Senior KYC Advisory Analyst

Job code: 190001S0
Date of publication: 21-03-2019
Starting date
Job function
Legal / Taxation / Compliance
Business unit
Montreal - Canada
Job type
Permanent contract


  • Support oversight over the KYC Program:
    • Participate in carrying out new or existing KYC-related projects
    • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with KYC Operations and the business
  • Oversee the Junior member(s) of the KYC advisory team
  • KYC advisory processes
    • Review, analyze, and approve KYC files of higher risk clients 
    • Work on KYC-related escalations and handle KYC queries and requests from the business and KYC Operations 
    • Perform KYC-related testing through the permanent supervision framework 
    • Escalate issues to KYC Advisory Management, where appropriate 
    • Participate in KYC related meetings, calls, and committees


  • Knowledge of current anti-money laundering and KYC requirements, including the Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act preferred.
  • Previous experience (5+ years) within Enhanced Due Diligence, Client Onboarding or KYC areas
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast moving and demanding environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and proficiency in Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong ability to partner with KYC, Operations and business lines
  • Exemplary personal ethics and desire to always adhere to rules and regulations
  • Ability to work well in a highly diverse team


Societe Generale is a global financial institution and one of the largest foreign corporate and investment banks. As such, it has a diverse population which fosters opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in different countries as well as access to international mobility. The firm recently unveiled its new brand platform “The Future is You” which not only demonstrates its commitment and responsibility to its clients, but also to its employees as their ideas and actions can make an impact on the direction of the organization. The Societe Generale U.S. Compliance Department is looking to hire individuals in Montreal as an extension of its U.S. team in the following divisions: Financial Crime Compliance, Digital Transformation Office, Testing, Monitoring & Risk Assessment and Capital Markets Surveillance. These individuals will be provided training by U.S. staff and will assist the team with day-to-day responsibilities on projects and deliverables for the Americas (U.S., Canada and Brazil) region.

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