Accountant – Quality & Control Specialist

Permanent contract|Jersey City|Corporate Finance / Accounting

Accountant – Quality & Control Specialist

Jersey City, United States Permanent contract Corporate Finance / Accounting


Day-to-day responsibilities:

Prepare tasks related to the accounting supervision and control framework

  • Supervision of the accounting certification process for entities within the Americas perimeter
  • Assessing the Accounting, Finance and Operations internal control environment (to the extent that it generates accounting risk)
  • Communicating with multiple teams within the bank on the overall and specific risk assessment of their activities.
  • Performing quality analysis related to the accounting processes
  • Monitoring the closing process: production of Key Performance Indicators/Key Risk Indicators on the certification, identifying the internal control issues and estimating the financial risk.
  • Contributing to the improvement and evolution of the account ownership and certification process
  • Being a subject matter expert in terms of internal control and risks
  • Having a control mindset and a risk-based approach to be able to identify, assess and report risk

Participation in monitoring of the closing process

  • Identification of risks areas and ensure that operational departments have correctly reflected the risk
  • Check treatment and documentation of main accounting anomalies linked to the closing
  • Preparation for key meetings and committees in the closing process

Contribution to tasks related to permanent control and operational risks

  • Identify, review, assess and document risk management and control issues
  • Assist with the implementation of new controls to be compliant with new regulations and/or internal policies
  • Monthly and quarterly reporting on key financial and operational risks, associated action plans and results of the accounting permanent controls
  • Assist other areas of the bank in implementation of recommendations from Second and Third Lines of Defense, as it relates to the control framework
  • Provide guidance on the design of level 1 controls, as well as training on best practices on the Level 1 control framework
  • Ensure controls are correctly mapped to risks within the Finance Americas risk blueprints; maintenance of the mapping; implementation of new rules/regulations in the control framework

Profile required

Technical Skills:      

  • Advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint

Desired / Plus:

  • Knowledge of Power Bi, Alteryx


  • Solid understanding of US GAAP and IFRS accounting policies and regulations.  Knowledge of French GAAP is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation skills
  • Positive attitude, desire to learn, and excellent teamwork skills

Experience Needed:

  • 2-4 years of experience working in the accounting, banking, or financial services field.

Educational Requirements:

  • Undergraduate/Graduate degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA or CMA is a plus

Business insight

The Financial Control and Accounting Quality Oversight department (“PAQ”) in AMER is responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of the accounting and financial control framework which aims at ensuring the quality and accuracy of SOCIETE GENERALE’s financial statements. The team is in charge of implementation and management of the Level 1 control framework for First Line of Defense.

PAQ in AMER reports to the Deputy CFO/Head of Accounting in AMER, as well as, matrix reporting to the global head of PAQ department in Paris.

The scope of the PAQ department in AMER is to supervise and control the accounting production and supervision of U.S., French and IFRS GAAP financial statement reporting for the Branch, the Broker Dealer and other subsidiaries that are based in the Americas (including Brazil and Canada).

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, sexual or 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: 21000FNS
Starting date: 2021/06/21
Publication date: 2021/05/21