About the Optimism Collective and Optimism Unlimited

The Optimism Collective is redefining power to elevate humanity by building a more equitable internet. Our vision for this citizen-governed network: a composable, unified constellation of blockchains that can support internet-level activity; powered by the MIT-licensed open source OP Stack.

To date, the Optimism Collective is defined by its focus on scaling Ethereum and funding public goods. We’ve processed hundreds of millions of transactions and are responsible for the largest ongoing public goods funding program in existence.

Optimism Unlimited is a subsidiary of the Optimism Foundation that focuses on supporting the growth, adoption, and governance of the Optimism Collective.

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Finance Manager to join our team at Optimism. As a crucial member of our finance department, you will play a leading role in managing financial operations, driving strategic initiatives, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. If you are a proactive and detail-oriented professional with a passion for financial excellence in the emerging web3 space, we would love to speak with you.

What are the role responsibilities?

  • Own the full business unit P&L for each department, playing a pivotal role in driving informed decision making.
  • Provide detailed financial analysis on the numbers to help guide management decision making.
  • Play a key role in the operating budgeting and forecasting processes, ensuring accurate and timely financial projections.
  • Support the Controller with high-level financial planning and analysis activities
  • Oversee treasury operations, including liquidity and cash-flow management.
  • Monitor and report on the performance of investments, including valuation and impairment assessments.
  • Implement and maintain robust financial controls and procedures to safeguard company assets.
  • Ensure compliance with international financial regulations and standards, particularly IFRS and US GAAP.
  • Review and filing of group tax returns and assist in building tax strategies.
  • Assist in the review and filing of statutory accounts and other financial documents for each group entity.
  • Liaise with external auditors, tax advisors, and regulatory authorities as needed.
  • Management of OP grant process covering, data input, data integrity reviews, frequent reconciliations, management of gov locked OP grants and maturity tracking, preparing weekly grant payments for review and approval.
  • Carry out in-depth financial due diligence and risk assessments of potential new partners.
  • Assist in implementing and optimising financial processes and systems to improve efficiency and accuracy.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the finance department to enhance performance. Ensure our financial strategies are robust and compliant with evolving regulations in the crypto sector.
  • Liaise with and provide business partner support for internal teams.
  • Provide the Controller with other support as required.

What skills do you bring?

  • Fully qualified chartered accountant (ACCA / ACA / CIMA / CPA).
  • 7+ years of experience in finance at a top 5 accounting firm, with a strong background in financial management, analysis and reporting.
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles under IFRS and US GAAP, with experience of applying them to a complex and dynamic business environment
  • Proven track record of leading financial operations in a high-growth, dynamic organisation, preferably within the crypto or fintech industry.
  • Proficiency in financial software and systems, with advanced skills in Excel/Google Sheets.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Proactive and innovative mindset, with a willingness to take ownership of tasks and drive them to successful completion.
  • Experience with crypto and digital assets is highly desirable.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to mentor and develop team members.

What you'll like about us:

  • We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
  • Our team is a diverse group of people from a variety of backgrounds and interests. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
  • We have a transparent, feedback-driven and fun-centric culture.
  • We are a team of builders—our founding team has been working on Ethereum scalability since 2015.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.

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