V.I.E. Second Level of Permanent Control Controller

International Volunteer Program|Bucuresti|Risks

V.I.E. Second Level of Permanent Control Controller

  • Bucuresti, Romania
  • International Volunteer Program
  • Risks


Societe Generale Global Solution Centre's journey as a service center for Societe Generale Group began in 2011 and had throughout the years a continuous development, enriched with projects that grew in variety and complexity. From a single division specialized on financial services, in 2011, the company has transformed itself into a complex center offering a wide range of services and solutions: Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, IT, Know Your Customer or Compliance. Now, Societe Generale Global Solution Centre is a service center for many Group entities, serving more than 35 countries for all Societe Generale's major business lines.

SG GSC Romania has received the Great Place to Work certification for the third consecutive year, an international recognition of our continuous efforts to provide a safe, balanced and pleasant work environment for our employees. Promoting diversity and inclusion is key to building a company that is both efficient and innovative as well as responsible and open to the world. We implement social activities aligned to our Group's strategy, which are closely linked to local communities and engage SG GSC Romania in this journey for creating a better tomorrow, as responsibility lies at the very heart of our business mission.

Within Société Générale - Global Solution Centre Romania, you will join as a VIE the Level 2 Control Risk team in Bucarest. In charge with the 2nd level permanent controls the team exercises its control mission on operational risk related to credit and market risks, structural risks, including liquidity risk, and operational risks related to the various businesses, as well as on purchasing, communication, real estate, human resources, processes and information systems.

The Level 2 Control team is part of the Second Line of Defense of the group Société Générale, whose main responsibility is to provide an objective, thorough and impartial evaluation of the relevance, quality and effectiveness of the permanent control framework in place in order to ensure a sufficient coverage of the identified risks.

Your main mission will be the execution of level 2 control reviews in the domains of expertise RISQ, including:

  • Launching of a review (identify stakeholders, pre-analysis, list of documents to be collected, preparing and sending the Announcement Letter);
  • Organizing the Kick-Off Meeting with supporting document and presentation;
  • Analysis of the completeness and reliability of the existing Level 1 Control (L1C);
  • Quantitative and qualitative verification of the results of the operational controls;
  • Ensuring that all key risks are covered by appropriate permanent controls executed by the first line of defense;
  • Replaying or executing the control on a sample that is distinct from the one selected by the first line of defense;
  • Assessment of the completeness and quality of the Activity/Process/Risk/Control mapping in the group tool;
  • Formalization of identified deficiencies using standard report templates (presentations, reports and summaries);
  • Presentation of the results to the stakeholders and the company management;
  • Monitoring and active support for the timely and complete implementation of the published recommendations;
  • Participation in supporting the presentation of control results to company management in committees (OpRisk Committee, Compliance Committee, ICCC, Audit Committee);
  • Regular exchanges and collaboration with the central teams and other second level control teams located in different countries.

Profile required

PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

• Graduated with a Master degree in Business Administration, Banking, Finance, Economics or any related field;
• First experience or internships, preferably within a compliance or risk department in a bank or financial institution would be appreciated (e.g. KYC, S&E, AML, Risk Management);
• Strong writing and research skills as well as attention to details;
• Good communication and presentation skills;
• Proficient/Good command of MS Office, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint;
• Fluency in English is mandatory.

The VIE assignment in a nutshell

The VIE in Romania is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 24 months.
The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information (including your financial indemnities), please see Mon VIE-VIA Business France.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. 
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. 
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating? 
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

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: 23000OVX
Entity: SG Global Solution Centre
Starting date: 2024/01/01
Publication date: 2023/09/08