IT Internal Auditor

Riot Platforms, Inc.

Austin, TX, USA

Full Time

Regulatory / Mining

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May 4

IT Internal Auditor

Who We Are

Riot is a Bitcoin mining and digital infrastructure company focused on a vertically integrated strategy. The Company has Bitcoin mining data center operations in central Texas, Bitcoin mining operations in central Texas, and electrical switchgear engineering and fabrication operations in Denver, Colorado.

Riot is actively expanding and improving its Bitcoin mining operations through innovation, expansion, and procurement, including large-scale expansion of its Texas-based mining and hosting facilities. We’re building a world-class team. Join us as we empower the future of work!

Key attributes we are looking for

You are interested in Bitcoin and being involved in the sector. You are creative, innovative, and strive to improve organizational efficiency. You have strong communication skills and can multi-task. You identify problems and solve them. You take initiative, you are self-sufficient, and you are detail focused.

About the Role

We are looking to add an IT Internal Auditor to our growing Compliance Department. The Internal Auditor is a high visibility role where you will be interacting with all levels of personnel within the company and will report to the Director of SOX Compliance. This role includes documenting and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of business processes. This is a hybrid position based out of our Austin office.

Essential Functions

  • Work in close collaboration with IT and business functions to identify risk areas, making valuable recommendations on process and control standardization, and influencing the decision-making process to drive change.
  • Prepare clear and organized audit work papers and ensure relevant control activities are evaluated to assess operating effectiveness of controls across critical areas such as change management, access administration, system implementations, data management, etc.
  • Work with process owners to ensure timely review and updates to process/system documentation and controls for existing processes.
  • Actively participate in IT SOX planning activities and risk assessments.
  • Support SOX/Audit program lead in achieving goals and target set for the team.
  • Independently conduct process understanding and walkthrough meetings with control owners
  • Articulate key risk in IT and business processes, assess control design and advise IT and business owners on control improvements over financial reporting.
  • Assist in managing and reviewing the work products of third-party contractors involved in testing and evaluation of controls.
  • Interface with external auditors on overall SOX program timelines, deliverables, knowledge transfer and resolving control related matters.
  • Evaluate processes and controls impact due to new system implementations and business changes.
  • Form appropriate conclusions regarding the adequacy of internal controls, evaluate control deficiencies and propose remediation action to owners for effective resolution.
  • Stay current on new technical literature applicable to the internal control process (e.g., PCAOB guidance, SEC, COSO, COBIT, etc.) and emerging trends and leading practices around internal controls.
  • Review and analyze attestations and audit reports (SSAE18 and Internal Audit reports);
  • Partner with various IT organizations (e.g., engineering, development, information security) to assist with special projects, risk assessments, system implementations and technical audits.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of financial internal control framework and application along with deep understanding of key business and IT processes (change management, access administration, IT SOD)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills spanning across all levels of management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of corporate IT processes and technical matters.
  • Knowledge of ERP system-based control design and optimization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally to all levels of staff and management.
  • Advanced skills for use in data analysis, reporting, and data management
  • High degree of initiative, dependability, and ability to work with minimum supervision as well as supervise work of other team members.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business (accounting, finance, information technology or equivalent experience)
  • CISA / CIA / CPA certification a plus
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of IT audit experience performing SOX compliance and/or operational/IT audits with an emphasis on internal controls
  • Experience working in the accounting, audit or compliance departments of a public company, preferably with SOX compliance responsibility;

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • 401k plan with company matching
  • Great medical, vision, and dental plans to choose from
  • Long-term and Short-term disability
  • Additional benefit options (Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, and more)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Generous PTO and Paid Holidays
  • A fun company culture with tremendous growth opportunities!


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Riot Platforms, Inc.

Riot believes the future of Bitcoin mining will benefit from American operations and endeavors to be the driver of that future.

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