Financial Accountant

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Kraken Digital Asset Exchange


About KrakenAs one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide – our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption. But we’re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. Join us to bring crypto to the world.We are recruiting for a finance professional to take on the role of Financial Accountant, playing a key role within the finance function of our CBI regulated e-Money institution. The successful candidate will be involved in the provision of financial and management accounting expertise along with involvement in some significant projects within the entity. The role will predominantly focus on core deliverables but is also expected to provide guidance and advice on the wider finance and regulatory agenda.

What will you be doing?

    • Working with the Financial Controller to develop a robust control environment for our newly created finance function;
    • Reviewing financial & treasury reconciliations for the local entity;
    • Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual management and financial accounts;
    • Preparing forecasts and budgets for the local entity;
    • Reviewing all financial plans and budgets regularly and prepare monthly presentations for key stakeholders;
    • Detailed involvement in the statutory audit process including liaison with the external auditor;
    • Collecting key data from across the entity to deliver a single source of financial truth;
    • Working with the Group Financial Control team, providing support in the areas of finance control, compliance, treasury, etc;
    • Supporting the Financial Controller and Head of Finance on all aspects of financial function delivery and related topics;
    • Assist the Financial Controller with Tax & VAT compliance and maintenance of the risk register from a Group reporting perspective

Projects & Legal Entity Development

    • Supporting local projects and legal entity development through financial and regulatory guidance, working closely with the Financial Controller to implement a system of KPIs and PIs which will enable visibility over performance.

What we're looking for

    • Qualified Accountant – ACA, CIMA, ACCA with 3+ years Finance experience in an applicable role – ideally with regulatory oversight from the Central Bank of Ireland;
    • Ability to assist with the development of a new finance function, living as a leader and advising on the wider finance agenda;
    • Experience of all relevant regulations within a Central Bank of Ireland regulated financial services firm, with emphasis on Central Bank of Ireland FINREP, statistical reporting, COREP, COBR and liquidity reporting;
    • Knowledge and understanding of the key accounting principles under IFRS and US GAAP;
    • Strong excel skills;
    • Demonstrable experience of having worked in a Group reporting role focused on financial accounts and external reporting (incl. regulatory);
    • Excellent analysis and problem solving skills;
    • Strong control awareness.

Skills that will help you in the role

    • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills;
    • Ability to be flexible & adaptable, always ready to pivot and solve the next problem;
    • Enthusiastic, motivated, self-starter, pro-active and a team player;
    • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communicator;
    • Willingness and ability to take ownership of issues and manage through to a successful resolution;
    • Required to provide detailed analysis and information on complex queries/problems and communicate to stakeholders on proposed solutions and recommendations;
    • Understanding & execution of requirements / expectations;
    • Minimal supervisory oversight and able to perform duties with minimal or no guidance;
    • Assertiveness, tenacious and control focused.

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