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About the Role: The Finance team at Kraken is a group of specialists charged with managing the firm’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 Kraken’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 Kraken’s Finance team, the FTA department is tasked with supporting Finance’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 function’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 #LI-Remote #Canada
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