Internal Auditor

Business and Financial Operations

New York, NY

The Internal Audit Department of Cowen Inc. is a small team of qualified professionals that conduct periodic audits and administer a Sarbanes-Oxley test program. In addition, the team performs a continuous assessment of the Firm’s risks and testing of relevant mitigating controls.

We are looking for an experienced auditor who will contribute in performing operational and financial audits, Sarbanes-Oxley testing, and participate in special projects.

Appropriate candidate has at least two years of relevant public accounting financial and operational audit experience. Previous audit experience in the financial services industry, particularly royalty monetization investments, strongly preferred.

Major Responsibilities:

The Auditor is expected to work with the team in accomplishing the following:

  • Perform risk-based audit work, including detailed walkthrough meetings, assist in planning and scoping, evaluating effectiveness of internal controls, and drafting audit reports
  • Presenting project results in oral and written presentations to senior executives
  • Assist in Sarbanes-Oxley control testing for key business processes
  • Assess the business’s compliance with policy, governance, and internal controls
  • Document findings clearly and concisely to confirm accuracy of observations and agree upon action plans


The skills, experience, and knowledge required to be considered for this position include (items are required unless noted otherwise):


  • BS or BA in Accounting, Finance, or a related field of study
  • At least 2 years of public accounting (Big 4) experience
  • Working knowledge and experience with financial and operational controls as they relate to SOX 404
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills


  • CPA, CA, CIA, or equivalent certifications
  • Familiarity with the COSO methodology
  • Fund accounting experience
  • Some knowledge of Internal Audit software
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Visio

Who We Are:

Cowen Inc. (“Cowen” or the “Company”) is a diversified financial services firm offering investment banking services, equity and credit research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing, commission management services and actively managed alternative investment products. Cowen focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to our clients in order to help them outperform. Founded in 1918, the Company is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide.

At Cowen, inclusion and diversity are catalysts for success and innovation in everything we do. We pride ourselves on our empathetic and collaborative culture, where the power of diversity is harnessed to transform the status quo. Our focus on inclusion expands our thinking in order to generate better outcomes for clients, while striving to increase fairness and equity for our colleagues. Cowen’s vision of creating a more inclusive and equitable future is supported by our core values and is essential to our ability to outperform.

Our Values:

  • Vision: We consistently deliver differentiated and disruptive insights that help our clients outperform
  • Empathy:  We proactively consider and account for the priorities and concerns of our colleagues and clients
  • Sustainability: We endeavor to produce ideas and solutions that are ethically grounded and aim to pass the test of time
  • Tenacious Teamwork: We elevate collaboration to new levels, empowering our ability to provide the best solutions for our clients.

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As part of its hiring process, Cowen verifies identity and eligibility to work in the United States as required by law.  At this time, Cowen Inc. will not sponsor a new applicant for an employment visa for this position.