Senior Accountant



Accounting & Finance
United States
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Building the Future of Crypto

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 70+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

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The Team:
Joining our Global Finance Team, you'll become a vital part of a crucial team dedicated to implementing cutting-edge accounting principles within the dynamic cryptocurrency industry. Our mission at Kraken is to pave the way for financial freedom and widespread crypto adoption, and your role will play a pivotal role in ensuring our organization operates smoothly towards this goal.

Reporting directly to the Accounting Manager, you'll be responsible for a range of tasks, including month-end closings, handling audit requests, and spearheading ad hoc system optimization projects. Life here is never dull, and you'll collaborate with a team of exceptional talents who share your passion and commitment to shaping the future of crypto. If you're driven by a shared vision and thrive on challenges, our team offers the perfect environment for you to excel and grow. Join us on this exciting journey towards revolutionizing the financial landscape!

The Opportunity:

  • Responsible for month end general accrual preparation, collaborate with AP team/FP&A team/treasury team on monthly accruals and accrual related system integrations

  • Execute month-end close processes, including but not limited to journal entry preparation, balance sheet account reconciliation and inter-company activity reconciliation

  • Perform commission accruals and reconciliation processes, fostering collaboration with business group liaisons to ensure accurate commission reconciliations

  • Conduct financial statement flux analysis at the entity level for subsidiary companies, including drafting trend analysis and variance analysis reports

  • Responsible for the audit schedules preparation and ad hoc audit supports. Work closely with FXN to drive system integrations and optimizations

  • Embrace and uphold the team's culture of open-mindedness and a proactive 'can-do' attitude

  • Possess the capability and willingness to adapt to rapidly changing priorities with agility

Skills you should HODL:

  • Minimum Diploma/Degree in Accounting with at least 4 years of relevant working experience

  • Preferably some years of audit experience

  • Background in accounting for financial services, fintech, banking, or an exchange strongly preferred

  • Experienced with accounting for complex business entities, especially a parent organization with multiple subsidiaries

  • Collaborative, innovative, flexible, and adept at building relationships across the organization

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Excellent presentation skills, including strong oral and writing capabilities

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel including macros, pivot tables, VLOOKUP, INDEX MATCH, SUMIF

  • Google and Microsoft suite proficiency required

Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with SOX is a plus

  • Working experience with ERP systems (Netsuite is a plus)

  • Experience or knowledge in cryptocurrency is preferred

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Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!

As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

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