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TRAINEE: Finance Project & COO Team


  • Gather requirements from a wide array of stakeholders (e.g. Regulators, FO, Legal, Compliance, Operations, Finance, Risk, IT)
  • Produce the budget and project monitoring including time-tracking
  • Write business cases, analyze the cost and value of each project and focus on what matters


  • Hold a relevant Bachelors or Masters degree in Finance, Information Systems, Technology or similar
  • Previous experience in Production, Project Management or Business Analysis
  • Knowledge of and experience in the financial industry including IT, RISQ & Front-Office
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Visio
  • Knowledge in coding skills will be a plus to deal with IT experts
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with a “can-do” attitude and passion for delivery of high-quality solutions
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with people on site as well as people in remote locations (All APAC, Paris, Bangalore, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous work-streams, dealing with multiple stakeholders and managing across numerous initiatives as well as ensure timely and robust delivery
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and associated pressures, to manage work independently and to be flexible within continually changing priorities
  • Display strong organization, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good attention to details, dependable and disciplined
  • Strong and clear communication (verbal and written) and ability to adjust communication style to audience
  • Fluent English is mandatory

This is a fixed term 12 month Trainee contract with Societe Generale. You will form part of the team on a full time basis. In order to apply for the Trainee position please ensure you have completed your qualification and will be available to work full time for the duration of the Trainee contract.


Company Description

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 133,000 employees based in 61 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.

ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong. Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model. Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description

Based in Hong Kong, the selected candidate will work on the Finance Projects & Operations for the APAC region including HK, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, India... The staff will oversee projects follow-up for the project managers with a strong cooperation with IT and other GBSU teams. Projects in scope are essentially regulatory, linked to accounting in our legal entities in Asia, performance management or liquidity monitoring related. The staff will also directly participate to the management of the operations for the Finance department in the Region. The job therefore implies a great level of autonomy, strong cooperation and organizational skills.

The candidate must have experience in monitoring projects with practical knowledge on time tracking, resource planning, milestone tracking and budget follow-up. The successful candidate will be capable of performing detailed analysis/scoping (on their own but first through a team of analysts) to understand and resolve current issues and develop/define the future state vision. This will require the individual to be skilled at extracting requirements from subject matter experts (essentially IT but also Operations, Legal, Compliance, Risk, Front-Office and of course Finance).

Hands-on approach with functional background, experience working closely with the Head-Office in Paris, IT and the Management Functions is a plus. Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills as well.

The candidate will report to the Regional Manager working in close relation with APAC, Bangalore & Paris teams.

Closed 12 days ago
Closed 12 days ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    All Disciplines

  • Work rights:

    Hong Kong Permanent Resident, Hong

  • Locations:

    Hong Kong (Hong

  • Closing Date:7th Aug 2022, 3:59 pm


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