VIE: Compliance Analyst

International Volunteer Program|Hong Kong|Compliance

VIE: Compliance Analyst

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • International Volunteer Program
  • Compliance


You will be expected to :

Work with APAC Regional Head of Sanctions Compliance to support senior management (including both at a local and a Group level) in discharging their Sanctions obligations, including but not limited to (i) management reporting, (ii) timely escalation of risks associated with financial crime / reputational matters,  and (iii) on-going review of the adequacy and effectiveness of the sanctions related financial crime control framework;

Work within the APAC Regional Sanctions Compliance team for Asia to ensure SG Group remains regulatory compliant in all S&E related matters including by developing and maintaining a solid knowledge of EU/US/UN/HK S&E regulations; ensure up-to-date knowledge on S&E regulatory trends and perform S&E regulatory watch ;

  • Timely clearance of S&E related alerts, including second level sanctions screening alerts generated through payment filtering system or customers and third parties referential database as well as S&E pre-transaction approval requests related to Trade Finance transactions ;
  • As and when required, the VIE may also be asked to provide support to the broader broader APAC Regional Financial Crime Unit team includin on AML related matters;
  • Liaison with Business Lines, Compliance teams, Global Solution Center Shared Service Center and other relevant departments on the alerts / BSA request handling, ensure the risks identified are managed or escalated and resolved in a timely manner;
  • Undertake ad hoc projects

Profile required

  • Graduate level with legal / finance or other professional qualification is required. Legal qualification covering EU or US law is a plus.
  • Display of innovation, team spirit and time management
  • Fluent English is mandatory

The VIE assignment in a nutshell
This VIE in Hong Kong is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 24 months.
The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information, please see

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.
At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

Company Description

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious.
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA.
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating?
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong. Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model. Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description

The Regional Sanctions Compliance Team within the APAC Financial Crime Unit (FCU) is responsible with Compliance in Asia (CPLE/ASI) to maintain the SG Group FCU Policy standards on Sanctions & Embargoes ; ensuring SG Group remains regulatory compliant in all FCU Sanctions related matters.

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: 2300069C
  • Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
  • Starting date: 2023/07/01
  • Publication date: 2023/03/10