Senior Business Data Specialist

 Jersey City, United States       Permanent contract        Banking Operations


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Conducting CDD / EDD on assigned new clients in all risk classes (Low -High Risk)
  • OFAC/World-Check screening
  • Ensuring information and documentation provided by Business Lines is correct and in good form
  • Maintain a working knowledge of AML and OFAC regulations and be able to relate them to SG policies and procedures
  • Apply the SGUS Know Your Customer Procedures to assigned accounts
  • Maintain good working relationship with the business lines

Profile Required

Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with the principles of risk-based KYC, client risk assessment and the products used in a wholesale banking and institutional broker dealer business

  • Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)

  • Ability to partner with Compliance, other KYC departments in SG, and business lines

  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure

  • An inquisitive nature and ability to spot issues, and address conflicts and escalate issues where appropriate

  • Excellent problem solving and time management skills

  • Ability to work independently and use judgment to assure all issues and concerns are managed properly and timely


Experience Needed:

  • 4-6 year’s experience in the Financial Services industry in a KYC or AML capacity

Educational Requirements:
  • Degree caliber candidate with expertise in business or economics related subjects

Desired / Plus: ACAMS

Languages: (Other than English) French & Spanish a plus

Why Join Us

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.

Business Insight

The Operations Department (OPER) ensures the operational processing and control of activity across all Global Banking and Investor Solutions (GBIS) business lines (Capital Markets, ex-Newedge & Financing). OPER implements all necessary means to ensure the operational, administrative and financial processing of capital markets and credit operations initiated by these business lines. In addition, OPER ensures the control and security of transaction processing in accordance with current financial regulations while acting as the first level of control on operations and booking quality. OPER provide all necessary support during the lifecycle of the transaction, perform Know Your Customer processing and provide general client relationship management. OPER also acts to steer the evolution of regulatory projects and controls our external service providers.


CLIC (Client Lifecycle Intelligence and Care) is the global cross-business client management division for Societe Generale.  CLIC’s mission is to provide a simplified, differentiated experience for SG’s clients and employees over the client’s entire lifecyle.  Within CLIC, the CLM (Client Lifecycle Management) department has primary responsibility for:

  • Coordinating the onboarding process
  • Managing client data with a guarantee of quality and completeness
  • Protecting the bank and its clients by applying KYC regulations

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: 19000XOR
Business unit: SG Americas Securities
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 18/12/2019
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Senior Business Data Specialist

Permanent contract   |   Jersey City   |   Banking Operations