Financial Controller - Equipment Leasing

 Jersey City, United States       Permanent contract        Corporate Finance / Accounting


This position is for a Controller within the Finance department of SG Equipment Finance USA and the candidate will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • General ledger account reconciliations (clearing accounts reconciliation, debt reconciliation, accrued expenses and receivables, etc…)
  • Will prepare monthly reconciliations of the portfolio: System view vs Accounting view
  • Review of month-end close and of the financial statements
  • Interaction with internal / external auditors and external tax preparers
  • Document, update and maintain accounting policies and control procedures
  • Participate in the implementation of new controls, processes or accounting tools
  • Participate in the financial analysis and investigates significant variations
  • Help in implementing automation of manual processes.

Profile Required

Technical Skills:         

  • Past experience in accounting, month-end close, journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations, monthly accounting reconciliations and closing controls.
  • Microsoft Excel


  • Knowledge of US GAAP accounting specifically as it relates to lease accounting
  • Hands on, must work well under pressure and manage tight deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with the following would be preferred - IFS Leaseworks; Microsoft Dynamics;; TValue

Experience Needed:

  • 3+ years financial services experience or auditing firm

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting preferred

Business Insight

SG Equipment Finance is part of the international banking group Société Générale, one of the largest banks in the world. SG Equipment Finance has enjoyed the number one position for equipment and vendor finance in Europe since 2002. SG Equipment Finance was established in the United States ten years ago and is rapidly growing into a premier provider of equipment financing. The Group focuses on multinational and local vendors looking for a financing partner with international capabilities and independent equipment lessors looking for reliable funding partners.  

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: 20000G25
Business unit: SG Equipment Finance
Starting date: 31/08/2020
Date of publication: 12/08/2020
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Financial Controller - Equipment Leasing

Permanent contract   |   Jersey City   |   Corporate Finance / Accounting