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Internal Audit
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Senior Director, Internal Audit

Marqeta powers innovative payment solutions for many of the apps and services you enjoy daily. Our open API provides unprecedented flexibility and control for industry-leading companies such as Uber, Coinbase, J.P.Morgan, and Block, to manage payment operations in real-time. 

Our team is a mix of industry experts and technology innovators who take a dynamic approach to solving challenging problems. Marqeta was named a 2022 Glassdoor Best Place to Work, highlighting our company culture and collaborative work environment. We are building a global team as diverse as the markets we serve and we’d love it if you joined us on our mission to change the way money moves. 

We’re a remote-first company. You have the choice to work from wherever you’re happiest and most productive, whether that’s from home, a co-working space, or one of our four global offices, depending on your location. It’s uncommon for candidates to match all job requirements, but if you’re not far off, we want to hear from you.

Position Summary

The Senior Director, Internal Audit will work across the organization, leading the execution of financial, operational, and regulatory compliance based audits, and consult management on risk assessments and control design.. This role will report functionally to the Company’s Audit Committee and administratively to the Chief Financial Officer The Sr. Director of Internal Audit will be  responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of high quality, value added audit reports which meet the requirements of the Audit Committee and requirements of the Company’s issuing banks. The candidate must have a firm grasp of internal audit standards (e.g., IIA and AICPA) and have banking and financial institution experience.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Define the strategic direction of the internal audit department and annual risk-based audit plans, which are to be consistent and aligned with Marqeta’s business objectives
  • Appropriately assess operational, regulatory and financial risks based on thorough review of the Company’s business environment
  • Lead all phases of audits including  risk assessment, scope objectives , documentation of walkthroughs and flow charts of key processes, execution of test procedures for key controls, discussion and documentation of issues and ongoing monitoring of issue closure and report writing.  Present findings to management and the Audit Committee
  • Ensure timely delivery of comprehensive regulatory and internal audit issue validation, and where determined appropriate, issue validation on other remediation actions, including issues arising from the external auditors and regulators
  • Manage resources, vendor relationships, including any outsourced internal audit resources, and the department’s budget.
  • Prepare high impact audit reports to executive management, regulators, and sub-committees
  • Design and test internal controls over financial reporting and report results to management and the Company’s independent auditors


  • Experience working in the financial services or financial / technology industry
  • Experience interacting and representing the company to external auditors and financial regulators
  • A minimum 12+ years of experience in one or a combination of the following audit or risk functions: risk identification, mitigation and management (includes audit, operational risk, compliance risk, credit risk, market risk, technology risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for risk)
  • An appropriate certification in accounting and/or auditing is mandatory, including a CPA, CA, or CIA is required
  • Excellent executive presence, leadership and communication skills.  Ability to partner and influence cross-functionally
  • Experience in a Big 4 or comparable consulting institution preferred

Benefits and Perks

  • Flexible time off – take what you need
  • Retirement savings program with company contribution
  • Employee insurance premiums paid 100% + coverage for dependents and pets
  • Family forming benefits including fertility support and up to 20 weeks Parental Leave
  • Free therapy sessions, financial coaching, and a Wellness stipend
  • Monthly stipend to support our hybrid work model 
  • Equity in a publicly-traded company
  • Bi-annual “Hack Week” to support and reward innovation

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