Summer 2024 - Internal Audit Intern



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

At Coinbase, our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people. We’re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web3 for our users across the globe, whether they’re trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That’s us.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We’re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world.

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

  • You’ve got positive energy. You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there.
  • You’re never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0.
  • You appreciate direct communication. You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener - because let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other. You’re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
  • You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You’re not looking for a boring job.
  • You have a “can do” attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
  • You want to be part of a winning team. We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.

The Internal Audit Function at Coinbase works to enhance and protect organizational value by providing independent, risk-based, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the Company's operations. The Internal Audit Function helps Coinbase accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of governance, compliance, risk management, and control processes.

The Coinbase Internal Audit function is looking for interns to join the team. Individuals will be able to get hands-on experience supporting SOX, Operational and / or Information Technology and Security audits. These roles are based in the United States (Remote) and will be reporting to an Internal Audit Manager. Each individual will be responsible for learning and supporting all aspects of audits, including planning, testing and report writing. In addition, individuals will support the team with critical audit activities, such as validations of audit and regulatory findings, risk assessments and other audit relevant activities.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Promote new ideas / innovative means of executing projects and internal enhancements focused on process or technology improvements
  • Facilitate discussions with process/controls owners in reviewing IA’s documentation of relevant processes
  • Assess and develop recommendations regarding IA policies and procedures
  • Assist the IA team with the execution of IT, finance, operational, and compliance audits
  • Create accurate, logical and detailed work-papers clearly describing the work performed, testing results and conclusions for audit projects
  • Develop and maintain process documentation
  • Present findings and recommendations to IA leadership

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • Passion for crypto
  • Mission focused
  • Willingness to work with a team and engage stakeholders
  • Quick, inquisitive learner. Always ready to adapt and learn something new
  • Self-starter who can run with projects to completion
  • Problem solving skills and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized, enthusiastic, and motivated

Nice to haves:

  • Degree or currently pursuing degree in Accounting/Finance, Computer Sciences or Information Security or relevant degree
  • Understanding of an internal control environment
  • Knowledge of finance/banking concepts
  • Crypto knowledge
  • Proficient in Excel and Google Suite including Powerpoint/Slides
  • Data Analytics skills

Position ID: (P53328)

Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location, the target annual salary for this position can range as detailed below. Full time offers from Coinbase also include target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).
Pay Range:
$30$30 USD

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

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