Senior KYC Analyst

Permanent contract|New York|Banking operations processing

Senior KYC Analyst

New York, United States Permanent contract Banking operations processing



  • Maintain a working knowledge of AML and OFAC regulations and SG policies and procedures

  • Maintain strong working relationship with the business lines  

  • Maintain strong working relationship with AML Compliance   

  • Apply the SGUS Know Your Customer Procedures to assigned accounts

  • Conduct IDD / CDD / EDD (including screening) on assigned clients

  • Ensure information and documentation provided by Business Lines is correct and in good form

  • Maintain high quality standard, high productivity, and produce high quality KYC memos

When applicable:

  • Facilitate document collection during the KYC periodic review:

  • Collect documentation required based upon counterparty type and products traded as well as approving adequacy of account documentation and financial information received from customers

  • Help the front office navigating our organization/processes and systems in order to bring in new business swiftly and accurately, finding custom solutions to clients' needs

Quality Control (QC) and validation of KYC files:

  • For High / Med High clients, validates the KYC Memo to be submitted to Compliance

  • Document quality control steps and findings in QLL prior validation of the review

  • Act as case lead, being accountable for the KYC profile timely completion end-to-end

  • Coordinate with all stakeholders to ensure the timely completion of the files and resolves any blocking points in their respective scope

  • Provide timely update to the Team Leads and also alerts on any issues that may have been noted during the KYC review

  • Reply to all post-completion aspects of a file such as error remediations

  • Escalate issues to the manager and to senior stakeholders when required  

  • Bring his or her knowledge to the local studies and projects of processes optimization and / or implementation of new products or activities  

  • Contribute to the motivation and helps the team to achieve operational objectives  

  • Provide guidance and assistance to the team in case of difficulty

Profile required

Profile Required

Technical Skills

  • Ability to apply and challenge 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

  • Internal systems and tools required to perform the relevant responsibilities


  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)

  • Ability to partner locally and globally 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 skills and ability to meet time commitments

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

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to convey results of analysis in well written proposals

  • Strong organization skills

Experience Needed:

  • A minimum of 6 years’ 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:


Languages (Other than English):

  • French & Spanish or Portuguese a plus

Business insight


Client Centricity is one of GBS' top objectives for its 2020 strategic plan. We need a holistic view of our interactions with our clients in all business lines so that we can offer them a coherent and consistent experience. With that goal in mind, CLD (Client Lifecycle and Digital) was officially created in July 2019 to be the transverse cross-business client division of Global Banking and Investor Solutions.

GBSU/CLD/KYC is the unique department within GBIS, responsible of applying the GBIS KYC Policy, running KYC analysis and approval for clients under CPLE supervision for all wholesale clients (except Private Banking). In addition, the KYC department oversees Quality and controls, norms, subject matter expertise and remediations.

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: 22000LPS
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2022/09/12