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Senior Analyst, Technology Internal Audit


Circle is a financial technology company at the epicenter of the emerging internet of money, where value can finally travel like other digital data — globally, nearly instantly and less expensively than legacy settlement systems. This ground-breaking new internet layer opens up previously unimaginable possibilities for payments, commerce and markets that can help raise global economic prosperity and enhance inclusion. Our infrastructure – including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar – helps businesses, institutions and developers harness these breakthroughs and capitalize on this major turning point in the evolution of money and technology.

What you’ll be part of:

Circle is committed to visibility and stability in everything we do. As we grow as an organization, we're expanding into some of the world's strongest jurisdictions. Speed and efficiency are motivators for our success and our employees live by our company values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence and High Integrity. Circlers are consistently evolving in a remote world where strength in numbers fuels team success. We have built a flexible and diverse work environment where new ideas are encouraged and everyone is a stakeholder.

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What you’ll be responsible for: 

Circle is looking for an experienced Senior Analyst to join our team and help build and enhance the technology internal audit function at Circle. This role will contribute to the strategic planning, project management and delivery of independent and objective evaluations of the company’s financial, operational, risk management and compliance control environments through dedicated technology and integrated audits. Additionally, this role will coordinate with 1st and 2nd line risk management functions to continuously understand and evaluate the risk profile of the auditable entities. To succeed in this role, you should have a firm grasp of ITGCs, cloud-native environments, blockchain technology, financial services regulations as well as SOX compliance requirements.

What you'll work on: 

  • Assisting with the development, implementation and enhancement of processes and procedures within internal audit frameworks, methodologies and assurance programs.
  • Assisting in the completion of risk based assurance activities focused on technology compliance, systems and operational audits to help the company minimize risk and maximize performance, including:
    • Preparing for and leading effective client interviews through examination of existing documentation
    • Analyzing process documentation to evaluate design effectiveness and efficiency of controls
    • Designing and executing fieldwork testing strategy, including documentation review, substantive testing and preparation of working papers that are accurate, complete and well-documented.
  • Interpreting results of testing performed, identifying controls weaknesses and their root causes while making value-added recommendations focused on appropriate risk reduction.
  • Critically evaluating the current set of in scope controls and recommend ways to rationalize and optimize controls through automation.
  • Effectively presenting and discussing the results of audit activities, control weaknesses and enhancement opportunities with stakeholders.
  • Collaborating with management to develop appropriate action plans, with focus on efficiency and  risk reduction
  • Tracking and reporting on status of corrective actions to senior management
  • Maintaining strong working relationships with the various departments at the company and work
  • effectively cross functionally.
  • Reviewing internal control design, implementation, risk assessment and scoping processes to help ensure an adequate review of the Company’s overall control environment.
  • Serving as a reliable and insightful resource for implementing controls within existing processes  in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Performing other tasks and projects as assigned in support of internal audit team and corporate
  • objectives such as business process improvements, planning and execution of audit projects.
  • Demonstrating development of technical and analytical skills to understand operational processes,interpret the associated risks, develop testing approaches, and propose solutions.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.  
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals. 
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards.  You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you’ll bring to Circle: 

  • 4+ years of auditing experience, combination of public accounting and industry internal audit experience preferred (experience working in a rapid growth, financial services, payments or technology company is a plus).
  • Strong understanding of audit principles, practices, and methodologies including risk assessment, audit documentation, IT General Controls and SOX requirements.
  • Understanding of blockchain technology, crypto currency and cloud native environments.
  • Ability to formulate solutions based on a synthesis of complex information.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize workloads of varying complexities with limited oversight while ensuring deadlines are consistently met.
  • High integrity and ability to handle confidential information.
  • Proven ability to work cross functionally and adapt to change are extremely important.
  • CISA, CISSP or equivalent certification recommended.
  • Experience/familiarity with Slack, Apple MacOS and GSuite.

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.

Starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational needs. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations.

Base Pay Range: $102,500 - $137,500

Annual Bonus Target: 12.5%

Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). Circle has a discretionary vacation policy. We also provide 10 days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U.S.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Additionally, Circle participates in the E-Verify Program in certain locations, as required by law.

Job ID: 7268510002
Employment Type: Other