Associate ERM Program Manager

  • Coinbase
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Apr 03, 2020

Job Description

Location: San Francisco, CA
Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy, and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we assess whether a candidate demonstrates our values: Clear Communication, Positive Energy, Efficient Execution, and Continuous Learning. Second, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

Read more about our values and culture here.

What you'll be doing (ie. job duties):Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • Support the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) team in meeting its overarching goals, via implementation and maintenance of its ERM Framework including policy and process, risk taxonomy and enterprise-wide GRC tool
  • Perform Second Line of Defense (2LoD) monitoring, oversight and reporting activities
  • Document all aspects of risk mitigation processes including risks, controls, policies, procedures/mitigation plans, and process flows
  • Collaborate with and support different functions in their performance and documentation of risk assessments mandated by regulators in different states and/or countries
  • Assist the first line by providing subject matter expertise for residual risk and control design (ICFR, ITGCs, SOC1, SOC2, etc.); Liaison with the third line and external auditors providing centralized point of contact for audit inquiries 
  • Create further accountability for enterprise risks by initiating periodic (quarterly) workshops with business risk owners to ensure risk appetites, risk profiles, and KRIs (key risk indicators) are accurately measured for Management based on real-time business input
  • Maintain communication channels and forums for emerging risks to be raised and brought to the Risk Committee (as needed) including risk assessments associated with new products, services, currencies, or new entities 
  • Monitor, aggregate, and report on control metrics (design and operational efficiency, gaps/deficiencies) based on input from departmental business partners; oversee remediation from a project management perspective
  • Act as custodian of Coinbase's global document repository (policies, processes/procedures, guidelines); oversee Global/local Board adoption of approved documents 
  • Collate and prepare materials for centralized Risk Committee and the Board of Directors and Audit and Compliance Committees
  • Develop and drive ERM educational content and initiatives to continuously improve user adoption of GRC tool and ongoing participation in value-add risk and controls discussion and documentation 

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):
  • Degree in accounting/finance or related fields
  • 4+ years of financial services or technology experience in Professional Services (Audit/Advisory), Risk Management, Finance, Accounting, Compliance or related functions
  • Experience with ICFR/SOX
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to travel regionally, at times internationally

Nice to haves:
  • Experience working in a fast paced organization 
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and experience with, or the ability to adapt to, a rapidly growing start-up with associated complexities and ambiguities
  • Effective project management skills with the ability to oversee multiple projects at any one time
  • Ability to work across functions and time zones
  • Understanding of crypto, payments and/or financial services industry, and experience in assessing risk or auditing information systems and controls 
  • Experience utilizing the following tools: GRC tool (RSA Archer preferred), JIRA, Confluence, GSuite, Lucidchart/Visio, Looker

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to review all of our job postings to minimize biased language. Coinbase does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance and similar local laws.

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