Senior auditor F/H


Why do we need you ?

The general mission of the Internal Audit and Internal Control Department is:

  • To assist General Management in designing the Group’s internal control mechanism and coordinating its deployment in coordination with the functional departments of the Compagnie, the General Delegations and the Sectors.
  • To check that Group rules are enforced and make sure that the internal control mechanisms designed by the Group entities are efficient and relevant.
  • To provide value-added services

The audits are planned by the Internal Audit and Internal Control Department based on the overall internal audit program approved by senior management and communicated to the Financial Statements Committee of the Board of Directors. 

Audit assignments may concern a set of Group themes, processes, entities or subsidiaries.



In line with the audit plan defined by the Department, Senior Auditors perform assignments in teams under the management of a Team Leader or leading basic assignments. They intervene on the different aspects of the missions as is it defined hereafter.

  • Preparation of the audit mission (all kind of missions, Fraud included): planning of the audit, collection of preliminary information, first analysis.
  • Efficient use of Data Analytics tools to focus on key areas to investigate
  • During the fieldwork: assess the level of risk of the entity, perform testing, interviews, present key findings to the entity’s management during a formal closing meeting
  • Finalization of the audit report: conclude on the observations, propose recommendations, and define an action plan to address internal control main deficiencies in relationship with the entity’s management.

Senior Auditors follow up periodically the progress of implementation of action plans until their final completion.

The highest level of confidentiality will be required for auditors during their job in the IABC department and once they leave the department.


In addition to the audit plan, Senior Auditors may be involved (leading or participating) in several improvement projects: audit methodology, collection of best practices, Saint-Gobain Reviews etc.

Is this job for you ?

Educational background:

  • University level (Bac +5) or a Certified Public Accountant

Professional experience:

  • 2 to 4 years’ experience in external audit with possible involvement in IT audits for industrial and/or distribution businesses

Personal skills:

  • Great working Stamina.
  • Ability to organize their work autonomously
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to convince and give a professional value-added image of their activity;
  • Social skills: comfortable in relationships with senior management and employees
  • High capacity to adapt; ability to quickly understand a new and complex environment and gain the necessary insight
  • Skilled at project management, (meet deadlines, assess workload, identifying priorities)
  • Ability to work in Teams
  • Demonstrate curiosity, initiative and imagination; aptitude to conceive solutions to respond to problems encountered;
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent synthesis skills
  • Rigor, objectivity and sense of detail

Technical skills/Knowledge:

  • Proved Management and leading skills
  • Experience in in Data Analytics is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of ERPs
  • Good understanding of the audit methodology.
  • Familiar with Internal Control activity.
  • General knowledge of the organizations and its procedures
  • Basic Knowledge accounting

Language skills:

  • French Mother language.
  • Fluent English.
  • Knowledge of a 3rd language preferred.

To make sure nothing is forgotten

Auditors’ assignments contribute to improve the value creation process while reducing risks, protecting corporate assets and managing performance.

Through a systematic and methodical approach and in line with the policy defined by the Internal Audit and Business Control Department, they ensure the relevance and the efficiency of the internal control systems and provide recommendations to strengthen them.

Specifically, the role of the Senior Auditor within a mission is to do some testing, make interviews, and write observations and recommendations to the final report.

Use data analytics and Process Mining software, that are help to analyze and drill-down into the data and processes of the entities audited, in order to find areas of investigation, prepare the assignments and get materiality of evidences.

These auditors shall participate in General Audit assignments.

Senior Auditor will participate or lead improvements projects within the department. (methodology, good practice, training, etc.). Strong autonomy in the normal exercise of his/her job, perform in any kind of audit mission.

Regardless of their residence or the administrative unit they report to, Senior Auditors are expected to intervene in all countries and all Group business sectors. They are assigned to missions by the Internal Audit and Internal Control Department and follow a common methodology.

The business travel rate is around 30% to 50%.

Saint-Gobain encourage la diversité des équipes et favorise notamment l’inclusion des personnes en situation de handicap.

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