San Francisco

Full time


Internal Audit Lead, Regulatory & Financial Partners Compliance

Be a part of building the Internal Audit team at Stripe!

San Francisco

Full time


Stripe is building a world class Internal Audit (IA) team. Our IA team is responsible for providing independent and objective assurance review on the design and operational effectiveness of Stripe’s framework of risk management, control and governance processes. We’re looking for an Internal Audit Regulatory & Financial Partners Compliance Lead with extensive regulatory compliance audit experience, who will help us build and maintain the regulatory compliance audit program at Stripe.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working within a high-performing, fast-paced environment to build a growing function. This position is based in San Francisco. 

You will:

  • Assist with the development of a risk-based regulatory compliance audit plan.
  • Be recognized as a leader, internal controls expert and consultant; develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with leadership, learning and understanding the business to better provide value-added services and help leadership achieve objectives.
  • Plan and execute audits of processes in support of a healthy internal controls environment, which mitigates regulatory compliance risks.
  • Plan and execute continuous monitoring of key regulatory compliance (AML, KYC, Sanctions) and financial partner (GARS) requirements.
  • Participate in ad-hoc programs and initiatives to provide control advisory services.
  • Ensure the audit team works seamlessly with critical business partners such as Compliance Teams, Risk Teams, Financial Crimes and other second lines of defense to plan and execute audit work, thus eliminating duplication and improving the efficiency of audit activities.
  • Ensure the overall quality, consistency, and adherence to departmental and professional audit standards, identifying opportunities for audit process improvement and integration with the financial, operational, compliance, and IT audit processes.
  • Present findings and recommendations to the leadership team and actively monitor audit related remediation and action plans.
  • Participate in enterprise risk assessment activities and help execute the enterprise risk management plan. Research and stay current on new technical literature applicable to the internal control process (e.g., FFIEC, PCAOB guidance, SEC, etc.), emerging trends and best practices.  

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 8+ years of Internal Audit and project management experience with an accounting, consulting, or financial services firm.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in AML, KYC, Sanctions and payment licencing within banking / financial services.
  • Ability to act as a regulatory and risk management consultant to management in any area of regulatory compliance with minimal oversight.
  • Exceptional executive presence and the ability to discuss complex issues with any level of management.
  • High quality auditor and professional judgment.
  • Strong influencing abilities and techniques.
  • Must be collaborative, team oriented, and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Provides extraordinary service to auditee.
  • CAMS, CPA, CIA or CISA certification.
  • Bachelor’s degree. 

Nice to haves:

  • Public accounting and/or start-up experience.
  • Previous experience in a high volume transactional payment environment. 

To apply, please send us:

  • A resume and LinkedIn profile.

At Stripe, we're looking for people with passion, grit, and integrity. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Stripe, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. Join us.