Senior Auditor - Sanctions

 New York, United States       Permanent contract        Audit


The Inspection and Audit Division (DCPE) represents Société Générale’s independent internal audit function, comprised of over 1300 professionals covering SG’s global businesses and services in over 80 countries. The SGUS Internal Audit Department within DCPE is a group of about 80 professionals, based in the US (NYC, CHI) and in Brazil, responsible for assessing SG’s multiple businesses in the Americas region.



The SGUS Audit 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 the SGUS Internal Audit team 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 of SG US Audit Department, including international mobility.

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The Senior Auditor - Vice President will be part of the Global Sanctions & Embargoes (S&E) Audit Team which is responsible for overseeing and conducting audits focused on sanctions risks and controls globally.


The Senior Auditor, Vice President’s primary responsibility is to lead and participate in S&E audit assignments. He/she is expected to have a high degree of technical proficiency, autonomy and the ability to oversee and monitor the work of their team. He/she should be capable of running 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;
  • Lead or participate on international S&E missions that will require approximately 40% global travel;
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the S&E methodology; and
  • Ensure the quality of the information related to assignments in IGAD system


Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of banking products, compliance and regulatory requirements and / or financial accounting /regulatory reporting.  Specifically,
  • BSA/AML and OFAC sanctions requirements and related processes and controls
  • Fircosoft Screening Solution
  • European and United Nations Counter Terrorism Finance requirements
  • USD Clearing and Correspondent Banking
  • 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) 
  • Demonstrates initiative, integrity, and creativity in audit approach
  • Has strong project management skills and establishes goals, priorities, and realistic plans that maximize use of available resources
  • Demonstrates a high level of written and oral communication skills through audit reports, meetings and presentations
  • Demonstrates an ability to see the bigger picture when assessing the control environment and communicating with management
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with auditees and audit counterparts, facilitates conflict resolution, and is value-added oriented
  • Collaborates well with others, shares information, and develops team spirit





  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or other relevant topic
  • 6+ years of work experience in financial services, internal auditing, or relevant risk management positions or a combination of advanced degree and experience
  • Experience in managing projects, resources, or functions


Desired / Plus:

  • Work experience in internal audit, relevant business or risk management function within corporate/investment bank
  • JD, MBA, or master’s degree in a business discipline
  • Preferred certifications:  CIA, CPA, CIDA, CAMS, CFA, FRM, Series 7, CISA, ITIL
  • Languages (Other than English): French 



Business Insight

At Societe Generale, we live by our 4 core values of commitment, responsibility, team spirit and innovation. We are engaged and demonstrate consideration for others. We act ethically and with courage. We focus our talent and energy on collective success. We experiment and propose new ideas. This way, we maximize our ability to serve client needs and anticipate market changes. Societe Generale is committed to strengthening bonds with colleagues, communities and the world in which we live, because relationships are at the heart of how we operate.

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.

Job code: 200004GB
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: 06/04/2020
Date of publication: 12/02/2020
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Senior Auditor - Sanctions

Permanent contract   |   New York   |   Audit