.
  • Cooperate and support the management in implementation of any other initiative that may arise during the year

Relationship Management

  • Foster a customer-focused working environment, with clear responsibilities and expectations for team members
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with key clients
  • Establish and maintain active and constructive relationships with other teams in the organization.
  • Ensure team members understand Client needs and deliver the expected outcomes
  • Regularly review work processes for areas of improvement
  • Share best practices with peers and support in creating a Culture of Excellence

Profile required

Experience:  7-8 years of relevant experience in Trade Finance & Compliance

Functional & Technical Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Must have a proven experience in a Trade Surveillance role using SMARTS Trade Surveillance tool.
  • Knowledge of Risk, Compliance and Controls
  • Having experience in both Trade surveillance and Communication Surveillance will be an added advantage
  • Good analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear manner
  • Solid critical thinking skills
  • Solid problem-solving skills
  • Solid decision-making skills
  • Ability to develop partnerships and collaborate with other business and functional areas
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
  • Ability to identify risks and propose mitigation plans
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills

Why join us

“We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status”.

Business insight

At Societe Generale, 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: 22000P6J
Entity: SG Global Solution Centre
Starting date: 2022/12/15
Publication date: 2022/09/12