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18 Mar 2021

Full-Time Head of Internal Controls

Warby Parker – Posted by Warby Parker New York, New York, United States

Job Description

We’re searching for a seasoned Head of Internal Controls to join Warby Parker’s Finance team. In this role, you’ll partner with senior leaders across the company to develop and execute a strong internal controls strategy. You’ll add maximum value to our organization by crafting a strategy that identifies and mitigates risk, and aligns organization processes and controls to meet stakeholder expectations.

As a leader of Warby Parker, the Head of Internal Controls should have a proven track record of building, assessing, and improving control environments. Our ideal candidate is not only solutions-focused but also able to analyze complex issues within a fast-paced environment and make recommendations for controls and risk management. Sound like you? Keep reading!

What you’ll do:

  • Lead our internal controls program through design and implementation; establish the vision to maintain an effective internal control environment over financial reporting
  • Create a risk assessment program to identify opportunities for process and control enhancements; develop recommendations to ensure risks are sufficiently mitigated
  • Summarize and communicate to executive management noted issues, risks, and business impact of control deficiencies; track remediation to completion
  • Develop knowledge of critical subject matter areas around business process to identify risk
  • Create, review, and/or maintain end-to-end process documents around internal control including narratives, flowcharts, and/or risk matrices
  • Review the company’s internally developed and third-party business systems as well as proposed system deployments for compliance with controls requirements and ensure successful integration of new features into current business processes
  • Project manage complex changes in business events and system implementations to ensure process and IT control areas are being considered
  • Work closely with external audits and third-party advisors to ensure our controls environment meets industry and reporting standards
  • Ensure we have adequate department resources, expertise, and skills—as well as systems and processes—to effectively manage Warby Parker’s internal control strategy
  • Assist with ad hoc projects and investigations, as needed

Who you are:

  • Backed by 10+ years of leadership experience in internal controls within a publicly traded company. (Experience at a tech company with continuous deployment is a must!)
  • Equipped with a BS in accounting or finance
  • Professionally certified, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • A self-starter who tackles everything with drive, quickly identifies the mission-critical task, and prioritizes accordingly
  • Flexible and influential in order to obtain buy-in and drive change
  • A highly collaborative team player who can serve as a creative business partner to management and can roll up your sleeves to get things done
  • Extremely attentive to detail and committed to delivering high-quality work (you’re engaged in and proud of your work)
  • Someone who holds the highest degree of professional and personal standards, integrity, and business ethics



About Us:

Warby Parker was founded with a mission: to inspire and impact the world with vision, purpose, and style.

We accomplish this by reimagining everything that a company and industry can be. We’ve proven that a business can scale, be profitable, and do good in the world—without charging a premium for it. And we’ve learned that it takes creativity, empathy and innovation to consistently surpass customer expectations.

Since the day we launched in 2010, we’ve pioneered ideas, designed products, and developed technologies that help people see. We offer everything our customers need for happier eyes at a price that leaves them with money in their pockets, from designer-quality glasses and contacts to eye exams and vision tests.

Ultimately, we believe in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or sunglasses we sell, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need through our Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Over eight million pairs of glasses have been distributed in over 50 countries; that means eight million people now have the glasses they need to learn, work, and achieve better economic outcomes.

At Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings and events, volunteering and learning opportunities, and just great company filled with curious, kind folks. Dreaming up and sharing ideas aren’t responsibilities reserved for certain teams or leaders; the challenge (a really fun one) of innovation is on all of our shoulders. Teammates can also connect around common interests, backgrounds, and identities, no matter their home base, through our various employee resource groups. (We’re happy to say that the Human Rights Campaign has named us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ employees!) That sense of community and belonging keeps us excited to walk through the door every day, wherever that door may be.

We’re driven to continue building a workplace, based on inclusive behaviors and equitable systems, where all employees can bring their authentic selves, feel engaged, and share their perspectives as a valued member of Team Warby. Transparency is what we’re all about, and our annual Impact Report and Racial Equity Strategy lay out how we’re sticking to these values. 

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Corporate, internalcontrols, newyorkcity, NYC, visioncare, and warbyparker.

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