Manager - IT Governance and Compliance

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Location:San Jose, California
Job Type:Full Time

Okta Business Technology team is looking for a Manager of IT Governance and Compliance who can drive, execute and own IT SoX and Compliance activities across the business systems.

Job Description

As an IT SOX Compliance Manager, you will be responsible for evaluating technical aspects of systems, processes and controls; identifying and mitigating IT control gaps; partnering with business, technology and internal audit teams to support the company’s growth and expansion; and ensuring the company’s compliance over financial reporting (ie. SOX, ITGC) and other regulatory requirements.

This position will be reporting to Sr Director - Business Technology, and will be based out of Okta San Jose office. We’re looking for a strong individual with industry experience with public companies or consulting experience with market leaders in this industry.


  • Ensure proactive and preventative management of Okta’s IT risk and governance processes.
  • Govern and ensure compliance, analyze and perform root cause analysis to identify and mitigate risk across IT and Okta (as applicable) to include (but not limited to)
    • IT Process Controls (SOX)
    • Access Management and Segregation of Duties
  • Develop/modify new procedures and metrics to ensure effectiveness and value of IT risk management/compliance program.
  • Partner with Internal Audit to monitor pending state and federal legislation, and communicate status of relevant pending legislation and enacted legislation pertaining to IT and coordinate the implementation and compliance with such legislation.
  • Develop and maintain compliance audit programs-writing new and updating existing audit programs as regulatory changes or additional requirements become known.
  • Interface with Leadership Teams to advise of new and changing regulatory requirements, risks and solutions.
  • Facilitate the review of third-party SOC reports and partner with our Technology and Legal teams to ensure relevant third party service providers are aligned with SOX requirements
  • Develop and deliver on-going training of compliance and regulatory requirements to Okta internal teams.
  • Assist in the testing of controls and lead the organization’s remediation of any deficiencies or issues identified. Oversee responses to all compliance issues noted by internal, external examinations.
  • Respond in a timely manner to requests and coordinate communications with Internal & External Audit, and executive management.


  • Demonstrated excellent leadership skills, presence, ability to work in a matrix environment, and ability to influence at all levels.
  • Proven ability to build strong partnerships with partners (e.g., Internal and External Audit), peers, and senior Management.
  • Experience with managing compliance and control in major systems like SalesForce, Workday, NetSuite will be highly preferable.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting and 8+ years’ experience in a compliance and regulatory role within a high tech software company or payments business. A Masters in Business Administration preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of compliance and governance frameworks (COSO, COBIT, NIST, ISO, etc).
  • Professional Certification (CISSP, GSEC, CISA, CISM etc…) or other related certification is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage across multiple business/functional units and/or multiple programs.
  • Ability to communicate objectives, plans, status and results clearly, focusing on the critical few.
  • Solutions oriented, with a track record of identifying and implementing creative solutions and rolling up your sleeves to “get it done”.
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in Sarbanes Oxley, PCI, Finance Compliance (e.g., Segregation of Duties).
  • Ability and desire to work hands on in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to inspire through leadership and develop individuals and team capabilities.
  • Public accounting, big 4 or consulting experience desirable.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located. We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live. Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Find your place at Okta

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