Senior Accountant

  • Uphold
  • New York, New York, USA
  • Aug 27, 2018
Permanent Other | Blockchain

Job Description

At Uphold, our mission is to create trusted access to digital money and financial services for the many. Since inception, we have fought to provide a fairer, easier and more affordable system. We favor speed, simplicity and ease of use over complexity. We put security and transparency first. Our commitment to transparency sets a new standard for the industry. Unlike banks, we are fully reserved, and transparent: we hold assets to match our obligations and publish both in real time.

This position reports to the VP Accounting.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform month-end close activities, including preparation of journal entries and reconciliations for various balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Perform financial statement analyses and document meaningful explanations for fluctuations
  • Review financial statements to ensure transactions and consolidations are properly reflected and in accordance with GAAP
  • Participate in streamlining and process improvement projects, enhancing the internal controls over accounting processes and systems
  • Assist in implementing new accounting policies and procedures
  • Prepare schedules and reports for management and external service providers
  • Support external audit requirements related to specific areas of responsibility, including preparation of audit schedules
  • Support management in completing special projects, ad-hoc reporting and analysis requests, and other tasks as assigned
  • Support financial reporting and planning teams, as necessary

 Education and Experience Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or related field
  • 4+ years of accounting experience (preferably with 2+ years of relevant month-end close experience)
  • Strong knowledge and application of GAAP and internal controls
  • Ability to execute, follow-up, and ensure attention to detail
  • Commitment to process improvement and the ability to think “out-of the box”
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize and multitask
  • High degree of dedication to improvement and strong sense of ownership
  • Strong Excel is required

 Nice-to-haves:

  • Non-mandatory Broker-dealer experience
  • NetSuite or similar product experience
  • CPA
  • Experience overseeing technical audits
  • Fintech/SaaS experience

EEOC Employer:
Uphold is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.