Senior Risk Officer - GRC (12 month contract)

Fixed term contract|Montreal|Risks

Senior Risk Officer - GRC (12 month contract)

  • Montreal, Canada
  • Fixed term contract
  • Risks



Independent from the Business Lines, the Risk Management (RISQ) Division's mission is to contribute to the development of the SG Group's activity while maintaining independent oversight through risk evaluation and monitoring. The RISQ Division supports all the activities in the Americas Region (US, Canada, and Latin America), which is almost exclusively corporate and investment banking (GBIS) oriented.

Since 2016, the AMER region is leading a Governance, Risk management & Compliance (GRC) program which aim to:

·                Provide a harmonized and automated way to collect, exploit and monitor risks, controls, and compliance data in AMER.

·                Offer the ability to integrate and aggregate data across all frameworks and disciplines in the firm to enable prompt and accurate decisions; governance of processes and ensure compliance with laws and regulatory

The GRC Business Coordinator position is based in Montreal and will report to the GRC program manager within the RISQ Divisions - Chief Operating Officer (COO) team in New York. In that role, the GRC Business Coordinator will assist in implementing the GRC program in AMER, writing business requirements and ensuring quality of data & reporting.


What will be your DAY-TO-DAY?

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

Skills and Qualifications:

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.


Languages: French, English

Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, is a requirement as the person in this position will need to collaborate regularly with colleagues and partners in the United States.

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”).

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.
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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

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Societe Generale offers a hybrid work arrangement that offers employees the flexibility to work remotely, as well as on-site, in order 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.

Societe Generale is an equal opportunity employer, and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. We are committed to recognizing and promoting the talents and achievements of our employees and staff, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and any other characteristic or status protected under applicable law.
We strive to write our postings as inclusively as possible. If, however, one of the two genders is used alone in this display, it designates persons of all gender identities.

Reference: 23000MD1
Entity: SG Global Solution Centre
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2023/09/20