We are hiring (our first!) Finance Lead to execute essential financial functions for the Optimism Foundation. Your role will stretch across fiat and crypto. You’ll work in partnership with our founding team to set up financial operations and processes in a nascent organization in the burgeoning field of crypto. Welcome to the cutting edge.
What are the role responsibilities?
- Create proper financial and operational controls over accounts, crypto wallets, and critical processes
- Manage external bookkeepers, tax professionals to produce financial statements and prepare tax documents
- Monitor on-chain transactions. Reconcile token treasury balances with the assistance of outside vendors
- Create and maintain budgets and forecasts (fiat and crypto)
- Oversee and execute fund dispersal from the Optimism Governance and Partner Funds
- Oversee and execute various financial experiments including retroactive public goods funding and token airdrops
- Oversee all tax filings: Corporate tax returns, franchise, state, and city taxes, 1099-MISC, etc.
- Process payroll (domestic and international, crypto and fiat)
- Supervise accounts payable and receivable
- Execute crypto transfers to pay vendors, employees, etc.
- Respond to financial data requests from investors and regulators (in partnership with Legal)
What skills do you bring?
- 5+ years experience in finance role
- Able to execute under ambiguity, at high velocity
- Willingness to “get hands dirty”
- Comfort with executing crypto transactions through third-party custody websites (e.g. BitGo, Coinbase, Circle), or an eagerness to learn
- Clear and concise communicator, both oral and written
- The ideal candidate has an accounting or finance degree, or a degree in a quantitative field, a CPA and 1-2 years of experience in a startup environment (crypto is a big plus)
- Experience in FP&A in addition to accounting
- Must live outside of the U.S. or be willing to move outside of the U.S.