Seattle or San Francisco. Remote in North America only

Full time

Finance

Internal Audit, Technology Specialist

Seattle or San Francisco. Remote in North America only

Full time

Finance

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 lead as an advisory partner in areas such as targeted analyses, model evaluations, self-serve monitoring dashboards, systems design assessments, and policy reviews. We’re looking for a leader with technology audit experience who will help us build and scale a global audit program, who will serve as a key member of the IA team and partner to the business, and who will elevate the ambitions of Stripe. 

In this role, you will:

  • Contribute to a risk-based technology infrastructure, security, and general IT audit plan
  • Plan and execute audits, consulting engagements, and other influencing activities of infrastructure technologies, security, supporting operations, and processes
  • Serve as a specialist on technology and security related internal controls across IA audit projects and within the organization
  • Manage co-sourced service providers while executing internal audit engagements
  • Liaise with external auditors and regulators in connection with walk-throughs and technology audit work
  • Lead ad-hoc programs and initiatives to provide advisory insights
  • Collaborate with key 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 partners across engineering, security, corporate IT, finance systems and internal systems
  • 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 new technical literature applicable (e.g., FFIEC, PCAOB guidance, etc.), emerging trends and best practices

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • 7+ years of audit and project management experience within an Internal Audit function and/or as part of an accounting/consulting firm
  • Expertise in auditing technology and security controls with a working knowledge of regulatory compliance
  • Strong understanding of concepts related to information systems audit, information security, general IT controls, application controls and technology risks
  • Experienced in the use of auditing and assessment frameworks and the application of professional standards
  • 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
  • Knowledge of external leading risk and controls frameworks such as COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and related Technology), NIST Cybersecurity, and IT related internal controls
  • Professional certification such as CISSP, CISA, or CIA
  • A BS/BA degree, preferably in information systems, computer science, engineering or other related IT field

Nice to haves:

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

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.

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