Financial Engineering Program Manager, Risk, and Controls

Financial Engineering’s Program Managers drive critical priorities for Spotify by leading and assisting in projects of all sizes. Drawing from your strong financial background, you work with a diverse team to manage projects from concept to implementation and keep Spotify-wide stakeholders informed as you go. You get down into the details of complex analyses without losing sight of the overall objective. When working on multiple projects at once, you intuitively know which issues to highlight and can bring key decision-makers together to come up with effective solutions. Once a project is completed, you’re able to clearly communicate the results and draw the key learnings for senior management. You are efficient and organized, making the most of everyone’s abilities and holding the team to a high standard.

In this role, you’ll work with the Product Area Leads of Financial Engineering, helping to re-engineer the way Finance does business — in a controlled way. You’ll work closely with various teams to oversee the management of our ERP backbone, ensuring business controls and GRC are designed and implemented in a way that allows the company to scale and respond to its continuing growth and complexity in multiple lines of business. You are a master of ICFR and SOX requirements for application controls, business process controls, and IT general controls, and can explain the importance of systematic and automated controls to business users.

Spotify loves big numbers, especially the Finance Business Unit when providing in-depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Spotify products and got to market strategies. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Financial Engineering organization is an important partner and advisor to Finance and other key business partners.

Responsibilities

Educate and consult with process and control owners on an effective Engineering (IT)  control environment, including recommendations on ITGCs, application controls and IPE for NetSuite/Coupa/Concur (and others).  

Liaise and translate risk and controls between the system and the financial controls environments across a complex systems landscape.

Design, implement, monitor, and maintain GRC with engineering and finance partners.

Partner with the business and internal audit to drive compliance with Spotify’s global Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements.

Partner with Engineering teams and finance business users to define and communicate controls methodology and provide training on risks, control objectives, systems capabilities.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in working with SOX, ICFR, and internal control design and operations from a finance and Engineering perspective.
  • Experience with ERP/NetSuite/Coupa/Concur implementations and correlated impacts from a finance and business perspective.

Preferred qualifications:

CPA/CISA or other relevant certification.

5 years of experience in public accounting, consulting, corporate internal accounting, or within a related industry.

Finance program management and process improvement experience.

Ability to plan, execute, and deliver on multiple projects in a timely manner and to take initiative and work independently.

Excellent stakeholder management skills (i.e., expectation setting, education, conflict management, prioritization, etc.).

 

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