Senior Accounting Manager

Interested in working on cutting-edge blockchain technology and creating equitable access to the global financial system? Since 2014, the mission-driven team at the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has helped fuel the tremendous growth of the Stellar blockchain network, an open-source platform that operates at high-scale today. Developers and companies around the world build on it, and the SDF team is expanding to support the rapidly growing and changing Stellar ecosystem.

This role offers a unique opportunity to help build and elevate the finance function with a dynamic organization in a rapidly evolving industry. You will be tasked with implementing and scaling accounting solutions, establishing and upholding financial controls, and researching and integrating evolving reporting standards. Your responsibilities will encompass a broad spectrum, including financial reporting, controls implementation, payroll management, tax, audit facilitation, and treasury operations.

As a leader within our small but ambitious finance team, you'll find ample room for personal and professional growth. Your contributions will be highly visible to leadership, and you'll play an integral role in shaping the trajectory of both the department and the company as a whole. You'll have the opportunity to optimize and streamline existing processes while spearheading the development of new ones as Stellar grows and the landscape we operate in further develops.

In this role, you will: 

  • Manage the monthly financial close process, procuring accurate, relevant, reliable financial reports in a timely manner
  • Participate in the ongoing development, establishment, and documentation of accounting policies, procedures, and operational strategies including the review and implementation of process and system changes
  • Own hierarchy and scalability in the chart of accounts and accuracy in the general ledger ensuring efficient reporting for various legal entities and business units
  • Be a strategic partner in developing and implementing cost allocations across project and mandate-related efforts 
  • Leverage past experience with technical accounting to analyze more complex areas (compensation, options, tax, investments) and document appropriate treatment in memo format 
  • Lead tax compliance, Collaborating with external advisors to ensure successful R&D credit analysis and IRS sec 174 compliance
  • Manage tax jurisdictions, including user system access, jurisdictional rate changes, notices, liabilities, and overpayments. Manage the relationship between the payroll provider and the regulatory agency
  • Partner with internal teams and outside advisors to structure investments, considering international tax considerations as needed
  • Design, implement, maintain, and enforce company policies, processes, and internal controls including controls around cash and crypto movements
  • Continued focus on improving system efficiencies and business practices
  • Lead Stellar’s annual insurance renewal, benchmarking for appropriate coverage
  • Administer 2023 and future 401k audits by interfacing with external auditors, payroll support, and the 401k provider


  • 10+ years of progressive experience in Finance and Accounting, with a strong bias for accuracy and driving the business
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in finance, or accounting
  • Active CPA, with a strong understanding of GAAP / FASB standards
  • Audit Experience
  • Tax Experience
  • Experience with Quickbooks, Insurance, and Payroll
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently across multiple projects and systems against deadlines
  • Highly analytical, data-driven, and detail-oriented with strong problem-solving and project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and comfortable interacting with leaders at all levels
  • Curious, motivated, collaborative, flexible, and responsive team player with a strong customer focus

We offer competitive pay with a base salary range for this position of $140,000 - $190,000 depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, we offer lumen-denominated grants along with the following perks and benefits:

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140,000 - 190,000 USD / year
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