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Trainee - KYC Business Analyst - Others - London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Aug 9, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Description of the Business Line or Department

Société Générale Corporate Investment Banking (SGCIB) is part of the Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole of Société Générale group (GBIS) that encompasses Corporate & Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Investor Services (18,000 employees in 53 countries). As a Corporate and Investment bank, we support our core clients in their long-term and strategic goals across four essential functions: financing, advisory services, risk management and investment solutions.

The Trainee KYC BA role sits within the Control Tower, specifically within Existing Client Management - ECM (KYC reviews). The KYC function is a pillar of SGCIB's anti-money laundering system. Its mission is to ensure the bank is compliant with its obligation of client identification and due diligence on a worldwide basis and to provide the institution with adequate and complete client information.

KYC/ECM carries out the review process on a worldwide basis with three main missions:

• Conduct the reviews of existing clients based on periodic cycle

• Perform verification and controls pertaining to the identity and reputation of clients (customer due diligence) to ensure compliance of the Bank with regulatory obligations of vigilance; and validate the acceptability of the client relationship per internal compliance standards and procedures.

• Ensure the relevance, quality and accuracy of main client description and categorization attributes in SGCIB and SG Group client data bases.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

Based in London, this role will form an integral part of the KYC Existing Client Management periodic review cycle.

• Assist with the preparation of the annual campaign of the periodic reviews. Identify the scope to be delivered and allocate the reviews in the different country portfolios

• Work with Onshore UK LCT to animate the annual campaign life cycle. Work with global stakeholders for review follow-ups. Assist with the management of review file assignments re-balancing between different portfolios.

• Assist with the analysis of review indicators to identify root causes of poor performance of the review. Assist to monitor the set-up of corrective actions to meet the defined target by the function owner.

Summary of responsibilities

KYC Periodic Reviews

• Assist with the preparation of the annual campaign of the periodic reviews.

• Assist with the animation of the annual campaign life cycle. Work with global stakeholders for review follow-ups. Assist UK LCT to manage review file assignments re-balancing between different portfolios.

• Assist with the governance of the review process and the analysis for problematic KYC reviews or issues and propose solutions.

Deactivation Process

• Act as the first point of contact for issues relating to clients that were deactivated. Ensure post-mortem and action follow-up of the incident, escalating to UK LCT where required.

Restriction Process
  • Assist UK LCT re the coordination between all actors of the process for Missing Documentation, including escalations to/from the Global Team
  • Respect the common calendar and ensure adherence to deadlines
  • Participate when required to discuss exemption rules with FO/Compliance/KYC. Communicate and control statuses of restriction following decision to restrict

• Act as the first point of contact for issues regarding restricted clients. Ensure post-mortem and action follow-up of the incident

Review Process Improvement

• Contribute to the implementation of various deliverables under the KYC Periodic Reviews including restrictions

• Contribute to the analysis and documentation re ECM review process

• Participate in the convergence effort on a worldwide basis with the objective of preventing issues between regions

• Identify opportunities to improve the process by liaising with UK LCT

• When required, contribute to optimization projects impacting the KYC periodic review functions.

Profile required


• Strong large data analytical skills

• A good understanding of the review process with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Control orientated with a change mindset and the ability to challenge policy and processes.

• Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

• Strong organizational and data management skills; self-motivated

• Strong time management skills

• Strong PC skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,

• Demonstratesknowledge of operational processes, issues, post trade activities control and impact to processes

• Flexibility to work on multiple tasks and deadlines

• Effectiveness, team spirit and an ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment

• Educated to degree level

• French is an advantage but not mandatory

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like "hard work" and "dedication" together with "community" and "respect" has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender identity.

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: 24000I7C
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2024/09/30

Publication date: 2024/07/08

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