Audit Program Manager at Aspiration

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Aspiration is the first VC-backed neobank on a mission to be the leading consumer financial services brand and company focused on sustainability and the environment. At Aspiration, we created the category of sustainable, socially responsible retail consumer finance. We offer unique financial products to let people save, spend, and invest their money in ways that make them more financially secure and align with their personal values. Unlike other financial institutions, Aspiration is committed to building a relationship with our customers based on trust and aligning the customer’s success with our own. Aspiration has raised over $200M in funding to date, and is growing quickly.
Aspiration is looking for an Audit Program Manager to join our growing Compliance team. In this role, you will manage the internal audit function of the business by managing a mix of outsourced and in-house audits as defined by the audit plan and reporting audit-related information to leadership and external partners. Your job as Audit Program Manager is to ensure that audits are completed on time and findings are remediated promptly. You are a great facilitator and able to build bridges between teams and people, and you communicate status, concisely, and accurately.

What You'll Do

  • Assuming full responsibility for the success of the Audit program
  • Performing annual risk assessment and develop the audit plan to set goals for the year ahead
  • Determining the optimal mix of outsourced to in-house audits
  • For in-house audits, follow IIA guidelines for fieldwork and reporting
  • For outsourced audits, steer project management and oversight of out-sourced team(s) to ensure effective internal audit execution 
  • Participating in the development of internal audit scoping and planning documents, working to ensure impartial and objective assessments of operations while also seeking to improve the overall system of internal controls as a part of the overarching Three Lines of Defense governance model
  • Participating in the assessment of audit findings/gaps including control weaknesses, applying skepticism to sampling and testing results ensuring the internal audit methodology always complies with official IIA guidelines
  • Communicating audit results to senior management and relevant external parties 
  • Participating in the review of audit reports on the effectiveness of the internal control structure and review action plans developed by management to mitigate weaknesses, providing thought leadership on the appropriateness of the plan(s)
  • Following up on audit findings to ensure prompt and satisfactory remediation and escalate past due findings to leadership
  • Serve as a value-add and advisory function to business partners by identifying ways to address audit findings or opportunities for enhancements with the goal of mitigating risk and improving financial and operational performance without compromising 3rd Line of Defense independence and objectivity
  • Assisting with responses to regulatory inquiries as they relate to internal audit matters
  • Spearheading and performing ad-hoc investigations/audits/reviews as required

What You'll Bring

  • MUST HAVES --
  • 3- 5 years of experience working in a role involving internal audit, compliance, project management, enterprise risk management, or equivalent 
  • 3- 5 years progressive experience demonstrating professionalism, growth, and trustworthiness
  • Demonstrated investment and excellence in formal or informal learning and development, equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree
  • A functional understanding of banking and investment products
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional reading, writing, written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional certification such as CIA, CISA, PMP or similar
  • Entrepreneurial - you do what it takes to achieve our goals, without having someone telling you what to do
  • Curiosity – when your work is finished, you are driven to enrich yourself and your team by learning and applying new things
  • Strong proficiency with personal computers and business productivity software
  • NICE TO HAVES --
  • Experience working at a bank with a broad set of responsibilities leading to a ‘big picture’ understanding of what is necessary to operate them successfully
  • Experience in FinTech or working in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Advanced proficiency with cloud-based business intelligence, project management, or enterprise risk management software
  • Strong proficiency with software languages that are useful in an environment isolated from production engineering (SQL, Python, R, M, DAX, etc.); ability to apply this proficiency to accelerate day-to-day business needs
  • Demonstrated and substantial success in mentoring peers, building processes, creating business value or creating uniquely fantastic customer experiences at scale; bonus if any of these were in a financial services environment

What You'll Get

  • Work for a mission-driven company to transform the lives of millions by building a better, values-oriented financial firm
  • Competitive Salary and Equity Incentives
  • Robust Healthcare Plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401K & Unlimited Vacation Time
  • Diverse & Inclusive Culture

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Location

We're located in Marina Del Rey, steps from bars, shops, and restaurants. On Fridays there's a local farmer's market right on our block!

An Insider's view of Aspiration

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Aspiration has some of the smartest, most hard-working, and fun people I have ever worked with. The vibe is very fast-paced and exciting, and management is good at adjusting to different people’s work styles, allowing employees to work remotely and even bring their pups in on Fridays.

Jordan

Data Analyst

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We use cutting edge technology to solve both dated financial problems and problems that impact our environment. Aspiration is unique in that we are a financial firm focused on environmentalism while putting people before profits. For every solution we have to a banking problem, we're challenged with having an equal or greater impact on the world.

Chloe

Product Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

I joined Aspiration as an Account Manager. Now, I manage an affiliate program of 80+ accounts and support our direct media partners. In 1 year, I've grown beyond my own expectations. From leading a large product implementation to planning off-site activation events, my need of not being in a complacent position has been met from the moment I joined

Andre

Affiliate Manager

What are Aspiration Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Aspiration has participated in several volunteering activities, including Heal the Bay beach clean ups, LA Tech Gives Back beautification projects, and card making for Children's Hospital of LA.
Partners with Nonprofits
Aspiration partners with Accion, a nonprofit specializing in microloans. We give 10% of every dollar we earn to low-income Americans, funding up to $5,000 per person to jumpstart new businesses.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Aspiration has a communication committee that works to organize all-hands meetings, lunch and learns, and team-building events.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Aspiration employees can contribute up to $2600 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to the maximum plan limit for up to 13 weeks.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 90% of premiums.
Vision Benefits
Aspiration covers 90% of premiums for vision coverage.
Health Insurance Benefits
Aspiration's health insurance policy covers 90% of medical premiums.
Life Insurance
Aspiration pays for basic life insurance coverage valued at $20,000 Basic Life & AD&D.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Stock options are available to fulltime employees
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Aspiration provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Pet Friendly
Aspiration's pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $5000.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Aspiration hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
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