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Internal Audit Senior

Coinbase

Coinbase

United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024

At Coinbase, our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people. We’re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web3 for our users across the globe, whether they’re trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That’s us.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We’re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world.

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

  • You’ve got positive energy. You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there.
  • You’re never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0.
  • You appreciate direct communication. You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener - because let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other. You’re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
  • You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You’re not looking for a boring job.
  • You have a “can do” attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
  • You want to be part of a winning team. We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.

The Coinbase Internal Audit is an independent, third line function that reports directly to the Coinbase Audit Committee and has an administrative (dotted line) report to the CFO. The purpose and mission of Internal Audit is to objectively evaluate and audit the effectiveness of governance, compliance, risk management, and control process. The in-house Coinbase Internal Audit team is responsible for strategic analysis, risk assessments, development of the audit plan, project management, quality review, report issuance and issue validation across IT and business functions. By executing all aspects of audits, including planning, walkthroughs, testing, deficiency remediation, and report writing in accordance with the Irish regulatory requirements, you'll play a key role in strengthening our position as the industry leader by evaluating the effectiveness of management’s ability to control potential events or threats and ultimately add value to all our stakeholders.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • As a part of a global internal audit team and working closely with out-sourced team(s), develop next generation audit practices to maintain a best-in-class global internal audit function
  • Responsible for tracking and evaluating the adequacy and timeliness of management's response and the corrective action taken on internal audit findings, including validation of remediation activities
  • Remain current and increase knowledge of regulatory requirements that impact the organization, as well as in the areas of internal control, risk management, compliance, accounting, business, company products and company information
  • Responsible for supporting Coinbase’s internal audit plan through the execution of financial, operational and compliance related audits from beginning to end. Key activities include audit planning, stakeholder management, fieldwork execution, reporting and validation of remediated audit findings
  • Develop audit reports on the effectiveness of the internal control structure for an executive level audience, ensuring reported findings are appropriately documented and supported by evidence
  • Assist in the preparation of internal audit materials for the Audit Committee and Board of Directors
  • Develop customized and valuable solutions to issues identified during the course of audits performed
  • Validate the effectiveness of control function by leading periodic control certifications for all documented controls
  • Establish and maintain trusted relationships with business unit management across all levels
  • Work closely with both first and second lines of defense to maximize meetings utility, testing efficiencies and internal controls review coverage across the organization
  • Work with external audit and other third party assessors to maximize external audit reliance on internal audit ICFR testing where possible
  • Serve as a value-add and advisory function to business partners by identifying ways to address audit findings or opportunities for enhancements with the goal of mitigating risk and improving financial and operational performance without compromising 3rd Line of Defense independence and objectivity
  • Assist with responses to regulatory inquiries as they relate to internal audit matters
  • Manage and perform ad-hoc investigations/audits/reviews as required
  • Communicate with and educate process owners effectively, including non-finance individuals, on the importance of controls, an effective control environment, and the role of Internal Auditor
  • Promote new ideas / innovative means of executing projects and internal infrastructure enhancements focused on process or technology improvements

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • Bachelors / Masters Degree in accounting/finance/economics or computer science/management information systems
  • 3+ years of experience in internal or external Audit, Advisory, Management Consulting or IT Consulting
  • Excellent understanding of an internal control environment and working knowledge of UK specific regulatory compliance and within the financial services industry e.g. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Bank Secrecy Act, Anti Money Laundering, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance
  • Public accounting experience and/or relevant industry experience preferred
  • Proven project management skills with the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and deadlines
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills, with high standards for quality, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-driven, ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent understanding of data analysis techniques
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Google Suite or MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel regionally, at times internationally

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working in a fast paced organization
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and experience with, or the ability to adapt to, a rapidly growing start-up with associated complexities and ambiguities
  • Experience working with/in an out-sourced or co-sourced internal audit function
  • Ability to work across functions and time zones
  • Understanding of crypto, payments and/or financial services industry and experience in auditing information systems and controls
  • Professional Internal Audit / IT Audit qualification (e.g., CISA, CFE, etc.) or comprehensive working knowledge of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditor practice

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