OFAC Advisory VP/Associate

Permanent contract|New York|Compliance

OFAC Advisory VP/Associate

New York, United States Permanent contract Compliance


Base Salary Range: $95,000 - $200,000
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.

Support the U.S. Sanctions Advisory team on matters related to OFAC/ Sanctions regulatory compliance (e.g., sanctions questionnaire escalations, transactional due diligence, FORCES and negative sanctions news).  The position reports to the Head of Sanctions Advisory, and includes, but is not limited to, the following functions:

  • Ability to conduct holistic client reviews considering product offerings, substance of client sanctions disclosures, and the sanctioned activity on behalf of SG globally, to determine whether sufficient controls are in place to mitigate any sanctions risk, including conducting a thorough review of the underlying documentation and performing independent research, using LexisNexis, Dow Jones and/or Orbis.

  • Independently lead sanctions due diligence calls with large, sophisticated, global clients who express a preference to provide a verbal sanction disclosure.

  • Investigate and review complicated investment deals and transactions for the various lines of business, and present the residual risks to senior decision makers, often under tight timeframes.

  • Review and decision sanctions screening and negative news escalations arising from various aspects of the KYC process, including during client on-boarding and periodic reviews.

  • Review, investigate, and assess sanctions risks impacting securities products (e.g., ETFs, options, derivatives) and provide timely responses to business inquiries regarding the same. 

  • Maintain thorough and accurate recordkeeping of all escalated matters.

  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with business counterparts and global compliance partners.

  • Develop and deliver targeted OFAC/ Sanctions trainings for various lines of business and supporting functions.

  • Prepare sanctions risk metrics for the Head of OFAC Sanctions Compliance in addition to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Proactively engages with stakeholders to ensure that reporting aligns to business, regulatory, and governance requirements.

  • Support management in developing controls and procedures.

Profile required



  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to review and understand complex regulations.

  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple cultures, geographies, and disciplines.

  • Ability to balance multiple, changing priorities in a dynamic and fast moving working environment.

  • Well-versed on OFAC and EU sanctions compliance requirements.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Access, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Excel (Advanced).

Employee Specific Job Responsibilities:



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Law Degree (strong preference)



  • English

  • French (nice to have)

Why join us

The SGUS Compliance Department monitors the corporate banking, investment banking and broker–dealer activities of SGUS and reports on the compliance risks and issues to SGUS and Global Compliance Senior Management.  Additionally, the SGUS Compliance Department works closely with the Global Compliance Department in Paris to ensure effective implementation of Global Compliance policies and to coordinate all cross-border business transactions and activities. The SGUS Compliance Department is responsible for monitoring the handling of sensitive confidential business information by SGUS personnel through the Compliance Control Room. It administers the SGUS Employee Investment Policy, arranges for the registration of broker–dealer personnel, and conducts compliance training. In addition, the Advisory Team provides the various business lines with guidance and advice on relevant rules and regulations.  The US Financial Crime department is responsible for ensuring compliance with anti-money laundering (“AML”), Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, OFAC and sanctions regulations for the US operations.  Additionally, AML oversees key processes and risks of the KYC department.

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 D&I 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 D&I 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: https://americas.societegenerale.com/en/societe-generale-about/diversity-and-inclusion/


Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, 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: 22000H8L
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2022/11/04