Overview

Environment

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

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 80 professionals, based in New York, New Jersey, San Paulo and Bangalore, 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.
 

Mission

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The SENIOR AUDITOR, Vice President in the Market Activities (MARK) Audit Team is expected to make key contributions to Audit’s regular assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of SG’s model risk management program. This will include leading US model risk audits, including:  the risk management framework / governance and related regulatory requirements (e.g. FRB SR 11-7); technical review of model implementation, technical review of model development, and review of mode use test.  The model families to be reviewed are very diverse, including pricing/valuation models, market risks models, credit risk models, liquidity risk models and compliance models etc. We expect the candidate to able to coordinate effectively with Paris model audit team, both in terms of methodology and in terms of scope/coverage determination. In addition, the Senior Auditor will contribute to the regular audits of SG’s trading and sales activities across all asset classes.

The Senior Auditor’s primary responsibility is to lead 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 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

Candidates must have the ability to travel for periods of 1-3 weeks when required (USA, Europe).

Profile

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED)

Technical Skills:

  • Demonstrate 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)
  • Have deep understanding and knowledge of model risk related regulations, including SR 11-7, SIMM and SR 15-18
  • Familiar with different modelling approaches, such as partial differential equation, Monte-Carlo simulation, linear regression, logistic regression, decision tree, time series, optimization etc.
  • Strong skills / knowledge of MS Office Products is a must
  • Familiar with at least one of the following programming languages: SAS, Matlab, R, Python, C++, etc.
Competencies:
  • 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
  • Able to maintain effective relationships with auditees and audit counterparts and facilitates conflict resolution
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills, able utilize data analytics tools to extract and analyze data

EDUCATION/PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Required:
  • 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
  • Experience in managing entire audit process
  • Work experience in model risk audit or model validation in consulting firms/investment banks

Desired / Plus:

  • Work experience in relevant business or risk management function within corporate/investment bank
  • MBA/Master’s degree in a business discipline
  • Familiar with Spotfire is a plus
  • Certifications/Licenses:  CIA, CPA, CIDA, CAMS, CFA, FRM, Series 7, 63
  • Languages (Other than English): French

To apply for this job please visit careers.societegenerale.com.


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