We're transforming the grocery industry

Instacart is the North American leader in online grocery and one of the fastest-growing companies in e-commerce. Since 2012, we’ve been working towards creating a world where everyone has access to the food they love and more time to enjoy it together. 

Groceries delivered to your door in as little as an hour. It seems simple, right? Well, it’s more complex than that. From re-routing deliveries during snowstorms, to connecting customers with coupons and deals for their favorite brands, to updating over half a billion grocery data lines every night...our efforts bring Instacart closer to being the operating system for the grocery industry.


This internal audit leadership role will have strategic responsibility to assist the Head of Internal Audit in defining the strategy as we build the internal audit and enterprise risk management function.  You will bring to the company a strong background in accounting, finance and operations coupled with the ability to apply a risk lens and controls-based mindset to strategic objectives.  

This role will help bring structure and governance to establish an enterprise-wide controls environment, oversee Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) readiness, and manage audit projects geared towards establishing an effective and consultative audit and risk advisory function.


  • Partner with finance, accounting, legal, products and other cross functional teams to establish a strong and scalable internal controls environment 
  • Foster deep working relationships with a large cross functional group of stakeholders, and influence the culture of internal controls
  • Oversee the SOX readiness program; liaise with internal and co-source resources to execute projects; collaborate with and advise internal business owners; evaluate and conclude on control assessments; work closely with external auditors to coordinate quarterly and year-end control testing
  • Support risk assessment and planning discussions, evaluating the company’s strategic plans, major initiatives, and key risks 
  • Perform enterprise risk assessments as part of the establishment of an ERM program 
  • Assist business functions in assessing risks, develop governance models, and evaluate compliance impacts of strategic initiatives 
  • Act as a subject matter expert and provide clear and consistent interpretation and guidance to mitigate risks, enhance or improve business processing and improve internal controls
  • Develop internal audit methodologies and operating standards 
  • Prepare risk based reporting and executive leadership updates 
  • Assist in the development and build of the internal team, hiring, coaching and mentorship


  • Strong knowledge of digital marketplace business models and/or digital media and relevant financial reporting risks 
  • Business process savvy, ideally including an understanding of business processes, how systems support these processes, and the related risks that impact financial reporting
  • A proven ability to effectively establish governance for and build a SOX program 
  • A collaborative mentality in order to optimally advise engineering, security, products and business process owners on control design and influence timely remediation of control environment improvements
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate complex and technical matters efficiently and effectively to executive leadership
  • The ability to transform goals and objectives into practical solutions/plans
  • Possess a positive, can-do attitude. A self-starter promoting project ownership and responsibility for actions exhibiting project management skills
  • Possess proven problem solving and analytical skills with strong attention to detail


  • 12+ years of related process, systems, internal controls or applicable assurance experience; public accounting experience a plus
  • Minimally, possess a Bachelor's degree in management information systems, or related field, accounting, or business management
  • CPA, CIA, CISA or related certifications; solid understanding of PCAOB Auditing Standard 5 and other relevant PCAOB and SEC guidance
  • Exude integrity in every aspect of your persona and know what it means to be accountable

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