Senior Finance Business Analyst - FCM

Permanent contract|Chicago|Project Management

Senior Finance Business Analyst - FCM

Chicago, United States Permanent contract Project Management


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Act as functional owner and maintain the GMI accounting event logic – work closely with various functional teams (Finance, Front Office, Operations, Risk, and IT) across the global offices (Paris, London, Hong Kong, New York, and Chicago) to assess change requirements and lead the implement of the changes (including UAT) in the GMI accounting event logic as well as relevant downstream process.

  • Represent Finance department in the global change initiatives related to Prime business lines and act as DFIN central coordinator for the business process and organizational changes

  • Lead and coordinate across DFIN in the global accounting engineering projects such as accounting norm changes, control process improvements, systems upgrade, etc. 

  • Lead and contribute to Finance projects by working closely with DFIN departments. Provide studies (gap analysis, due diligence, impact analysis) and business requirements; coordinate UAT and lead change management within Finance domain.

Profile required

Technical Skills:

  • Experience / knowledge in GMI (AS400 Query), Murex
  • Good understanding of Database structure
  • Knowledge in Broadridge, PeopleSoft, Alteryx and/or Power BI
  • Strong Excel, PowerPoint, Word skills
  • Process improvement analysis and business process reengineering.
  • Project management skills (planning, budget and resource management, issue handling) and reporting skills


  • Understanding of FCM business and operational processes, as well as investment banking products
  • Understanding of accounting procedures and back office operations
  • Experience with the control process, ability to design/build the control process
  • Analytical capability to develop solutions to complex topics 
  • Able to adjust to new environments and challenges.
  • Results oriented
  • Interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Team player – ability to work with globally distributed teams
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects concurrently
  • Knowledge / experience in the broker-dealer / FCM regulatory reporting space, a plus

Experience Needed:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in the Financial Services, particularly within public accounting or accounting engineering.
  • Background and understanding/hands on experience of Financial & Regulatory Reporting.
  • International banking experience or Big 4 experience a plus
  • Broker-dealer experience a plus


  • Degree in Finance, Information Systems, or related fields
  • CPA, MBA a plus

Languages(other than English):

  • French language proficiency a plus

Business insight

DFIN/DTO (Digital & Transformation Office) is dedicated to the Finance Department (DFIN) to help define its vision and support its transformation.  DFIN/DTO oversees the Finance project portfolio and leads business transformation projects. 

We partner with IT departments in various systems projects by defining business requirements and oversees the implementation to improve operational efficiency and improve control environment.

DTO also leads various business and digital transformation initiatives for DFIN and plays a key role as a control tower supporting the senior management of the Finance department.

As part of a global team, DTO in Americas (covering U.S., Canada, and Brazil) manages project portfolio with following competencies:

  • Accounting, Financial & Regulatory Reporting
  • Data Management (Data Quality Assessment and Remediation)
  • Digital Transformation (Robotic Automation, Business Intelligence, Machine Learning, etc.)
  • Business Development Support and Change Management
  • Organization

Some examples of projects/activities the DFIN/DTO in Americas is engaged are highlighted below:

  • Lead transformation initiatives for Finance department (both process enhancement and information systems projects) by providing preliminary studies in all fields – write business requirements and test cases. 
  • Partnering with IT department in information systems projects that impact the finance department – lead the functional design, benefits analysis, UAT, and change management. Monitor the project execution (project plan, issues resolution / escalation) and provide close support to Finance sponsors during the project life cycle.
  • Work closely with global Finance project teams in the global transformation programs - new accounting rules (IFRS, French, or US GAAP) and/or new global process.
  • Conduct the studies (strategic, tactical, assessment) as requested by DFIN senior management.  
  • Lead digital transformation – facilitate implementation of data analytics and BI tools

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: 21000AZ8
Starting date: 2021/05/10
Publication date: 2021/04/06