TRAINEE: Finance COO & COS Assistant

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Internships & Graduate Trainee, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 23 Jan 18 2018-01-23

TRAINEE: Finance COO & COS Assistant


SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Societe Generale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. SG CIB provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions.

Finance Department (DFIN) works for the Asia Business Unit to support our activities from corporate and investment banking to asset management, securities services, global transaction banking and specialized financial services.

Chief of Staff (DFIN / COS) is responsible to support regional CFO to define the roadmap for Asia region & monitoring the progress, also responsible to monitor the department costs & headcounts as well as to support all the transversal topics for the region.

Digital and Transformation Office team (DFIN / DTO) is in charge of transforming DFIN department and its related "Run The Bank" functions. The team is acting as the authority for process design & operating model on its perimeter and is also contributing to the projects information system oriented.

This Trainee will report locally to the head of DFIN / DTO Asia team and to DFIN Chief of Staff.


Main Responsibilities

Support Finance Chief of Staff (COS)

  • Consolidate the Regional risk indicators report and perform the 1st level analysis
  • Provide all the necessary support to COS on the oversight of off-shoring hub in Bangalore (~100 staffs supporting Asia Pacific finance teams)
  • Assist COS to prepare the Asia Pacific roadmap and progress update presentation to management and staffs
  • Assist to drive the ad-hoc and regular transversal topics with the EXCO members in Asia Pacific (8 locations)
  • Support & coordinate the internal event organization i.e. All staffs meetings, pop-up events & trainings
  • General communication and coordination of transversal topics of the department
  • Be the back-up to ensure the Asia Finance Weekly Status consolidation ready on time for line manager review
  • Ad-hoc support on COS functions
Project Portfolio Management (DTO)
  • Ad-hoc support on prioritized initiatives required by the team
  • Develop innovative communication plans towards our stakeholders to present Finance Transformation to our clients & partners and in liaison with the Information technology project team leading IT oriented projects
  • Support Digital Transformation in liaison with the Information technology project team
  • Become a trusted partner in the usage of collaborative tools within the team and the department


  • Hold a relevant Bachelors or Masters degree in Finance or similar
  • Proficient in Excel with knowledge in VBA an advantage
  • Strong in Office pack with knowledge in Banking & Finance and strong appetite for Digital technologies
  • Fast learner who is persistent, resourceful and autonomous)
  • Multi-tasker, who can juggle multiple projects and prioritize tasks with conflicting deadlines to ensure on-time completion
  • Good team player, approachable, adaptable and flexible
  • Strong analytical sense
  • Ability to give a synthetic overview & to drive the change
  • Good communication skills with fluent English is mandatory, with French being an advantage
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.