Financial Controller

  • Token Foundry @ ConsenSys
  • Paris, France
  • Jan 07, 2021

Job Description

About ConsenSys
Consensys Software's mission is to create the new internet. We are a blockchain technology company building infrastructure, tools and applications to enable developers and enterprises to build Web3. Focused on Ethereum, the world's largest blockchain, our technology enables our customers to harness the value of blockchain and consensus based systems.

The Finance and Accounting group manages all aspects of our finances and serves as trusted advisors for all our strategic and enterprise endeavors. Along with managing compilation of our financial statements, looking after our cash and overseeing compliance, we partner closely with the business in overseeing company wide resource allocation, developing cutting edge compensation initiatives and generating detailed financial analyses to drive the business forward. We also develop advanced capital strategies to support the company's short- and long-term future.

As ConsenSys' Financial Controller you will support the Director Accounting and Tax (Group Controller). You're motivated to put your finance/controlling skills to work towards our mission of building a blockchain software and services company.

The position of controller at ConsenSys would be accountable for the general accounting operations of companies in the EMEA region (and assist with reporting to the US parent company), including but not limited to:
  • General ledger accounting and bookkeeping, you will have support of a shared accountant but will be responsible for ensuring all transactions are posted.
  • Production of periodic financial reports, multi-currency accounting and translation of financial accounts as necessary.
  • Responsible for VAT return preparation and filing.
  • Ensure that reported results comply with local generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards.
  • Prepare yearly audit schedules and manage the compliance process with our local accountancy advisors.
  • Assist with preparing and filing corporate income tax related local yearly tax filing.
  • Assist in building controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk.
  • Enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results.The candidate should have an experience as a Controller (5 years minimum in this position). A Master's Degree (Business school or University) with a specialization in Accounting, Finance or Management Control. CA, OEC, CPAs are also eligible for this open position. Fluency in English and French (C1 level) is essential (English being the main working language). US-GAAP and Netsuite experience are a strong plus.

This position requires extensive stakeholder management and strong communication capabilities to interact with finance and non-finance personnel. You must be a relationship-driven and who is able to help strengthen the relationship between finance and the multiple business units. This position requires someone who is able to work in a decentralized work environment, Independent problem-solving skills are core to this position. The candidate is able and prefers to work with a high level of autonomy and self-management. This position requires someone who is able to work in a decentralized work environment and from a home office or shared work space.

Don't check all of the boxes? Don't sweat it. We're passionate about building a diverse team of humans and as such, if you think you've got what it takes for our chaotic-but-fun, remote-friendly, start-up environment-apply anyway. While we have a pretty good idea of what we need, we're ready for you to challenge our thinking on who needs to be in this role.
Why join ConsenSys?
Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys
  • One of the most recognized tech companies in the blockchain ecosystem globally. A work experience at ConsenSys is a tremendous reference for your future career. ConsenSys alumni have moved on to become tech entrepreneurs, CEOs, and team leads at tech companies.
  • The forefront of a revolution. We fundamentally believe blockchain is a next generation of technology that can lay the foundation for a more just and equitable society. You can be a part of building the digital economy of tomorrow and radically transforming our society for the better.
  • A dynamic startup environment with deep roots. We are one of the earliest blockchain companies and a leader in the space. You'll join a network of entrepreneurs and technologists that reaches the edge of our ecosystem.
  • Deep technical challenges. Blockchain technology is just over 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users. We are building the tools, infrastructure and applications l that are pushing the technology forward.
  • Continuous learning and improvements. You'll be constantly exposed to new concepts, ideas and frameworks from your peers and as you work on different projects - challenging you to stay at the top of your game.

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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