Internal Auditor

Permanent contract|Tokyo|Audit / Control / Quality

Internal Auditor

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Permanent contract
  • Audit / Control / Quality


Job description:

  • General Inspection and Internal audit teams are part of the Inspection and Audit division of SG Group.

 Primary Objective:

  • Audit main task is to assess the compliance of transactions, actual risk exposure, respect of procedures as well as the relevancy and efficiency of permanent control. This is managed thanks to an objective, rigorous and unbiased risk-based approach.
  • Coverage: 4 legal entities in Japan (Securities, Branch, Asset Management, Aircraft Leasing)

 Main Duties:

  • Auditors participate or lead audit assignments covering risks areas as per the multi-year audit plan.
  • Auditors actively contribute to continuous audit monitoring and annual risk assessment.
  • Senior auditors lead or contribute to audit assignments (scoping, diagnostic, testing, report writing, conclusions) which may local or regional, collaborating with other auditors in Japan as well as in the region.
  • Incorporate Data analytics and work with data scientists in audit work
  • Senior auditors can be engaged during regulators inspections to interface with inspectors and support the local head.
  • Audit processes, tools, methodologies are mainly global.

 Overall, a great opportunity to leverage on own skills, develop knowledge/experience in a variety of business areas and be equipped with the latest and innovative approach in Internal Audit.

Main Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Execute all audits in accordance with professional standards. 
  • Assist audit management in preparation & execution of the audit plan
  • Prepare audit work program and understands the specific risks to be evaluated
  • Acquire knowledge on activities and risks during assignments and via trainings
  • Perform evaluation of internal controls, testing of processes
  • Perform reviews of major financial and operational processes
  • Perform testing for information system integrity and transaction accuracy
  • Perform testing on the effectiveness of the internal control environment within SG.
  • Maintain clear work papers and audit trail of the work done in the appropriate tool
  • Write formal & clear reports to communicate audit results to management
  • Make appropriate recommendations to improve SG processes
  • Ensure timely issuance of the audit reports
  • Follow-up recommendations, evaluate deliverables, and escalate when needed.

Profile required

Core requirements:

  • Experience in the financial industry or equivalent + experience in an audit firm
  • Over 7~10 years Internal Auditor experience (or equivalent seniors who have accumulated important business experience, and are motivated to make a shift in their career towards risks and controls functions which can be evidenced by CIA study)
  • JSDA sales representative level 1/JSDA internal control manager (or equivalent level of knowledge in financial products used in corporate & investment banking, and Japan financial regulations)
  • Japanese language high proficiency (reading, writing, speaking)

Preferred skills: 

  • Technology driven
  • Forward-looking
  • Trusted advisor
  • Openness, appetite for teamwork
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of staff (all staff levels & Management)
  • Analytical skills, with strong capacity to prioritize key areas of added value
  • Curiosity, rigor and transparency
  • Appetite for developing new skills
  • Ability to commit and deliver in quality to deadlines
  • Autonomy to conduct audit duties
  • Concise and clear documentation skills

Business insight

Company Description :

Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Present in over 50 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia, Societe Generale provides corporate, financial institutions, investors and public sector clients with value-added integrated financial solutions. Today, Societe Generale in Japan consists of four core businesses: Societe Generale, Tokyo Branch; Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited, Societe Generale Haussmann Management Ltd and Societe Générale Aircraft Leasing Company Limited. These four entities are in line with our worldwide focus on Investment Banking, Global Finance and Global Markets, and Asset Management.

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: 23000V1P
Entity: Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2023/11/16