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MasterCard Manager, Risk Management - Internal Controls in Purchase, New York

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Job Title

Manager, Risk Management - Internal Controls


The Manager, Internal Controls, will take a leadership role supporting our SOX Compliance program within the Finance Organization and will report into the Director of Internal Controls. The Manager will be responsible for SOX readiness work, including evaluating processes, risks, and designing SOX-ready controls for growing and newly acquired businesses. In addition, the Manager will support the program by performing ongoing SOX tests of design and operating effectiveness.

The Manager will work closely with regional controllership, our shared services center, business owners, and our internal and external auditors. Requirements for this position include extensive knowledge of US GAAP, SEC/PCOB regulations, COSO and IT Audit concepts, as well as the demonstrated ability to monitor an effective global risk-based internal control environment.

• Are you looking to join a fast-paced, collaborative environment supporting a world class growing organization?

• Do you have the ability to think strategically and execute a complex project?

• Do you have a risk-based mindset?

• Do you have the ability to drive change and improve awareness across the organization?


• Manage and execute SOX readiness work for various growing and acquired Mastercard businesses; this will include gaining an understanding and mapping of the processes, identifying risks and control points, making recommendations, and evaluating the processes for SOX readiness

• Assess and determine design effectiveness of internal controls through applying testing and control-related best practices, including remediation recommendations and deficiency evaluations

• Communicate SOX requirements and control best-practices

• Prepare executive-level reporting

• Work with business owners to address any potential control gaps that may require remediation

• Partner with various business owners and finance teams including Accounting, Financial Planning, Treasury, Tax, and Corporate Audit to provide expertise in assessing the design and effectiveness of internal controls

• Liaise with regional finance stakeholders as well as internal and external auditors

• Ensure the delivery of high quality, timely work products

• Continuously identify efficiencies in the SOX program and opportunities for optimization of the financial and operational processes and controls through interaction and partnership with management

• Exhibit strong project management skills with the ability to hold self and others accountable to deadlines

• Demonstrate the ability to exercise judgment and display a high standard of ethics and professionalism

• Demonstrate exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to understand complexities of the business

All About You

• Bachelor Degree in Accounting and CPA Required

• Has a strong understanding of GAAP, PCAOB Compliance Standard, Sarbanes Oxley, COSO, IT audit concepts, and leading business practices

• Recent Big 4 experience providing auditing or advisory-type services to Fortune 500 companies

• Knowledge of best practices around financial internal controls matters

• Deep knowledge of current PCAOB Auditing and Accounting Standards

• Proven ability to project manage complex engagements or programs

• Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills with emphasis on building strong, longer-term relationships worldwide across varying geographies and functions

• Detail oriented, self-motivated with the ability to meet project deadlines and deliverables in a fast-paced environment

• Experience in risk management field (e.g. risk management, audit, compliance) desired

• Effective ability to influence, drive change and resolve conflicts.

• Experience working in a fast pace environment

• Strong analytic, logical reasoning and problem solving

• Strong project management skills to lead and prioritize multiple projects

• Demonstrated ability to drive change and continuous improvement

• Some travel may be required in the future, up to 15% travel

COVID-19 Considerations

We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together. In many locations, which may change over time, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in some locations, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated will be permitted inside Mastercard offices until further notice.

About Mastercard

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

Requisition ID: R-144171