Accounting Policy Manager

United States

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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 Manager of Accounting Policy and Financial Transactions 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 Manager of Accounting Policy and Financial Transactions is a key member of the Accounting and Finance Team and serves as an accounting subject matter expert to support global Kraken accounting processes and financial transactions. This role is responsible for implementation and oversight of the global Kraken accounting and finance policies and supports M&A teams on a broad spectrum of technical accounting matters. 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 
  • Evaluate targets financial practices such as historical and projected earnings and cash flows, contingencies, commitments, as well as quality of assets and internal control structure
  • Post-deal integration
  • Identify integration and post-transaction transition issues
  • 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
  • Assist with preparation and review of disclosures in Kraken’s financial statements

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required, CPA and MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 10-years progressive experience in corporate accounting and/or public accounting, cryptocurrency industry experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP accounting and financial reporting requirements, IFRS a plus
  • Previous experience in business combinations, derivatives and complex financial instruments
  • Understanding of complex business and information technology management processes and controls
  • Experience as finance lead for post-merger integration
  • Attention to detail and ability to evaluate financial 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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