unior Compliance Officer acts as a trusted advisor to the assigned Business Units at Societe Generale (SG) Amsterdam and Brussels with the responsibility for providing advice and assisting the Business in achieving appropriate conduct and customer outcomes while managing regulatory and reputational risks that the bank may face as a result of its failure to comply with the relevant laws, regulations and policies.
In particular, the Junior Compliance Officer will support the Heads of Compliance in discharging their AML Officer responsibilities by focusing on more operational aspects of the function and contributing to Business decisions by providing on-
the-ground support and advice on the practical application of the relevant laws and regulations under guidance and supervision of the Heads of Compliance of SG Amsterdam and Brussels;
this includes constantly challenging the Business to demonstrate compliance with the required standards.
Where necessary, the Junior Compliance Officer will also act as a credible ambassador for the 2nd Line of Defence with regards to non-
Financial Crime related agenda, mainly Anti-Bribery and Corruption, and will support the Heads of Compliance in achieving the required outcome.
The Heads of Compliance remain ultimately responsible in front of the regulators and branch management.
As Junior Compliance Officer you will be mainly responsible for :
Handling electronic and human-detected AML and Sanctions and Embargoes alerts and liaising with the relevant teams (AML or sanctions and embargo department at head office level);
Conducting further investigations with regards to escalated transaction monitoring alerts and declaring suspicious or dubious transactions to the respective FIU’s in the Netherlands and Belgium;
Supporting the Heads of Compliance in conducting the annual Compliance Risk Assessment with the relevant Group methodology for the activities present in both branches and setting up the resulting action plans;
Supporting the drafting of regulatory reports and discussing the outcome with the Heads of Compliance;
In cooperation with the local legal department, monitoring the regulatory developments in both countries and pro-actively contributing to the maintenance of the local Legal and Regulatory Watch;
Supporting the Compliance Heads in both countries in making sure that any corrective action plans following audits and / or inspections carried out by the supervisory authorities are implemented within the required timelines and to the desired effect;
Liaising with / advising business lines, KYC team and central FCU department in connection with the on-boarding or review of counterparties;
that includes but is not limited to drafting the customer on-boarding and review memo’s;
Helping the Heads of Compliance in the updating of the local compliance policies and procedures in line with the Group's instructions and / or local regulatory laws and regulations;
Actively contributing to enterprise-wide projects with a view to assess their impact and making recommendations from a financial crime compliance perspective.
Well-developed communication skills;
University degree - preferably in Law or (Business) Economics - or relevant 2-3 years’ experience in Compliance, Financial Crime Compliance or an equivalent role or function within international corporate banking industry;
Fluent in English with working proficiency in Dutch and French;
Ability and willingness to travel between Brussels and Amsterdam on a regular basis (50% of time);
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, teamwork and stakeholder management;
Highly organized and ambitious self-starter who can demonstrate commitment to overseeing and servicing the Business and to personal development