Program Manager- Risk and Controls


  • Full Time

Financial Engineering’s Program Managers drive critical priorities for Spotify by leading and assisting in projects of all sizes. Drawing from your strong financial background, you work with a diverse team to manage projects from concept to implementation and keep Spotify-wide stakeholders informed as you go. You get down into the details of complex analyses without losing sight of the overall objective! When working on multiple projects at once, you intuitively know which issues to highlight and bring key decision-makers together to come up with effective solutions. Once a project is completed, you’re able to clearly communicate the results and draw the key findings for senior management.

In this role, you’ll work with Product Area Leads, Engineering Managers, etc, helping to re-engineer the way Finance does business — in a controlled way. You’ll work closely with various teams to oversee the management of our various financial systems including in house built solutions as well as third party SaaS tools. You are a master of ICFR and SOX requirements for application controls, business process controls, and IT general controls, and can explain the importance of systematic and automated controls to business users. You will liaise and partner with external stakeholder groups including Internal Audit and Accounting teams to drive efficient and effective solutions for all parties.

Spotify loves big numbers, especially the Finance Business Unit when providing in-depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Spotify products and got to market strategies. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Financial Engineering organization is an important partner and advisor to Finance and other key business partners.


What You’ll Do:


  • Educate and collaborate with process and control owners on an effective Engineering (IT) control environment, including recommendations on ITGCs, application controls and IPE for NetSuite/Coupa/Concur (and others).
  • Translate risks and controls between the system and the financial controls environments across a complex systems landscape.
  • Design, implement, supervise, and maintain GRC with engineering and finance partners.
  • Partner with the business and internal audit to drive compliance with Spotify’s global Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICFR) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements.
  • Partner with Engineering teams and finance business users to define and communicate controls methodology and provide training on risks, control objectives, and systems capabilities. You will work with all groups to improve, redesign, and document controls to decrease manual efforts.
  • Inspire change with an understanding of controls within Financial Engineering, anticipate needs, understand the risks and problem solve across teams
  • Communicate status and schedules and manage risks and dependencies
  • You are efficient and organized, making the most of everyone’s abilities and holding the team to a high standard.

    Who You Are:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in public accounting, consulting, corporate internal accounting, or within a related industry.
  • Experience in working with SOX, ICFR, and internal control design and operations from a Finance/Accounting and Engineering/Technology perspective.
  • CPA/CISA or other relevant certification
  • Finance program management and process improvement experience.
  • Experience with SaaS and in house built Financial Systems and tools and/or Consulting Experience including SDLC experience
  • Ability to plan, execute, and deliver on multiple projects in a timely manner and to take initiative and work independently.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills (i.e., expectation setting, education, conflict management, prioritization, etc.).





    Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
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