Senior KYC Specialist

 Jersey City, United States       Permanent contract        Banking Operations


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 / Customer Due Diligence / Enhanced Due Diligence (including screening) on assigned new 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, validation of KYC memo to be submitted to compliance
  • 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

Business Insight

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.

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: 20000KWP
Starting date: 02/11/2020
Date of publication: 14/10/2020
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Senior KYC Specialist

Permanent contract   |   Jersey City   |   Banking Operations