SOX Business Controls Specialist

Stripe South San Francisco, California
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April 30, 2023
South San Francisco, California
Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions

of companies from the world s largest enterprises to the most ambitious

startups use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and

accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the

GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That

means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy

within everyone s reach while doing the most important work of your


About The Team

Finance is the strategic engine that drives rigorous decision making and

acts as the financial stewards of Stripe's businesses - and we'd like

your help. Stripe is building a world class Controllership team, which

is responsible for the corporate SOX program. Stripe is seeking a

bar-raising Business Process Controls Specialist to join its SOX team.

This growing team is responsible for the global implementation and

operation of Stripe's SOX program. We seek a candidate that is excited

by the challenge of working for a hyper-growth company that is focused

on expanding the economic infrastructure of the internet.

What you ll do

The SOX Business Process Controls Specialist is a key member of Stripe s

SOX Compliance function within the Chief Accounting Organization,

building confidence for our investor community through implementing a

strong SOX program. In this role, you will design, implement, and

monitor controls to address our financial reporting risks, including

working closely with business leaders and their teams across the

organization. You will report to and work closely with the Head of SOX


Compliance in the following:
  • Develop, lead, and execute periodic financial risk assessments, materiality calculations, and scoping of the SOX program
  • Collaborate cross functionally to design leading edge practices with a financial compliance mindset across several complex business process areas.
  • Conduct walkthroughs across all business process areas and work with business process owners to ensure timely review and updates to the control documentation
  • Provide financial internal control guidance in the development and enhancement of financial and operational processes
  • Monitor and assess emerging financial reporting risks with the growth and evolution of the business and develop plans to implement appropriate controls to timely address these emerging risks
  • Provide reporting to business leaders on program status, health, and effectiveness of the business process control environment
  • Collaborate and align with the company s external audit around financial reporting risks and SOX program approach

Who you are

We re looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be

considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are

encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a


Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor s degree; Master s degree a plus in Accounting, Information Systems, Finance, or related field
  • Technical certification required (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA, PMP)
  • 8+ years of work experience in managing and/or assessing SOX programs
  • Developed expertise and extensive experience with leading and performing SOX business process program design, control implementation, and monitoring of SOX program
  • Strong knowledge of technical accounting, order to cash, and financial close & reporting controls
  • Strong communication skills, including presenting to and influencing senior business leaders
  • Demonstrated success managing concurrent workstreams/projects independently

Preferred Qualifications
  • Big 4 audit firm or equivalent audit experience preferred
  • Experience in implementing internal controls in early stage public companies is strongly preferred
  • Experience with an online payments company, ecommerce, SaaS, Payments, Fintech or Financial Services industries is desirable.
  • Experience working with JIRA and AuditBoard is a plus

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