TRAINEE: Internal Audit COO

Trainee|Hong Kong|Audit

TRAINEE: Internal Audit COO

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Trainee Audit



  • Monitor Audit Activities (Risk Assessment, Audit Plan Execution, Follow-up of Recommendation implementation), with the production of automated reporting and statistics to the regional management team and Head Office.
  • Steer Internal Audit’s own operational risk: Permanent Controls, Data Quality controls, etc
  • Assist in Regional Communication and Event Management (i.e. Regional Newsletter, Appointment Announcement, Internal Audit Asia Executive Committee meetings, All Staff Meetings, Seminars, coordination of Trainings and Visits from Regulators or senior management, etc)
  • Assist in the management and monitoring of Budget and Expenses (including travels)
  • Support the Chief of Staff in the preparation of internal and external presentations and memos such as management committees and meetings with regulators
  • The candidate could also be involved on Internal Audit transformation projects or on audit missions involving data analytics skills
  • Assist with operational and administrative tasks for a smooth running of the Internal Audit department (e.g. access card, business cards, Societe Generale directory, office supplies, moving and construction work, temporary desks and meeting rooms management)

Profile required

Profile Requirements:

  • Hold a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Business, Engineering or similar
  • Good communication skills with proficiency in power point presentation
  • Data analytics mindset with the ability to write scripts to transform the original data and automate the analysis and production of reporting is required
  • Working experience in financial/ banking industry or project management is preferable
  • Pay attention to details and producing quality work
  • Take accountability for his/her actions with good organization and time management
  • Generate innovative but practical ideas at work to improve the robustness and efficiency of our operational processes
  • Positive attitude and able to work with all level of staff
  • Fluent English is mandatory and fluent French is a plus

This is a fixed term 12 month Trainee contract with Societe Generale. You will form part of the team on a full time basis. In order to apply for the Trainee position please ensure you have completed your qualification and will be available to work full time for the duration of the Trainee contract."    

Behavioral Skills:

  • Team Spirit - Conflict Management: I anticipate conflicts and strive to resolve them fairly and sustainably 
  • Innovation - Thinking out of the box/Creativity: I encourage and demonstrate positive out of the box thinking           
  • Innovation - Simplification: I make things & ideas simple
  • Responsibility - Risk: In order to improve the Group's security, I am constantly on the lookout for risks     
  • Team Spirit - Open mindset/Respect: I listen and share my views and my expertise in an open mode       
  • Responsibility - Performance: I generate outstanding 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 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.

Department Description

The General Inspection and Internal Audit Division (IGAD) is the third line of defence, which conduct independent audits of operational entities in an objective, thorough and impartial approach.  Our division oversees the audit of GBIS activities through teams based in France and in four regional hubs which are London, Luxembourg, New York and Hong Kong. The division head is the contact person for the audit of the GBIS core business management. 

Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for strategic and operational controls as well as transversal support for the team. Therefore, this position will involve strong communication with other team members and frequent contacts with staff, senior managers across Asia and in Paris. This position will be reported to the Chief of Staff of IGAD Asia in Hong Kong

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: 210008GM
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2021/04/19
Publication date: 2021/03/18