Product Accountant Trainee Product Accountant Trainee …

SOCIETE GENERALE
in London, United Kingdom
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
Last application, 07 Dec 21
To define
SOCIETE GENERALE
in London, United Kingdom
Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
Last application, 07 Dec 21
To define
* Role sits within the Finance team dedicated to the Agency business * Reporting to the SGIL Head of Product Accounting, you will be helping to ensure that the P&L of the entity, and the associated balance sheet is accurately reflected in the General Ledger. * Assisting in the oversight of the offshore team in charge of production. * Provide support in monthly account closing across all the asset classes in SGIL. * Perform Accounting P&L and balance sheet analysis and reporting to management * Managing ad hoc requests * Supporting the team for the year end external audit
Company description:

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Job description:

Description of the Business Line or Department
The Finance Division (DFIN/GBI) is in charge of:
- Steering the financial and budgetary strategy of GBIS, and its investment and development policy;
- Measuring and analysing the profitability of the activities portfolio (clients, businesses, geographies) and the use of all resources (overheads, balance sheet, capital, liquidity, etc.)
- Certifying GBIS accounts (accounting quality, valuation methods, orders options, etc., regardless of the production centres, vis-à-vis DFIN, external auditors, regulators, etc.
- Ensuring the necessary support and the right level of expertise on the subjects of accounting standards, taxation, scarce resources and regulation.
Summary of the key purposes of the role
* Role sits within the Finance team dedicated to the Agency business (legal entity – Société Générale International Limited – SGIL)
* Reporting to the SGIL Head of Product Accounting, you will be helping to ensure that the P&L of the entity, and the associated balance sheet (and off-balance sheet) is accurately reflected in the General Ledger.
* Assisting in the oversight of the offshore team in charge of production.
* Provide support in monthly account closing across all the asset classes in SGIL.
* Perform Accounting P&L and balance sheet analysis and reporting to management (across in SGIL, Finance and Front office)
* Managing ad hoc requests from SGIL Finance Management and DFIN business partners (Front Office, IT, Operations, Risk)
* Supporting the team for the year end external audit
Summary of responsibilities
* Developing analysis and controls over the product control framework of SGIL.
* Assist in new business developments and enhancements to industrialize the team production.
* Participating in projects to Change the Bank with impact in Finance department.
* Participating to the SGIL Monthly financials presentation
Review and update of policies and procedures documentation (papers and supporting presentation)
Level of Autonomy and Authority
A medium degree of autonomy is required for the role as well as the ability to analytically challenge and explain or communicate findings to facilitate decision making.

Profile description:

Competencies
General knowledge/interest in the offerings of the Agency markets Education up to at least A-Level (with passes in GCSE English and Maths)Organizational skills: Time management & ability to deliver Good writing ability in Word & Powerpoint (drafting notes, reports, explanative papers …) Analytical & inquisitive mindset, open minded to change with the initiative to define and propose solutions Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines but also challenge requests & the approach to them Ability to work with the team members globally based Relationship skills to build a good working relationship with business lines, OPER, ITEC plus other Finance Departments in London, Head Office, offshored teams & other control functions. Ability to think and act proactively displaying an entrepreneurial mindset and common sense Willingness to expand product knowledge base and develop new skillsets
EDUCATION
Education up to at least A-Level (with passes in GCSE English and Maths)
LANGUAGES
Fluent in English
French speaker is a plus but not mandatory for this role
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