Lead Internal Control

Our mission? Creating the finance solution that energizes SMEs and freelancers, so they can achieve more. We simplify everything from everyday banking to bookkeeping and spend management. At Qonto, we’re passionate about creating the best product - with both impact and a great user experience. So if you’re looking for an ambitious team that’s revolutionizing a rather old-fashioned industry, get in touch. You can find out more about the Qonto Way here.

Alexandre and Steve launched Qonto in July 2017. Since then, the team has made great strides:

- Becoming market leader for online SME banking in Europe with 300,000 SME clients

- Getting recognized as one of the Top 10 startups to work for (LinkedIn | Glassdoor)

- Opening offices in Paris, Berlin, Milan, Barcelona and Belgrade

- Recently joining forces with Penta, a market leader, based in Berlin and Belgrade to strengthen our growth

- 900+ happy Qontoers building a finance solution businesses love to use.

Our values:

Ambition | We tackle big challenges. No matter what

Teamwork | We create momentum by working together, at the same speed

Mastery | We pursue excellence through continuous learning. We face challenges with humility. Every day

Integrity | We're open. We're honest. And we earn the trust of our clients and each other

💜 At Qonto, our Risk & Compliance department is divided into four teams: 


• The Internal Control team, in charge of performing second-level controls and supporting the other level of controls in their missions,

• The Financial Security team, in charge of the definition and supervision of the AML/CFT system and performing enhanced investigations in case of suspicion (level 2),

• The Regulatory team, in charge of remaining compliant with any applicable law and regulation at any time,

• The Risk team, in charge of monitoring and managing Qonto's risk at any level.


As a Lead Internal Control, you will be under the supervision of the Senior Lead Internal Control and you will be the direct manager of 4 people. You will be a key member of our Internal Control framework and more broadly a key stakeholder for Qonto’s operations.


👩‍💻🧑‍💻 As a Lead Internal Control at Qonto, you will


• Contribute to the development of a new approach to internal control, with a methodology relying on the Qonto Way principles;

• Ensure that the team is always learning and improving by providing challenging insights on the control performed;

• Deep dive into Qonto processes to ensure that risks are properly managed and to be able to suggest improvement and challenge the current state of the art;

• Manage a growing and vital team for Qonto that helps to secure its activities;

• Contribute to the design and update of the risk mapping on various activities;

• Work in close collaboration with all of Qonto’s teams to help them improve their processes and gain efficiency.



🤔 What you can expect


• Evolve in a challenging and stimulating work environment

• Build actionable knowledge on various topics (from business stakes to regulatory requirements)

• Bring added value to Qonto's strategic projects

• Contribute to the development of the Internal Control team


🤝 About your future Manager

Your manager will be Julia, our Lead Internal Control:

• Her background? Julia joined Qonto in June 2021 after close to 7 years of experience in Internal Control, Compliance Advisory, and Risk Management within the Banking sector. She is now leading a growing team of 9 talented people who provide an insightful & positive approach on a daily basis to always get better at Qonto.

• What she can bring to the team? Upon joining Qonto, Julia set up a consistently positive perspective on Internal Control, combining continuous improvement with pragmatic management of Qonto's risks. She will be the perfect manager to help you grow and perform your job in a constructive & skillful way.


🏅 About You


• Experience: You already have 6+ years of experience with at least 2 successful experiences in audit, or internal audit within a bank or a financial institution (e.g French “Inspection Générale”).

• Communication: You can synthesize information from a variety of sources and communicate the key points to other teams with detail and simplicity

• Analytical mind & rigorous: You are a fast learner with very strong attention to detail. You have good analytical and quantitative skills to quickly elaborate on key findings and propose processes improvements

• Languages: You are fluent in English and another European language (Spanish, Italian, German). Mastery of French is a definite plus

• Academic Background: You have a Master’s degree with a specialization in Finance and/or Control.

🎁 Perks

A laptop. An inclusive work environment. A tailor-made career track. And so much more to help you succeed…

Office & Team Life

- A fully-renovated building in the center of Paris with WeWork services

- The latest equipment from Apple

- Monthly team events

- Free coffee and snacks in the kitchen

All our benefits

- A competitive salary package

- Remote Policy: from 2 days per week to Full remote

- 5 to 10 days off in addition to the legal 25 days

- Alan health insurance, Moka Care to take care of your mental health, and Gymlib for sports and wellness activities

- Swile Card for lunch

- An inclusive environment with a focus on parity: 44% of our teams are women

- A progressive parenthood policy as part of our commitment to the Parental Act (1 in 6 of Qonto employees is a parent!) and childcare benefits with selected partners

- Relocation package and visa sponsorship for international talents (we have 60+ nationalities) including access to Busuu to improve your language skills

- Career tracks and mobility opportunities that can match all expectations

💪 Our hiring process:

- A 60 min video call with one of our Talent Acquisition Managers, to better understand your career plan and answer any questions you may have

- A 60 min video call with your future manager, to be aligned on expectations on both sides and to talk about how you would work together

- A remote exercise to evaluate your skills and give you a taste of what working Qonto could be like

- Video calls or onsite interviews with future team members (optional) to help you understand what working at Qonto is like

- A final video call or onsite interview with the manager of your future Department

We will send you an interview guide so you can best prepare yourself.

On average our process lasts 20 working days and offers usually follow within 48 hours 🤞

Thank you for considering joining Qonto. We cannot wait to learn more about you!

If you want to learn more about us: Challenges | Qonto's Blog | Forbes | Les Échos

Job Type
Full Time
62 days ago

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