Web3 Head of Finance

Job at Celo Foundation



Full time

At the Celo Foundation, we support various partners across the Celo Ecosystem including cLabs, the team working on the open source platform Celo, whose mission is to build a financial system that creates the conditions for prosperity for all. Celo aims to remove the barriers for the large-scale adoption of cryptocurrencies as means of payment. Using a novel address-based encryption algorithm, the Celo protocol makes sending money as easy as sending a text. Additionally, Celo uses stable-value tokens pegged to fiat currencies, like the US Dollar, to minimize volatility. Celo is an open protocol enabling many to participate in the system, even with a budget Android smartphone. The first application launched on the Celo platform, Valora, is a social payment and money transfer app, aimed at developing markets. As Head of Finance at the Celo Foundation, you'll work cross-functionally across our business teams and with our accountants and partners to maintain and scale our financial accounting processes, develop robust internal controls, and manage the day-to-day financial activity of the Celo Foundation. You'll be at the frontline working with our talented team to ensure the timely settlement of transactions and reporting while building out our accounting operations, controls, and management. Responsibilities: Scale financial operations. You'll help maintain and scale processes, systems, and metrics for financial operations leveraging your accounting, communication, and analytical skills Develop internal control systems. You'll work directly with team leaders and project managers to develop financial controls, metrics, and systems. You'll identify and evaluate business and technology risks, internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement and implementation Scale processes for continued growth. We’ll need to constantly upgrade to ensure our financial reporting obligations are met. You’ll utilize critical thinking skills to identify control deficiencies, evaluate their risk implications, and create appropriate solutions to address Be a leader. You should proactively identify areas of opportunity. Celo Foundation is an entrepreneurial environment and we want people who will take advantage of this Oversee and own with the team the monthly financial close, reporting, financial forecasting, general ledger, tax, payroll, accounts payable, insurance, audit, and digital asset planning Ensure compliance with all local, state, federal, and international tax requirements and filings Facilitating custom financial report creation in conjunction with Business Intelligence to apprise the Celo Ecosystem of key results Requirements: Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or its equivalent. CPA preferred 5+ years of progressive experience in a leadership position within the finance function (Controller, CFO, etc.) Strong technical skills and experience in financial reporting, US GAAP accounting, and IFRS Successfully evaluated, implemented, and integrated financial systems and tools Experience managing people and you enjoy teaching and developing the team Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and you enjoy discussing the impact of finance and accounting issues to senior management and non-finance business partners You get stuff done. You'll have (sometimes ambiguous) responsibilities. You are entrepreneurial and know how to solve problems on your own, but you also know when to ask for support Results driven with a high level of ownership, initiative, teamwork, accountability, and integrity Strong numeracy and analytical skills Highly organized and detail-oriented You're excited about cryptocurrency and understand the basics

Company: Celo Foundation

Website: https://celo.org/

Skills: financeoperations

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