Financial Analyst - VIE London

 London, United Kingdom       International Volunteer Program        Corporate and Investment Banking


Summary of Key Purposes of the role:

  • Reporting to the SGIL Head of Product Accounting, you will be responsible of ensuring the P&L of SGIL, and the associated balance sheet is accurately reflected in the General Ledger.
  • Assisting in the oversight of the offshore team in charge of production.
  • Provide support in monthly account closing across all the asset classes in SGIL.
  • Perform Accounting P&L and balance sheet analysis and reporting to management and trading desks in SGIL (Cross Asset Financing, Treasury, Commodities and Prime Service).
  • Managing ad hoc requests from SGIL Finance Management and DFIN business partners (Front Office, IT, Operations, Risk)  
Summary of Responsibilities: 

  • Developing analysis and controls over the product control framework of SGIL.
  • Assist in new business developments and enhancements to industrialize the team production.
  • Participating in projects to Change the Bank with impact in Finance department.
  • Participating to the SGIL Treasury P&L review preparation (papers and supporting presentation)
  • Review and update of policies and procedures documentation


The VIE assignment in a nutshell:

This VIE in London 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 18 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. For further information, please see

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Your Profile:

Graduate from Engineering school, Business School or University with a master degree in Economics/Business Administration/Finance/Accounting.

You ideally have a previous experience in financial markets 

You are fluent in English. French is a plus. 

You are proficient with MS Office especially Excel and Power Point. 

Relevant education or Financial Product Control expertise with up to date technical awareness and knowledge in one or more of the following products:

  • Listed derivatives
  • Commodities
  • Forex exchange / currency and money markets
  • Equities and equity derivatives
  • Fixed income
  • Interest rate derivatives


  • Technical knowledge of financial instruments
  • Team player
  • Previous experience in brokerage or investment banking
  • Communication and Interaction skills
  • Problems solving, solutions oriented
  • Analytical skills and attention to details

Why Join Us

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

Business Insight


The Global Banking and Investor Solutions (GBIS) Finance Division is in charge of:

  • Steering the financial and budgetary strategy of GBIS, and its investment and development policy
  • Measuring and analyzing the profitability of the activities portfolio (clients, businesses, geographies) and the use of all resources (overheads, balance sheet, capital, liquidity, etc.)
  • Certifying GBIS accounts (accounting quality, valuation methods, orders options, etc., regardless of the production centers, vis-à-vis DFIN, external auditors, regulators, etc).
  • Ensuring the necessary support and the right level of expertise on the subjects of accounting standards, taxation, scarce resources and regulation

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: 19000LWQ
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 24/11/2019
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Financial Analyst - VIE London

International Volunteer Program   |   London   |   Corporate and Investment Banking