Equity Settlement Officer

 Tokyo, Japan       Permanent contract        Corporate and Investment Banking


SG CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale 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.

The GBSU department ensures the operational support of Global Banking and Investor Solutions (GBIS) activities by implementing all necessary means to ensure the operational, administrative and financial processing market and credit operations initiated by business lines. 


  • Bring value to the GBIS businesses and clients
  • Keep Operational Risk under control and comply with regulations
  • Leverage on our Global Operating Model for value creation
  • Invest in our people and maintain engagement

As an experienced professional within the merged IT/operations environment, you are responsible in carrying out the daily Japanese equity operation (e.g. clearing, settlement, custody) for our business and clients. 

The candidate will assess operational risk and propose / implement process improvement plans in order to reinforce operational quality / control. All process controls and documentations must be properly performed and filed. 

The candidate is expected to participate in global / regional / local projects or initiative as our subject matter expert in the area of market events, new business development, operational risk mitigation, process improvement, system stabilization/ enhancement. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Involved in core settlement daily activity and ensure the execution of permanent control actions.
  • Follow-up on production issues with relevant counter parties such as external clients, SG affiliates, regulators and IT system managers till resolution.
  • Propose process improvement ideas and quantify benefits following 3 axis: operational risk, efficiency / cost and client satisfaction.
  • Actively contribute to knowledge management: update and upgrade procedures, document best practices.

Profile Required

Key Skill Areas & knowledge Required:
  • University degree in Business / Engineering / Finance or equivalent
  • 5-10 years’ experience in Japan equity settlement (cash equity, stock lending and borrowing, affiliate clearing / custody business);
  • Strong analytical skills and delivery oriented: able to overcome difficulty and leverage on the team and organization to reach common operational goals.;
  • Positive mindset, challenge and change oriented, and never give-up attitude.
  • Good Communication Skills: comfortable in exposing own ideas and ask questions to avoid assumptions. Able to interface with various internal partners (Traders, Middle Offices, IT, vendors, regional counterparts) and in different countries (Asia, Europe, America).
  • Team player demonstrating strong team spirit
  • Capacity to work autonomously and in an organized fashion.
  • Japanese and English are compulsory
  • Proficient at Word, Excel and Powerpoint, VBA
  • Business Analyst experience is a plus

Business Insight

Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Societe Generale provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions. 

Today, Societe Generale in Japan consists of four core businesses: Societe Generale, Tokyo Branch; Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited, Lyxor Asset Management Japan and Societe Generale Aircraft Leasing Company Limited. These four entities are in line with our worldwide focus on Investment Banking, Global Finance and Global Markets, and Asset Management.

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, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 20000GHX
Business unit: Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited
Starting date: 01/09/2020
Date of publication: 20/07/2020
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Equity Settlement Officer

Permanent contract   |   Tokyo   |   Corporate and Investment Banking