Finance Transformation, Senior Analyst

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

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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. 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 weโ€™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.

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About the Role: The Finance team at Kraken is a group of specialists charged with managing the firmโ€™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 Krakenโ€™s success. The Finance Transformation and Analytics (FTA) department within Finance supports the vision and mission of finance by implementing business process engineering, technological solutions and data analytics to drive efficiency across Finance.

The FTA department within Finance is looking for a dynamic individual to help shape the future of the Finance organization. As part of Krakenโ€™s Finance team, the FTA department is tasked with supporting Financeโ€™s strategic objectives related to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes across the department.

The role will require a mastery of business process change implementation by developing current state operating model assessments and partnering with 1) Enterprise Data, 2) Engineering, 3) IT Systems 4) Shared-Services Center and/or 5) other teams across Kraken to define and deliver the ideal target state.

What You'll Do

  • Collaborate with Finance Data Analytics team to build automation in existing processes across GL teams, treasury, accounting, FP&A, and others
  • Develop operating models and business process flows to evaluate gaps and areas for improvement
  • Support process transformation including technological and systems integrations and development
  • Build dynamic data visualizations and aid management decision support
  • Perform data analysis and investigation related to finance use cases and liaise with cross-functional groups to resolve issues
  • Ensure high data quality, integrity and auditability in the data analysis and reporting operations
  • Build scalable and reliable data pipelines that collect, transform, load and curate data from internal systems and databases
  • Augment platform data with data pipelines from select external and internal systems
  • Support design and deployment of finance data lakes that will act as a central source of truth for the Finance functionโ€™s reporting and analysis needs
  • Develop automation as feasible to drive data solutions to be as near real-time as possible
  • Evaluate new technologies and build prototypes for continuous improvements in finance data analytics operations
  • Develop comprehensive understanding of the needs of finance, data, and key stakeholders to inform product specifications and requirements

Who You Are

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Information Systems
  • CPA Professional License is a plus
  • SQL or Python coursework or experience
  • 4+ years of relevant experience within audit, finance, finance transformation, big data, project management, or accounting in financial services (broker-dealer or big4 experience a plus)
  • A firm understanding of GAAP accounting principles, familiarity with GL / subledger design, mapping transactional data to journal entries
  • Tenacity for problem solving and navigating obstacles including uncertain or changing data sources, processes, and procedures
  • Macro-to-micro versatility: strategic mindset coupled with a keen attention to detail
  • Utilize excellent analytical skills to evaluate issues of varying complexities and propose solutions
  • Understanding of data wrangling tools and scripting languages (e.g. Python, SQL etc.)
  • Project management experience including Agile
  • Passionate about cryptocurrency, web3, and blockchain technology
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage challenging deadlines
  • Prior broker-dealer experience is a plus
  • Low ego, integrity, ownership and grit

Location Tagging: #US #Canada

Weโ€™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. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!

As an equal opportunity employer we donโ€™t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether thatโ€™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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