São Paulo

Full time


Internal Audit Lead, LATAM

São Paulo

Full time


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’re looking for a leader with regulatory compliance audit experience who will help us build and scale an audit program in LATAM and who will serve as a key member of the IA team. 

This position is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop a risk-based audit plan for Stripe’s expanding operations in LATAM that will encompass compliance requirements governing regulated entities in LATAM
  • Manage co-sourced service providers while building our internal IA team for LATAM
  • Plan and execute audits of financial, operational and technology-related business processes, as well as regulatory and other compliance requirements
  • Work seamlessly with key leads 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 other leads
  • Participate in enterprise risk assessment activities
  • Invest in understanding the business to better identify areas of need and opportunities to improve
  • Research and stay current on applicable regulatory requirements , emerging trends and best practices
  • Work in an orderly way with the risk management team to ensure coordination and transparency related to the organization’s risks and how they shape IA’s activities

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • 10+ years of audit and project management experience within an Internal Audit function and/or as part of an accounting/consulting firm
  • Experience in payment services, banking and/or financial services and regulatory compliance
  • Knowledge of AML, KYC, sanctions and other financial crimes monitoring requirements
  • Technical auditing skills and knowledge of relevant professional and auditing standards (e.g., COSIF)
  • Experience in auditing financial controls and business processes
  • 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, CIA, CISA, CAMS or other relevant certification/license
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Fluent in English and in Portuguese 


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

You should include these in your application:

  • Your CV
  • Your 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.