Group Internal Auditor – Finance - (F/H)

Location 75-PARIS, France
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Audit
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The AXA Group, world leader in Financial Protection, supports and advises its individual and corporate customers at every life stage, providing them with the products and services that meet their insurance, personal protection, savings and wealth management needs.
Our areas of expertise are reflected in a range of products and services adapted to the needs of each client in three major business lines: property-casualty insurance, life & savings, and asset management.
Present in 64 countries, the 161,000 employees and distributors of AXA are committed to serving 103 million clients.
AXA Corporate Center’s main missions are to:
  • Steer the entities in order to ensure the coherence of the strategies, the consistency of the commercial approaches as well as the optimization of the risks and results;
  • Defining and coordinating Group policies, different transversal projects and standards, identifying and sharing best practices;
  • Supporting the entities in order to help them to grow, to develop their offer, their management and steering standards as well as their risk management.
The AXA Group’s head office, based in the 8th arrondissement in Paris, accounts for around 700 employees. With 39 nationalities among its staff, a distinguishing trait of the head office is its strong international atmosphere.
Direction Presentation:
Group Internal Audit monitors and reviews the effectiveness of the internal control and risk management framework operated within the Group and directs the global internal audit teams to accomplish its objectives of providing independent and objective assurance on the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes.  The Head Office team performs internal audit reviews of Head Office as well as coordination of transversal reviews performed across the world by local internal audit teams and occasionally performing certain audit missions or investigations in other parts of the Group.
Core activities:

Internal Audit reviews

  • To conduct internal audit reviews of Corporate Centre (Group functions) and of Finance, Human resources, Legal and Compliance or Procurement transversal topics with proactive update and feedback to the manager;
  • To participate to transversal internal audit reviews with coordination of work performed by local internal audit teams;
  • To document audit work in our internal audit tool in accordance with standards;
  • To write the audit report making recommendations on internal controls, operating efficiencies and governance processes being reviewed;
  • Present audit conclusions to Group management;
  • Follow up audit findings and recommendations and monitor management’s response and implementation;

 Audit standards

  • Develop and maintain audit programs;
  • Assist in preparation of papers for the Audit Committee as directed;
  • Help ensuring that the highest operational standards are consistently adopted across the Group;
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with management;
  • Assist in developing training programs on subjects that may be of wider interest to the audit community;
  • Provide assistance to the Finance Audit forum, preparing presentations on relevant topics as needed;
  • Actively involved in discussing with GIE AXA and Corporate Centre Top Management the adequacy of controls to address those risks to ensure that Internal Audit is regarded as a value-added function;
  • Identify training needs with respect to auditing approaches, tools and techniques and remain current through an on-going commitment to participation in learning and development;
  • Participate in ad-hoc projects bringing technical expertise as determined by the Global Head of Business audit.

Graduate specialising in Finance, Accounting or Auditing
Ideally 5-year experience in a big 4 company with knowledge of insurance industry.
Other skills: 
  • Proficient in English and French (both essential)
  • Knowledge of IFRS GAAP and Solvency 2
  • Strong analytical, report writing and communication skills
  • CIA certification would be a +
  • Willing to travel for up to 20% of time
Soft skills:       
The applicant must:
  • Show a great ability to listen, a critical mind, a good analytical sense as well as capacity for synthesis;
  • Be able to deal with sensitive and confidential audit issues using developed discretion and judgment, while maintaining independence and objectivity;
  • Demonstrate capacity to anticipate obstacles and think about next steps;
  • Possess strong (oral and writing) communication skills, ability to convince of the value of his / her opinions;
  • Be result oriented with ability to focus on detailed tasks to achieve specified outcomes;
  • Be concerned with service quality and implementation / follow up;
  • Be able to work autonomously, be objective and rigorous in his / her approach.

Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 165,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 107 million customers.


The headquarters of the AXA Group, based in Paris 8th, brings together the Group's corporate activities. It coordinates the various entities with the Group's strategy, and is responsible for managing international projects. The headquarters has approximately 800 employees and is distinguished by its strong international culture (39 nationalities).

We provide you regular career opportunities in international teams. If you want to join us, don’t hesitate to apply !


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