Virgin Galactic

Sr. Business Risk and Financial Compliance Associate

Company Virgin Galactic Finance Office
Category Finance
US-CA-Los Angeles
Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
US-CA-Los Angeles

Who we are

Virgin Galactic is on track to become the world’s first commercial space line. It is dedicated to becoming a world leader in sub-orbital commercial space tourism and small satellite launch services with a longer-term vision to develop other space technologies that have the potential to open space to significantly more people and users. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!

Your Mission

This role will be responsible for performing risk management, financial compliance, internal controls design and operating effectiveness in support of SEC, privacy, and other regulations in support of our mission to space.  A portion of the responsibilities will include internal controls over financial reporting, including assisting control owners with understanding Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and responding to our internal Sox testing and external audit efforts.  Additionally, our team is building our internal audit and business risk management program, including privacy, enterprise risk management program and other regulatory requirements.  We are seeking an individual who is pro-active, entrepreneurial, self-directed and possesses an ability to proactively execute in a fast pace start-up environment.  If you’re the type of person who thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced start up environment, Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. may be the place for you.


The position resides in either our Las Cruces, New Mexico, Mojave, CA or Los Angeles, CA, with a portion of responsibilities working remote.


Key Responsibilities

As a Business Risk and Financial Compliance Senior Associate, your key responsibilities will include

  • Business Risk Management
    • Evaluate enterprise risks and support establishment of our enterprise risk management committee and supporting processes, interacting with flight operations and manufacturing risk management to develop our enterprise risk management program
    • Support our insurance risk management across our business units, performing insurance coverage analysis, coordination of renewals and coordinating with the Director of Risk Management in assessing risk and procuring policies where needed
    • Support our employee and customer data requirements, such as GDPR, CCPA and HIPAA
    • Evaluate risks in operational and financial processes, including spaceship manufacturing and spaceport operations
  • Financial compliance
    • Partner with business and information technology team members, to evaluate Sarbanes-Oxley internal controls design and operation
    • Assess financial reporting risks, responding with design recommendations for business process improvements and internal controls, creating process narratives or flowcharts, identifying key controls, and recommending design of key controls
    • Perform operational Sox testing to supplement external consultants, supervising external testing resources and coordinating the process with control owners
  • Internal Audit
    • Support the development of our strategy, resourcing and implementation of our internal audit organization
  • Overall Responsibilities
    • Produce quality deliverables evidenced through minimal review time and review notes
    • Balance competing priorities with minimal client disruptions, while maintaining project progress
    • Demonstrate clear and concise writing and verbal skills to communicate complex issues in simple terms to control owners, executives and the audit committee

What you bring

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university in Accounting, Economics, Business Management, Finance or related
  • Minimum 3 years of experience at a public accounting firm or professional services firm with emphasis on risk and compliance consulting related to Internal Audit
  • Exceptional people, project and client management skills gained by working in multiple, professional environments
  • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly and concisely – also able to assess situations and ensure responses are well suited to various business situations
  • Experience translating complicated issues into simple and easy to understand terms to guide our team members across business units and departments
  • Qualified to pursue a job relevant certification (e.g. CISA, CPA, CIA, CFE)

ITAR Requirements

  • To confirm to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR§120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Personal Requirements

The Virgin Galactic organization has a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door,” be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality. 

Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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