International Finance Analyst

Permanent contract|Montreal|Finance

International Finance Analyst

Montreal, Canada Permanent contract Finance

Responsibilities

Department Summary

Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) ranks among the world leaders in the investment banking, global finance and global markets. With offices in Montreal and Toronto, SG has been committed to businesses across Canada for over 40 years. Our constant ambition is to be the go-to international bank for our chosen clients in our selected areas of expertise: Financial institutions, multinationals and governments, infrastructure, power and utilities.
The opportunity we are proposing is to join the Montreal accounting and finance department.

Responsibilities

As International Financial Analyst, the role will ensure for AMER the regional oversight of Intragroup contract management and Transfer Pricing processes operated offshored.
As such, the role includes the following responsibilities:

As regards to the Intragroup Contract Management Activity:
-    As Product Owner of the Contract Management Tool (CM Tool) for Americas Region, ensure an oversight of IT support activity in India and monitor the tool evolutive maintenance;
-    Ensure the Oversight of the Contract Management activities for Americas Region offshored in Romania and contribute to the periodic governance meetings with all AMER BUs/SUs.

As regards to the Transfer Pricing Activity:
-    Ensure the coordination with the Central Transfer Pricing Team (in Paris and Bangalore), Regional Tax and Finance departments;
-    Be in support of any Transfer Pricing topics for DFIN AMER;
-    Contribute to the continuous improvement of the process for AMER region (in terms of governance, control, automation etc.).

In addition to the regional oversight role, this function will also act as regional facilitator (with the Subject-Matter Experts – Legal, Tax, Finance, TPRM –, the BUs/SUs, and more generally with any stakeholders inside or outside of AMER) and is the first level of escalation in case of blocking situations.
Lastly, this function needs to ensure that the processes/procedures are well documented, controls are in place to mitigate the related risks, and more generally ensure the continuous improvement of the process (in terms of governance, control, automation etc.).

Profile required

Business Insight
Contract Management activities include:

-    Contracts initiation, amendment and termination of behalf of the BUs/SUs for all intragroup agreements involving SGUS entities (either as service provider or client);
-    Monitoring of CM Tool database and regular controls to ensure its data quality;
-    Periodic governance calls (usually on a quarterly basis) with each BU/SU in the US (14 in total) in order to
o    present a status of their contracts, the ones that are to be reviewed etc;
o    in addition, a reconciliation is done vs the Inter-Entity Recharge (IER) in the GL to (i) identify the contracts without any IER for justification and remediation if needed (ii) identify the IER without any contracts for justification and remediation if needed (activity maintained onshore by DFIN AMER).

Transfer Pricing Activity is centrally managed by:
-    Paris Tax department as Transfer Pricing Global Process Owner, in charge of the Group Global Policy and implementation – SEGL/FIS/TPP;
-    GSC India Finance department as Transfer Pricing Computation Process Owner, in charge of the Computation and Accounting process – DFIN/TPA.

Profile Required

Technical Skills:

  • Accounting
  • Controls/audit
  • Contract Management and/or Transfer Pricing a plus
  • Knowledge in SG Global organization
  • Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Power Query, Power BI, Alteryx or other data analytics tools a plus

Competencies:

  • Transversal process management proficiency – ability to coordinate and work with stakeholders from various departments
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to adapt to new environments and challenges
  • Persevering and Results-oriented
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to work in complete autonomy
  • Ability to handle multiple topics in parallel

Why join us

Experience Needed:

  • Minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience working in Financial Services or Corporate Controller department
  • Experience in control/audit a plus
  • Experience with Third-Party Risk Management, Intragroup Contract Management, Offshoring/Outsourcing activities and/or Transfer Pricing a plus

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related fields
  • CPA, MBA a plus

Languages (other than English):

  • French a plus

Business insight

What we do differently at Société Générale

  •  Competitive compensation & benefits offering, including but not limited to:
    • Minimum of 20 days 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;
  • There are many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) to engage with such as Pride and Allies, American Women Network, Black Leadership Network, One planet, etc.
  • We foster a culture of continuous development by encouraging our employees to seek improvements through various training programs (online training and coaching platform such as Coursera, GoFluent, PluralSight, First Finance, and others)

In accordance with its commitment to provide a safe work environment for anyone accessing its facilities, under Societe Generale Canada's Covid-19 vaccination policy, only fully vaccinated employees will be allowed to come to the Montreal and Toronto offices.

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: 22000FLI
Entity: SG MONTREAL SOLUTION CENTER 2 INC.
Starting date: 2022/07/11
Publication date: 2022/05/11
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