Circle is a financial technology company at the epicenter of the emerging
internet of money, where value can finally travel like other digital data —
globally, nearly instantly and less expensively than legacy settlement
systems. This ground-breaking new internet layer opens up previously
unimaginable possibilities for payments, commerce and markets that can help
raise global economic prosperity and enhance inclusion. Our infrastructure –
including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar – helps businesses, institutions and
developers harness these breakthroughs and capitalize on this major turning
point in the evolution of money and technology.
What you'll be part of:
Circle is committed to visibility and stability in everything we do. As we
grow as an organization, we're expanding into some of the world's strongest
jurisdictions. Speed and efficiency are motivators for our success and our
employees live by our company values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by
Excellence and High Integrity. Circlers are consistently evolving in a remote
world where strength in numbers fuels team success. We have built a flexible
and diverse work environment where new ideas are encouraged and everyone is a
What you'll be responsible for:
Circle is looking for an experienced Internal Controls & SOC Compliance Senior
Manager to assist with overseeing its SOC compliance. Reporting to the VP of
Internal Controls and SOX Compliance, this person will ensure we meet our duty
to report to our customers, users, and partners in accordance with applicable
frameworks. This role will be responsible for maintaining the robust SOC
controls inventory, and defining the mapping to applicable control objectives
and criteria. The ideal individual will have previous experience working with
SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 reports, along with a working understanding of
IT related systems that the reports cover.
What you'll work on:
Leading and owning the planning, drafting, and delivery of Circle SOC
Designing and identifying key controls for control objectives that impact
the subject matter reported in Circle's SOC reports.
Supporting and creating deliverable ready documentation including System
Descriptions, Narratives, Control Objectives, Management Assertions,
Management Responses, etc.
Defining deliverable ready CUEC and CSOCs.
Supporting evaluation of third-party service providers for SOC reports.
Assessing potential product integrations into existing SOC reports, and/or
the development of new reports.
Reviewing new and existing customer facing reports and IPE for
completeness and accuracy.
Formalizing a change management protocol for scope, product, control or
technology changes related to the SOC report's subject matter.
Project managing control definition and implementation for new products,
processes and system implementations.
Partnering with internal and external auditors to coordinate audit
timelines, controls testing and process walkthroughs to streamline impact
on the business and align test results and yield efficiencies.
Working closely with the IT Security, Engineering, and Compliance teams to
ensure IT General Control and KYC/AML documentation and monitoring
programs are consistent with stated control objectives.
Reviewing, assessing, and evaluating reported control deficiencies, root
causes, and planned corrective actions in conjunction with respective
Leading the company wide training of process owners and related functions
with respect to internal controls.
Playing a key role in annual and semiannual risk assessment in
coordination with the Internal Audit team.
Seeking to continuously improve the Internal Controls program to become
more efficient and effective through optimization and automation.
Providing guidance, mentorship, training, and subject matter expertise to
analysts on assigned work.
Assisting with the onboarding, integration, and training of new team
members, as needed.
You will aspire to our four core values:
Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our
customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay
attention to detail.
Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion
for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that
you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your
High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold
yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject
manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.
What you'll bring to Circle:
10+ years of experience, ideally Big 4 and public company experience.
CPA, CIA, or CISA or equivalent preferred.
3+ years of experience managing and leading teams.
Deep understanding of SOC1, SOC2, and SOC3 reporting requirements and
Practical and deep knowledge of SOX and COSO.
Experience working in a rapid growth environment in financial services,
crypto, payments or technology companies is a plus.
An organized, detailed, proactive, self-motivated, and collaborative work
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work cross functionally and adapt to change.
Ability to prioritize workloads and ensure deadlines are consistently met.
High integrity and ability to handle confidential information.
Experience/familiarity with Slack, Apple MacOS and GSuite.
This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified
Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with
transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting
our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.
The compensation range below is specific to Boston, MA. Actual starting pay
is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant
experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational
needs. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other
Base Pay Range: $175,000-$230,000
Annual Bonus Target: 17.5%
Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and
401(k)). Circle has a discretionary vacation policy. We also provide 10
days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U.S.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do
not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin,
gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability
status. Additionally, Circle participates in the E-Verify Program in
certain locations, as required by law.