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Senior Sanctions Compliance Officer – HSBC, Washington, United States

Our purpose – Opening up a world of opportunity – explains why we exist. Here at HSBC we use our unique expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives to open up new kinds of opportunity for our more than 40 million customers. We’re bringing together the people, ideas and capital that nurture progress and growth, helping to create a better world – for our customers, our people, our investors, our communities and the planet we all share.


The Senior Sanctions Compliance Officer position is a key member of the HSBC USA Sanctions Regulatory Response & Development team and provides review, evaluation, and guidance on payments and/or transactions under OFAC-administered economic sanctions regulations.


You will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing and evaluating transactions which have been identified as containing a potential match to a person or entity on OFAC’s SDN List or to a comprehensively sanctioned country and providing regulatory analysis under relevant OFAC-administered economic sanctions programs to HSBC USA business lines and HSBC Group affiliates consistent with HSBC policies
  • Drafting voluntary self-disclosures and close out memoranda for legal and senior management review on potential regulatory breaches
  • Assisting with maintenance of, and projects relating, HSBC internal list updates and enhancements, as well as blocking and reject reporting to OFAC


For this role, HSBC targets a fixed pay range between $92,300 and $138,400.

The final fixed pay offer will depend on the candidate and a number of variables, including but not limited to, role responsibilities, skill set, depth of experience and education, licensing/certification requirements, internal relativity, and specific work location.

At HSBC, our overall goal is to provide a competitive Total Reward Package, with an appropriate mix of fixed pay, and variable pay, as part of an employee’s overall total compensation and benefits. Variable pay generally takes the form of discretionary, annual awards (sometimes referred to as a “bonus”). Additionally, HSBC offers a wide range of competitive and flexible benefits designed to help you improve your health and well-being, finances, and lifestyle.


In compliance with applicable laws, HSBC is committed to employing only those who are authorized to work in the US. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. as HSBC will not engage in immigration sponsorship for this position.


  • Must have excellent working knowledge of OFAC-administered economic sanctions programs and regulatory analysis of sanction programs
  • Minimum three years of compliance, financial services and/or regulatory analysis experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, related field or equivalent experience
  • Good interpersonal, organizational, communications, analytical and project management skills


As an HSBC employee, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities to ensure you have the right skills for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive pay and benefits package including a robust Wellness Hub, all in a welcoming, diverse and inclusive work environment.  You will be empowered to drive HSBC’s engagement with the communities we serve through an industry-leading volunteerism policy, a generous matching gift program, and a comprehensive program of immersive Sustainability and Climate Change Initiatives. You’ll want to join our Employee Resource Groups as they play a central part in life at HSBC, including the development of our employees and networking inside and outside of HSBC.  We value difference. We succeed together. We take responsibility. We get it done. And we want you to help us build the bank of the future!


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, race, national origin, ethnicity, disability or medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran service, religion, creed, sex, gender, pregnancy, childbirth, caregiver status, marital status, citizenship or immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other trait protected by applicable law.

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