Audit Expert EMEA - Office of Ethics and Compliance

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The Office of Ethics and Compliance (OEC) is a part of the Office of the CEO Board area, and reports to both SAP SE’s Global CEO and the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board.  Our mission is to advance SAP’s business goals by promoting a culture of integrity, and by mitigating a defined set of legal risks. Our focus includes among others compliance with the FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), UK Bribery Act, and other global anti-corruption and bribery laws.


The Global Third Party Partner Audit Team as part of the OEC is responsible for managing audits and compliance assessments of SAP’s business partners. SAP executes audit clauses in the agreement with our partners and engages an independent audit firm (for example EY) to perform the audit field work. The Audit Team works closely with the independent audit firms and the field compliance officers to ensure the audit is conducted as planned, the report is generated and next steps are identified and executed.


The Audit Expert (EMEA) will be expected to take ownership of managing all partner audits in all countries of the EMEA region. The position reports to the Head of Global Third Party Partner Audit and enjoys high exposure within the business.



  • Is responsible for managing and overseeing audits performed by independent audit firms conducted in the EMEA region: Support the nomination of partners for audit, notifying internal stakeholders and the partner of the audit, kick off the audit process, support risk based audit sampling, address any questions or concerns from the partner, constantly oversee the progress of the audit, and address delays and roadblocks during the audit.
  • Serves as a liaison between SAP, internal stakeholders from the business and the audit firms in the EMEA region.
  • Liaising and working closely with the SAP field compliance team and other OEC teams as needed.
  • Actively initiates and supports identification of partners to be audited in the EMEA region based on risk assessment.
  • Able to independently drive audits.
  • Resolves issues with high complexity and cross-borders.
  • Develops collaborative work relationships within own team, the audit firms, internal stakeholders and cross-functional.
  • Communicates within works assignment clearly and in a timely manner.
  • Serves as trusted advisor and functional peer to other teams at the organization.


As a result of audit findings and recommendations, he/she may work on company policies and procedural change and liaise with multiple areas to align compliance Policies.



  • 5 years in a relevant function in the internal control system environment, Legal, Finance, Audit, Compliance or Partner Organization. 
  • Previous Big Four audit experience would be considered a plus.



  • Bachelor’s degree from business or law school or equivalent work experience
  • Hands-on with attention to detail and written documentation
  • Willingness to proactively communicate with stakeholders
  • Ability to do in-depth research and to interpret written guidelines and documents
  • An advanced level of English


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SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.

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Requisition ID: 352562  | Work Area: Administration  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID:  352562
Posted Date:  Nov 27, 2022
Work Area:  Administration
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

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