Markets Performance Analyst

Permanent contract|New York|Corporate Finance / Accounting

Markets Performance Analyst

New York, United States Permanent contract Corporate Finance / Accounting


The MPA (Markets Performance Analysis) team provides Performance Management reporting, analysis and second-level of control on NBI, Balance Sheet, Costs, Headcount, Budget and a variety of ratios.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Performance Analysis of the Markets activities: working with the primary analysts of the Fixed Income, Equities & Derivatives, and Prime Services businesses to report and analyze the financial results, inclusive of revenue, expenses, and scarce resources.
  • Functioning as the primary owner of report production across the different business lines within the Markets Activities.
  • Report production includes weekly and monthly financial performance analysis including Revenues, Costs, Balance Sheet and a variety of performance metrics. This position will be responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of the team reporting.
  • Additionally, the analyst will produce financials on an ad-hoc basis answering the needs of our internal parterns which include the CFO of the region, our performance analysis colleagues in Paris, and the Front Office.
  • This position will play a key role in the daily P&L explanation of Market Activities: communicating with different stakeholders (MMG team, tech team etc), fully understanding the underlying business drivers and issues that may affect each desks.
  •  Daily interactions with all team members, as well as various internal partners, to ensure comprehensive analysis as well as consistency across a variety of audiences.

A successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with the Analysts and assist them as they partner with the businesses to provide value added analysis, and proactively address issues or potential issues. Our expectation is that the individual hired for this role evolves to take over one of the dedicated business line Analyst roles in the team within 3 years.

Profile required

Skills required:

  • Ability to use evolving technologies to streamline manual report production,
  • Strong ability in data analytics,
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills,
  • Advanced with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills,
  • Ability to to build complex spreadsheets (e.g. inputs vs outputs, large datasets, well-organized),
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn,
  • Team player

Desired / Plus:

  • Experience with PowerBI
  • Experience with VBA and Python projects
  • Knowledge of various financial product


  • Strong investigative ability and curiosity to comprehensively explain the profitability of the desks and understand variances against prior year, prior quarter, Budget, and Forecast.
  • Ability to develop strong partnerships with the Finance and Business community to gain an understanding of underlying business drivers and issues that may affect the activities.
  • Capability of assessing priorities, work in cooperation with other departments and divisions, and deliver with consistent quality, usually under tight deadlines.

Experience Needed:

  • 1-3 years of experience in Financial Services
  • Exposure to Finance, Accounting, and Capital Markets.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business and/or Finance.


  • French speaker a plus

Business insight

The Finance Department of Global Banking and Investor Solutions (GBIS), is a global organization with local presence, providing the same set of services through global and efficient processes and consistent norms, leveraging on production hubs. Our Core Missions are: Quality and timeliness of GBIS financial statements; Assisting GBIS management and all Business Lines in their steering with actionable reports on financial performance and forecasts; Independent certification of all financial aggregates in particular the daily P&L explanation on Market Activities; Financial communication and constant benchmarking; Providing expertise on accounting, prudential and tax norms and ensuring the compliance of these norms.

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: 20000OIO
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2021/01/05