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Senior Internal Controls Manager - Affirm

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Job Title
Senior Internal Controls Manager
Job Location
Remote US
Job Description

Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest. Affirm proudly includes Returnly. 

As a newly public company, we are committed to building a world-class control environment equivalent to those of other highly regulated financial institutions. As we continue to build our program and scale, this person will partner with management in developing, implementing and monitoring an internal control program and function.

What You'll Do

  • Develop company-wide and business process-specific risk assessments to evaluate and address any impact the results may have on the control environment
  • Provide subject matter expertise related to the financial process and controls
  • 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
  • Build and nurture positive working relationships with process owners, by providing high quality results and communications, providing them the 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 accurately assessed for control gaps
  • Staying current to changes in regulatory guidance, industry standard methodologies, and areas of focus/hot topics for external audits
  • Facilitate requests between the control owners and the external audit team
  • Assist the Head of Financial Internal Controls in ad hoc projects as they arise

What We Look For

  • An appropriate certification in accounting and/or auditing is required, including a CPA, CIA, CISA and/or PMP (any)
  • Proven experience, skills and knowledge with IIA Professional Practices and Standards as well as a three lines of defense model
  • 8+ years of experience. Demonstrated ability in a senior internal control or internal audit role; Experience with similar internal control or internal audit roles in large organizations or with Big 4 audit firms highly preferred
  • Solid understanding of COSO, PCAOB Auditing Standards and Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Strong understanding of regulations related to Financial Services companies
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and presentation skills
  • A maintained knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure standard methodologies are always considered

Location - Remote U.S.

Grade - USA30

Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of the U.S. Territories, Quebec, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories) unless the job indicates a different global location. We are currently building operations in Spain, Poland, and Australia.  Employees in remote roles have the option of working remotely or from an Affirm office in their country of hire, and may occasionally travel to an Affirm office or elsewhere for required meetings or team-building events. Our offices in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Toronto will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis, subject to local COVID-19 guidelines.

All full-time jobs at Affirm (excluding interns and apprentices) are tied to a transparent grade-based pay range taking location into account. 

[Colorado Candidates] In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the grade for this position in Colorado is listed above. You can find the Colorado base pay range and benefits here.

If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.

At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2021 DEI Report.

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Affirm Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

Affirm Company Size

Between 2,000 - 5,000 employees

Affirm Founded Year


Affirm Funding Rounds

  • Series G

    $500,000,000 USD

  • Series F

    $300,000,000 USD

  • Series E

    $200,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $100,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $100,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $275,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $45,000,000 USD