Affirm, Internal Controls Manager



  • Build & Develop company-wide and business process-specific risk assessments to evaluate and address any impact the results may have on the control environment

  • Assist in the design and implementation of efficient and effective controls across the organization

  • Implement documentation including process flowcharts, process narratives, risk and controls matrix and evaluate controls

  • Identify and evaluate business and technology risks, internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement and implementation

  • Use problem solving and critical thinking skills to quickly identify internal control deficiencies, evaluate their risk implications, and draw the appropriate conclusions

  • Actively participate in decision making with process owners, provide meaningful insights, and seek to understand the broader impact of current decisions

  • Ensure clear, concise, actionable and practical observations and recommendations, with a well-documented process for communication and clearance

  • Build and nurture positive working relationships with process owners, by providing high quality deliverables and communications, providing them tools and templates that can help them better achieve their process objectives

  • Conducting periodic meetings/walkthroughs with process owners to ensure any changes to process are updated and properly assessed for control gaps. Supporting process owners through training, reviewing, and providing guidance for their processes.

  • Staying current to changes in regulatory guidance, industry best practices, and areas of focus/hot topics for external audits

  • Actively building and managing relationships with Company stakeholders, while promoting the importance of compliance initiatives throughout the organization

  • Facilitate requests between the control owners and the external audit team

  • Assist the Controller in adhoc projects as they arise


  • Bachelor's degree (in Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Accounting Information Systems or related field preferred)

  • An appropriate certification in accounting and/or auditing is mandatory, including a CPA, CIA, CISA and/or PMP (any)

  • Demonstrated experience, skills and knowledge with IIA Professional Practices and Standards

  • A minimum 7+ years of experience in a senior internal audit role; Experience with similar internal audit roles in large organizations or with Big 4 audit firms highly preferred

  • Strong knowledge of COSO, PCAOB Auditing Standards, Sarbanes-Oxley, risk and controls standards and business process best practices

  • Excellent communication, collaboration and presentation skills

  • A maintained knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices are always considered