Senior KYC Analyst

Permanent contract|Jersey City|Compliance

Senior KYC Analyst

Jersey City, United States Permanent contract Compliance


Base Salary Range: $54,000 - $145,000
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.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a working knowledge of AML and OFAC regulations and SG policies and procedures
  • Maintain strong good working relationship with the business lines
  • Maintain strong working relationship with AML Compliance
  • Apply the SGUS Know Your Customer Procedures to assigned accounts
  • Conduct Integrated Due Diligence / Internal Outreach / Customer Due Diligence / Enhanced Due Diligence (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
  • Quality Control and validation of all KYC files
  • When applicable, for High / Med High clients, review and validate KYC memo to be submitted to the Business and Compliance
  • Provide timely update to the Team Lead and also alerts on any issues that may have been noted during the KYC review
  • Resolve all post-completion aspects of a file such as error remediations
  • Provides guidance and assistance to the team in case of difficulty

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


  • 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 KYC memos

Experience Needed

  • 6+ years’ experience in the Financial Services industry in a KYC or AML capacity.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or economics related subjects
  • ACAMS Certification a plus

Languages (other than English)

  • Proficiency in French, Spanish or Portuguese a plus

Why join us

Société Générale’s Client Lifecycle and Digital Group (CLD) acts as a transversal client group for all B2B clients and oversees operations and IT associated with the full Client Lifecycle including onboarding, reviews and offboarding. CLD is responsible for implementing and assuring consistent application of SG’s local and global KYC Policies and procedures, FATCA and any other regulatory requirements associated with on-boarding a new client and performing annual periodic reviews of existing clients. Specifically, the CLD department is charged with reviewing all new client requests and determining the required documentation to fulfill regulatory and SG’s requirements.

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

For more information about our D&I initiatives, please visit this link (

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: 22000W0J
Starting date: 2023/01/09
Publication date: 2022/11/28