Senior Auditor, Financial Security

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).
8,600 employees in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and North Africa, support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world.
Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital market activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade.
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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - General Inspection / Audit

Job title

Senior Auditor, Financial Security

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Management position


Job summary

The Senior Auditor is expected to work independently under minimum supervision, or supervise one or several junior auditors on the audit team.

I – Conduct of assignment
When working independently, the Senior Auditor is responsible for carrying out audit work as assigned by the Lead Auditor within the defined timeframes in accordance with IGE methodology and procedures and Internal Audit standards. This includes:
-To independently carry out audit planning and fieldwork, including:
-A preliminary assessment of the audited activity highlighting the related risks and controls
-Interviews, testing and analysis of the results of the controls planned in the audit program
-To assess the risks of the audited activities (Financial Security risks including BSA/AML and International Sanctions) and to identify the related controls and their impact
-To provide comprehensive documentation in test sheets the test work performed and conclusions reached
- To identify and report on strengths and weaknesses of the audited areas, analyze the root causes and risk impact of the identified weaknesses, develop remediation and recommendations to address the audit findings and conclude on the effectiveness of the control set-up and business practices
-To present audit conclusions to IGE management and to the management of the audited unit (debriefing presentation, final audit report, etc.)
-To keep the Lead Auditor in charge of the assignment/ Local Head of Audit informed of the progress on the audit work assigned, and escalate any issues that may impact or delay the audit’s execution, or raise any other relevant information on the assigned audit and the risk and control environment
-To conduct recommendations follow-ups through the monitoring of remediation status and corrective actions taken by Management prior to closing any recommendations
-To ensure proper archiving of any supporting documentation, audit evidence and deliverables in the designated IGE tools.

II – Team management
The Senior Auditor, when supervising one or several junior auditors, is responsible for:
-Training the auditors on the audit techniques and expected deliverables
-Reviewing work performed by the auditor to ensure that the test results and the findings are adequately documented and the recommendations fully address the risks identified
-Providing regular feedback to the Auditor and contributing to the setting of objectives for the Auditor and provide end of assignment evaluations to the Auditor
-Ensuring collaborative and productive relationships within the team with close coordination throughout the International Network and with auditees

Position location

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality


Bachelor or Masters’ degree in accounting, business, finance, engineering or related field

2-5 years of experience in audit (internal / external) or banking organization

Basic audit experience in one or more of the following fields

  • BSA/AML Compliance
  • International Sanctions
  • Trade Finance / Correspondent Banking or any other area exposed to Financial Security risks


Industry recognized certification (CPA, CIA, CISA, ACAMS)

Level of minimal experience

3-5 years


Job Summary Cont.:

III – IGE Continuous Improvement Program / Transversal topics

The Senior Auditor contributes to the continuous improvement of IGE methodologies and processes. In addition to the audit responsibilities, she/he can be requested to:

-        Provide input to update audit guides, scorecards or training materials related to specific activities based on existing knowledge, documentation, interviews, etc.

-        Build and share knowledge (e.g. through contributing to SynerGIA, delivering training or taking part in various Methods and Support workstreams or assignments)

-        Participate in one or several knowledge communities within IGE

The Senior Auditor, with a focus on Financial Security, should be regularly trained on banking and regulatory matters and must have the basic knowledge of the audited area that he/she is responsible for. Previous experience in auditing financial security (BSA/AML, international Sanctions) is required, as well as a strong knowledge of US local regulation regarding BSA/AML and International Sanctions. Any additional experience in business at risk (Correspondent Banking, Trade Finance) as a Front Officer or Controller (second line of defence) is preferred.   

Management and Reporting

Direct reporting line to a Local Head of Audit or a Global Audit Manager

During an assignment, reporting to the Lead Auditor in charge of the assignment or to another Senior Auditor depending on the organization of the assignment



Required skills

This role may require business travels in any relevant locations to conduct the assigned audits, for periods up to several consecutive weeks.

Auditors must comply with the CACIB Audit Charter, in particular the five fundamental ethical principles (integrity, objectivity, confidentiality, expertise, and transparency) and all other locally applicable regulations.



·Proficiency in Word, Excel and Powerpoint

·Analytical skills

·Verbal and written communication skills

·Ability to deliver under time pressure




·Team spirit

·Fluent in English



·Relationship management

·Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams

·Basic French (preferable)


Technical skills required


  • Understanding of the risks generated by banking / securities activities
  • Basic knowledge on Financial Security (BSA/AML US local regulation, KYC review, filtering of payment tools, screening of customers’ database, Politically Exposed Persons, Enterprise Wide Risk Assessment, Alerts handling, Review of Financial Security opinions…)



  • Understanding of Capital Markets and Financing activities, products, processes, controls and risks


Salary Range: $95,000- $120,000