Who We Are

At OKX, we believe the future will be reshaped by technology. Founded in 2017, we are revolutionising world systems through our cutting-edge digital asset exchange, Web3 portal and blockchain ecosystems. We reshape the financial ecosystem by offering some of the most diverse and sophisticated products, solutions, and trading tools on the market. Trusted by more than 50 million users in over 180 countries globally, OKX empowers every individual to explore the world of Web3. With our extensive range of products and services, and unwavering commitment to innovation, OKX envisions a world of financial access backed by blockchain and the power of decentralised finance.
We are innovative in the way we think, work, and in the products we create. We are also socially responsible by actively participating and encouraging employees to take part in various public welfare activities. With more than 4,000 employees around the world, we believe embracing diversity and inclusion will spark the creation of long-term value for the industry. Come Build the Future with Us now!

About the Opportunity

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Head of Internal Audit, Malta (Internal Audit Director) to join our global Internal Audit team. In this critical role, you will provide expert guidance and leadership coordinating audit activities within the EU/EEA region, including the periodic risk assessment, internal audit planning, audit execution and reporting of audit results. Reporting to the global Head of Internal Audit, you will be pivotal in ensuring a sound foundation of the OKX Europe entity from a third line of defence perspective. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in internal auditing within the digital assets or fintech industries within Malta and/or the broader EU/EEA and possess a comprehensive understanding of blockchain technology and its associated risks. This role will be based in Malta.
  • Assist in the development and execution of risk-based internal audit plans.
  • Assist in developing and executing a comprehensive audit strategy aligned with the organisation’s objectives and internal audit professional standards within Malta and the broader EU/EEA.
  • Holding walkthroughs and other meetings with internal IT stakeholders to understand databases, operating systems, applications, internal controls, and areas of risk.
  • Responsible for mapping processes and confirming design effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Responsible for reviewing documents, executing testing, documenting workpapers and drafting reports.
  • Prepare or review detailed audit reports that clearly communicate findings, recommendations, and action plans intended for senior management and the Board of Directors.
  • Monitor and follow-up with management on the remediation of audit issues and the implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging risks in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space to ensure audit processes remain relevant and effective.
  • Assist in responding to both regulatory and external auditor requests and inquiries, ensuring a smooth and efficient examination and external audit process.
  • Foster strong working relationships with key stakeholders and provide expert guidance and education on audit matters to various business units and departments.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Computer Science or a related field; a master's degree and professional certification (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA, or CISSP) will be preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of internal audit experience and 5 years in a supervisory or managerial role, preferably within the cryptocurrency, technology, fintech, or financial services sectors.
  • Broad audit exposure across various areas including IT, finance, operations and compliance.
  • Working knowledge of cryptocurrency exchange operations, blockchain technology and wallet infrastructure
  • Proven experience in leading audit engagements, managing audit teams, and delivering high-quality audit reports and recommendations.
  • In-depth knowledge of internal audit methodology, internal audit standards, risk assessment and internal control frameworks.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to identify issues, root causes, and propose practical solutions.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to interact with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and facilitate issue remediation.
  • Detail-oriented, risk and control mindset with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in using audit and data analysis tools; Workiva experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory requirements for financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges in the EU/EEA (MiFID, MiCA, DORA and GDPR; including local experience with the MFSA).
  • Ability to work in a global context and coordinate with international teams.
  • High level of integrity, professionalism, and ethical behaviour.

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