Settlement Officer , Senior analyst / Associate

Permanent contract|Tokyo|Banking operations processing

Settlement Officer , Senior analyst / Associate

Tokyo, Japan Permanent contract Banking operations processing


  • 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 or Fixed Income 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 counterparties 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

  • University degree in Business / Engineering / Finance or equivalent 
  • At least 5 years experience in Japan equity settlement (cash equity, stock lending and borrowing, affiliate clearing / custody business, Margin trading, Corp Action); 
  • 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
  • Self-starter with proactive mindset. 
  • Capacity to work autonomously and in an organized fashion.
  • Fixed income operation (JGB / foreign bond outright / repo) experience is a plus
  • Fluency in written and spoken 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, Societe Generale Haussmann Japan Limited 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, 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: 230001JQ
Entity: Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited
Starting date: 2023/02/16
Publication date: 2023/01/18