Compliance, Global Transaction Banking – KYC, Associate/Vice President

Location(s) US-NY-New York
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Full Time
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Financial Crime Compliance COO
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Our division prevents, detects and mitigates compliance, regulatory and reputational risk across the firm and helps to strengthen the firm’s culture of compliance. Compliance accomplishes these through the firm’s enterprise-wide compliance risk management program. As an independent control function and part of the firm’s second line of defense, Compliance assesses the firm’s compliance, regulatory and reputational risk; monitors for compliance with new or amended laws, rules and regulations; designs and implements controls, policies, procedures and training; conducts independent testing; investigates, surveils and monitors for compliance risks and breaches; and leads the firm’s responses to regulatory examinations, audits and inquiries. You'll be part of a team with members from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, such as law, accounting, sales, and trading. We look for those who possess sound judgment, curiosity, and are able to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape.



Financial Crime Compliance (“FCC”) has primary responsibility for the execution of the firm’s enterprise-wide Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”), anti-bribery, and government sanctions compliance programs and, among other things, performs enhanced due diligence and government sanctions screening, as well as surveillance and investigations designed to identify potential terrorist financing, money laundering, bribery, market abuse, or other suspicious activity.

Goldman Sachs Bank USA (the “Bank”) is a New York State-chartered bank and a member of the Federal Reserve System.  All of the firm’s revenue divisions conduct business in the Bank.  Bank activities include the acceptance of client, customer and brokered deposits; the origination of bank loans and mortgage loans; entering into interest rate, credit, currency, and other derivatives; and agency lending.  The Bank facilitates client transactions and makes markets in fixed income products.


The Know Your Customer (“KYC”) / Enhanced Due Diligence (“EDD”) team within FCC is seeking an Associate to join a new Transaction Banking KYC team, ideally with prior commercial banking experience. The team member will assist in building out the the Transaction Banking Customer Identification Program and the EDD process and provide guidance to the client onboarding teams and/or the business on anti-money laundering related matters.

The ideal candidate would have strong analytical skills, the ability to collaborate with others, manage workflows and multi-task. In this role, the team member will work closely with compliance, operations, technology and business personnel, and would be expected to quickly gain an understanding of the firm’s commercial banking businesses and the rules and regulations under which the firm operates.

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of the commercial banking industry as it relates to BSA/AML KYC operations and regulations
• 2+ years of prior KYC experience in the commercial banking industry
• Understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the digital finance sector, particularly as they relate to AML
• Knowledge of the current AML risk management technology/vendors on the market
• Ability to work independently and yet still be team-oriented
• Strong analytical and risk assessment skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to prioritize work flows and ensure deadlines are met
• Ability to forge strong relationships with colleagues and clients
• Proactive, self-motivated, detail-oriented and well-organized
• Prior experience with knowledge of the retail banking industry and products


Goldman Sachs is a meritocracy where you will be given all the tools to help you develop. At Goldman Sachs, you will have access to excellent training programs designed to improve multiple facets of your skills portfolio. Our in-house training program, ‘Goldman Sachs University’ offers a comprehensive series of courses that you will have access to as your career progresses. Goldman Sachs University has an impressive catalogue of courses which span technical, business and leadership skills training.

We value internal mobility. The chance to take on new challenges in the firm over time will ensure that you remain stimulated and will help in your continued professional and personal development.



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