Senior Auditor - Internal Controls

Finance Seattle, Washington


Position Summary:

Trupanion is a rapidly growing company headquartered in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle with the mission of making sure pets have access to the very best medical care. We believe that our people are critical in achieving this mission and are looking for a new team member who is passionate about pets and wants to directly impact the functions and processes that support our growth. The right person for this role is excited to gain a strong understanding of the business and critically analyze and challenge our key risks, processes, and controls. We like independent thinkers that are self-starters and motivated by identifying and implementing improvements and efficiencies. As a key member of our finance team, you will independently work with teams from several areas of the company in order to address risks and compliance matters, and be the primary point person for advising on compliance when there are new operations or changes in the business.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the planning, scoping, risk assessments for our compliance program
  • Review the process and control documentation and critically evaluate for accuracy
  • Design effective testing strategies to ensure key controls are operating effectively
  • Perform a root cause analysis on any identified deficiencies
  • Work with control owners to verify remediation plans address root cause
  • Apply judgement to identify enhancements to processes and controls that most efficiently and effectively address risks
  • For new processes or changes to the business, provide recommendations on control design and implementation
  • Train and manage staff to assist with documentation and control testing



Education, Registration & Certification:

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA is preferred


  • 3 years of professional experience in public accounting at a big 4 firm
  • Experience with Sarbanes Oxley


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Comfortable working independently with supervision
  • Highly organized and results-driven
  • Superior written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with different levels of management
  • Energetic, hands-on attitude toward projects, people and overall job responsibilities that translates into improvements in the internal control function
  • Highly motivated with the ability to be flexible in a fast paced environment

Benefits and Perks:

  • Quarterly bonus opportunities
  • Full medical, dental and vision benefits at no cost to the employee
    Paid time off and paid vacation time
  • Restricted Stock Units
  • On-site child care center for employee (limited availability)
  • Open, casual, pet-friendly and fun office environment
  • Free dog walking services during business hours
  • Free pet health insurance (1 dog or cat)
  • Paid time off to volunteer at nonprofit organizations
  • Free on-site parking

Company Background:

Trupanion is the industry-leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs, offering policies in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Trupanion’s mission is to help the pets we all love receive the best veterinary care. A career at Trupanion means you share our passion to help pets and want to be a part of an organization that makes a difference.

The Trupanion policy is underwritten by the American Pet Insurance Company (USA) and Omega General Insurance Company (Canada), which has earned a Financial Stability Rating of A, Exceptional, from Demotech, Inc. Trupanion is a founding member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA), demonstrating a commitment to high standards and transparency in all actions and products.


Why Trupanion?

Pet owners in the United States will spend almost $16 billion annually on veterinary care in 2016, yet only approximately 1% of North American pets are insured, compared to 42% in the U.K. and as many as 70% in Sweden. Trupanion is a trusted industry leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs and creating a shift in the U.S. and Canadian markets, having helped thousands of pet owners build predictability into their pet medical cost budgets. If you are looking for passion, energy, and a sense of belonging in a cause-driven business where hard work is the mantra, this may be the right opportunity for you.


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