Platform Operations Analyst

Remote from
Anywhere 🌎
Finance & Legal
Job type
Full Time,
Opening date
Closing date
22 Jan 2023

About Kraken

We put the power in your hands to buy, sell, and trade digital currency 🌏

Actively Hiring
4.7 Rated
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 newly created Platform Data Analytics and Accounting office within the Finance organization will define our financial data requirements, systems, and processes across all Kraken products, services, geographies, and legal entities.
As Kraken continues to expand the scope of services offered to our clients, the complexity of the exchange and the platform accounting function continues to evolve.  We are seeking a Platform Accounting Analyst to partner with the existing Platform Accounting team to oversee all accounting and reporting activities related to the exchange platform, and develop sound accounting processes.  You will work closely with Finance and other teams to plan, implement, improve, automate, test, and ensure the Platform Accounting team produces insightful data for management, improves the quality of our financial statements, and boosts our audit readiness. Join an elite Platform Accounting team to drive improvements and automation for all internal processes.

What you’ll do:

  • Refine the current processes, automate, strengthen controls for major and minor activities going through the exchange
  • Establish an exceptional Reconciliation team with strong internal controls to ensure all funding and trading transactions are accounted for and reconciled.
  • Contribute to the improvement of the real-time reconciliation tool and  maintain informative dashboards
  • Work with the Accounting team to prioritize projects and audit readiness tasks
  • Collaborate with the Data team to identify data and reporting needs for existing and new processes
  • Draft process documentations and policies related to platform accounting processes
  • Provide business requirements for new products and services (e.g. DeFi, new services, assets, geographies, or legal entities)
  • Provides specifications and mock-up reports to improve data completeness, usefulness and accuracy
  • Oversee the accounting for the OTC activities
  • Communicate progress and challenges with management in a timeline manner and proactively suggest creative solutions and paths forward
  • Liaise with external auditors for platform accounting matters

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Management Information Systems
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in an accounting manager role in the financial exchanges, financial services or fintech industries; or Big 4 advisory experience in audit readiness for similar industries
  • Experience using SQL to set up queries in a data warehouse.
  • Strong passion for cryptocurrency, blockchain technology and DeFi.
  • Familiarity with the controls testing and other audit methodology
  • Ability to translate finance operational needs into technical data requirements
  • Superior critical thinking, problem-solving and project management skills
  • Ability to communicate complex topics and influence others
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships across all functions and levels of management while managing competing priorities
  • Experience in global organizations is preferred
Location: #EU #Canada #US #APAC

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What position is Kraken hiring for?

Kraken is hiring a remote Platform Operations Analyst from Anywhere 🌎

What type of employment does Kraken offer?

This is a Full Time role.