Warby Parker's Finance team is searching for a Director of Internal Controls to partner with senior leaders across the company and develop a strong internal controls strategy. In this newly created position, you'll lead our execution of that strategy while putting an emphasis on adding value to our company. You'll be instrumental in aligning the pillars of our internal controls strategy to identify and mitigate risks and to bring organizational processes and controls in line while meeting stakeholders' expectations. If you're ready to become a key part of the future of Warby Parker and help us continue to transform the eyewear industry, then read on!

What you’ll do:

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

Who you are:

  • Equipped with 10+ years of leadership experience in internal controls at a publicly traded company
  • Someone who has worked at a technology company with continuous deployment
  • Backed by a B.S. in accounting or finance
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • A self-starter who tackles every task with drive, can quickly identify the critical mission, and can prioritize work accordingly
  • Flexible but influential, in order to obtain buy-in and drive change
  • A highly collaborative team player who can act as both a creative business partner to our company's management and a hard worker who gets things done
  • Detail-oriented and deeply committed to delivering high-quality work
  • Committed to an extremely high degree of professional and personal standards, with unquestioned integrity and business ethics

About us:

Warby Parker was founded in 2010 with a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. By circumventing traditional channels and designing our frames in house, we’re able to offer insanely high-quality eyewear at decidedly non-insane prices (i.e., from $95 with prescription lenses—a fraction of the going price!).

In the last eight years, we’ve grown to over 60 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada, opened our first optical lab in upstate New York, and launched two of our own iOS apps. And for three years running, Fast Company has named us one of the world’s most innovative companies.

We also hold ourselves to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. This means lots of different things, like operating carbon-neutrally and distributing a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair we sell. (We’re big believers that businesses can scale and be profitable while doing good in the world.)

Of course, all work and no play makes an extremely dull office, and no one likes an extremely dull office. (We sure don’t.) As an employee at Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings, guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, and other brain- (and/or taste-bud-) stimulating activities. It also doesn’t hurt that our team is just great company.

Some benefits and perks of working at Warby Parker:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Flexible “My Time” vacation policy
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Cell phone plan reimbursement
  • A health-and-wellness stipend
  • Free eyewear (plus discounts for friends and family)
  • And more (just ask!)

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