Senior Internal Controls Specialist
Vera Solutions
Boston United States
Type of Position Full-time
Education Requirement Bachelor

Join our innovative, global team using technology to transform the way the social sector engages with data. We run on passion, blending diverse skill sets and experiences with a collective mission to help organizations tackle challenges and achieve greater impact. We encourage all staff to push their own boundaries and drive the company in exciting new directions. As a social enterprise, we reinvest a majority of our profits in our growth and continued pursuit of our mission and vision.

Position Overview

We are seeking a talented Senior Internal Controls Specialist to oversee the designing, implementation and auditing of internal controls, governance and risk management systems for our international organization. The Senior Internal Controls Specialist assists and supports the CFO with planning internal control audits, identifying opportunities for improvements in the organisation’s control systems, and following up on identifying control deficiencies.

This role will allow you the opportunity to stretch and grow, gaining experience in the operations of a growing global company.
We’re looking for someone who demonstrates excellent attention to detail, communication, and time management skills, experience, problem-solving capabilities, and eagerness to learn. We want someone with a demonstrated ability to coordinate competing priorities with finesse, professionalism, and enthusiasm.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design & implement internal audit function’s standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Manage the documentation of policies and standard operating procedures
  • Develop the annual risk-based internal audit plan
  • Assist management in reviewing the effectiveness of internal control processes
  • Recommend improvements in manual and computer controls
  • Assess compliance with policies, procedures, and standards
  • Analyse data to identify compliance deficiencies and potential risks
  • Document the audit process and prepares audit findings report for management
  • Obtain, analyse, and evaluate accounting control systems and business processes to identify weaknesses and recommend improvements
  • Discuss audit findings and recommendations with the CFO and departmental heads
  • Follow-up on the implementation of audit recommendations
  • Conduct ad-hoc/ special investigations and reviews as requested by management

Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or auditing
  • 3+ years auditing experience
  • Familiarity with Internal Auditing Standards and any internal controls frameworks i.e. COSO Framework
  • Familiarity with GAAP principles
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word
  • Ability and comfort working in a dynamic team-based environment
  • A detail-oriented focus


  • Professional certification such as CPA, CIA, CISA, CA and ACCA, or working towards such
  • Expertise in internal controls and technical accounting, particularly software license revenue recognition
  • Familiarity with local, state, federal, and international tax regulation, especially in a US company
  • Experience with auditing international entities
  • Experience using Salesforce and Netsuite