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Lead Auditor - IT

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General information


Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2019). Nearly 8,400 employees 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 markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - General Inspection / Audit

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

The Lead Auditor conducts audit assignments from planning to reporting. This includes an assessment of the audited activity, the performance of tests, analysis and controls and the issuance of recommendations. He/she is responsible for the consistency and comprehensiveness of the audit deliverables and, under the supervision of a Local Head of Audit, a Regional Supervisor or a Global Audit Manager, for drafting the debriefing presentation to management and the final report. He/she usually leads a team of several auditors. He/she may also perform himself/herself some critical controls.

The Lead Auditor is in charge of conducting assignments and to manage the team during the assignments. The assignments may be local, regional or global.


Specific Requirements:

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

Lead 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.

Before or after an assignment, Lead Auditors shall have no direct operational responsibility or authority over any of the activities under review. They shall not develop systems or procedures, prepare records or engage in any activity, which belongs to the auditable perimeter.

Position localisation

Geographical area

America, United States Of America



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Level of minimal experience

6-10 years

Required skills

Conduct of assignment:
The Lead Auditor conducts audit assignments from planning to reporting. This includes the following responsibilities:
-To assess the risks of the audited activities (credit risks, financial risks, non-compliance risks, operational risks, etc.) and to understand the related control set-up and their relevance
-To review and challenge the processes and the organizations in view of their respective purpose and mandates as well as the related risks, relying on fact based and documented audit works
-To verify the compliance of the audited unit's processes with internal policies and procedures, and with the applicable laws and regulations
-To monitor the fieldwork carried out by the team and to adjust the fields of audit to the risks identified,
-To communicate openly with the Global Audit Manager / Head of Local Audit/ Regional Supervisor on progress made according to the pre-set timeframe
-To notify immediately the Global Audit Manager / Regional Supervisor / Head of Local Audit of any major control weaknesses (reputation, financial loss, compliance, etc.) identified during the audit review and comply with any escalation policy in the bank (including International Sanctions)
-To conduct interviews, debriefing meetings of conclusions with relevant top managers and line managers
-Review management response to the draft report and prepare counter-response if needed
-To produce all the deliverables following IGE methodologies, as per the Audit Charter

Technical skills required

– Management of a team during an assignment

- Define objectives and perform end of assignment assessment for the team allocated during an assignment,
- Contribute to develop the team's knowledge and skills
-Prepare assignment planning and allocate work streams by team member and manage projects/tasks/staff and budget resources efficiently
-Ensure collaborative and productive relationship within the team and a good coordination throughout the International Network and with auditees
-Contribute to the continuous improvement of the team, for instance by training team members on methodology, governance, regulation, or on new topics upon request from Global Audit Manager / Regional Supervisor / Head of Local Audit
IGE Continuous improvment Program / Transversal topics

The Lead Auditor contributes to the continuous improvement of IGE methodologies and processes. As part of his/her responsibilities, he/she can be requested to:
-Contribute to the creation or update of methodologies and audit processes/guides
-Build and share knowledge (e.g. through contributing to SynerGIA, delivering training or taking part in various Methods and Support workstreams or assignments)
-Update Auditable Items scorecards (FOAs) in liaison with the relevant Global Audit Manager
-Share any relevant information with the IGE Knowledge communities leaders and relevant Audit Partners
-Contribute to one or several IGE knowledge communities