Assistant Compliance H/F

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Description du poste

American Express is committed to protecting and enhancing its brand and reputation through an intense focus on customer service and ethical business conduct.

Compliance plays a critical role in protecting the company, its brand and its employees through practical, solution-focused guidance on regulatory and ethics-related matters.

 Compliance maintains and continually enhances a comprehensive and highly effective compliance program across the company.

 Compliance strives to be a valued partner to our businesses while building a reputation of credibility and effectiveness with regulators.

In our Compliance department in France, we are looking for a Compliance Assistant.


The compliance assistant role provides compliance advice & support to the business on a range of compliance related activities including conducting compliance monitoring & testing, reporting (including anti-money laundering (AML), reporting & investigation, complaint management, and compliance communications.


Your key tasks and responsibilities are to assist in the following activities:

  • Monitoring of client’s transactions and reporting
  • Carry out specific tests and controls aimed at verifying the effectiveness and robustness of the AML Framework implemented at local level to prevent of the risks of money laundering
  • Advice the Business in AML related matters that could impact the day-by-day activities;
  • Assessment of customers identified as “Politically Exposed Person – PEP” or clients for which it has been outlined the need to perform further verifications from an Anti Money Laundering (AML) standpoint;
  • To support Business in terms of KYC process 
  • Perform testing activities the due diligence on new Clients, requesting the KYC information and documentation and making an analytical risk assessment for new accounts
  • Thoroughly and succinctly document the research and analysis related to the testing and monitoring activities for an audience that includes Management, Regulators, Internal Audit, Senior Managers and Internal Compliance
  • Regularly evaluate existing accounts according to established policies and procedures
  • Periodical review of KYC records as to completeness including verifying that due diligence has been performed and that due diligence standards are complied with; also, that the files and risk assessments are current and up to date
  • Alerts handling in internal Compliance systems (GAITS, Cadence, etc)
  • Participation in Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption process


Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Competences Requises

  • Combining good interpersonal skills with strong research and analytical skills
  • A background which is a solid basis for a career as compliance professional, preferably based on a legal or economic education and compliance experience
  • Previous experience in the role in Financial Institutions/Banks/ Financial Services Consultant Firms will be considered a plus
  • Able to assimilate the requirements of the role quickly
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (French and English)
  • Must have good planning and time management/prioritization skills
  • Ability to work independently and to liaise with other departments.

ReqID: 21003961
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Temps plein
Date Posted: Apr 7, 2021, 8:54:06 AM