VP - Corporate Finance

Permanent contract|Sydney|Corporate & Investment banking

VP - Corporate Finance

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Permanent contract
  • Corporate & Investment banking


Major Accountabilities/Principal Responsibilities:

We are currently recruiting a VP – Corporate Finance in Sydney, Australia. This is an exciting opportunity within a fast-paced, results focused, global organisation that values diversity. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in supporting the Regional Head of Corporate Finance – Asia Pacific, to build out the Corporate Finance business in Australia. They will have the opportunity to build close relationships with the teams onshore and within the organization more broadly on a regional and global basis.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing senior support of both M&A and Equity Private Placement (“EPP”) transaction primarily in the Energy Transition sector, covering Asia Pacific with a key focus on Australia.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Origination with new and existing clients and supporting the execution of M&A and EPP deal transactions in the Energy sector.
  • Holding a key leadership/coordination role in the transaction execution process on day-to-day basis
  • Performing financial modelling including valuation and pricing analyses
  • Preparing and delivering presentations, pitchbooks and marketing materials
  • Driving the initiation of new client relationships and expanding the business franchise across industries
  • Assisting to maintain strong client relations during and after the deal execution process.
  • Working in collaboration with other team members as well as colleagues from the financing business lines based locally and overseas
  • Providing guidance and development of junior team members including appropriate delegation and review of tasks
  • Maintaining strong connectivity with the market, understanding the needs of the different corporate clients and industry groups, leveraging on market intelligence to provide feedback internally and improve capabilities within the team.

Profile required

Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge Required:

  • Bachelor’s or master's Degree or equivalent
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience in M&A or Investment Banking
  • Proven capability building strong relationships with corporate clients
  • Strong technical knowledge of M&A transactions, modelling and analytics
  • Strong ability in Microsoft Office tools, particularly PowerPoint and Excel

 Behavioral Competencies Required:

  • Ability to build and maintain trusted client relationships, with demonstrable communication skills
  • Proven analytical skills as well as exceptional written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Commercial acumen, strong corporate knowledge and persistence in addressing clients’ needs
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to manage stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong sense of accountability,
  • Ability to work in a team environment and with teams based in different geographical locations
  • Proven ability to work in an evolving multicultural environment with people with diverse, international backgrounds

Functional Relationships:

Internal: staff from business divisions and support functions locally, regionally and globally      

External: clients and prospects

Business insight


Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 1864 “to promote the development of trade and industry in France”, Societe Generale is today one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of society and the economy.

Active in the real economy for over 160 years, with a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 117,500 members of staff in 66 countries and supports on a daily basis 25 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world by offering a wide range of advisory services and tailored financial solutions.

Societe Generale has been present in Australia since 1981. Located in Sydney, it provides financing and advisory, as well as global markets solutions. Leveraging the strength of its client coverage and leadership in structured finance together with product and service offerings such as debt capital markets and asset-backed products, Societe Generale supports its Australian wholesale clients in their financing and advisory needs, and to serve its global clients who wish to access the Australian market with global banking services. Societe Generale also provides its global markets solutions by offering futures execution and clearing, equity derivatives sales and structured product distribution.

Working with us means being part of an exciting collective vision: “Building together, with our clients, a better and sustainable future through responsible and innovative financial solutions”.

Here, you can challenge yourself in a stimulating, flexible and inclusive workplace with numerous career prospects. You can make a positive impact in the societies where we operate and evolve in a people-oriented workplace.

With us, you can merge your career aspirations with your personal commitments through the values that bring us together: Commitment, Innovation, Responsibility and Team Spirit.

Societe Generale actively encourages internal and international mobility, offering staff at all stages of their career the opportunity to explore new functional and geographic opportunities.

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: 24000GLT
Entity: Société Générale Sydney Branch
Starting date: 2024/07/17
Publication date: 2024/07/01