Internal Audit Manager – Germany

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Coinbase is looking for an experienced Manager to join the Internal Audit team
This role is based in Germany and will be reporting to the Head of Controls of Germany (“Geschäftsführer – Head of Controls”) and the US based Internal Audit Director
This individual will be responsible for leading, managing and driving the development of the Internal Audit function for Coinbase Germany and EMEA
The Manager will support the execution of risk assessments, lead annual planning for international operations, drive initiatives to deliver quality audit execution, and lead validation testing for findings and issue management
In addition, this individual will have a deep understanding of risks and regulations that impact the Financial Services industry, work in close collaboration with the global Internal Audit team and develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders and other colleagues across the world

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 supporting Coinbase’s internal audit plan through the execution of 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
  • Lead operational audits with a focus on regulatory compliance, demonstrating a strong working knowledge of regulatory requirements that impact the organization in the international geographies where Coinbase operates
  • Drive 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 and review 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 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
  • 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 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

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

  • A BA/BS degree in accounting/finance, law or related fields
  • 8+ years of experience in Internal Audit, Risk Management, Compliance or Management Consulting 
  • Excellent understanding of an internal control environment
  • Strong working knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, risk management practices for the financial services industry, specifically for Germany
    Knowledge of regulations across multiple jurisdictions ( UK, Ireland) is a bonus
  • Deep experience working within the financial services industry
  • 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
  • Experience leading and managing global teams
  • Ability to coordinate and manage projects across time-zones ( USA, UK, Japan etc
  • Ability to develop strong partnerships with key stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Strong track record of building high performance audit teams, developing and delivering audits outlined within the annual plan, and adding measurable value to key stakeholders and business functions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in German and English 
  • 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
  • Experience in crypto/blockchain technology
  • Experience working in a high security and/or highly regulated industry


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