Business Analyst – Regulatory Reporting

 Montreal, Canada       Permanent contract        Information Technology

Responsibilities

If you're into the following challenges: digital, energy transition, diversity/inclusion and you would like to get involved in building the future, you’ve come to the right place. We are looking for team players, invested people who are able to bring ideas and express their opinions.


Are you looking for a stable company offering international opportunities?

  • Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Active in the real economy for over 150 years, Societe Generale employs over 138,000 members of staff in 62 countries and supports daily 29 million clients.

A strong cultural mix thanks to a well-established French company in the Americas:  

  • Societe Generale opened its first office in the United States in 1938 and in Canada in 1974 and has about 2,500 professionals working in 8 U.S. cities, 3 in Canada as well as in Latin America.

A pillar in the economy which is building the tomorrow’s world:

  • Societe Generale is not just a financial institution, it is a group that places innovation and sustainable financial practices at the very heart of its culture. The Societe Generale group has made the digital sector a key lever in transforming banking relationships. The 2019 edition of the eCAC40 Trophies ranks Societe Generale at the top rank of the banks that have best evolved in the digital world!

An opportunity to express yourself and get involved:

  • Our employees resource groups such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet demonstrate the involvement of our employees for their community.

Did you know? Societe Generale remains open as an essential service during Covid-19! We have adopted a gradual process of reopening our offices, placing flexibility and health of our employees at the top of our priorities.


 Responsibilities:


•         Establish strong client relationships with business partners (Regulatory Operations, Compliance and Front Office) to satisfy their needs and anticipating potential issues

•         Gather, analyze, document, and validate the needs of the business stakeholders

•         Translate the needs into Agile stories and support the Product Owner

•         Translate technical constraints and issues to a non-technical audience

•         Participate in discussions and initiatives across Compliance, Front Office, Operations, and Technology groups.

•         Gain a strong understanding of the end-to-end systems related to Regulatory Trade Reporting

•         Help the team create and improve systems and services in line with business needs and within the current context

•         Follow regulatory and industry updates impacting various regulatory obligations (Ex: Blue Sheets, LOPR, OATS, TRF, CAT, TRACE)

•         Collaborate with internal teams to align technology solutions with business strategies

•         Participates in the design, integration, and organization of technical solutions

•         Participate in end to end testing and create test cases based on specific user requirements

•         Coordinate and liaise with clients on User Acceptance Test (UAT) phase

•         Communicate, escalate, and update stakeholders on various topics (issues, action plans, etc.)

•         Participation on production incidents: Coordination and communication of appropriate response and participate in repairing and validating outputs

•         Participate in preparation, validation or correction of regulatory reports as was ad-hoc demands from different stakeholders

•         Create and maintain documentation on business knowledge


Profile Required

Technical Skills:

•         Advanced Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project)

•         Software development lifecycle knowledge

•         Ability to read and interpret logs, CSV files and similar system outputs

•         SQL

Desired / Plus:

•         Unix / Linux Operating System

•         Programming background / capacity to interpret software code

Competencies:

Required:

•         Written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate to a wide range of clients

•         Proven business analysis skills, including drafting business and functional specifications for compliance / regulatory reporting

•         Proven capacity to gather, interpret, synthetize and present various forms of information

•         Knowledge of Agile development methodologies

Desired:

•         Knowledge of the order and trade life-cycle within the Equities, Options and other products

•         Working knowledge of some of the various U.S. Regulatory Trade Reporting (OATS, Blue Sheets, LOPR, TRF/ACT, CAT, TRACE, etc)

Aptitudes

•         Be client oriented and value oriented

•         Team-oriented and adaptable to changing environment/demands

•         Strong problem-solving skills

•         Fast learning capacity and autonomy

•         Ability to multi-task effectively to meet time-sensitive deadlines and balance pressure from stakeholders

Desired / Plus:

•         Knowledge of trading and brokerage operations – front to back

•         Able to provide accurate estimation of work effort for the team (Analysis, development, testing), and effective status to senior management as well as clients

Qualifications:

Experience Needed: 5 years or more with IT business analysis

Educational Requirements: BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Desired / Plus: Background/Education in finance

Why Join Us

A career within the Societe Generale Group is an opportunity to participate in a team effort to build the bank of tomorrow.

Together, let's be the future:

  • Commitment to putting integrity at the heart of our businesses
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Citizen engagement

You're not convinced yet? Meet our employees.

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Business Insight

The Global Banking Service Unit (GBSU) has worldwide responsibility for supplying Global Banking and Investor Solutions (GBIS) Divisions with the services and IT resources necessary for them to operate under competitive conditions in terms of technological standards, service quality and cost.  GBSU is composed of diverse and talented professionals who translate ideas into action every day by combining the strength of its expertise in IT and our business with a deep understanding of the investment banking business and regulations.  GBSU has a threefold responsibility as follows:  (1) Deliver innovative solutions that enable GBIS to achieve its business objectives.  (2) Maintain a highly resilient, flexible, cost effective and well controlled production service for our business applications, systems and infrastructure.  (3) Facilitate entry into new markets, compliance with regulatory needs, growth in business volumes and add operational efficiency improvements in our overall front to back processing environment.  GBSU achieves this while promoting a collaborative, innovative, and fun environment for its professionals.


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.

Job code: 20000KKB
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 23/09/2020
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Business Analyst – Regulatory Reporting

Permanent contract   |   Montreal   |   Information Technology