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Associate Manager, SOX & Internal Controls at Coinbase

Behind Coinbase

Coinbase is one of the oldest and largest crypto exchanges, and Coinbase Jobs are one of the most coveted in the industry. Founded in 2012, Coinbase is now a crypto heavyweight with over 68 million verified users and 1,250 employees. Coinbase even went public in 2021 on Nasdaq via a direct listing.

Coinbase was launched by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam. It is based in San Francisco, California. However, the exchange now has offices spread across multiple cities in US, Europe, and Asia. Coinbase brought in a revenue of $2.23 Billion in Q2 2020, and at the peak of its share price, its valuation exceeded $100 Billion.

Coinbase does not advertise a lot of internship opportunities. However, they do come from time to time.

Coinbase has also embraced remote jobs. Pretty much most positions that Coinbase is hiring for now are remote. However, Coinbase Remote Jobs are country-specific. Meaning, Coinbase still hires people from the countries they operate in, but the positions themselves are remote.

Coinbase is growing rapidly, and at any given time, Coinbase has hundreds of open jobs. Check out the jobs below if you're looking to work for Coinbase.

Job details

We’re Coinbase. We’re the world’s most trusted way to join the crypto revolution, serving more than 89 million accounts in more than 100 countries. 

Our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people. We’re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web 3.0 for our users across the globe, whether they’re trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That’s us.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We’re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world.

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

  • You’ve got positive energy. You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there. 
  • You’re never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0. 
  • You appreciate direct communication. You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener - because let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other. You’re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
  • You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You’re not looking for a boring job.
  • You have a “can do” attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
  • You want to be part of a winning team. We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.

The Finance team is looking for an Associate Manager, SOX and Internal Controls to join the Business Controller team. You will be responsible for creating and maintaining process, risk and controls documentation across Finance and coordinating the quarterly and annual refreshes. You will get exposure to a wide variety of stakeholders from Product, Legal, Compliance and Audit as we promote and strengthen the controls framework during this time of hyper growth. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of SOX 404, US GAAP principles, and SOC report delivery derived from deep work experience in these critical areas. You should be well versed in business process mapping, risk identification and controls documentation and show exceptional attention to detail. The candidate will need to quickly build strong working relationships with key stakeholders across Finance, and show a mindset of collaboration and business partnership. As the business grows, we are focussed on sustainability and consistency to drive towards a best-in-class Finance department and you will be critical to the success of the team.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Coordinate across process owners and Finance Business Controllers to scope, design, and implement an effective control framework that supports SOX compliance.
  • Perform gap analysis and assist the business in preparing relevant entities for SOC audits.
  • Identify key risks and perform testing to determine design adequacy and operating effectiveness of controls.
  • Assess Finance and related SOX implications of new product launches, identify potential impact to Finance teams, update relevant controls, and communicate requirements to the product organization and other stakeholders.
  • Assist in preparing the annual and quarterly management SOX scoping, risk assessment, controls mapping and changes identification process.
  • Tracking of ongoing remediation items and coordination with internal and external auditors.
  • Assist SOX control owners in updating and maintaining SOX documentation in enterprise wide risk management systems, including process flows, significant controls, financial reporting risks and significant accounts. 
  • Prepare and deliver online training to users around risk and control best practices, as well as company wide policies and procedures for SOX compliance.
  • Provide ad hoc reports and status on above responsibilities.
  • Work on special projects / initiatives as assigned.
  • Stay current on best practices and latest thinking regarding processes, risk management and controls.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and communicate with different cultures and levels within the organization.
  • Ability to stay cool when things don’t go according to plan, then creatively build new pathways forward.

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Business area, with CPA Certification (or working towards) preferred.
  • 6+ years of experience, including financial audit/attestation preferably in a Big 4 firm or a public company’s internal audit/SOX function or a combination thereof.
  • Knowledge and experience in Internal Control over Financial Reporting, SOX 404 framework, SOC1 audits and the required documentation and testing to support compliance.
  • Highly motivated and proactive with very strong project management, organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable in a hyper growth environment, managing through ambiguity and delivering at a fast pace.

Nice to haves:

  • Working knowledge of Netsuite, Archer, and G-suite tools.
  • Crypto background and technical product knowledge.
  • Working with complex data.

PID: P30625

Notice for Colorado applicants as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20). Target annual salary for this role performed in Colorado, is $127,075 + target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).

Please note that for employees based in the US, Philippines, Canada or Singapore, if your role requires you to be present in a Coinbase office or if you choose to be physically present in a Coinbase office or sponsored location, you will be required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 (as defined by applicable law).  If you receive an offer, you will receive additional information about the grounds and process for an exemption.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.  For US applicants, you may view Pay TransparencyEmployee Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notices by clicking on their corresponding links.  Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.    

Coinbase is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to accommodations[at] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  For quick access to screen reading technology compatible with this site click here to download a free compatible screen reader (free step by step tutorial can be found here).

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