Head of Internal Audit (Growing FinTech)

New York, NY

Posted: 12/28/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 93
Job Description and Synthesis
Our client,  is a licensed digital asset exchange and custodian that enables customers to buy, sell, and store digital assets (e.g., Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Zcash) in a regulated, secure, and compliant manner. Ever-committed to managing the next generation of risk, the Board of Directors is looking for a Head of Internal Audit to visualize, design, and build out an enterprise-wide audit program. 

Specific Responsibilities
  • Prepare and implement a risk-based annual audit plan to assess adequacy and effectiveness of financial reporting, operational and risk management controls.
  • Collaborate with the second line of defense (Head of Risk) to support the development of the annual audit plan based on the enterprise risk assessment.
  • Execute audits with the first line of defense (management) through walkthroughs and evaluation of supporting artifacts/evidence to verify that internal controls are being followed.
  • Report results of audit engagements to the Audit Committee of the Board.
  • Collaborate with management to ensure audit issues are resolved in a timely manner.
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Accounting, Finance, Risk Management or related field, or commensurate work experience
  • Minimum of 7 years of financial and IT audit experience in the financial services industry or Minimum of 5 years of Big 4 public accounting experience
  • Deep, extensive knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations
  • Experience managing and executing audits
  • Good communication skills; teamwork oriented
  • Preferred - Understanding of IFRS and GAAP standards
  • Preferred - Chartered Public Accountant (CPA) certification
  • Preferred - Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification
  • Preferred - Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification

internal audit, internal auditor, audit

Spencer Knibbe
Managing Partner

Spencer is the Founder and Managing Partner of MBK Search, LLC - an executive search firm that specializes in the governance, risk, compliance, and cybersecurity market space. Prior to founding MBK, Spencer was Head of Operational Risk at Bridgewater Associates. Before moving to Bridgewater, Spencer was the Head of Risk for ICAP, Plc covering the Americas Region. He started his career in venture capital as an investment associate.

Spencer graduated from Harvard University in 2001 and resides in Ridgefield, CT with his wife and two sons.

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