Audit - Financial Crimes

Permanent contract|New York|Audit

Audit - Financial Crimes

New York, United States Permanent contract Audit


SGIAA Department is looking to complement the team with driven individuals, who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, are innovative and prepared to generate new ideas and “go the extra-mile” in achieving a common goal. Joining SGIAA will give you a unique opportunity to not only work on audit missions, but also to participate in department-wide projects aimed at transforming the team to the best in class. For those who succeed, future opportunities include career growth within/outside department, including international mobility.



The Auditor-Associate will be part of the Financial Crimes Compliance Audit Team which is responsible for auditing financial crimes compliance functions.

The Associate is expected to have a high degree of independence and autonomy in conducting audit work. The Associate’s primary responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Organizing and leading interviews and meetings on complex topics and audit missions with auditees and senior team members; providing concise and comprehensive debriefing presentation
  • Independently and autonomously driving parts of the audit process, e.g., document the audit diagnostic risk matrix, suggest areas for review, propose audit procedures to be performed; identify and rank risk on a process; propose relevant sampling strategies, etc.
  • Preparing high quality workpapers that support the findings and conclusions;
  • Performing as the lead on some audit missions, i.e.: define control (audit) procedures, determine the scope, priorities, time schedule and budget, identify required resources; identify root causes, develop SMART recommendations, etc.
  • Providing high quality and impactful audit reports, including executive summaries (when in lead)
  • Following up on the implementation of recommendations and the action plans
  • Participating in department wide transformation projects and actively contributing, communicating and implementing the changes, and supporting others through the process

Profile required


Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of banking products, accounting and operational processes, regulatory and legal considerations, and their associated risks (credit, market, operational, etc.);
  • Understanding of Financial Crimes Compliance’s first and second line controls and processes, including Sanctions, Know Your Customer/Servicer, and Transaction Monitoring;
  • Have reasonable level of knowledge and understanding of the risk management practice in financial services and audit experience in assessing risk and controls within First Line and Second Lines;
  • Strong Data Analytics skills as well as knowledge of MS Office Products (e.g. Excel, Outlook, etc.).


  • Highly motivated and committed to lead and progress
  • Demonstrates curiosity, motivation, enthusiasm for learning and self-development; continuously looks for opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge; able work independently on designated perimeter and able to autonomously study new areas
  • Demonstrates strong organizational/project management skills; able to prioritize and time manage to meet deadlines and timely escalate issues
  • Demonstrates willingness and readiness to provide help/support whenever needed
  • Establishes relationships with junior team members; actively coaches, provides training, shares knowledge, feedback and support
  • Demonstrates openness to new ideas; able to propose solutions/enhancements and contribute to process improvements 
  • Able to effectively and independently communicate with others; establish professional relationships; and effectively present and influence
  • Able to lead discussions with senior team members with confidence
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills, able utilize data analytics tools to extract and analyze data



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or relevant major
  • 4+ years of work experience in financial services, internal auditing, or relevant risk management positions
  • Experience managing audit process

Desired / Plus:

  • Work experience in relevant business or risk management function within corporate/investment bank
  • Good working knowledge of accounting principles
  • Preferred certifications:  CIA, CPA, CAMS

Business insight

The Inspection and Group Audit Division (IGAD) represents Societe Generale’s independent internal audit function, comprised of over 1200 professionals covering SG’s global businesses and services in over 80 countries. The SG Internal Audit Americas (SGIAA) Department within IGAD is a group of about 70 professionals, based in New York, New Jersey, and San Paulo, who are responsible for assessing SG’s multiple businesses in the Americas region.

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, sexual or 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: 210008WR
Starting date: 2021/04/26
Publication date: 2021/03/24