Senior Auditor - Finance

Permanent contract|New York|Audit

Senior Auditor - Finance

New York, United States Permanent contract Audit



The SENIOR AUDITOR, Vice President/Director, will take a lead in the coverage of the control environment of Finance Organization of Societe Generale in the US. On this role, he will be focused on areas such as Regulatory Reporting, Accounting, Tax, Treasury. The Senior Auditor will lead missions on these areas or work in tandem with other team members in missions involving front, middle and back office support functions,  risk management, IT, legal, compliance.

The Senior Auditor’s primary responsibility is to lead audit assignments and support audit strategy on his areas of scope. He/she is expected to have a high degree of technical proficiency, autonomy and the ability to oversee and monitor the work of assigned audit teams. He/she should be able to run larger and complex audits with minimal supervision or oversight. Some responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Independently, leading various types of audit missions (including complex, global, multi-team/integrated, etc.,) overseeing all aspects of the audit process and having full ownership of the audits assigned
  • Preparing high quality and impactful audit reports, especially executive summaries that effectively address the key issues to be raised to management’s attention
  • Actively participating in department’s continuous monitoring programs - understands the ongoing changes in internal and external environment related to specific audited activities and evaluates the impact of changes on the business and company
  • Participating in various stages of the annual risk assessment and providing professional conclusions on the risks' evaluation
  • Coaching the staff to help develop their competencies, and provide formal feedback to team members that is objective, constructive and meaningful

Leading and participating in department wide transformation projects and actively contributing, communicating and implementing the changes, and supporting others through the process

Profile required


Technical Skills:

  • Strong understanding of financial (US GAAP, IFRS) reporting requirements and regulatory reporting for Banks and Broker/Dealers.
  • Solid understanding of various aspects of the control environment Finance organization such as Accounting, Regulatory Reporting, Accounting, Treasury, Legal Entity Controllers and Tax.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of banking products, financial services and industry, including the different trading products and activities, and the related risks (market, counterparty credit, liquidity, operational, regulatory, etc.) and controls.
  • Strong proven ability to use these skills to plan or execute audits using a risk-based approach (e.g., identify key risks and control points and suggest approaches for testing/sampling)


  • Able to maintain effective relationships with senior auditees and audit counterparts and facilitates conflict resolution
  • Highly motivated and committed to lead and progress; shows initiative, integrity, and creativity
  • Demonstrates curiosity, motivation, enthusiasm for learning and self-development with high level of independence and autonomy
  • Demonstrates strong organizational/project management skills, able to establish goals, priorities, and realistic plans that maximize use of available resources; able to meet all deadlines; able effectively delegate, make decisions, solve difficulties and timely escalate issues
  • Demonstrates willingness and readiness to provide support and collaborate to promote team spirit
  • Establishes relationships with junior team members; actively coaches, provides training, shares knowledge, feedback and support
  • Demonstrates openness to new ideas; able to propose and actively initiate process improvement
  • Demonstrates a high level of written and oral communication skills through audit reports, meetings and presentations
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills, able utilize data analytics tools to extract and analyze data



  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, or Finance.
  • 10+ years of work experience in financial services internal auditing or accounting/ regulatory reporting function within a corporate/ investment bank.  
  • CPA or equivalent certification

Desired / Plus:

  • MBA/Master's degree in accounting or finance.
  • Series 27
  • Languages : French

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.

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.

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: 21000APR
Starting date: 2021/05/31
Publication date: 2021/04/02