Trainee- Brokerage Accounts Payable

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Description of the Business Line or Department

The Operations Department (OPER) handles the middle and back office functions.

Remit of role: Payables Investigations and adjustments for give-in fees.

                           Daily reports run and balance reconciliations

Summary of the key purposes of the role

  • Daily run of cash reports, daily reconciliations, bank to control account, and report generation

  • To monitor outstanding adjustment files and update control sheet

  • To balance invoices and work on discrepancies with CSR and Brokerage

  • Participates in projects to support the business line

  • Monitors operational risks

  • Monitors key indicators

  • Understands and are aware of the associated risks to the firm and its clients

Summary of responsibilities

  • Log adjustments in control sheet logger

  • Run GMI reports/accruals to confirm if payment should be made

  • Work with CSR on under accrual issues

  • Communicate to billing broker if discrepancies on invoices

  • Ensure bookings made to adjust accruals

  • Report to manager status weekly of outstanding invoices

  • Report to payments team funds to be released

  • Report back to billing broker payment date and details

  • Manage group email box

  • Shows pro-activity in the development of professional competences, deliverables and contributions to compliment needs and goals of the Company.

  • Provides constructive feedback when suggesting new ideas, promoting simplicity and innovations in a professional manner, and actively contributes and embraces change implementation.

  • Demonstrates accountability, ensuring to evaluate and improve own performance, actively seeking feedback and advice where applicable. 

Profile Required


  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written

  • Highly developed Microsoft office skills – Powerpoint, Excel, Word,

  • Coordination skills (across and between the teams in OPER)

  • Compliant with confidentiality requirements

  • Ability to work autonomously and be responsible for following matters through to completion

  • Solution-focused, service-oriented and proactive

  • Attention to detail

  • Analytical

  • Good time management

  • Good with numbers/accounting

  • Team player, enjoy sharing information

  • Methodical

  • Have a strong risk culture and reliable professional conduct

Work experience

Market and product knowledge beneficial, but not essential

Reconciliations beneficial but not essential

Why Join Us

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment

Business Insight

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

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: 200000UX
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: 08/03/2020
Date of publication: 05/02/2020
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