Senior Manager, Internal Audit - Austin, TX

Riot Blockchain is a Nasdaq-listed public Bitcoin mining and hosting company operating in the United States. Riot’s strategic focus is expanding and efficiently operating its Bitcoin mining operations, through industrial-scale infrastructure development at its Whinstone facility in Rockdale, TX and latest-generation miner procurement. Riot’s self-mining fleet is currently being upgraded to approximately 93,000 next generation Bitcoin miners. Riot has plans to continue increasing its hash rate capacity to exceed 9 exahash per second by the end of 2022. Riot aims to be an industry-leader in Bitcoin mining.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Manager, Internal Audit. This position is a client facing “difference maker” who will play a critical role in growing Riot to a professional services organization. Through a focused Governance, Risk and Compliance solutioning, you will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to the company’s revenue growth.

Key attributes we are looking for:

You are interested in Bitcoin and being involved in the sector. You are creative, innovative, and strive to improve organizational efficiency. You have strong communication skills and can multi-task. You identify problems and solve them. You value small teams because the opportunity they provide for you to make a difference. You take initiative and you are self-sufficient. You are detail focused and have an eye for making a professional corporate image.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrate strong understanding and experience with IT SOX 404 Compliance and Internal Controls testing
  • Assess the effectiveness of the design and operation of existing internal controls through the review of process maps to identify process gaps and improvement opportunities
  • Establish and manage an internal control compliance framework from risk assessment to reporting
  • Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with business cycle and control owners to monitor the company's compliance with established internal control related activities as well as enhance control monitoring as systems and processes change
  • Work with key functions, Internal Audit (Ernst & Young) to support the development, implementation, and maintenance of internal SOX controls.
  • Maintain internal control environment and ensure compliance with accounting policies and SOX regulations.
  • Integrate seamlessly with the team, building trust and credibility to ensure the successful execution of their deliverables
  • Employ exceptional project management skills to ensure successful completion
  • Maintain effective communication cross functionally
  • Manage monthly and quarterly control testing, reviewing test results and ensuring remediation of all deficiencies for SOX applications
  • Collaborate with Internal Audit (Ernst & Young) on control reviews, walkthroughs, quarterly testing and remediation plans
  • Lead data analytics strategy for bitcoin mining ASICs to improve operational efficiency/hashrate uptime.
  • Collaborate with operations and software development teams to build underlying infrastructure to improve operational efficiency
  • Collaborate with operations and software development teams to obtain the necessary data required for SOX and company wide processes to monitor operations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution
  • CPA, CIA, CISA or similar certification is also desirable
  • 7-10+ years working in internal audit, consulting, assurance services, or related field, either in professional services or industry
  • Knowledge of risk assessment methodologies and developing key deliverables, including process flows, work programs, reports, and control summaries
  • Understanding of commonly used internal control frameworks, risk frameworks and regulatory/compliance methodologies
  • Foundation in risk and IT compliance processes and objectives
  • Strong SOX 404 experience with ability to multi-task and oversee multiple concurrent engagements and work streams with various clients
  • Extensive experience defining, implementing, and testing internal controls. Including remediation of deficiencies identified during testing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to explain complex concepts in a concise manner.
  • Demonstrated understanding of business processes, internal controls, risk management, and related controls
  • Ability to ensure projects run on time and to budget
  • Change management expertise related to both ERP implementation and system changes
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with cross-functional groups and being able to influence without authority
  • Prior experience in a public company working with ITGC is a plus

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in cryptocurrency related project development
  • Knowledge of cryptocurrency mining fundamentals

Compensation: Compensation commensurate with experience.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.

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