Financial Analyst, Cost Monitoring FP&A

Permanent contract|New York|Corporate Finance / Accounting

Financial Analyst, Cost Monitoring FP&A

New York, United States Permanent contract Corporate Finance / Accounting


Develop and implement efficient financial and technical reporting in support of business needs, processes, projects, and ad hoc requests emanating from CEO office, CFO, Support & Control Function heads and Global Head Office. Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • As Department Financial officer, responsible for covering several support functions financial reporting, including providing variance analysis of actuals to budget, coordinating the Forecast exercise, providing commentary on key expense drivers, explaining the monthly results and presenting monthly reports to key stake holders of SG both locally in AMER and to Global counterparts in Paris.
  • Review, analyze and monitor the performance of SG Americas support functions, prepare various financial analytical reports such as trend reporting, variance analysis and ad-hoc requests from C-suite level 
  • Analyze key expenses drivers, areas for growth and synergies to drive executive management decisions across the Support Functions
  • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly and annual financial management reporting including gap analysis of actual results vs. prior years, vs. forecast and vs. budget to business partners
  • Actively involved in the coordination of the Americas Budget process and support the forecasting exercise
  • Perform reviews with operating partners, collaborate cross functionally with other finance team and apply the best practices in financial reporting and planning processes
  • Ensure data integrity of all referential data, financial results reported by the area including, data feeds, reorganizations and restatements of current and historical information.
  • Assist with month-end close procedures liaising with accounting and finance partners to ensure accuracy of management reporting and month end close
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities under tight timeframes, ability to organize and prioritize to move tasks forward and complete them in a time efficient manner

Profile required

Experience Needed:

  • 3-5 years of relevant working experience
  • Accounting knowledge base
  • Background in banking industry
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Reporting
  • Data management


  • Analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Presentation skills, including to senior management
  • Process Improvement
  • Ability to lead team projects
  • Time management and ability to prioritize
  • High integrity
  • Demonstrate the ability to work within a Team
  • An energetic and determined attitude
  • Adaptability and willingness to work with people from different cultures
  • Fluency in English
  • International mindset

Technical Skills:        

  • MS Excel
  • MS Powerpoint

Desired / Plus:

  • Essbase/Hyperion Smartview
  • Power Bi
  • VBA

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Languages: (Other than English):

  • French language proficiency a plus

Business insight

The Financial Planning and Analysis department is the sole provider of actionable financial reports and analysis to assist GBIS and SG management in steering the financial performance of the Americas.  In this end, FPA consolidates the financials for management reporting, leads the Americas Budget process, prepares forecasts, produces financial trend analysis, certifies GBIS costs, contributes to the monthly closings, ensures alignment with norms around performance management analyzes and presents GBIS financial performance to senior management.

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: 21000AZD
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2021/04/15