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Director of Internal Controls and SOX

Marlette Funding

This is a Full-time position in Wilmington, DE posted December 2, 2021.

Marlette Funding is a consumer financial technology (fintech) business on a mission to inspire financial confidence by helping people manage their day-to-day finances.

We offer a digital financial platform with simple, accessible and personalized financial solutions including personal loans.

credit cards and a financial health product.

The company is a fast-growing fintech that has been recognized numerous times as a best workplace.

If you are energized by working in a fun organization where communication is open, everyone feels included, creativity is embraced, personal growth is encouraged, and you can make positive impact on the business, Marlette is the place for you.

Marlette celebrates diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.

The more inclusive we are, the better we will grow.

The Director of Internal Controls and SOX will be responsible for developing and executing Marlette’s internal controls and SOX compliance program as we move from a private to public company over the course of the next one to two years. 

Reporting to the Chief Accounting Officer, you will play a critical role in developing and leading the Company’s internal control and SOX compliance program during a period of significant growth and change.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated self-starter to build the SOX function in a highly visible role and develop a broad and deep understanding of the Company’s business and operations.

Duties & Responsibilities
– Pre-IPO

• Establish and drive SOX implementation efforts, working with management and external advisors and auditors

• Perform SOX risk assessment and controls scoping exercise using both quantitative and qualitative considerations

• Identify, document, and monitor the design and operating effectiveness of controls over financial reporting

• Communicate with all levels of management and the Audit Committee, including overall program status and best practices regarding process documentation and operating controls effectiveness

• Document control design and operating effectiveness gaps and develop and implement remediation strategies

• Select and implement GRC Sox platform to drive an automated and real-time process

• Develop and provide Company-wide SOX, internal controls, and risk assessment training

Duties & Responsibilities
– Post-IPO

• Coordinate ongoing SOX program, including risk assessment, control documentation, testing, evaluation of deficiencies, and remediation of findings

• Design and streamline internal processes, leveraging technology to optimize business process owner’s efficiency and effectiveness

• Work collaboratively with the Company’s internal audit and enterprise risk management teams, external auditors, and advisors to ensure the Company’s internal controls are designed and operating effectively

• Present periodic testing results and recommendations to senior management and the Board via written and oral communications

• Implement a quarterly SOX section 302 quarterly certification and sub-certification process

• Build and develop a team to lead the overall SOX program to align with the Company’s growth


• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related discipline; CPA and/or CIA

• 8+ years public and/or corporate experience in internal controls and SOX compliance

• Experience with GRC software and platforms

• Experience with communicating with all levels of management and the Audit Committee

• Familiarity with financial systems as they relate to reviewing and improving internal controls

• Technical expertise related to Sarbanes-Oxley, COSO, internal controls, and GAAP

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships with colleagues, senior management, and external advisors and auditors

• Comfortable working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

• Adaptable, flexible, and with the ability to balance multiple projects/priorities

• Integrity, reliability, initiative, and ability to meet tight deadlines

Our Brand:

At Best Egg, we believe money should be accessible so people can reach their goals, live a fuller life, and feel pride in knowing they have taken control of their finances.

For those who need extra money to achieve the progress they seek in life, Best Egg is the modern solution-minded finance provider that mixes decades of banking experience with smart technology and deep customer insight to create products designed for today’s borrower, so that people can establish a smoother financial path.

The egg symbolizes protection and a fresh start.


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