Strategic Accounting Associate

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ConsenSys is a venture production studio and the leading technology firm in blockchain globally. We deliver products, solutions and platforms built using blockchain technology to transform how business is done in a complex network of buyers, suppliers and consumers.

Our teams are busy at work building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, the music industry, security, infrastructure and more. To accomplish this we've built out a flat organizational structure which we call the ConsenSys Mesh: a network of individuals & teams working autonomously towards the same goal. Our mission is to use these decentralized solutions to fundamentally reshape the economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet.

Are you passionate about decentralizing our future and taking control of how we evolve? Then join us! We are seeking passionate, determined and resilient individuals who thrive in a self-directed, collaborative culture. Our technology is transforming global society and humanity - we welcome you to this exciting opportunity.

The Project

CONE is a set of frameworks and tools (both web 2.0 and blockchain) that enable hierarchical corporations to transform into decentralized networks. By harnessing market mechanisms, such as feedback loops, distributed incentives, and value signals, we are able to make organizations more innovative, scalable, and resilient.

Short for collaborative network economies, CONE creates internal markets such that large teams function similar to independent companies and the organization as a whole resembles a free market. By fine tuning incentives, bylaws, and other systems, we are able to create networks that are collaborative, open, and dynamic.

For more information on the concept, click here .

There is currently one pilot underway, with additional pilots expected to begin in Q1 2019. In these tests, sufficiently large teams will behave as if they were independent companies and will transact with one another at market prices. For example, rather than requesting free services, a product team may pay the internal marketing department fair market prices for online advertising services, or they might choose to use a third party agency instead on the basis of price, quality, and/or speed.

In order to maintain distinct and comprehensive books for each team, we must account for all internal (e.g., product team pays marketing team) and external (e.g., product team pays Fedex) transactions.

The Role

The accounting analyst is needed to support the additional managerial accounting, reporting, and analytical workload necessary to track teams as if they were companies and to support their strategic development. You will act as an all-in-one finance department for select teams participating in the pilot by:
  • Entering journal entries;
  • Approving invoices;
  • Assisting with procurement;
  • Overseeing billing and accounts receivable;
  • Filling typical treasury duties;
  • Building and producing both ad-hoc and recurring reports; and
  • Identifying and providing analysis as a strategic partner of the business unit.


As the first hire on the CONE team, you will have opportunities to shape and evolve your role as the project develops.

Requirements
  • BS/BA degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or similar;
  • Working knowledge of GAAP/IFRS and a general background in accounting;
  • Minimum of 2 years in corporate accounting / finance, public accounting or banking at a high-growth company or a large, well-established organization;
  • Excel champion (you are comfortable creating complex models);
  • Commitment to accurate detail and comfortable with a rapid execution environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills (its the people who make the number crunching matter and you will participate in cross-functional teams);
  • Collaborative approach and a self-starter (we value decentralization and this means you will be dedicated, collaborative, and able to set and achieve your goals);
  • Fearless approach to new technology and tools (ideally you will have a working knowledge of ERP and financial planning systems);
  • Strong demonstrable interest in emerging technology and innovative businesses;
  • Experience in transaction structuring and stakeholder relations and management; and
  • A basic understanding of Ethereum.
  • Bonus points for:
    • CPA, CFA, or MBA
    • Proficiency with SQL and data tools (Tableau or Looker)
    • Prior professional blockchain experience


In order to apply

REQUIRED: Please write one brief paragraph responding to the essay linked in the first line under the “Value Signals” section of the CONE blog post and attach this as the cover letter.

OPTIONAL: In addition to the brief paragraph, you may also write a full cover letter. Please combine both into one document and attach that as the cover letter.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes or phone calls. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Perks of the Mesh
  • A dynamic startup environment. ConsenSys is a leader with vision in the blockchain space and we are absorbing a significant portion of the attention. This is both exciting and challenging, as we learn to scale our organization while adhering to the principles of decentralization.
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Decentralized culture. We offer a new way of structuring an organization: holacratic (non-hierarchical) meaning you are free from hierarchical restraints, working in an environment that truly encourages all levels of collaboration.
  • Remote work
  • Global reach. Connect with brilliant minds across 6 continents as we continue to grow and build a diversified culture.

Opportunities for the Decentralized Future
  • The forefront of a revolution. At ConsenSys we fundamentally believe that the next generation of technology presents an opportunity to craft a more just and equitable society.
  • Continuous learning. You’ll be constantly exposed to new languages, frameworks and ideas from your peers and as you work on different projects -- challenging you to stay at the top of your game.
  • Deep technical challenges. The entire ecosystem is about 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. For these platforms to scale to the order of millions or billions of users we have much work ahead. The team at ConsenSys is building technology platforms that can get us to those next thresholds of scale.
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities. We are always encouraging our community to push the boundaries with innovative dApps.


ConsenSys is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is made available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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