Audit Jobs in France

Where are most of the audit jobs based?
The vast majority of the audit teams within the CAC 40 are naturally based in Paris or the nearby region – so it is here where most of the top audit jobs for both French and international firms will be found.
That said there are also good audit positions to be found in the other major commercial cities such as Lille, Marseille and Lyon.

What kind of life can I expect?
With arguably some of the best food and wine in the world as well as skiing, beaches and temperate climate France is inevitably a favoured destination for those looking to enjoy a high quality of living.

What kind of job titles should I look out for when searching for a job?
Obviously this depends on the company and the level of responsibility but the most common jobs to look out for are for un post en Audit interne, auditeur or auditrice.
More senior audit offers will probably be described as Chef de Mission Audit, Responsable de mission audit or Auditeur Superviseur.
For IT Audit jobs the most likely job titles to look out for are audit des systèmes d'information, IT Auditeur or Auditeur Informatique.
Job offers in banking may include Inspecteur or audit job relating to specific product like credit risk, or private banking.

What kinds of audit jobs are available?
Given the size of the economy and the international nature of many of the large French CAC 40 companies France has a strong domestic market for skilled auditors. Given their worldwide presence many of the larger commercial groups will look for candidates with experience either gained in internal or external audit and will expect candidates to undertake travel across the world including parts of Africa and Asia.

So will I need specific audit qualifications?
The main full qualification in France is the Expert Comptable although some other candidates are potentially going to have other accounting and audit related qualifications. The most common of which are the DECF (Diplôme d’Etudes Comptables et Financères) or the DESCF (Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Comptables et Financères).
Many experienced internal auditors will have the CIA qualification gained from membership of the l'IFACI Institut de l’Audit Interne

Sounds great… so where do I apply for a job? 
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