Sanctions Governance – Sanctions Training Specialist

Permanent contract|New York|Compliance

Sanctions Governance – Sanctions Training Specialist

New York, United States Permanent contract Compliance


Support the U.S. Sanctions team with producing norms, policies and procedures relating to global and US Sanctions – and the creation and delivery of global and local targeted training against those P&Ps.

The role contains three distinct work streams: Training - creation, review and delivery of content for Sanctions-related training initiatives; Policy & Procedures: Creation, validation and Communication of Sanctions-related group and US policies and desktop procedures; and Governance: Oversight of Financial Security governance (including Sanctions Committee), special projects and transversal topics.

 The position reports to the Head of Governance, and includes, but is not limited to, the following functions:

  • Support the development of a Group-wide Training curriculum

  • Develop and produce in-house educational aids and training materials

  • Serve as a liaison with stakeholders from NY, Paris and other primary regions of the bank

  • Sanctions Notices and Guidance memos for clarification of regulatory developments and other Sanctions topics

  • Partner with Compliance counterparts in their responsibilities involving Sanctions-related Laws, Rules, Regulations and Group policies

  • Testing related to control framework.

  • Impacts division and influences peers and team

  • Where applicable, proposes improvements to the end-to-end sanction process and assists in the implementation of such improvements

  • Interacts regularly with management and department leaders

  • Demonstrates the ability to persuade and influence stakeholders at the team level

  • Interacts with the group to express and present US Sanctions regulations

  • Liaise with Head of Sanctions Investigations and Head of Sanctions Advisory on sanctions screening and list management controls, providing support to sanctions technology projects. 

Profile required



  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

  • Working knowledge of banking products & services

  • Familiarity with project management

  • 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

  • 5-7 years’ experience of AML, sanctions, risk, or compliance experience with a financial institution, law firm, regulatory agency, major consulting firm or law enforcement

  • Direct training experience preferred

  • 3+ years of hands on experience with Microsoft Office suite: Outlook, Access, SharePoint(integrating with Access or Database), PowerPoint, Excel (Advanced)

  • Ability to work independently and embody firm values

Employee Specific Job Responsibilities:



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Law Degree (strong preference)



  • English

  • French (nice to have)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Compliance with in depth knowledge of Sanctions & Embargoes and AML regimes is highly desirable

Business insight

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.


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: 22000NJ6
Starting date: 2022/11/07
Publication date: 2022/09/13