Internal Audit - IT Audit - Senior Manager

Job Description

Posted on: 
March 2, 2022

Coinbase is looking for an experienced IT Senior Manager to join the Internal Audit team. Reporting to the Internal Audit Director, this individual will be responsible for leading and managing the IT Audit program and driving the development of a next-generation, global IT audit function. This includes developing a deep understanding of Coinbase technology and security processes and risks, creating strong partnerships with cross functional leads, defining the IT audit program and managing teams to deliver on value-add audits and high quality audit reports.


  • 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 supporting Coinbase’s internal audit plan through the execution of IT related audits from beginning to end. Key activities include audit scoping, planning, stakeholder management, fieldwork execution, reporting and validation of remediated audit findings
  • Lead IT audits, demonstrating a strong working knowledge of IT Standards/ frameworks (for example, NIST, COBIT, ITIL) that impact the organization both in the United States and globally.
  • Participate in the development of legal entity specific internal audit plans to ensure they are aligned with the global internal audit plan; plans should be designed to address risks identified by the global enterprise risk framework and consistent with global risk definitions and measurements
  • Responsible for reviewing and evaluating the adequacy and timeliness of management's response and the corrective action taken on internal audit findings, including validation of remediation activities
  • 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
  • Establish and maintain trusted relationships within IT and Security 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
  • Serve as a value-add and advisory function to IT and Security business partners by identifying ways to address audit findings or opportunities for enhancements with the goal of mitigating risk and improving the company ability to meet business objectives 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 Audit
  • Promote new ideas / innovative means of executing projects and internal infrastructure enhancements focused on process or technology improvements
  • Seek to continuously improve the SOX program to become more efficient and effective through optimization and automation

Job Requirements

  • A BA/BS degree in information systems, computer science, and other IT fields
  • 12+ years of experience in Internal Audit, Cyber Security, IT Compliance or IT Consulting
  • Relevant certifications (CPA, CIA, CISA, CISSP, CFE)
  • Familiarity with relevant frameworks (e.g., NIST, COBIT, ITIL)
  • Technical acumen and/or experience in information security, software development, IT operations, or related experience
  • Have experience in cloud technologies and familiarity with AWS core services (EC2, S3, DDB, RDS, KMS, etc.)
  • Ability to develop strong partnerships with key stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Strong track record of delivering on IT audits and/or IT process improvement projects with technology processes
  • Excellent understanding of an internal control environment
  • Relevant industry experience and/or public accounting experience.
  • Experience with a Fintech company or experience working with a financial services company (preferably with an understanding / exposure to blockchain technology)
  • 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
  • Experience leading and managing global teams
  • Ability to coordinate and manage projects across time-zones (e.g. India, UK, Japan etc. ).

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