Job ref no.: CT3115703-01#2614

VP Second Line of Defense Controller

Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch



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Global Banking & Investor Solutions is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale Group. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia, GBIS provides services in corporate and investment banking, asset management, private banking and securities around the world.

GBIS offers to its clients integrated and tailored solutions to respond to their specific needs.

The Risk team is dedicated to challenge and review the performance of the operational risk controls in place in the region, propose improvement and follow-up on their implementation. The Risk team contributes in escalating and providing a comprehensive and independent view of the efficiency of the control framework and operational risk framework more widely to senior management in the region.


Main Responsibilities

Working closely with other Operational Risk teams, build a first level control framework testing roadmap and assessment methodology. Roadmap should build leveraging a combination of targeted and thematic reviews.

Execute the roadmap by performing second level controls in order to provide an overall assessment of the first level control design and operating device effectiveness:

  • Analyzing and challenging permanent first line controls and extending progressively to other core operational controls
  • Reviewing the control set up and documentation
  • Testing the control execution by sampling
  • Review of anomalies and associated action plans
  • Providing an opinion and follow-up of areas for improvement axes (focusing by priority on key weaknesses and improvement axes).

The controls should follow the group methodology adapted to local requirements and set up
  • Produce summaries on the results of second level controls for the management of BU / SU and the management of the UK entities / UK Group bank. Contributing to governance in place to steer operational risk and permanent control
  • Liaise with other second level control functions to ensure there are no overlap or control falling outside Risk, Finance and Compliance perimeter as well as report on the % of existing controls that have been reviewed as part of the three teams roadmaps
Reports directly to the UK Head of the Risk Operations and Control team in charge of ASIA PAC Group-level operational risk management.


  • Operational Risk Processes Knowledge
  • Good banking knowledge
  • Experience in control, testing or audit is preferable
  • Knowledge and experience of Global market, Investment Banking Sales, Trading activities is preferable
  • MS Office (Power Point, Word or Excel Expert)
  • Operational Risk Tools knowledge
  • Knowledge of tools used in the processing chain is a plus
Soft Skills
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking with high attention to details and accuracy
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear manner
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to organize time, multitask, and define priorities (autonomy)
  • Must be able to work collaboratively within a complex organization, across multiple cultures, geographies and disciplines
  • Able to interact with all level of the organization from operators to executive management members is preferable
  • Ability to be flexible and agile (priorities may change and escalation need to be adapted)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change through influencing skills, be a positive change agent
  • English required – Other spoken languages in the region or French are a plus

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