Strategic Financial Analysis Officer

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Corporate Finance / Accounting

Strategic Financial Analysis Officer

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Corporate Finance / Accounting


As a Finance Partner to GBIS Operations & Technology departments (GBSU), your missions include:
Business as Usual (BAU) Tasks:

  • Monitor and control the department's costs.
  • Preparation of monthly & annual Forecasts.
  • Analyze and comment on the gaps between Actuals, Budget, and Forecast.
  • Present to SBU heads on a monthly basis and follow-up on questions when needed.
  • Prepare and present reports on costs per vendor and/or application.
  • Assist in quality control and certification of financial data (accounting, allocations, etc.).
  • Contribute in the computation and analysis of Standard Rates by sub-department and Entity within Asia Region.
  • Provisions control.

Annual Budget Process (Sep to Dec):

  • Prepare and consolidate the budget for GBSU functions for analysis.
  • Collaborations with other teams across the bank. 
  • Help to ensure correct alignment between Asia and Paris, especially during budget collaboration and validation.
  • Monitoring of the revised budget and tracking of budget transfers (validation, aligned with Paris teams, control).
  • Build and monitor the allocation keys for allocating IT & Operations costs to the appropriate business lines (BU’s).

Other and Ad-Hoc Tasks:

  • Lead a regular review of our process and procedures to cater new business requests, improve operational efficiency, optimize process and ensure risk controls and regulation compliance.  
  • Participate in the automation and off shoring initiative in cooperation with the Head-Office, the project teams and our Bangalore team.
  • Work proactively with offshore teams in Bangalore, India.
  • Perform a first level risk control in owned process, proactively work with the other financial controllers and Bangalore team.
  • Purchase Requests: verification, approval and help with creations.
  • Contract database maintenance and update.
  • Debit notes creation and follow-up.
  • Travel costs monitoring.
  • Specific studies on request of our stakeholders (offshoring, consulting, outsourcing…).
  • Open Purchase Order (PO) for costs.

Profile required

  • Hold a relevant Bachelors or Masters degree in Finance, Accounting or similar
  • Senior Analyst / Junior Associate with 2 - 5 years of experience 
  • Proficient in MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge in VBA is a plus
  • Good communication, presentation and report writing skills
  • Strong team spirit and self-motivated
  • Fluent English is mandatory

Beavioral Skills

  • Responsibility - Performance: I strive for high performance 
  • Commitment - Sustainability: I strive to develop my skills and knowledge
  • Client - Client  focus: I put long term relationship with our clients at the center of my actions, whatever my position 
  • Team Spirit - Synergies: I make cooperation with colleagues in and outside my team a priority
  • Innovation - Simplification: I make things & ideas simple  
  • Responsibility - Accountability: I make decisions in my scope of responsibilities

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 148,000 employees based in 76 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 Businesses (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 (Global Markets, Financing and Advisory) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

Department Description

The main role of the Finance department is the supervision of the accounting, controlling function and performing required analysis impacting the financial performance and financial risks of our Activities in Asia.

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.

Reference: 21000D1A
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2021/06/01
Publication date: 2021/04/21