Sanctions Investigations VP

Permanent contract|New York|Compliance

Sanctions Investigations VP

  • 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 Head of Sanctions Investigations in all matters related to sanctions investigations (e.g., escalations, reporting, investigations, licensing, and disclosures). The person shall be responsible for taking the lead on certain run the bank (“RTB”) and change the bank (“CTB”) functions related to sanctions investigations, including approving licensed transactions, reviewing draft OFAC filings and responses to OFAC requests for information (RFIs)/administrative subpoenas. The position reports to the Head of Sanctions Investigations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify OFAC compliance issues/concerns and make suggestions and/or take corrective action to implement solutions to improve controls/operations.

  • Review written products analyzing sanctions investigations, including draft OFAC filings.

  • Investigate and review complicated investment deals and transactions for the various lines of business.

  • Lead CTB projects related to the remediation of procedural and/or control gaps.

  • Review monthly metrics report for head office and senior management. 

  • Review annual blocked property report as well as foreign regulatory filings.

  • Help to facilitate governance over sanctions lists/screening framework

  • Assist in the review of OFAC regulatory examination and internal audit deliverables.

  • Provide timely advice and guidance to all appropriate business units for OFAC concerns.

  • Provide subject matter expertise to the Group Sanctions Compliance office for OFAC and U.S. specific sanctions.

  • Provide advice and support to the Head of Sanctions Investigations on policies and procedures to ensure compliance with OFAC filtering and reporting requirements for all business units.

  • Keep abreast of SG Group sanctions policies, OFAC sanctions, and respective reporting requirements.

  • Be a central point of contact for OFAC related escalations, both from junior employees and SGUS business lines/support functions.

  • Seek guidance directly from OFAC as necessary.

  • Assist in the provision of sanctions related training for employees as needed.

  • Ensure appropriate escalation of serious sanctions related matters to the OFAC Officer and AMLO.

  • Review for adherence to AML/OFAC Compliance policies and procedures and assist in maintaining these policies and procedures and establishing controls to test for adherence.

Profile required

Profile Required

  • Strong knowledge of OFAC and EU sanctions regulations and USA PATRIOT Act and demonstrated ability to apply relevant sanctions regulations to in-process transactions. 
  • 5-9 years’ experience in the financial services firm.

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple deliverables and a range of OFAC risk management responsibilities.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Conduct legal and investigative research utilizing open-source research systems.
  • Proficiency with word processing, computer applications, databases and spreadsheets including but not limited to: MS Word, Excel, Outlook, World Check and other internet based programs.
  • High ethical standards, respect for confidentiality and privacy.  

Why join us

Société Générale’s US Financial Crime Compliance (“FCC”) Department is responsible for ensuring compliance with anti-money laundering (“AML”), Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, OFAC and sanctions regulations for the operations of SG in the U.S.  The Department performs, among other responsibilities, AML transaction monitoring and SAR filing, OFAC screening and reporting, as well as advisory and control functions across SGUS bank and broker dealer businesses.  The Department is also responsible for the management of the tools used for sanctions screening and AML transaction monitoring.

The Sanctions Compliance Investigations Team is responsible for reviewing and investigating all potential violations of OFAC, E.U. and other sanctions program processed through or otherwise involving SGUS. This includes reviewing alerts on transactions and static data for matches to the OFAC, E.U. and any other applicable lists, reviewing and approving OFAC-licensed transactions, investigating potential matches, reporting blocked property or rejected transactions to OFAC, investigating and drafting Voluntary Self-Disclosures to OFAC, training business lines and SGUS Employees on OFAC/Sanctions issues, liaising with relevant business lines on alerts and sanctions incidents, and coordinating with the Head Office/Group Sanctions Compliance on global investigations, as appropriate. 

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 Diversity & Inclusion 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 Diversity & Inclusion Vision: 
•     Engaged workforce that is demographically diverse in a way that reflects the communities in which we operate
•     Inclusive culture and workplace that recognizes employees' unique needs and utilizes their diverse talents 
•     Engage our community and marketplace, and position the organization to meet the needs of all its clients

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Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, in order 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: 2300059P
  • Starting date: 2023/04/24
  • Publication date: 2023/03/02