Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth.
The Regional Financial Crime Analyst, APAC has responsibility for the region in assisting the Regional Head of Financial Crime Unit (FCU) in maintaining the SG Group FCU Policy standards (mainly AML, KYC, Sanctions);
ensuring SG Group remains regulatory compliant in all FCU related matters.
In particular, the post holder will be one of the subject matter experts within FCU's Sanctions and Trade Finance Advisory team providing expert advice to the business lines and support functions on a day-to-day basis.
The post holder is also expected to proactively implement policies and procedures, keep senior management informed of financial crime related matters and risks in a timely manner, contribute to the training and awareness program, conduct on-
going review of the adequacy and effectiveness of the financial crime control framework, and undertake ad hoc projects to enhance on an ongoing basis the Compliance program.
Liaison with Business Lines, KYC Team and other relevant departments to provide, in a timely manner, Compliance opinions in relation to
Proposed transactions (including trade finance transactions, syndicated loans, debt issuances, advisory mandates etc.) and
Onboarding and regular reviews of customers with higher sanctions / AML risks
Provide advice in relation to the inclusion of compliance clauses in legal documentation
Timely clearance of AML / KYC / Sanctions related alerts, including but not limited to second level sanctions screening alerts
Work with Business Lines, KYC Team and support functions to implement the relevant policies and procedures related to Sanctions and Trade Finance Compliance
Maintain a solid knowledge of EU / US / HK sanctions and AML regulations; ensure up-to-date knowledge on regulatory trends, trade-
based money laundering typologies, market practices and standards
Undertake ad hoc projects
Graduate level with legal / finance or other professional qualification is required. Legal qualification or previous experience covering EU and US sanctions regulations is a plus.
Exposure to Sanctions / AML Compliance and Trade Finance with at least 1-2 years industry experience
Fluent in English. Fluency in Putonghua is an advantage, but not a prerequisite
Solid knowledge of EU, OFAC and HK sanctions regimes
Good understanding of trade finance products and the business line activities
Working knowledge of global regulatory and financial services legislation as it pertains to AML rules relevant to the business line
Good communications and influencing skills
Good presentation and report-writing skills
Excellent analytical skills and a critical thinker
Excellent adaptability to an international environment
Open-minded, willing to take suggestions and work together for solutions
Proactive with a strong motivation to learn and gain knowledge required to perform
Flexibility - Adaptability
Ability to make Decisions
Ability to Work under pressure