Risk, Internal Control and Compliance Manager

manager finance
Jun 07 2021
Full Time

Acast is the power source of podcasting, offering everything creators and advertisers need to find and reach millions of engaged listeners around the world. We’re supercharging a thriving, profitable, fair and sustainable open ecosystem for the world’s podcasts — from those of household name media brands to shows from celebrities and influencers, or simply anyone who wants to create. We connect podcasters, listeners and advertisers through the most innovative, world-class products, tools and services, and the world’s biggest podcast marketplace. Co-founded by Johan Billgren in 2014, Acast now hosts nearly 30,000 podcasts — reaching more than 300 million immersed listeners every month and working with thousands of brands. We’re For The Stories.

For brilliant podcasters.
For smart advertisers.
For The Stories.

The company has sales teams on the ground in 10 countries around the world: The UK, US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Sweden, Norway, France, Germany and Ireland. Our offices are located in Stockholm, London, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Paris, Berlin, Dublin and Oslo.

About the role

We are now looking for a valued member of the team as Risk, Internal Control and Compliance Manager to join the Finance team in Stockholm. We're a tight team who thrive together, we laugh a lot and are open and supportive and we love having our shop in good order.

The Finance team in Stockholm, includes Accounting, Business Controlling, Risk and Internal Control and Investor Relations, is currently a team of eleven persons and growing. The team has global responsibilities and works with all 12 Acast markets across Europe, the Americas and APAC. A key focus area considering the growth and development of the company, is risk management, internal controls and compliance with regulation, policies and practices.

The role will focus on continuous improvement of the company’s risk management framework and development and implementation of policies, processes and internal controls working with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. The role reports to the CFO but will also be working closely with the General Counsel to ensure close collaboration on compliance related matters.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

-Developing and implementing the company’s risk management framework and policies
-Advice to the company’s management in risk and compliance matters
-Following up on general risk, compliance or audit issues that require further action
-Training staff in risk and policy matters
-Overseeing the company’s policy management and annual review cycle
-Attending the Audit Committee, coordinating and preparing materialsConducting internal reviews and self-assessments
-Coordinating the work to iterate and improve financial processes and financial controls

The role will encompass matters high and low and it will be expected that the successful candidate will be able to navigate strategic matters as well as detailed work.

The first introduction will be held in the office, which is a beautiful space in the center of Stockholm, but it is expected that you will work from home, until we fully open the office for work again.

Who you are

  • Relevant experience from similar work in risk management, internal control and/or compliance either in-house or in an advisory capacity
  • A relevant academic degree in for example in Economics or Finance
  • A thorough understanding of Corporate Governance requirements 
  • An understanding of the operating processes and controls applicable to a finance function meeting listed company requirements
  • An understanding of regulatory and compliance considerations applicable to an international, listed tech company
  • Curiosity and interest in gaining a detailed understanding of the business
  • A problem solver with strong communication and influencing skills
  • Fluent in English

Acast is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or any of the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

Culture is our number one priority as a business. We believe people come first, and we work every day to enable autonomy, continuous improvement and bring out the best in people. We’re global and have remote teams, so it’s even more important that we strive for an open, inclusive and caring environment where everyone feels visible and welcome. We consider ourselves a modern organization driven by strong values to create the best, most fulfilling and nurturing culture.

We very much look forward to finding the next great person to join our cause!
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