Legal Entity Controller, APAC

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Societe Generale
  • 22 Jul 18 2018-07-22

Legal Entity Controller, APAC


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.

Our expertise in the Asia Pacific region ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Securities Services, Trade Finance and Cash Management Services. Leveraging on our formidable global footprint, we serve corporates, financial institutions and the public sector. With our regional headquarters in Hong Kong, we operate in 11 countries across Asia Pacific, employing over 6,600 employees. You can find us in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Mumbai, Sydney and other locations in the region.

At Societe Generale we have developed - and continue to develop - advanced programmes to support your career development. A diverse and comprehensive Learning & Development programme, a Junior programme for graduates and a Remuneration policy that stimulates your growth are just a few examples that illustrate how we help you to fulfill yourself personally and professionally, and how we develop your ability to adapt to ever-changing environments and transform challenges into opportunities.


Based in Hong Kong, the role is part of regional finance team for market activivties, reporting to head of accounting certification & financial supervision sub-team. The role has a focus on

  • Financial supervision of APAC entities
  • Accounting certification of market activities of APAC entities
The role will be working closely with senior legal entity controllers withtin the team, and in collaboration with finance teams in the region, locations, global hubs and central office, as well as with other stakeholders within the bank.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Supervision & oversight of inventory reconciliations and accounting - FO view reconciliation on market activities
  • Closing monitoring : ensuring closing quality in co-ordination with all stakeholders involved
  • Control framework monitoring : ensuring sound application of finance control framework in co-ordination with all stakeholders
  • Transversal finance process : FX monitoring, audit co-ordination, providing finance expertise on transversal projects



  • Top-level school, Accounting qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years relevent experience (financial control / audit on global market activities entities)
  • Understanding of global market activities, its product detail & strategies, and its implication into accounting & financial control framework
  • Understanding of investment bank major divisions role & responsibility (FO, middle/back office, risk management, etc)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Pro-active, autonomous, rigor, a strong control mindset
  • Organizational skills (planning & prioritization skills) & ability to work under pressure

Behavioural Skills

  • Sales and Marketing Skills
  • Client oriented
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Sensible to risks
  • Ability to cooperate
  • Collective mindset
  • Open Mindset
  • Conflict Solver
  • Thinking out of box
  • Technological & digital savvy
  • Simplification Mindset
  • Support Change
  • Being Courageous
  • Accountability
  • Risk Awareness
  • Results oriented
  • being inspired
  • Embody the Group's values
  • Demonstrate empathy and foster mutual trust
  • Willing to learn and develop skills