Regional Audit Supervisor, Private Banking, Maternity Cover

Fixed term contract|London|Audit / Control / Quality

Regional Audit Supervisor, Private Banking, Maternity Cover

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Fixed term contract
  • Audit / Control / Quality



Are you…

  • An ambitious team leader, with more than 10 years’ experience in Financial Services.
  • Professionally qualified with strong communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Seeking an excellent opportunity to join one of Europe’s leading financial services groups.
  • Looking to work in a diverse team in a respectful and open team environment.
  • Highly skilled for applying data analytics techniques to audit work.
  • A team player that can coach and develop more junior audit staff.

If so, we want to hear from you!


What is the opportunity in more detail?

We are currently seeking a Regional Audit Supervisor to join temporarily our London audit team, covering the private banking activities (wealth planning, asset management, trust and associated supporting functions) of the bank across the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, Gibraltar and the Middle East region.

The role involves managing a dedicated team of heads of assignment and internal auditors with various level of experience and seniority, for defining, planning, executing and delivering the annual audit plan, for monitoring findings follow-up and signing off their completion, and for leading the risk assessment process.

You will be responsible for supervising and coaching all staff within your team who will report to you directly, and maintaining a good level of interaction and co-operation amongst your team members, as well as with the overall audit department locally and aboard. You will develop strong relationships with key senior stakeholders, internally and externally. You will also participate in projects and special assignments as required.

As Regional Audit Supervisor you will be responsible for the following activities (under the supervision of local management):

  • You will develop the annual audit plan covering the bank’s activities within your scope, including defining your audit universe, risk assessing the various business and service units you oversee, and budgeting and planning audit assignments.
  • You will ensure the delivery of audits per the approved audit plan to ensure timely and relevant audit outcomes.
  • You will monitor the implementation of Internal Audit findings by the teams, measure the effectiveness of the improvements and validate their completion, where applicable.
  • You will support the implementation and operation of the internal audit assurance framework, including development of continuous monitoring, automated audit routines and strong relationships with key stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • You will build and support a strong and self-sufficient internal audit team.
  • You will show initiative and take responsibility for supervising audits and your team.
  • You will report on a regular basis on any topics related to your coverage and your team to the Internal Audit management, e.g. during the Operational Committee of the department, through defined KPI/KRIs thresholds, on ad hoc basis.
  • You will prepare presentations for and attend various committees where Internal Audit is required to report and/or attend. You may be required to attend by delegation.


This is a great opportunity to develop your career with a leading Financial Services Group. As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your tasks, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

You should also know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to volunteering 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.

Profile required


Graduate with degree level qualification, ideally in a financial discipline, from a top business school and/or Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CPA) or IIA qualified, or time served experience.

10 years+ experience within the financial services industry with proven successful leadership, preferably this experience should have been gained in an internal/external audit, risk management or compliance function, and/or good understanding of private banking and financial products, financing business as well as supporting functions and relevant regulation requirements (e.g. MIFID II, Financial Crime regulations).

⚙️ Coaching skills and able to manage efficiently internal audit team members with different levels of experience and backgrounds. Able to clearly articulate the audit's objectives, timeframes and priorities. Coordinate tasks, supports members of the team and hold them accountable for meeting deadlines and delivering high quality outputs.

Able to make decisions, work autonomously and take initiatives.

⏫ Highly motivated and committed to lead and innovate.

Strong relationship builder and effective communicator across all levels within a team, with the business and externally.

Passionate about driving change, making improvements and helping stakeholders.

Clearly identify key risks, key controls and gaps/breakdowns in complex areas of a financial institution.

Demonstrate attention to details but can summarise key messages succinctly, verbally and in writing.

Good writing and presentation skills

️ 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.

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: 23000OZC
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2023/10/30
Publication date: 2023/09/04