Accounting Policy Specialist

United States

About Kraken
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges on the planet. 
We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 
Our diverse group of 2,000+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world as part of our 'remote first' culture, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 
Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!
About the Role:
The Accounting Policy Specialist will be an integral part of the Finance Team and will work closely with Finance and Accounting leadership cohorts. This role reports to the Director of Technical Accounting.
The Accounting Policy Specialist is a key member of the Accounting and Finance Team and serves as an accounting subject matter expert to support global Kraken accounting processes. This role is responsible for implementation and oversight of the global Kraken accounting and finance policies and the monitoring and adoption of new U.S. GAAP accounting standards. Responsibilities also include assisting with the preparation of financial statements and evaluation of complex technical accounting issues as needed.

What you'll do:

  • Serve as a U.S. GAAP and Kraken accounting policy subject matter expert
  • Provide counsel to internal stakeholders including interpretation, application, and implementation of accounting and finance policies
  • Identify gaps in and continually improve global Kraken accounting and finance policies, draft and implement new policies, and apply policy governance best practices including periodic reviews with process owners
  • Monitor and implement new U.S. GAAP accounting standards and regulations including evaluating key impacts and communicating to internal stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Assist with the adoption of new U.S. GAAP accounting standards including coordinating with accounting process owners, developing implementation plans, and executing process, system, and financial reporting disclosure changes
  • Provide technical accounting support including performing accounting research, communicating recommendations to internal stakeholders, and implementing accounting processes for unusual and/or complex transactions on an ad hoc basis
  • Assist with preparation and review of disclosures in Kraken’s financial statements

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required, CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 6-years experience in corporate accounting (financial reporting, technical  accounting, accounting policy, etc.) and/or public accounting
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP accounting and financial reporting requirements, IFRS a plus
  • Attention to detail and ability to evaluate technical accounting concepts and complex transactions
  • Ability to work independently and adjust priorities to achieve accurate and timely results
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to collaborate across functions
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