Accounting Manager - Internal Controls - San Francisco

Location: San Francisco , California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 10.OCT.2019


About Kraken Kraken is one of the largest and most successful Bitcoin exchanges in the world and we're growing faster than ever. We're looki...


About Kraken Kraken is one of the largest and most successful Bitcoin exchanges in the world and we're growing faster than ever. We're looking for people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers, we truly believe our success depends on having both in spades. Join us and the movement to change the way the world thinks about money.Learn more about us: About the Role This role is onsite, full-time in San Francisco OR remote. The Accounting Manager - Internal Controls will be an integral part of the Finance leadership team. You will work closely with your Finance and Accounting leadership cohorts as well as business partners and other internal and external stakeholders. This role reports to the Corporate Controller.


  • Develop company-wide and business process risk assessments to evaluate and address any impact the results may have on the control environment.
  • Design and implement efficient and effective controls across the organization.
  • Implement documentation including process narratives, process flowcharts, risk and controls matrix and evaluate controls. Particularly around a proprietary exchange trading platform.
  • Identify and evaluate business and technology risks, internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement and implementation.
  • Use critical thinking skills to quickly identify internal control deficiencies, evaluate their risk implications, and draw the appropriate conclusions.
  • Actively participate in decision making with process owners, provide meaningful insights, and seek to understand the broader impact of current decisions.
  • Build and nurture positive working relationships with process owners, by providing high quality deliverables and communications, providing them tools and templates that can help them better achieve their process objectives and our control objectives.
  • Conduct periodic meetings/walkthroughs with process owners to ensure any changes to processes are updated and properly assessed for control gaps. Supporting process owners through training, reviewing, and providing guidance for their processes.
  • Staying current to changes in regulatory guidance, industry best practices, and areas of focus/hot topics for external audits.
  • Actively building and managing relationships with Company stakeholders, while promoting the importance of compliance initiatives throughout the organization.
  • Facilitate requests between the control owners and the external audit team.
  • Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or closely related field
  • CPA in good standing strongly preferred
  • 7+ years of accounting/audit experience
  • Industry experience in financial services, fintech, banking, or exchange strongly preferred
  • Experience or knowledge with cryptocurrency is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and 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
  • Microsoft Excel proficiency including pivot tables, H & V-Lookup
  • Experience using an ERP system such Netsuite is a plus
  • Experience with high volume transactions is a plus
  • Audit experience from the Big 4 or national accounting firms is a plus
  • Check out all our open roles at . We're excited to see what you're made of. We're powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.

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