Senior Audit Specialists - Supplier/Vendor Follow Up

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The Office of Ethics & Compliance (OEC) is a part of the Office of the CEO Board area and reports to both SAP SE’s Global CFO 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 compliance with the FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), UK Bribery Act, and other global anti-corruption and bribery laws.

Within the OEC, is the Partner Ecosystem & Audit Team that is responsible for managing audits and compliance assessments of SAP’s suppliers. SAP executes audit clauses in the agreement with our suppliers and engages independent audit firms to perform the audit field work. The Partner Audit Team works closely with the independent external auditor and the OEC Field Compliance and Procurement Compliance officers to ensure the audit is conducted as planned, the report is generated, and any risks identified are mitigated.



The Senior Audit Specialist will be expected to take ownership of the “follow up” work that is required after a supplier/vendor audit report is received. They will assess whether there are any corruption/bribery risks associated with the audit findings, in order to prioritize mitigation and remediation efforts. This includes making sure that all audit findings and recommendations are properly addressed internally at SAP as well as externally with the supplier. The candidate will support supplier audits globally.


Primary tasks:

  • Perform a detailed review of the audit reports prepared by the independent auditor to identify corruption/bribery risks, also called “red flags,” and prioritize follow-up actions based on assessing the risks associated with audit findings and recommendations
  • Review work performed by internal team members, to ensure actions taken to mitigate risks have been completed
  • Working with external suppliers and if applicable outside legal counsel and internally with key SAP functions: Procurement organization and Legal
  • Serves as liaison between SAP and the independent auditor for vetting audit results and recommendations
  • Supports Global initiatives and projects in the field of supplier audit and monitoring
  • Resolves issues with high complexity and cross-borders


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.

The position reports to the Manager, Partner Data & Follow Up and will contribute to a wide array of Global team projects.



  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree from business or law school or equivalent work experience
  • Must have experience working in anticorruption/antibribery compliance
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Hands-on with attention to detail and written documentation
  • Display good interpersonal and influencing skills along with the capability of drafting documentation in a clear, concise and complete manner
  • Experience with audit report writing or contract review work.
  • Ability to do in-depth research and to interpret written guidelines and documents
  • Senior Auditor, Compliance attorney, or Compliance Officer track record
  • Fluent business English



  • 3-5+ years in anticorruption/antibribery compliance, audit, investigation or related functions in a reputable law/accounting firm or auditing and internal controls services in an international accounting firm or multinational corporation, including a proven record on anti-corruption investigation and fraud detection.
  • Knowledge and a proven record of success in auditing or managing third party risks with focus on anti-corruption and anti-bribery, fraud detection, and internal control evaluation.
  • Experience in a partner/vendor-facing role is a plus.
  • We are highly interested in a diverse workforce which enhances our knowledge and audit outcomes. We encourage individuals with various backgrounds to apply.

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EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.
Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Requisition ID: 354198  | Work Area: Administration  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

Requisition ID:  354198
Posted Date:  Nov 27, 2022
Work Area:  Administration
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

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