Sodexo Operations LLC Group Internal Audit Investigator in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Unit Description

Sodexo has a new opening for a Group Internal Audit Investigator to investigate suspected fraud, business abuse, legal violations, as well as violations of company policy and controls. This includes managing a diverse caseload of numerous issues with varying priority. This employee will be required to assist in the preparation of quarterly and ad hoc reporting to executive management as required. Assisting in the preparation of investigative plans is required of this position. This position will be located in our Cheektowaga, NY office however well qualified candidates in the Gaithersburg, MD area will also be considered.

Job Purpose

  • Investigate suspected fraud, business abuse, legal violations, as well as violations of company policy and controls within North America.

  • Managing a diverse caseload of numerous fraud issues with varying priority.

Accountabilities or “what you have to do”

  • Manage a diverse caseload of numerous issues with varying priority across all product lines and services within all Noram Entities.

  • Executing fieldwork and conducting information and admission-seeking interviews

  • Coordinating with appropriate internal and external stakeholders (i.e. Operations, Human Resources, Finance, Internal Audit, Law Department, Security, Ethics and Compliance, Clients, etc.)

  • Address policy violations, control weaknesses and recommending corrective action

  • Producing detailed investigative reports and executive summaries

  • Delivers investigation reports that are clear and concise, identify root causes with practical recommendations, ensure appropriate accounting impact is addressed and provide value to management

  • Travel approximately 50%, primarily in North America, often with little notice. Limited travel on/over weekends with some prolonged travel required.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) or “What it will look like when you are doing the job well”

  • Good feedback on investigation report and process

  • Investigations are completed timely with expected quality

  • Transparent communication with key stakeholders and timely alerts when necessary

  • Added value to the business

  • Good team player in an international environment

  • Flexibility to perform ad hoc assignments (special requests, teaming on audits, etc.)

  • Continuous development investigation skills and knowledge

  • Active contribution and attendance to special project groups

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, criminal justice, internal audit or related field

  • 3 - 5 years of experience working in an audit department for a large organization, including 2 - 3 years of corporate financial fraud investigation

Position Summary

Responsibilities may be within the Project/Program Management. May be accountable for the performance and results of a team within own discipline or function. Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges. Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan; receives guidance from senior manager. Provides guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree

Basic Functional Experience – 3 years

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

System ID 73362

Category General Management

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time