Internal Audit, Head of Pillar - Finance & Operations

Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies—from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups—use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone’s reach while doing the most important work of your career.

About the team

Stripe builds the most powerful and flexible tools for running an internet business. We handle hundreds of billions of dollars each year and enable millions of users around the world to scale faster and more efficiently by building their businesses on Stripe. To further this important mission, Stripe is building a world class Internal Audit (IA) team. Our mission is to make the business better as it grows. We are consumed with the goal of being agile with the business, powered by technology and seamlessly accelerating the speed of controls integration and compliance adoption.

Our IA team is responsible for providing objective assurance on the design and operational effectiveness of Stripe’s internal controls and business processes, its compliance with laws and regulations and its risk management framework and other governance processes. We also assist as an advisory partner in preparing targeted analyses, model evaluations, self-serve monitoring dashboards, systems design assessments, and policy reviews. 

We’re looking for a leader with finance and operations audit experience who will help us build and scale a global audit program, who will serve as a key member of the IA leadership team, reporting to the Chief Audit Executive, who will drive demonstrable impact benefitting the business, and who will elevate the ambitions of Stripe. 

What you’ll do


  • Shape the strategy for the design, direction and scaling of the Internal Audit FinOps team.
  • Develop a risk-based finance and operational multi-year audit plan for Stripe’s expanding global operations.
  • Shape and oversee audit/assurance programs to address finance and operational audit requirements governing regulated entities around the globe.
  • Serve as IA’s SME on internal controls across IA audit and assurance engagements.
  • Manage co-sourced service providers while building our internal FinOps team.
  • Seamlessly liaise with external auditors in connection with process and controls discussions.
  • Lead ad-hoc programs and initiatives to provide advisory insights.
  • Work seamlessly with key business partners within the second lines of defense to build efficiencies into the audit plan and avoid duplication of testing activities.
  • Present findings and recommendations to stakeholders and leadership teams.
  • Secure management action plans for remediation and monitor remediation progress and timeliness.
  • Perform outreach and maintain collaborative working relationships with business partners.
  • Participate in enterprise risk assessment activities.
  • Invest in understanding the business to better identify areas of need and opportunities to advise.
  • Research and stay current on applicable regulatory requirements and (e.g., FFIEC, PCAOB guidance, SEC, etc.), emerging trends and best practices. 

Who you are

We’re looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • 20+ years of progressive audit, accounting, finance, operations and risk assessment experience
  • Leadership experience in managing an Internal Audit function.
  • Expertise in auditing financial controls and operations with a working knowledge of regulatory compliance.
  • Deep understanding of GAAP, COSO, Sarbanes Oxley Act, and PCAOB Rules and experienced in the use of auditing and assessment frameworks and the application of professional standards. 
  • Experience with performing operational reviews, maturity assessments, business process audits
  • Agility in designing and adapting approaches across a range of stages of 
  • Experience with performing risk assessments and leveraging to prioritize workstreams.  
  • Attention to detail, including ability to issue-spot, identify patterns, flag incongruencies.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and analysis, and exercise professional judgment.
  • Ability to discuss complex issues with any level of management and influence perspectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report positioning and clarity.
  • CPA, chartered accountant and/or CIA certification.
  • Bachelor's degree.

Preferred qualifications

  • Public accounting and/or start-up experience.
  • Forensic skill set and experience.
  • In-house operational exposure.
  • Big 4 consulting experience.
  • Experience in a high volume transactional payment environment.

Hybrid work at Stripe

This role is available either in an office or a remote location (typically, 35+ miles or 56+ km from a Stripe office).

Office-assigned Stripes spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This hits a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility about how to do this in a way that makes sense for individuals and their teams.

A remote location, in most cases, is defined as being 35 miles (56 kilometers) or more from one of our offices. While you would be welcome to come into the office for team/business meetings, on-sites, meet-ups, and events, our expectation is you would regularly work from home rather than a Stripe office. Stripe does not cover the cost of relocating to a remote location. We encourage you to apply for roles that match the location where you currently or plan to live.

Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $180,800 - $255,200. For sales roles, the range provided is the role’s On Target Earnings ("OTE") range, meaning that the range includes both the sales commissions/sales bonuses target and annual base salary for the role. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Stripe and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the US may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Additional benefits for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; 401(k) plan; medical, dental, and vision benefits; and wellness stipends.

Office locations

New York, South San Francisco HQ, or Seattle

Remote locations

Remote in United States



Job type

Full time

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We look forward to hearing from you

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.