Financial Accountant - Regulatory Reporting

  • Competitive
  • North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia North Sydney New South Wales AU
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 16 Jul 18 2018-07-16

Financial Accountant - Regulatory Reporting


Serving 31 million customers in 66 countries, Societe Generale is one of Europe's largest financial services organisations. We employ 146,000 people in 67 countries worldwide. Based on a diversified universal banking model, Societe Generale combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth. Our objective: to be the leading relationship-focused bank, a reference in its markets, close to its clients and chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.

Opened in 1981, and located in Sydney, Societe Generale in Australia provides products and services in the areas of financial advisory and global markets for financial institutions. Societe Generale Securities Australia is a full participant of the ASX24 and its businesses range from futures clearing to prime broking and clearing to equity and derivatives sales.

There are currently 35 members of staff in Sydney, representing 10 different nationalities, from different business lines and corporate functions. We are currently looking for a Financial Accountant to join us. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team in a growth phase and get hands-on experience within a fast-paced, results focused, global organisation. The successful candidate will be able to build close relationships with the teams onshore and within the organisation more broadly on a regional and global basis.


Major Accountabilities/ Principal responsibilities:

The Finance Division employs 2,000 employees worldwide. It plays a fundamental role in developing the company's strategy and financial planning, managing cash flow and the company's structural risks, producing financial statements and regulatory reports, digitizing finance processes and overseeing financial communications. It provides an objective, cross-business perspective to guide relevant decisions for management and the development of the company.

The successful candidate will report to the CFO of Societe Generale Australia and will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Preparation of regulatory reporting submissions to APRA
  • Support of day to day finance function (e.g. monthly, quarterly and year-end financial closing and reporting, submission of financial reports, preparation of general ledger journals and monthly account reconciliations, …)
  • Assist in the oversight of offshored accounting processes
  • Provide support in the preparation of financial analysis required to support business initiatives
  • Liaise with teams in regional headquarters in Hong Kong on transversal or local projects


Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge Required
  • Bachelor degree of Commerce with major in Accountancy or equivalent
  • Australian CPA/CA qualification (mandatory)
  • Proven and solid experience in APRA regulatory reporting, including LCR and liquidity reporting. Optionally, recent experience with new EFS standards.
  • Good working knowledge of A-IFRS, in particular IFRS 9, would be preferable.
  • Candidates from a major audit firm with solid experience and a focus on Banking activities may be considered.

Behavioural Competency Required:
  • Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Meticulous with a strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability collaborating in a team environment, collective mindset
  • Adaptable with an ability to work efficiently in a dynamic environment with input to and from multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to recognise areas for enhancement within existing processes, while considering interdependencies, and propose solutions