Internal Audit Lead at Gemini

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Help us Build the Future of Money

Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) is a licensed digital asset exchange and custodian. We built the Gemini platform so customers can buy, sell, and store digital assets (e.g., Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Zcash) in a regulated, secure, and compliant manner.

Digital assets and blockchain technology have the power to transform the world for good. This truth, along with our core values, form the bedrock of our company and culture. At Gemini, no job is too small and no project too big as we endeavor to build the future of money. We are a mission-driven, team-based, inclusive, and determined community of thought leaders who invest in each other and the long game. Join us in our mission!

The Department: Audit

The Audit department is passionate about building a next-generation 3rd line of defense. We believe that trust is our most important asset and are redefining what it means to provide objective oversight of internal controls, risk management, and governance. Lean and nimble, the Audit department seeks creative ways to test controls in the rapidly-evolving digital asset industry. When evaluating business and technology processes, our team values collaborating over resisting and forward-thinking over reacting.

The Role: Internal Audit Lead

Reporting to the Head of Audit, the Manager, Audit is a senior member of the Audit department with responsibility for direct oversight of internal audit activity across all departments. The role's primary responsibilities include managing third-party internal audit consultants, collaborating with the Risk department on control testing activities, and evaluating Gemini's operations and compliance with key regulations by evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. The Manager, Audit has a unique opportunity to help create a modern Audit department in the evolving, fast-paced digital assets industry.


  • Direct and supervise the design and execution of internal audits in accordance with professional standards, company policies and regulatory requirements. This includes oversight of third-party, co-sourced internal audit personnel to provide effective audit execution.
  • Collaborate with management to ensure audit issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate methods to streamline audit approaches, improve control testing activities, and enhance risk monitoring.
  • Work closely with senior leadership to advise on effective risk mitigation, control implementation and audit issue remediation while maintaining the independence of the 3rd Line of Defense.
  • Assist the Head of Audit with reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board and regulatory institutions, where applicable.
  • Collaborate with the 2nd Line of Defense (Risk department) on control testing activities, maintenance of the process, risk, and control library, and enterprise risk management.
  • Participate in the annual enterprise risk assessment process, including the scoring and documentation of risk ratings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Risk Management or related field, or commensurate work experience.
  • 7+ years of financial services, fintech, or cryptocurrency internal audit experience with increasing responsibility.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Risk Management or related field, or commensurate work experience.
  • Deep, extensive knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations.
  • Ability to lead a project team and foster a strong working relationship with third-party, co-sourcing providers, regulators, and internal lines of businesses.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification or related professional designation.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, startup environment, with an ability to adapt to changes rapidly.
  • Familiarity with payment processes in financial services.
  • Experience auditing IT systems and employing IT general control frameworks.

It Pays to Work Here

We take a holistic approach to compensation at Gemini, which includes:

  • Competitive base salaries across all departments
  • Ownership in the company via profit sharing units
  • Amazing benefits, 401k match contribution, and flexible hours
  • Snacks, Perks, Wellness Outings & Events


Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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An Insider's view of Gemini

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Before I started, I was told that taking a job at Gemini was a great idea because of how excited everyone was to be there. After working here for more than two years, I still believe that to be true. The office is constantly buzzing with incredibly smart people who are working to build Gemini into the long-lasting business we know it can be.


Manager, Cash Management

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

A risk team is typically seen as a group that says "no”; at Gemini, establishing relationships and collaborating are key to understanding risks, which better enables us to say "yes" (or "yes, but..."). Communicating clearly and regularly, keeping things simple, and being flexible in a complex space reduces the risk of a message being lost.


Head of Risk

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Team meetings and 1:1s are necessary for communication and productivity, but the daily interactions are what really make you accessible. You need to show genuine interest in everyone professionally and personally. I make a connection with each person so they know they are welcome to stop by my desk or ask for my support outside of “scheduled” time.


Managing Director of Operations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

When we start a project, I challenge my team to look outside of the finance space, to take inspiration from other creative spaces such as art, industrial design, fashion, automotive, etc., and try to translate that into a solution for our industry and users. It's important to set the tone that solutions to problems can come from anyone or anywhere.


Creative Director

What are Gemini Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental coverage for employees through Guardian PPO
Vision Benefits
Vision coverage through VSP
Health Insurance Benefits
Gemini's health insurance plan with our preferred provider Empire BCBS provides 3 plans, an EPO and 2 PPO at very little cost to employees!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Gemini's 401(k) retirement plan through ADP offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
Gemini's 401(k) matches an employee's contributions up to 5% of their base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions. Employees are eligible to contribute after 90 days of employment
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We happily sponsor annual Take Your Child to Work Days.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Gemini's unlimited PTO policy allows employees to take as many days off as they need, provided they get their manager's approval.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Gemini is generous in adding sick days on an as-needed basis.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees through Navia.
Company Outings
We typically host quarterly company outings - past events include baseball games and Coney Island.
Stocked Kitchen
We keep our kitchens and pantries well-stocked with snacks, soft drinks, cold brew coffee, and, of course, LaCroix.
Happy Hours
We host monthly happy hours with collaborative activities like employee presentations, trivia, Mario Kart, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Gemini hosts monthly Lunch and Learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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