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Warby Parker // boutique-quality eyewear retailer
New York City    Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2021
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Were searching for a seasoned Head of Internal Controls to join Warby Parkers Finance team. In this role, youll partner with senior leaders across the company to develop & execute a strong internal controls strategy. Youll add maximum value to our organization by crafting a strategy that identifies & mitigates risk, & aligns organization processes & 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, & improving control environments. Our ideal candidate is not only solutions-focused but also able to analyze complex issues within a fast-paced environment & make recommendations for controls & risk management. Sound like you? Keep reading! 

What youll do:

  • Lead our internal controls program through design & implementation; establish the vision to maintain an effective internal control environment over financial reporting
  • Create a risk assessment program to identify opportunities for process & control enhancements; develop recommendations to ensure risks are sufficiently mitigated 
  • Summarize & communicate to executive management noted issues, risks, & 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 companys internally developed & third-party business systems as well as proposed system deployments for compliance with controls requirements & ensure successful integration of new features into current business processes
  • Project manage complex changes in business events & system implementations to ensure process & IT control areas are being considered
  • Work closely with external audits & third-party advisors to ensure our controls environment meets industry & reporting standards
  • Ensure we have adequate department resources, expertise, & skillsas well as systems & processesto effectively manage Warby Parkers internal control strategy
  • Assist with ad hoc projects & 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, & prioritizes accordingly
  • Flexible & influential in order to obtain buy-in & 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 & committed to delivering high-quality work (youre engaged in & proud of your work) 
  • Someone who holds the highest degree of professional & personal standards, integrity, & business ethics


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