Credit Suisse is increasingly offering audit jobs in Zurich

Posted by / 1. April 2022 / Categories: Job Market, Company News / -

As an evaluation of the job exchange Indeed shows, one company in the greater Zurich area that is currently increasingly hiring in the area of internal audit stands out, namely Credit Suisse.

An autonomous search was carried out for jobs with the keywords audit, revision, auditor or revisor in the job title or in the job description within a radius of 60 km from Zurich on the job board. The data was then adjusted (exclusion of internship and working student positions, vacancies in the hotel industry, audit job offers from executive search consultants and standardization of company and city names), leaving 186 audit jobs for further analysis. Of course, not all jobs with the keywords used are “real” audit jobs, but rather risk management jobs, compliance jobs, controlling jobs. In addition to audit, the most common words in the job descriptions were business, compliance, data and risk. Moreover, a background in auditing is often a great basis for other career paths, which is why audit-relevant keywords are reflected in the job advertisements. For the sake of simplicity, all audit-relevant jobs are referred to as audit jobs in the following.

Most jobs for auditors at Credit Suisse

Results: Among the top 10 companies in the Zurich area with the most vacancies for audit jobs are of course the auditing companies PWC, KPMG, EY, Grant Thornton and Mazars, whose core competence is conducting audits. However, Credit Suisse is currently in first place with around 44 internal audit jobs. This means that more than 3 times as many jobs are vacant as at the main competitor UBS (14 auditing vacancies).

 Credit Suisse PwC UBS KPMG EY True Wealth Grant Thornton Connect Mazars Liebherr-International
Top ten companies by number of audit jobs in greater Zurich area

The majority, namely approx. 86% of external audit jobs, are located directly in Zurich and only a fraction in neighboring cities and cantons such as Zug, Winterthur, Pfäffikon, Opfikon and Nussbaumen.

Audit Jobs in Nussbaumen, 
Audit Jobs in Opfikon,
Audit Jobs in Pfäffikon,
Audit Jobs in Winterthur,
Audit Jobs in Zug,
Audit Jobs in Zürich
Top locations in the greater Zurich area for audit jobs

Credit Suisse offers home office audit jobs

The graphic below is also interesting. More than half of the Credit Suisse audit jobs at are marked as home office jobs. In the “Location” field, “Home Office” was entered next to the city and canton. We have not checked to what extent other companies also offer the possibility of partial or complete remote work. However, it is known that, among other things, auditing companies carry out the audits at the customer’s site.

Homeoffice jobs at BEPC Inc	
Dialectic Ag, PwC, UBS,Viseca Card Services, Zurich Gruppe,
Credit Suisse
Top Companies by Number of Home Office Audit Jobs

German is required for around 70% of audit jobs

Of particular interest to auditors who want to move to Switzerland for career reasons, but also to other foreigners: In German-speaking Switzerland, “German” is still an important requirement for audit jobs. Because about 70% of the advertised jobs are either advertised in German or German language skills are at least mentioned.

Knowledge of German required for Zurich audit jobs
Knowledge of German required for Zurich audit jobs

As is so often the case in Zurich, when it comes to internal audit jobs, it can be observed that the more international the employer, the less important German language skills become. In almost a third of the UBS audit jobs and around half of the Credit Suisse audit jobs, knowledge of German is not an issue at all and the job advertisements are in English. Other international banks such as Citi or commodity trading houses are joining the ranks, as this chart on non-German audit jobs is intended to show.

Top companies by number of non-German audit jobs
Top companies by number of non-German audit jobs

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