Director, Finance Transformation

As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto.

Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide - our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption.

But we’re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions.

Kraken is backed by investors including, Money Partners Group, Hummingbird Ventures, Blockchain Capital, and Digital Currency Group, among others.

"We are empowering people to live simply, efficiently and more connected to others. We put our clients’ best interests first and foremost. They are at the heart of our company and drive everything we do. We believe in having a laser focus when pursuing our strategic goals and participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution. We believe in complete transparency, deep collaboration and we never forget that people come first. Having this mindset allows us to grow and advance at a rate which others cannot."​ Jesse Powell, CEO of Kraken

Did you know that Kraken is now over 2,500+ fully-remote people from around the world? And we're hiring hundreds more in 2022 #werehiring #cryptocareers

Job Description

Building the Future of Crypto Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.What makes us different? Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken ProKraken NFT, and Cryptowatch.Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!About the Team: At Kraken, our finance team consists of a group of specialists who are entrusted with the critical responsibility of safeguarding and enhancing the firm's value. We excel at managing liquidity, capital, and risk while providing robust financial controls and reporting functions to support executive decision-making. Our collective efforts directly contribute to Kraken's ongoing success.The finance transformation team plays a pivotal role in aligning with the finance organization's mission and objectives. We are dedicated to developing innovative and agile financial processes, promoting greater flexibility, resilience, and operational effectiveness. Our focus is on crafting transformation strategies that encompass end-to-end processes, resulting in the implementation of next-generation systems and analytical solutions to optimize finance operations.Collaboration lies at the core of our team's approach. We work closely with various departments within Kraken, including corporate development, business operations, product, engineering, HR, business systems, and all internal finance functions (accounting, tax, treasury, and FP&A). By fostering a holistic vision and collaborative program development, we strive to execute impactful transformational initiatives and seamlessly integrate new products and processes.The Opportunity: We are seeking an experienced candidate to join our finance transformation team, someone with a proven track record of leadership in transformational projects. The ideal candidate is a thought leader in finance operational processes and systems, consistently delivering performance improvements. This role demands adaptability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, and process-driven environment while effectively engaging with stakeholders across the organization.

What You'll Do:

    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of finance operations, identifying operational process maturity gaps, and devising effective solution strategies.
    • Foster cross-functional collaborations to develop comprehensive solution development and project initiatives.
    • Act as a thought leader for finance operational processes and systems strategies.
    • Own the transformation program roadmap, driving its successful implementation and operational stability.
    • Evangelize and influence operational teams to embrace and succeed in adopting new processes.
    • Facilitate seamless communication across program projects, proactively identifying and addressing risks and opportunities for improvement.
    • Lead the team in developing business requirements, process maps, and future state processes and controls.
    • Define data-driven frameworks and processes to measure and manage implementations, focusing on business value.
    • Develop effective approaches for crafting solutions and managing change in novel domains.

Skills You Should HODL:

    • 12+ years of progressive experience in fintech or financial services, with a significant focus on financial transformation strategy, finance process improvements, and strategic decision-making.
    • Demonstrated leadership experience at a senior level, with a proven track record of leading successful finance transformation initiatives and driving cross-functional collaboration.
    • In-depth expertise and understanding of finance operations and technologies, with a strategic vision for leveraging emerging tools and systems to drive operational excellence.
    • Proficiency in leveraging databases and conducting complex data analysis using SQL queries and other relevant tools.
    • Extensive experience in project management, overseeing large-scale, complex cross-functional programs with a keen focus on delivering outcomes within scope, budget, and timelines.
    • Strong familiarity with company financial reporting, audits, and compliance frameworks, including SOX, and ability to implement robust controls and risk management practices.
    • Exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, coupled with a strong ability to translate strategic vision into actionable plans and initiatives.
    • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
    • Proven leadership and team management capabilities, fostering a culture of high performance, professional development, and innovation.
    • Demonstrated ability to balance macro-to-micro perspectives, with a strategic mindset and meticulous attention to detail in decision-making and execution.
    • Highly adaptable and able to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, with a strong passion for learning and keeping abreast of industry trends and innovations.
    • Previous experience and knowledge of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology preferred, with a genuine interest and enthusiasm for the evolving cryptocurrency landscape.
Location Tagging #USKraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws. Stay in the knowFollow us on TwitterLearn on the Kraken BlogConnect on LinkedIn

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