Financial Supervision & Control Analyst - Sr. Specialist (Vice President)

Permanent contract|Montreal|Corporate & Investment banking

Financial Supervision & Control Analyst - Sr. Specialist (Vice President)

  • Montreal, Canada
  • Permanent contract
  • Corporate & Investment banking


About our department:

Société Générale’s internal control is based on Permanent control (1st & 2nd Level) and Internal Audit that are separate and independent from each other while being complementary.

The Financial Supervision & Control Team (“CTL”) is part of the Second Level Permanent Control Teams that is responsible of monitoring the effectiveness of the accounting and financial control framework which aims at ensuring the quality and accuracy of Société Générale’s (“SG”) financial statements. It is a transversal role covering Control Testing/Reviews for SG Investment Banking Business Lines which are linked to SG entities across the Americas. The individual will be part of the CTL Team that designs test plan, collects samples, independently tests, and reports on test results and conclusion of control effectiveness. The CTL Team is responsible for the control test of all processes that have an impact on the financial statements, throughout Front office, Middle office, Back office, Risk and Finance Department process from transaction input to financial and regulatory reporting. The individual will have the opportunity to interact with global teams and learn the front to end process of a variety of financial products held by SG’s Canada entities and U.S. entities, including corporate loans, letters of credit, securities, repos and securities borrow/loans, derivatives, money market products, broker-dealer operations, underwriting, etc. In addition, the individual will also lead or participate projects that enhances the Second Level testing. Examples of projects includes methodology improvements, digitalization, data analytics, etc. The CTL Team of Americas has locations in Canada, U.S. and Brazil, and is composed of team members with various background and expertise in order to cover a wider spectrum of processes and topics.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage all aspects of accounting and financial reporting level 2 control reviews (identification of financial risk areas, walkthroughs, testing execution) over repo/reverse repo, stock borrow/lending, fixed income securities, equities, derivatives, margin, loans, letter of credit, money market products etc.
  • Propose improvements to financial control framework on accounting and financial reporting. Help and follow-up with their implementation
  • Monitor on the applicable perimeter, the evolution of risks, the normative changes and bank projects
  • Represent the Finance Controls team in front of Senior Management
  • Engage in equal footing with the first control teams to independently identify, measure, control and report aggregate risks
  • When applicable, lead staff assigned to the level 2 control reviews towards the set objectives (Set clear control steps and objectives to assigned staff, manage allocated time, and remain within budget, organize communication and status meetings with other members part of the same project, provide feedback when applicable)
  • Guide and train new or/and junior staff
  • Assume a leadership role within the team and take an active participation to the longer-term goals of the Finance Control team
  • Stay abreast of industry trends/developments to determine their impacts on SG's regulatory reporting framework
  • Promote technological improvements to the level 2 control function by automating workflows using business intelligence tools (Alteryx, Knime, PowerBI, Spotfire, etc.)

Profile required


Must Have:

  • High knowledge of accounting schemes and treatment of financial products, and their impacts on PNL, balance sheet and off-balance sheet. Good knowledge of IFRS, U.S. GAAP and consolidation principles for Banks. Knowledge of audit techniques (risk approach, substantive testing, high view analysis, etc.)
  • Good Knowledge on Financial market and investment products
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
  • Minimum 5 years of Experience in Audit, Financial controllership, Financial Consolidation & Supervision under Banking & Financial Industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field

Nice to Have:

  • Advanced degree a plus
  • Knowledge of French GAAP is a plus

Due to US Federal Securities law applying to this position, candidates who will apply for this position will be required to submit to an enhanced background screening, including the collection of their fingerprints by a third-party vendor selected by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).


Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, to promote interaction and collaboration with colleagues while adhering to all SG standard protocols.  Hybrid work arrangements vary based on business area.  The applicable Business lines will determine and communicate the work arrangements that best meet their business needs.

Why join us



Competitive compensation & benefits offering, including but not limited to: 

Minimum of 20 Vacation days + 4 personal days 

Supportive Maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave policy 

Health spending ($2,000/year) and personal spending ($1,000/year) accounts with 75+ eligible reimbursement categories (health, training, electronics etc.)

Fully sponsored virtual healthcare assistance and Employee Assistance Program to you and your immediate family

Various Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to engage with such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet, etc. 

A culture of continuous development by encouraging our employees various training programs (online training and coaching platform such as Coursera, GoFluent, Pluralsight, First Finance, and others) 

Business insight


At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. Societe Generale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities, and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.


Our Diversity & Inclusion Mission: Recruit, develop, advance, and retain a diverse workforce that is united in our efforts to enhance our competitive position and deliver innovative solutions to our clients.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Vision: 

Engaged workforce that is demographically diverse in a way that reflects the communities in which we operate

Inclusive culture and workplace that recognizes employees' unique needs and utilizes their diverse talents 

Engage our community and marketplace, and position the organization to meet the needs of all its clients

For more information about our D&I initiatives, please visit this link.

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: 22000UKS
  • Starting date: immediate
  • Publication date: 2022/10/27