Permanent contract|Montreal|Finance


  • Montreal, Canada
  • Permanent contract
  • Finance



The Finance Department of Global Banking and Investor Solutions (GBIS), is a global organization with local presence, providing the same set of services through global and efficient processes and consistent norms, leveraging on production hubs.

Our Core Missions in the Americas are:

  • Quality and timeliness of GBIS financial statements
  • Assisting GBIS management and all Business Lines in their steering with actionable reports on financial performance and forecasts
  • Independent certification of all financial aggregates, the daily P&L explanation on Market Activities
  • Financial communication
  • Providing expertise on accounting, prudential and tax norms and ensuring the compliance of these norms
  • Managing the Liquidity and Treasury functions
  • Oversee and execute cross-business projects in the financial and regulatory areas

What will be your DAY-TO-DAY?

For our Services companies providing support in IT, Infrastructure, Operations, Accounting and Finance, Compliance, Credit Analysis, etc.

Financial Performance Analysis

  1. Define and provide actionable reports and analysis to assist GBIS support functions management in their financial steering
  2. Serve as Point of Contact for all financial aggregates with the regional and local management in Canada. Drive the local performance analysis
  3. Produce, analyze, and certify GBIS costs in Canada. Drive the closing process for local entities, cooperating with Bangalore and New York
  4. Strong coordination with the FPA team in New York as well the Accounts Payables (AP) team in Canada to ensure optimal quality of the production of reports and other input data in the FPA processes

Financial Control

  1. Oversight of Accounting production including Journal entries, financial statements, Consolidation,
  2. Provisioning for Expenses (Payroll, Contractors, etc.) and Costs allocations throughout the organization
  3. Accounting quality controls, mainly Cash reconciliations, Inter-company Payables/Receivables reconciliations, Cash settlements, Ageing, etc.
  4. Re-invoicing to internal clients (US, Europe, Asia)

For our bank subsidiaries group, primary function of this position is:

  1. Responsible for legal entity owning, reporting, and maintaining integrity of financial records
  2. Monthly close process for subsidiaries (journal entry preparation/posting)
  3. Reconciliation/certification of accounts in accordance with firm policies
  4. Preparation of full set of standalone financial statements under local GAAP (including footnote disclosures) and planning/coordination of external audits, as required
  5. Monthly, Quarterly and Annual regulatory reporting for OSFI regulated entity

Profile required

Skills and Qualifications:

Must Have:

  1. General/Technical Skills: Ability to work independently with tight deadlines, Good analytical and communication skills
  2. Years of Experience 5 years +
  3. Education Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  4. Language(s) English & French

Nice to Have:

  1. General/ Technical Skills: Must be well organized and detail oriented, must be able to perform multiple tasks and adapt to a changing work environment, and must be a team player.

Why join us

OUR Benefits:


Competitive compensation & benefits offering, including but not limited to:

  • Minimum of 20 Vacation days + 4 personal days 
    • Supportive Maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave policy 
    • Health spending ($2,000/year) and personal spending ($1,000/year) accounts with 75+ eligible reimbursement categories (health, training, electronics etc.)
    • Fully sponsored virtual healthcare assistance and Employee Assistance Program to you and your immediate family
  • Various Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to engage with such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet, etc. 
  • A culture of continuous development by encouraging our employees various training programs (online training and coaching platform such as Coursera, GoFluent, Pluralsight, First Finance, and others) 

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. Societe Generale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities, and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Mission: Recruit, develop, advance, and retain a diverse workforce that is united in our efforts to enhance our competitive position and deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Vision: 
•     Engaged workforce that is demographically diverse in a way that reflects the communities in which we operate
•     Inclusive culture and workplace that recognizes employees' unique needs and utilizes their diverse talents 
•     Engage our community and marketplace, and position the organization to meet the needs of all its clients

For more information about our D&I initiatives, please visit this link (

Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, in order to promote interaction and collaboration with colleagues while adhering to all SG standard protocols.  Hybrid work arrangements vary based on business area.  The applicable Business lines will determine and communicate the work arrangements that best meet their business needs.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

  • Reference: 230005IM
  • Entity: SG Global Solution Centre
  • Starting date: 2023/04/03
  • Publication date: 2023/02/28