Senior Risk Assesment Business Analyst

 Montreal, Canada       Permanent contract        Analytics & Business Intelligence


The primary responsibilities are to:

Assist in managing new GRC program initiatives:

  • Assist in the launch of risk management program initiatives through communication and coordination with various stakeholders in the bank (1st and 2nd lines of defense).
  • Hold walkthrough sessions with key stakeholders to gain an understanding of the current process as well as the future state methodology, process flow and reporting for risk identification, assessment, monitoring and remediation.
  • Discuss draft design approach and deployment plan with key stakeholders for review, feedback and approval.
  • Escalate challenges in implementation and propose solutions for harmonization and successful delivery.

Write business requirements:

  • Enhance methodology documents with sufficient information to enable full understanding of business needs and to write user stories. This will require proficiency in interviewing skills, workflow analysis, dataflow diagramming, and sometimes screen design, etc.
  • Write full blown user stories and acceptance criteria for each of the core workstreams (risk assessment, control monitoring and metrics automation) .
  • Review user stories with the development team for completeness, to increase clarity as well as reducing assumptions and future issues, etc.
  • Clarify any questions from the development team and update the user stories accordingly.

Ensure quality and consistency of data and reporting:

  • Promote GRC vision to all stakeholders reinforcing the need for harmonization of taxonomy, process and methodology as well as aggregation and reporting ability.
  • Work closely with the RISQ and technology teams to identify data quality & reporting issues.
  • Coordinate enhancement of data accuracy, integrity, timeliness and adaptability across all key stakeholders and create monitoring controls to prevent reoccurrence.

Profile Required

Technical Skills:         

  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, Microsoft Power Point and Visio
  • Knowledge of RSA Archer GRC platform is a plus
  • Knowledge of BI solutions is a plus – (Microstrategy, PowerBI)
  • Knowledge of Software Development Life cycle procedures using Agile methodology is a plus


  • Great knowledge of Financial and non-Financial Risks including Operational risks
  • Experience in banking industry and understanding of key metrics
  • Knowledge of risk management frameworks, specifically around risk assessment, issues management, control monitoring and metrics.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with ability to collaborate effectively with business and technology teams to guarantee timely and quality delivery.
  • Ability to influence and encourage common methodology, common referential and common reporting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to successfully interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Sound problem solving, reasoning and business judgment, solid analytical skills and ability to identify issues and propose solutions.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, prioritize projects to meet time-sensitive deadlines and follow up with stakeholders.  
  • Team-oriented and adaptable to changing environment/demands.  Thrive in a fast-paced environment.


  • Agile certification is a plus.

Experience Needed:

  • Previous significant experience either as a senior risk manager, senior data analyst or a senior business analyst in an investment banking environment (5 years).
  • Previous experience working on a GRC program is a plus.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Risk Management or related field of study.


  • English.
  • French is a plus.

Why Join Us

Business Insight

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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: 200007T8
Business unit: Group Corporate Functions
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 30/06/2020
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Senior Risk Assesment Business Analyst

Permanent contract   |   Montreal   |   Analytics & Business Intelligence