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Finance Transformation Manager
🌎 worldwide
367d ago
Building the Internet of Money 

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 60+ 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 Cryptowatch.

Become a Krakenite and build the internet of money!

About the Team:

The Finance team at Kraken is a group of specialists charged with managing the firm’s liquidity, capital and risk and providing the overall financial controls and reporting functions for executive decision making, compliance and audit readiness. Our work contributes directly to Kraken’s success. The Finance Transformation team within Finance supports the vision and mission of finance through the use of data and analytics and process optimization. The Finance Transformation department is looking for a Finance Transformation manager who will work closely with senior leadership within the Finance function to build and manage a cohesive strategy to enhance the consumption of data and analytics to support the objectives of the Finance function and in turn contribute to the mission of the company. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of a rapidly expanding industry and contribute to the building of the new global financial system.

The Opportunity:

    • Collaborate with key stakeholders within the finance team to develop, prioritize, and manage internal product initiatives.
    • Analyze data outputs and perform quality assurance during various product phases.
    • Identify, document, and communicate project obstacles promptly, and work with Finance Transformation leadership to propose effective solutions.
    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the needs of finance, data, and key stakeholders to inform product specifications and requirements.
    • Facilitate effective communication across all project phases and proactively inform management of changes to scope, timelines, and resources.
    • Collaborate with the product team to advance the finance product roadmap.
    • Own product roadmap tasks and see them through to completion

Skills You Should HODL:

    • Comprehensive understanding of accounting principles, financial statement implications of transactions, and financial consolidations.
    • Experience working with backend transaction data sets, data gathering, analysis and proficiency in SQL queries and /or python.
    • Familiarity with financial audits, System and Organization Controls (SOC) readiness requirements, and relevant financial regulations.
    • Understanding of the digital asset exchange space, the broader crypto and blockchain industry, and the financial services/broker dealer/banking sector.
    • 5-7 years of relevant experience in accounting or financial transformation.
    • Expertise in the use of a variety of applications, systems, and tools, including those related to General Ledger, Subledger, Treasury Management, FP&A, workflow tools such as Jira, and other relevant finance software or systems
    • Macro-to-micro versatility: strategic mindset coupled with a keen attention to detail
    • Well-rounded interpersonal skills, and experience interacting with diverse personalities and demonstrated management abilities, particularly in coordinating team efforts and managing projects.
    • Solid understanding of project management principles, best practices, and change management methodologies.
    • Proven strategic planning and execution skills.
    • Exceptional communication and presentation skills

Additional Requirements:

    • Experience in a management role within finance, including experience in the digital assets or crypto exchange industry.
    • Proven ability to understand, document, and manage highly complex and interrelated projects, with a focus on identifying and resolving issues and bottlenecks.
    • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) a plus.
    • Proficiency in SQL and/or Python.
    • Demonstrated experience with finance transformation and change management.
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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