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Senior Principal, Internal Audit



United States
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

The Community You Will Join:

Internal Audit is an independent, objective assurance and advisory activity designed to add value, improve the Company’s operations and provide insights into the CFO and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. We partner closely with the Executive Team, Key Stakeholders, Enterprise Risk team and our network of External/Industry advisors to identify and conduct high impact, meaningful projects.

The Impact You Will Make:

As one of the department’s Internal Audit leaders over business process and consulting activities, you will help build and scale the relatively new Internal Audit team. You will develop relationships throughout the company, especially with business leaders, Finance, Legal and the IT Audit team in the company’s San Francisco headquarters and global offices.

The qualified candidate for this position will have broad experience with Internal Audit activities at a technology intensive organization, ideally at a multinational company. Key qualifications for this role is an ability to partner with senior levels within the organization in an ever changing, fast-paced environment and drive results.

A Typical Day:

  • Assist in driving the dynamic audit identification process and creating the audit plan.
  • Oversee multiple audit and advisory activities simultaneously.
  • Partner with business teams to stay up-to-date on new product pipelines and initiatives and provide guidance on risks and controls.
  • Develop and enhance tools and frameworks for audit and advisory work product and action item tracking.
  • Partner with third party co-source/consultant resources to ensure cohesive and collaborative execution of projects with supplemental subject matter experts when needed.
  • Build, develop, and maintain strong business relationships with business and technology partners, acting as a trusted advisor to collaborate and help solve complex problems.
  • Develop and deliver enterprise-wide trainings
  • Partner closely with other AirControl disciplines, including Enterprise Risk, Global Compliance Services, Data & Analytics and SOX to maintain departmental alignment
  • Continuously improve the company’s ability to mitigate risks and develop recommendations on how to integrate controls as part of daily operations.
  • Work on other ad hoc and investigation projects, as required.

Your Expertise:

  • 15+ years of relevant audit, accounting, consulting or relevant experience; 5+ years of managerial or project management experience
  • Previous internal audit experience is a must.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, demonstrating good time management and the ability to prioritize tasks and work autonomously in a fast-past ever-changing environment.
  • Exceptional ability to effectively collaborate with and partner with key stakeholders globally and cross-functionally
  • Proactive and creative problem solver
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to define and execute projects
  • Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively through both written and verbal formats up to the executive level (e.g. Chief Financial Officer, VP of Finance, etc.)
  • Must be passionate about Airbnb

Additional Considerations:

  • Professional services experience providing risk, internal audit, or external audit services or working in a co-sourced environment is a plus.
  • Experience with technology intensive companies or platform marketplaces is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Payments industry regulations and experience with payments compliance frameworks and programs are a plus.

Your Location:

This position is US - Remote Eligible. The role may include occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager. While the position is Remote Eligible, you must live in a state where Airbnb, Inc. has a registered entity. Click here for the up-to-date list of excluded states. This list is continuously evolving, so please check back with us if the state you live in is on the exclusion list. If your position is employed by another Airbnb entity, your recruiter will inform you what states you are eligible to work from.

Our Commitment To Inclusion & Belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We believe diverse ideas foster innovation and engagement, and allow us to attract creatively-led people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

We strive to also provide a disability inclusive application and interview process. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in order to submit an application, please contact us at: Please include your full name, the role you’re applying for and the accommodation necessary to assist you with the recruiting process.

We ask that you only reach out to us if you are a candidate whose disability prevents you from being able to complete our online application.

How We'll Take Care of You:

Our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.

Pay Range
$185,000$230,000 USD