Operational Risk Analyst

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Finance

Operational Risk Analyst

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Finance


  • Perform Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) exercise which includes pre-assessment preparation, documentation of key process & controls, obtain validations. Review / challenges over risk ratings and summary of risk synthesis.
  • Participate in Incident Management which includes impact analysis, post-mortem review and preventive actions status follow up.
  • Engage as department relay on external/internal Outsourced Services (OS). Facilitate regular monitoring and risk assessment during OS lifecycle.
  • Participate in continuous support and deployment of Permanent Control (PC) Framework which includes monitoring of level 1 framework and implementation: control results, certification of blueprints & control plan.
  • Monitor Key Risk Indictors (KRI) and prepare periodic dashboard and reporting on operational risk soundness.
  • Contribute to Projects, change initiatives, Internal Audit or Regulatory missions as required.
  • Review and provide inputs to improve and optimized existing processes i.e., streamline, automations & overall process simplifications.
  • Organize operational risk training internally to reinforce the risk awareness culture.
  • Maintain close interaction with various stakeholders and internal risk community i.e., Paris Head Office, CFO, RISK, Compliance, Local ORM, Business Continuity, Data Information Security, etc. 

Profile required


  • Good in statistical analysis and synthesis of data
  • Good communication skills and ability to convey messages to Management.
  • Highly motivated and ability to work with a team.
  • Good writing skill
  • Familiar with use of Microsoft Office applications (including Excel Word, PowerPoint, and Power-BI)
  • Ideally fluent in Excel. VBA, Alteryx, Coding skills and data visualization is a plus to deal with various dataset.


  • Degree in Finance, Economic, Risk, Technology, or another related field
  • University graduate in Finance, Accounting, or Business/Engineer school


  • 5+ years previous work experience (ideally with knowledge in Risk Management, Finance Operations or Audit an advantage) 
  • Experience working in COO function (or risk & control related functions)
  • Working at a Head-Office or Regional Hub is a plus.


  • Enthusiastic self-starter with a “can-do” attitude and passion for delivery of high-quality solutions
  • Team spirit
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and associated pressures, to manage work independently and to be flexible within continually changing priorities.


  • Team Spirit - Synergies: I make developing synergies a priority
  • Team Spirit - Conflict Management: I strive to resolve conflicts fairly and sustainably
  • Innovation - Technology: I take new  technologies into account in my activities
  • Innovation - Thinking out of the box/Creativity: I encourage and demonstrate positive out of the box thinking
  • Responsibility - Risk awareness: I am constantly on the lookout for risks 
  • Responsibility - Performance: I strive to generate high individual and collective performance

Business insight

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.

Our expertise in the Asia Pacific region ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Securities Services, Trade Finance and Cash Management Services. Leveraging on our formidable global footprint, we serve corporates, financial institutions and the public sector. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong, we operate in 11 countries across Asia Pacific, employing over 6,600 employees. You can find us in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney and other locations in the region.

Department Description

Based in HK regional headquarter, the role of CORO (Controls & Operational Risks Office function) is to support the sub-departments of DFIN in:

  • preventing, identifying, managing and mitigating the operational risks; 
  • Raise awareness and steer a sound risk culture internally; 
  • Enhance our risk management quality in such fast-changing environment.  

The candidate will report to the Regional Manager working in close relation with APAC, Bangalore & Paris teams in Finance.  Also have opportunity to work with various risk expert functions within the Group.

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: 23000164
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2023/03/01
Publication date: 2023/01/15