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Associate, Internal Controls

Grayscale

Grayscale

Stamford, CT, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Grayscale Investments is the world’s largest digital currency asset manager. Through its family of investment products, Grayscale provides access and exposure to the digital currency asset class in the form of a traditional security without the challenges of buying, storing, and safekeeping digital currencies directly. With a proven track record and unrivaled experience, Grayscale’s products operate within existing regulatory frameworks, creating secure and compliant exposure for investors.

Position Summary:

Grayscale is seeking an Associate, Internal Controls to help manage the continued development, implementation and maintenance of the company's risk-based controls approach that operates in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). We are looking for a process and systems-oriented seasoned professional to help manage the Firm’s Internal Controls function, with an emphasis on utilizing existing and new technology to make processes more efficient. Additionally, the position is responsible for identifying and assisting in documenting new and existing finance and disclosure controls, assisting with the implementation, and documenting of new internal controls, and facilitating management's assessment of the company's design and operating effectiveness, as it relates to such processes.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain the Internal Controls function and concepts, including SOX 404 and COSO frameworks, focusing on IT General Controls.
  • Work closely with internal clients including Compliance, Legal, Operations, Finance, Security and Technology teams at all levels in developing documentation of key processes and controls and recommendations regarding business process optimization, internal control, and compliance.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of risk assessments and documentation of user entity controls for third parties’ SOC reports.
  • Participate in SOX walkthroughs to include end-to-end walkthroughs of a process as well as assessment of control design and identify and assess the implementation of new controls, as necessary.
  • Develop test plans and coordinate the performance of an internal controls testing program utilizing best in class service providers.
  • Continually monitor and update the assessment of the control environment, keeping abreast of significant control issues, trends and developments.
  • Assist in the preparation of testing results to the Audit Committee and Enterprise Risk Committee.
  • Prepare and update a comprehensive risk-based testing plan for evaluating the effectiveness of controls in place to manage significant risk exposures, ensure the integrity and reliability of information and financial reporting, safeguard company assets, and comply with laws and regulations.
  • Assist in the continuous process improvement of internal business processes at the firm.

Prior Experience/Requirements:

  • A minimum of three years of experience with a public accounting firm. Big four preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of financial industry experience related to Internal Audit processes and procedures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of auditing practices, procedures and principles, sufficient to interpret and analyze complex concepts and apply them in innovative ways. Skills and knowledge should include an extensive understanding of financial, operational and market risk.
  • Broker-Dealer/Registered Investment Advisor and/or Asset Management experience highly preferred.
  • Strong understanding of financial and operational processes.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.