Accounting Manager

Kraken | Take your crypto to the next level with Kraken


As one of the largest and oldest Bitcoin exchanges in the world, Kraken is consistently named one of the best places to buy and sell crypto online, thanks to our excellent service, low fees, versatile funding options and rigorous security standards -- but this is only part of the story. We’ve been on the forefront of the blockchain revolution since 2011.


San Francisco, CA, USA


Job Description

About Kraken

As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. T

rusted 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.

About this role

The accounting manager will be responsible for supervising and managing the accounting department and all areas of financial reporting. We are looking for someone to develop and maintain accounting principles, best practices, and systems for collecting, analyzing and reporting information. Must have a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). He or she will also be responsible for managing the accounting team, helping audit and ledger preparation, and supporting managers across teams with financial procedures. He or she would be reporting directly to the Senior Accounting Manager.

What you’ll be doing

  • Assist the Controllership team in managing the month-end financial close process, to review journal entries, balance sheet account reconciliations, and analysis of accounts
  • Assist in the preparation of schedules for monthly, quarterly, and annual consolidated and subsidiary financial reporting for the Parent company and its subsidiaries
  • Ensure integrity and accuracy of accounting entries and financial dataAssist the legal team with accounting for equity transactions
  • Coach, mentor, and oversee the accounting team on day-to-day tasks and deliverables
  • Work closely with department heads to support their needs and growth
  • Assist the Director of Financial Reporting with technical accounting research, and documentation of new policies and procedures
  • Assist in the design of internal controls and policies in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
  • Supervise and assist in the preparation of provided-by-client (PBC) schedules and reports for the audits
  • Interact with external auditors to ensure that support and explanations for all requests are provided in a timely manner
  • Provide data and answer inquiries for outside tax preparers to complete annual and quarterly federal and state returns
  • Participate in cross-functional projects to drive overall enhancements the finance function

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or closely related field
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of accounting/audit experience
  • Industry experience in financial services, fintech, banking, or exchange strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS
  • Experience with SOX
  • Collaborative, innovative, flexible, and adept at building relationships across the organization
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deliverables in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Google Suite and Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel functions including pivot tables, H & V-Lookup
  • Experience using an ERP system such NetSuite, Oracle, or SAP
  • Experience in system implementation process preferred but not required
  • Experience with or knowledge of cryptocurrency is a plus

Location Tagging: #US

We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique and diverse experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives, regardless of their background.

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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