Business Auditor (Compliance & Conduct Risk) VP

Permanent contract|London|Audit / Control / Quality

Business Auditor (Compliance & Conduct Risk) VP

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Permanent contract
  • Audit / Control / Quality



Are you…

  • Seeking an excellent opportunity to join one of Europe’s leading financial services groups.
  • An ambitious Internal Auditor, ideally with previous experience in Financial Services.
  • Looking to work in a diverse, respectful, and open team environment with like-minded professionals.
  • Highly self-motivated with strong communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Interested in applying and developing data analytics techniques to audit work.
  • A team player willing who can bring enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and overcome challenges.

If so, we want to hear from you!


What is the opportunity in more detail?

We are currently seeking an Internal Auditor to join our London audit team, covering the support functions of the bank across the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, Gibraltar and the Middle East region, with a focus on compliance and conduct risk.

As an Internal Auditor you will work under the day-to-day direction of a Head of Assignment, who reports into a Regional Audit Supervisor. Your activities will include, but not limited to:

  • Contributing to the effective and efficient execution of internal audits from planning to reporting and supporting the Head of Assignment in all aspects of delivery.
  • Monitoring and reporting on the timely and effective remediation of audit findings, which involves maintaining a follow-up process with the auditees, where applicable. You will be expected to anticipate and escalate delays and issues in relation to the remediation of findings.
  • Contributing to the annual risk assessment and continuous audit monitoring activities, under the supervision of a Regional Audit Supervisor and/or Head of Assignment.  This activity forms the basis of the annual audit plan and possible mid-year adjustments to audit coverage.
  • Contributing to the preparation of presentations used for various committees where Internal Audit is represented.

Profile required


Graduate with degree level qualification, ideally in a financial discipline, from a top University, Business School and/or Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CPA) or IIA qualified.

 Knowledge of regulatory landscape (mainly FCA but also potentially US regulators). In addition, comfortable and experienced with audit methodologies in other banks, including strong experience of Conduct Risk and Market Integrity Regulatory Compliance frameworks in Investment Banks, specifically:

  • Trade & Communications Surveillance
  • Control Room/information barriers
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Personal Account Dealing
  • Behaviour/Ethics

The ideal candidate may have experience, but not necessarily, as:

  • Compliance Officer (e.g. Capital Markets Advisory or Surveillance specialist)
  • Second level controls testing

with involvement in:

  • developing or reviewing Surveillance framework, gaps in coverage
  • building a multi-year audit programme covering Conduct & Compliance topics

A risk mindset: be able to clearly identify key risks, key controls and gaps/breakdowns.

Work with confidence and demonstrate excellent organisation, with proven time management skills.

Demonstrate attention to detail but can summarise and communicate key messages succinctly.

️ Affinity for working within technical applications and dealing with large datasets.

Proficient/good command of MS Office (especially Excel, PowerPoint and Visio) and data analytics tools.

‍ Python, R or similar language is an advantage, although not essential.

Fluency in English is required, French is a plus.



This is a great opportunity to develop your internal audit career and work alongside other likeminded professionals.  Our team respects the need for a healthy work/life balance and a positive team environment where all staff feel engaged and respected.  Our aim is to help you to grow by providing the necessary training, support and opportunities to help develop your experience and career with Societe Generale. You will also discover all the diversity of our business lines in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

You should also know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

So if you feel you have the right background and want to join a supportive team of like-minded professionals, don’t hesitate to apply!

Who are we?

Societe Generale, one of Europe's leading financial services groups and a major player in the economy for over 150 years, supports 26 million clients every day with more than 131,000 staff in 62 countries. The Group combines financial strength, proven expertise in innovation and a sustainable growth strategy with the objective of creating value for all our stakeholders. We seek to be a trusted partner in the projects of those building tomorrow's world today.

The Inspection General and Internal Audit Division (IGAD) is Societe Generale Group’s 3rd Line of Defence, and Internal Audit comprises of about 1,000 professionals covering the bank’s global businesses and services from 11 regional hubs. The main role of IGAD is to review operational entities in an objective, thorough and risk-based manner to assess the compliance of the Group’s operations, the level of actual risk, the enforcement of procedures and the effectiveness and relevance of the corresponding permanent control set up.

Why join us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender identity.

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: 23000UQX
Entity: Societe Generale London Branch
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2023/11/13