Accounting Manager

Gnosis | Gnosis builds new market mechanisms for decentralized finance


GnosisDAO builds decentralized infrastructure for the Ethereum ecosystem. In November 2021, the xDAI and GnosisDAO communities voted to combine their vibrant ecosystems to create the Gnosis Chain: An Ethereum forerunner-companion that addresses scaling issues through solid engineering. Gnosis Chain is the associated execution-layer EVM chain for stable transactions. It uses the xDai token and includes a wide-ranging group of projects and users.




Job Description

About Cow Services

We are an ambitious, fast growing and international team working at the forefront of DeFi. We believe that we can make markets both more efficient and fair, by building the ultimate batch auction settlement layer across EVM compatible blockchains.

We have been part of Gnosis since 2017 – one of the first projects building on Ethereum – and are now in the process of gaining our independence. We are looking to extend our team with high performers who are willing to take ownership and are focused on impact. If you are a team player who also strongly believes in the importance of integrity and long-termism of the ecosystem, you might fit right in!

About the role 

We have just incorporated a Portuguese Development Company (“small entity”) and are seeking a lead on all reporting requirements to join our Lisbon team as an Accounting Manager (in CeFI “Centralized Finance”).

You, the Accounting Manager will be in charge of the day-to-day accounting, including invoicing and liaising with external parties to support on all reporting obligations.

You’ll be working with us in the heart of Lisbon, overlooking the Tejo River – where we co-run our beautiful co-working space called LisNode together with other leading blockchain projects.

What you’ll do 

  • You are responsible for running day-to-day accounting operations supported by external accountants
  • You will facilitate the submission of the annual financial accounts /statements
  • You will assist with the tax reporting (draft CIT, return, WHT, VAT returns)
  • Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Management (national and international payment transactions, cash management and treasury)
  • Maintain accounts and balances by verifying, allocating, reconciling transactions and resolving discrepancies
  • Manage tax audits and liaise with tax authorities
  • Drafting accounting policies for crypto transactions (and accounting for digital asset transactions)
  • Manage external relationships with auditors, tax advisers, legal counsels, tax authorities, customers and vendors
  • Manage Budgeting, Planning, and Controlling processes as well as prepare relevant reports for the Management Team
  • Possibly, but not required: Manage payroll in partnership with the HR team

Who you are

  • You have 4+ years of experience in Accounting/Finance (a plus: in a startup environment)
  • You have an excellent command of English and Portuguese
  • You have a degree in Accounting or Finance or similar certificate
  • You have very good knowledge of SNC (Portuguese GAAP); Portuguese chartered accountant preferred
  • You have experience with any certified software for accounting and taxes in Portugal (such as Primavera)
  • You have experience in working with financial authorities and external auditors/accounting firms
  • You are interested in blockchain technology and ideally already have hands-on crypto experience (you might know appropriate tooling such as cryptio or request network)
  • A plus: you have up-to-date knowledge of wage tax and social security law, and as well as basic knowledge of labor law
  • You have excellent organizational and management skills with an ability to think proactively
  • You have excellent MS Excel skills
  • You pay attention to details and deliver accurate work while multitasking and manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritizing work
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You have strong interpersonal skills

What we can offer you 

  • Flexible work environment: you will be based in Lisbon but have the option to mainly work remotely
  • Regular trips to reunite with the rest of the team;
  • Conference budget to keep up to date with the developments of the ecosystem;
  • Learning budget to support your higher ambitions;
  • Impact: you are joining a startup, you can make a huge difference. Your work matters!

But most importantly – grow with us! We’re growing rapidly, the industry is expanding fast, and we have a lot to do. If you’re someone who loves taking initiative and getting things done, we are excited to receive your application in English.

Please be aware that this position has location requirements – remote but with frequent availability in Lisbon (Portugal)
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