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DNX Ventures

Senior Manager of Internal Controls



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
About PayJoy
PayJoy is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping a billion people around the world step into the modern financial system for the first time and supporting them on a path to financial success. Founded in 2015, PayJoy’s “secret sauce” technology turns a smartphone into collateral to jumpstart unbanked consumers into the credit system. We reached profitability in 2020, reaching 10 million happy customers and over a billion dollars of sales in 2023.
This Role
PayJoy is hiring a Senior Manager of Internal Controls in San Francisco to join our fast-paced, exciting, and talented team. As a member of the SF Accounting team, you will have the opportunity to help build from the ground up our internal audit function for our growing global operations. You will report to the Director of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting in San Francisco. You will develop a framework of controls and processes for our accounting teams around the globe. You have a demonstrated track record of experience in auditing, accounting and tax, possess outstanding communication skills, and share our mission to expand access to finance to the next billion consumers worldwide.
The Senior Manager of Internal Controls is the strategic and trusted advisor charged with developing and implementing the audit strategy. We are seeking an innovative problem solver and collaborative leader with a strong mind for controls, financials, and technology. The primary focus for this position will be to identify the organization’s strategic, operational, financial and compliance risk areas and provide internal audit services to senior management and safeguard company assets. The Senior Manager of Internal Controls provides the necessary expertise to instill a culture of compliance and will be responsible for oversight of financial governance ensuring consistent business integrity and ethics.


  • Manage the Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) testing program and ensure that the testing documentation meets quality standards, results with applicable conclusions and recommendations are properly communicated, and adequate action plans are captured for control issues.
  • Provide day-to-day oversight and support to any third-party contractors and external auditors.
  • Collaborate with Finance and IT teams to evaluate and document in-scope process controls, application systems, and automated application controls, in addition to key report and spreadsheet testing.
  • Assist in the resolution of issues and/ or concerns and ensure findings are adequately escalated to the correct parties and monitored for resolution.
  • Plan and lead process walkthroughs, tests of design and tests of effectiveness to evaluate internal controls compliance and implementation, in addition to determining impact to internal controls for any new system implementations and/or enhancements.
  • Use a risk-based approach to identify and recommend process improvements, assess risks and controls for financial projects, financial reporting related business processes, and IT infrastructure and operations.
  • Lead the evaluation of new processes, policies, and systems to determine impact and compliance with the SOX program.
  • Perform and manage financial, operational, and integrated audits under the supervision of the Director of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting in support of the Internal Audit plan.
  • Scope, plan and deliver risk-based audits, under the guidance of the Director of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting.
  • Establish strong working relationships with management and staff across the organization.
  • Communicate effectively, including clear, concise verbal and written communications (presentations, meetings, emails, etc.).
  • Demonstrate sound judgment and critical thinking when evaluating business risks and developing/evaluating risk mitigation strategies.


  • 10-15 years of combined experience with Big Four and internal audit function of US public companies
  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems
  • Professional certification, in good standing (CPA, CIA or CISA)
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment

Desirable qualifications

  • International experience, especially the LATAM region.
  • Spanish and/or Portuguese fluency.


  • Company-funded health, dental, and vision insurance for employee and immediate family
  • Company-funded employee life and disability insurance
  • 3% employer 401k contribution
  • Company holidays; 20 days vacations; flexible sick leave
  • $2,000 USD annual Coworking Travel Perk
  • $2,000 USD annual Professional Development Perk Perk
  • $500 USD annual Fitness Perk
  • $250 USD Home Office equipment allowance
  • $250 USD Headphone allowance
PayJoy is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and we welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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