Senior Information System Auditor

Permanent contract|Hong Kong|Audit / Control / Quality

Senior Information System Auditor

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Permanent contract Audit / Control / Quality


Main Responsibilities:

The role covers SG Business Lines and Group Functions in Asia Pacific and encompass various aspects of Banking Services with a core business activity focusing on Corporate and Investment Banking.

The IS Auditor is responsible for the execution of audit assignments and controls with a strong focus on Information Systems (IS) and IT Infrastructures, in particular on fields like Information System Security, Project Management, Software Development Life Cycle, Change and Release Management and Production Support.

Key activities in audit assignment are to:

  • Execute all audit assignments in accordance with internal quality standards,
  • Prepare audit work programs in good understanding of the specific risks to be evaluated,
  • Assess the control environment of both 1st and 2nd Lines of Defense (LOD1 and LOD2)
  • Perform audit controls within the committed budget and deadline,
  • Maintain clear work papers and audit trail of the work done,
  • Debrief auditees based on factual and clear findings,
  • Propose relevant recommendations to improve SG processes and reduce risks,

When acting as the Head of Mission, the auditor is also responsible to:

  • Manage the relationship and communication with the main auditee(s)
  • Efficiently manages the resources assigned to the mission
  • Set objectives and assess the contribution of auditors assigned to the mission
  • Regularly report the progress of the mission to the supervisor
  • Write concise and clear reports to communicate audit results to the management

In addition, the auditor follows-up audit recommendations in a timely manner, assess whether the risks have been sufficiently mitigated to propose the closure of the recommendation, or to escalate to the audit supervisors and management when needed.
The auditor also contributes to the annual Risk Assessment to elaborate the audit plan and takes part to the Continuous Audit Monitoring processes to adjust the audit plan if significant risks arise.
The auditor contributes his/her expertise to the local and global Information System Audit community and provide advice to business auditors on Information Systems risks.
The auditor is pro-active and show full accountability in the respect of conduct and behavior and demonstrate a positive culture of compliance, risk awareness and ‘doing the right thing', towards internal stakeholders as well as clients and markets with which he/she is engaged.

Profile required

Technical competencies and job skills required:

  • Bachelor degree or above in related disciplines, e.g. Information Systems, Computer Science, Business etc
  • Minimum 7-10 years of total experience in Information System Audit and/or operational experience in Information Systems in areas such as:

                         - Information System Risk and Security
                         - Project Management, Agile
                         - Cybersecurity

  • Good knowledge of regulatory reform, operational risk procedures and other compliance functions within banking
  • Data analytics skills and capacity to analyze audit trails using scripts or BI tools is a plus
  • Internal Audit or IT risks and control background is preferred such as:

                         - CISA, CISSP or another IT audit certification

  • For internal candidates, candidates with GBSU and GTS experience will also be considered.

Behavioral competencies and soft skills required:

  • Able to work independently and proactively, demonstrating a strong sense of ownership and commitment to deliver quality audits on time
  • Adapt quickly to new environment and curious to learn and develop new skills/knowledge
  • Robust analytical skills to relate IT risks with potential business exposure
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact with management as well as operational staff
  • Fluent command of English, with good report writing and presentation skills
  • Team player

Business insight

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Founded in 1864, we have been playing a vital role in the economy for over 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees based in 76 countries worldwide, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial strength with a strategy of sustainable growth.
ASIA-PACIFIC (ASIA), as one of the Business Units of Societe Generale, operates in 12 locations across the Asia Pacific region, employing over 2,500 employees with the regional headquarter located in Hong Kong. Our activities here are centered on Societe Generale's Global Banking & Investor Solutions pole (GBIS), a major growth engine for the Group and a key pillar of Societe Generale's universal banking model. Our expertise in Asia Pacific ranges from Corporate & Investment Banking (Advisory, Financing and Global Markets) to Asset Management, Global Transaction Banking and specialised financial services like Equipment & Vendor Finance and Vehicle Leasing & Fleet Management. In addition, Societe Generale's Global Solution Centre (SGGSC) in Bangalore and Chennai offers customised business solutions to the Societe Generale Group globally including ASIA.

The Inspection General and Internal Audit Division (IGAD) is Societe Generale Group 3rd line of Defense under the authority of the Head of Inspection and Audit, who reports directly to the Group's Chief Executive Officer. Audit is organized in geographical and functional zones, while General Inspection on top of audit work covers more particularly major risks for the Group, transversal topics and strategic issues.

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 risk actually incurred, the enforcement of procedures and the effectiveness and relevance of the corresponding permanent control set up. IGAD issues recommendations in order to better manage risks and to increase the efficiency of the Group’s activity.

Within IGAD, the Information System Audit department is a global and transversal organization that plays a key role in reinforcing Societe Generale’s third line of defense against Information System risks.

The auditor will have a regional coverage and will contribute to audit assignments on SG Group entities in Asia Pacific.

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: 210006BM
Entity: Societe Generale Hong Kong Branch
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2021/09/29