Head of Financial Risk - US-Remote

Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies—from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups—use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone’s reach while doing the most important work of your career.

About the team

We appreciate that growing the GDP of the internet requires leaps into the unknown or untested and being risk-forward, while also taking measured and deliberate risks that are aligned with our business objectives and risk appetite. The Global Enterprise Risk Management team helps Stripe to strategically oversee risks, working with our business teams to ensure that risk-mitigating controls are in place, enabling our products to develop and scale in a risk-aware manner and managing emerging threats and disruptions to our business. As a regulated business, our second line of defense team plays a critical role in assuring the risk and compliance health of Stripe within the broader financial ecosystem.

We are a globally-distributed team, across the US, EMEA and APAC.

What you’ll do

We’re looking for a Head of Financial Risk to lead the second line of defense oversight and strategy for financial risks, including treasury, market, credit and counterparty risk. This role will be instrumental in driving Stripe’s global enterprise risk management efforts, with direct impact across the company globally.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership, innovation, governance, and management necessary to help the business identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the company's financial risk. You will develop and advise financial risk management tools and practices to analyze and report on financial risks and to manage risks according to a financial risk management framework and relevant policies. You will also ensure that the organization's financial risk management policies, limits, and strategies are in compliance with applicable regulations and strategic imperatives of the organization.

This role will need to partner effectively with risk owners and business line leadership to ensure there is sufficient monitoring, reporting and governance mechanisms in place to effectively manage financial risk. The role holder will also be a key participant in relevant governance fora and must be able to provide impactful, comprehensive reporting to executive and Board level committees.


  • Lead global second line financial risk program, providing advice, oversight, review and challenge, inclusive of treasury, market, credit and counterparty risk management
  • Develop and sustain a business partner relationship with the first line
  • Facilitate Risk and Control Self Assessments (RCSAs)
  • Provide advice, oversight, review and challenge of risk incidents and issues, ensuring prompt and robust remediation
  • Attend relevant governance meetings at both the global and regional level (for example, Credit Committee meetings, Safeguarding Oversight meetings, as well as relevant Working Groups), and report key findings to regional and global leads for inclusion in relevant forums
  • Undertake financial risk thematic risk assessments
  • Own the risk register for financial risks and assist with the review and further development of other relevant risk registers, in accordance with the Global Enterprise Risk Management Program Framework
  • Support development and operationalization of key policies, standards, procedures, and processes for the identification and management of all material financial risk areas
  • Work with Risk and Control owners to appropriately manage and track remediation programs to address any deficiencies identified
  • Working with the Compliance teams, review, track and monitor regulatory changes (relevant to financial risks) and any other relevant communications from the regulators, partnering with stakeholders to ensure appropriate readiness for new changes
  • In collaboration with business leads, review and develop stress testing scenarios to be used to ensure we are adequately prepared to mitigate our highest risks and meet regulatory requirements.
  • Support the development and delivery of necessary training and awareness initiatives

Who you are

We’re looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • 6-8 years of deep subject matter expertise on financial risk matters, including relevant global and regional regulatory requirements. Preference for experience in developing and scaling second line of defense risk programs.
  • A strong team player, with the ability to play a key role as a member of the Global Enterprise Risk Management leadership team. Well-versed in the nature of global roles and an ability to operate independently to lead a global risk pillar.
  • Knowledge and understanding of effective governance, risk management practices, risk assessment methodologies, and financial risk issues that global fintechs with a wide-range of payments and consumer products face, and a growth mind-set to help scale financial risk initiatives for the future of Stripe
  • Excellent communication skills; a demonstrated aptitude for communicating clearly and effectively to a wide array of audiences, including senior management, Committees, Boards.
  • A proven ability to develop practical solutions to complex challenges
  • Highly effective organizational and project management skills, with a proven track record in meeting deadlines, performing under pressure, and advancing a number of projects simultaneously
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical, and data skills, with keen attention to detail, and an ability to transform large and complex data sets into simple and understandable formats, including heat maps and trends
  • Experience building and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders and driving parties towards an optimal outcome

Working remotely at Stripe

A remote location, in most cases, is defined as being 35 miles (56 kilometers) or more from one of our offices. While you would be welcome to come into the office for team/business meetings, on-sites, meet-ups, and events, our expectation is you would regularly work from home rather than a Stripe office. Stripe does not cover the cost of relocating to a remote location. We encourage you to apply for roles that match the location where you currently or plan to live.

Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $143,600 - $215,400. For sales roles, the range provided is the role’s On Target Earnings ("OTE") range, meaning that the range includes both the sales commissions/sales bonuses target and annual base salary for the role. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Stripe and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the US may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Additional benefits for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; 401(k) plan; medical, dental, and vision benefits; and wellness stipends.

We look forward to hearing from you

At Stripe, we're looking for people with passion, grit, and integrity. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Stripe, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. Join us. Apply

Job Profile


North America


United States


401(k) Plan Company bonus or sales commissions Equity


Communication Communications Compliance Counterparty risk management Credit risk management Critical thinking Financial Infrastructure Financial risk management Governance Infrastructure Leadership Market risk management Payments Project Management Risk Management Sales Strategy Treasury management

  • Attend relevant governance meetings
  • Develop and sustain business partner relationship with the first line
  • Facilitate Risk and Control Self Assessments
  • Facilitate Risk and Control Self Assessments (RCSAs)
  • Lead global second line financial risk program
  • Own the risk register for financial risks
  • Provide advice, oversight, review and challenge of risk incidents and issues
  • Support development and operationalization of key policies, standards, procedures, and processes
  • Undertake financial risk thematic risk assessments

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