CMS AMER Control Design and Testing Team Analyst

International Volunteer Program|Montreal|Compliance

CMS AMER Control Design and Testing Team Analyst

Montreal, Canada International Volunteer Program Compliance



Société Générale’s Capital Market Surveillance (“CMS”) is a global team within the Compliance department responsible for the monitoring of security transactions and Firm communications to ensure compliance with applicable policies, industry rules and regulations.  AMER CMS consists of three teams focused on: the monitoring of security transactions, the monitoring of audio and electronic Firm communications, and the design and testing of controls supporting the CMS program.   The AMER Control Design and Testing Team ("CDT") is responsible for the design, testing, implementation and ongoing management of internal and vendor provided surveillance controls across various asset classes and is responsible for its continuous quality assurance.

During your VIE mission you will be in charge of these responsibilities:

  • Documenting and maintaning surveillance control business requirement documents;
  • Reasonability testing of surveillance controls to ensure their effectiveness, efficiency, and alignment with regulatory expectations;
  • Assessing regulatory risks associated with changes to regulation, new business initiatives and requisite surveillance control modifications;
  • Performing ad-hoc gap analysis on existing controls;
  • Contributing to global surveillance initiatives relating to governance and control design, developement and deployment;
  • Assisting with compliance risk assessments
  • Assisting CMS management with projects and investigations as directed by senior compliance management
  • Participate in projects as needed.

Profile required


Graduated from a Bachelor’s Degree; specialization in Finance a plus
You have a previous experience in banking or other financial services a plus
You are fluent in English


  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

The VIE assignment in a nutshell

This VIE in Montreal is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 24 months.

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space.

Please see Civiweb, in order to have more details regarding your financial indemnities.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. 
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. 
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating? 
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

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: 220008S6
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2022/06/17