Accountant- Equipment Leasing - Associate

Permanent contract|Jersey City|Finance

Accountant- Equipment Leasing - Associate

  • Jersey City, United States
  • Permanent contract
  • Finance


Base Salary Range: $71,000 - $131,000 
Base salary range does not include overtime pay, bonus and/or other benefits, where applicable. Actual base salary offer will vary based on skills and experience.

SG Equipment Finance is part of the international banking group Société Générale, one of the largest banks in the world. SG Equipment Finance focuses on multinational and local vendors looking for a financing partner with international capabilities, and independent equipment lessors looking for reliable funding partners. 

The position is for an accountant within the Finance department of SG Equipment Finance USA and the candidate will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Complete monthly bank reconciliation and ensure timely posting of daily cash entries in the ledger

  • Prepare journal entries (accrued expenses, prepaid, fixed assets, ASC 842, etc.) and perform balance sheet account reconciliations

  • Intercompany billing and reconciliations

  • Review and enter invoices to accounts payable, communicating with department managers to confirm the nature of the activity

  • Post journal entries and reconcile payroll accounts (ADP integration review, benefits, etc.) in coordination with HR department

  • Assist tax preparers, internal and external auditors

  • Assist in monthly closing and preparation of the financial statements

  • Compile monthly sales sheet and process monthly salesperson commissions

  • Update and maintain accounting policies and procedures

  • Support CFO in cash management (including foreign currency operations), cash flow forecasting, intercompany funding, and RWA reporting

Profile required


  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and/or IFRS, previous experience in lease accounting preferred

  • Proficient in Excel and Word

  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics preferred

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely

Experience Needed:

  • 4+ years professional experience, in leasing industry preferred

  • Experience in ALM areas (Treasury, Liquidity, Risk Management, etc) a plus

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field


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.
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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

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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.

Societe Generale is an equal opportunity employer, and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. We are committed to recognizing and promoting the talents and achievements of our employees and staff, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and any other characteristic or status protected under applicable law.

Reference: 23000G8M
Entity: SG Equipment Finance
Starting date: 2023/07/17
Publication date: 2023/05/24