VIE: Chief Operating Officer

International Volunteer Program|Hong Kong|Audit / Control / Quality

VIE: Chief Operating Officer

Hong Kong International Volunteer Program Audit / Control / Quality


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

Main Responsibilities:
•    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

• You are graduated with a Master degree from Engineering or Business School or University with a specializationin in Finance, Business, Engineering or similar
• Good communication skills with proficiency in power point presentation
• 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
• Display of innovation, team spirit and time management
• Fluent English is mandatory

PLEASE NOTE that since this program is primarily an international development program, candidates cannot apply to a VIE assignment in their own country of citizenship.

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

The VIE assignment in a nutshell
This VIE in Hong Kong is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last X months.

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space. For further information (including your financial indemnities), please see: Mon VIE-VIA Business France.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

Behavioral Skills

  • Team Spirit - Synergies: I make cooperation with colleagues in and outside my team a priority
  • Team Spirit - Collective mindset: I favour the team’s interest over my own results
  • Client - Client  focus: I put long term relationship with our clients at the center of my actions, whatever my position 
  • Commitment - Sustainability: I strive to develop my skills and knowledge
  • Client - Risk: I strive to satisfy clients while taking into account risks for the company
  • Innovation - Simplification: I make things & ideas simple 

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating. 
At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. 
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. 
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating? 
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

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.

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 pole (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 (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including 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, 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: 22000RCQ
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: 2022/12/31
Publication date: 2022/11/07