EMEA Compliance/Forensic Auditor (Madrid, ES, 28043)


  • Full Time

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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 Third Party Audit Team that is responsible for managing audits and compliance assessments of SAP’s partners and suppliers. SAP executes audit clauses in the agreement with our suppliers and engages independent audit firms to perform the audit field work. The Third Party 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.


What You'll Do


The Compliance Auditor will be expected to take the lead on additional audit work related to corruption/bribery risks identified in the EMEA region.

Primary tasks:

  • After audit report is received and reviewed, perform additional audit work related to any corruption/bribery risks identified by analyzing the fact pattern of transactions and synthesize data into a professional memorandum with recommendations
  • Conduct objective, fair, thorough, unbiased and timely reviews into reported red flags of third party fraud, bribery and corruption.
  • Coordinate with partner organization or procurement organization to obtain relevant evidence and information.
  • Conduct interviews with third party stakeholders and/or SAP employees to validate documents and processes to assess overall control environment and potential corruption risks from the third parties
  • Identify control weaknesses in third party processes that could result into financial/ accounting frauds and provide recommendations to management to design and implement anti-fraud and corruption internal control effectively, mitigate compliance risks and improve business integrity
  • Review and research evidence/documents against established policies and procedures


As a result of audit findings and recommendations, you may work on company policies and process changes 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 school or equivalent work experience
  • Preferred experience working in anticorruption/antibribery compliance
  • Preferred certifications, CPA/CIA/CFE
  • Knowledge of SAP’s or similar OEM software vendor’s indirect business models is preferred
  • High proficiency working with IT systems, especially finding and retrieving data and accounting documents in ISP, CRM, PRM, CMS, BW reports
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent skills of using tools in performing data analytics / data recovery
  • Hands-on with attention to detail and written documentation
  • Ability to do in-depth research and to interpret written guidelines and documents
  • Display good interpersonal, influencing, and interviewing skills along with the capability of drafting reports in a clear, concise and complete manner
  • Accounting knowledge (Basic understanding of accounting principles, i.e., debits, credits, receivables, payables, IFRS/ US-GAAP/local GAAP) a plus


Who You Are


  • 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.


We build breakthroughs together

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.

We win with inclusion

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.
SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team: Careers@sap.com
For SAP employees: Only permanent roles are eligible for the SAP Employee Referral Program, according to the eligibility rules set in the SAP Referral Policy. Specific conditions may apply for roles in Vocational Training.

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: 390566  | Work Area: Administration  | Expected Travel: 0 – 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid.

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