OFAC Compliance Screening & Tuning

 New York, United States       Permanent contract        Legal / Taxation / Compliance


This role is responsible for taking the lead/assisting on sanctions screening matters, including, but not limited to:

  • Ensure SGUS’s screening is in line with OFAC/EU and all other applicable sanctions laws and regulations. 
  • Oversight of Technology and Operations teams on issues related to sanctions screening and list management including tuning, analytics and data governance.
  • Liaise with Group Compliance and Technology teams in Paris on sanctions screening issues, including list management, rules and good guys.
  • Proactively identify regulatory compliance and/or operational issues and implement solutions to improve control environment.  
  • Recommend opportunities for tuning the sanctions screening lists with rules and good guys, and develop structure for ongoing reviews of interdiction lists.  
  • Proactively represent US Sanctions Compliance in all initiatives to implement or upgrade sanctions screening software 
  • Supervise testing of ITEC modifications from a user perspective and sign-off on system changes as needed.
  • Execution of enhancements of processes and procedures with a commitment to consistency and successful implementation within the set targets and deadlines.
  • Manage multiple projects and meet timely deadlines.
  • Identify potential screening gaps and develop implementation plans to address them.
  • Develop and prepare key metrics for daily and monthly oversight and reporting to senior management. 
  • Participate in and lead special projects in support of the US Sanctions Compliance program.  
  • Assist with coordination of materials for internal and external OFAC/sanctions-related regulatory examinations.

Profile Required


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.  

  • Strong public speaking skills.

  • Ability to work closely with technology teams, explaining regulatory needs to system developers and technicians.

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a complex organization, across multiple cultures, geographies, and disciplines.

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

  • Prior Sanctions Compliance experience, including List Management/Tuning.


Required: Bachelor’s Degree


Required: English

Supervision Duties:

Prior Supervisory experience preferred

Business Insight

The SGUS Compliance Department works closely with the Global Compliance Department in Paris to ensure timely and effective implementation of Global Compliance policies and to coordinate on 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 and Compliance Manuals arranges for the registration of broker-dealer and FCM personnel, conducts compliance training and generally monitors the corporate banking, investment banking, broker-dealer and FCM activities of SGUS. 

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: 19000Y1Q
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 18/12/2019
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OFAC Compliance Screening & Tuning

Permanent contract   |   New York   |   Legal / Taxation / Compliance