Associate, Regional Financial Crime Officer (APAC)

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 26 Apr 17

Associate, Regional Financial Crime Officer (APAC)


SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia.SG CIB provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.


The Regional Financial Crime Officer, has responsibility for the APAC region in assisting the Regional Head of Financial Crime Unit (FCU) in maintaining Societe Generale (SG)'s Group FCU.

Policy standards (i.e. AML, KYC, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery Act, etc); ensuring SG Group remains regulatory compliant in all FCU related matters.

The successful candidate is expected to help implement FCU policies and procedures, keep senior management informed of financial crime related matters and risks, provide expert advice to Business Lines, their respective compliance teams,and support functions on a day-to-day basis in a timely manner, respond to ad-hoc queries related to AML/KYC matters received by the FCU team, and participate in AML/KYC related projects as and when required.

Main responsibilities

  • Report to and work with Regional Head of FCU to support senior management (including both local and Group level) in discharging their AML obligations, including but not limited to

- Management reporting,
- Timely escalation of risks associated with financial crime / reputational matters,
- On-going review of the adequacy and effectiveness of the firm's financial crime control framework.
  • Liaise with KYC Team, Business Lines, Credit/Risk and other relevant departments on the KYC process, i.e. ensure relevant policies and procedures are adhered to, required approval(s) are obtained, risks identified are mitigated and/or escalated and resolved in a timely manner, and provide Compliance sign-off where required.
  • Timely clearance of AML/KYC related alerts, including but not limited to transaction monitoring alerts.
  • Work with KYC Team, support functions and Business Lines to implement the relevant policies and procedures related to correspondent banking and ensure compliance.
  • Maintain a solid knowledge of financial crime related rules and regulations; ensure up-to-date knowledge on regulatory trends, market practices and standards.
  • Undertake ad hoc projects.
  • The incumbent has certain level of day-to-day autonomy to determine how best to deliver the responsibilities set out above, within a global compliance advisory framework determined by the Global Head of FCU and applied consistently around the world and across all areas of FCU.
  • By taking into consideration the risk appetite of SG, she/he is accountable for the quality, appropriateness and timeliness of compliance advice given to the Business Lines, KYC team and other internal teams, as well as the outcome that arise as a result.
  • Liaise with internal and external contacts (as necessary):
- Internal: Business Lines, KYC team, other control and support functions, and as well as Group / Global management levels within the Compliance function.
- External: Regulatory and Exchange authorities as required, relevant external advisors (audit, consulting and legal firms), as well as trade associations and industry bodies.



  • Strong team player, ability to engage in frequent interaction and communication across all areas of the Compliance department
  • Tertiary qualifications in finance, legal or related disciplines
  • Solid exposure to Financial Crime, AML and/or general Compliance experience with at least 2-4 years industry experience
  • Fluent in English & Cantonese, fluency in Mandarin is advantageous
  • Working knowledge of global regulatory and financial services legislations as pertains to AML, Sanctions and ABC rules relevant to SG's business activities
  • Good understanding of relevant business activities of SG