Associate Director, Finance Transformation

Gemini

Gemini

Accounting & Finance
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

About the Company

Gemini is a global crypto and Web3 platform founded by Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss in 2014. Gemini offers a wide range of crypto products and services for individuals and institutions in over 70 countries.

Crypto is about giving you greater choice, independence, and opportunity. We are here to help you on your journey. We build crypto products that are simple, elegant, and secure. Whether you are an individual or an institution, we help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

At Gemini, our mission is to unlock the next era of financial, creative, and personal freedom.

In the United States, we have a flexible hybrid work policy for employees who live within 30 miles of our office headquartered in New York City and our office in Seattle. Employees within the New York and Seattle metropolitan areas are expected to work from the designated office twice a week, unless there is a job-specific requirement to be in the office every workday. Employees outside of these areas are considered part of our remote-first workforce. We believe our hybrid approach for those near our NYC and Seattle offices increases productivity through more in-person collaboration where possible.

The Department: Finance

The Financial Operations and Accounting Teams at Gemini are thought leaders in the digital asset accounting and reconciliation space. Our mandate is to bridge the traditional world of finance with the innovation of cryptocurrency products, providing our clients with a best-in-class financial institution experience.

The Role: Associate Director, Finance Transformation

Gemini is looking to hire a dynamic leader, responsible for Accounting Transformation. This is a unique role with a broad remit across accounting policy and operations. No day will be the same as the next. You’ll be joining a rapidly growing and high-quality, established digital asset exchange that is regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services and others globally. This appointment will be central to our continued scaling as an organization and efforts to increase transparency and public company readiness. This role will report directly to the Chief Accounting Officer and be involved in key / high priority projects impacting the Finance department as well as the overall organization with extensive exposure to the C-Suite and external parties.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess, define, risk rank, balance, and lead projects to scale up areas within the finance department versus regulatory and public company best practice
  • Develop strategies for compliance with emerging accounting and tax rule changes and guidance from oversight bodies
  • Document and implement accounting policies in-line with the latest GAAP and SEC Reg S-X requirements for use by team members around the globe
  • Draft regulatory documents and response in collaboration with legal and accounting advisors
  • Lead general automation and general ledger upgrade efforts taking into consideration multiple stakeholder needs
  • Act as a point person from the accounting team for new product launches and partnerships
  • Manage key external relationships with audit professionals, consultants, and tax advisors, inclusive of networking and building contingency plans for possible future transactions and related accounting permutations
  • Advise on strategic client and equity partnerships with a focus on long-term sustainability and efficiency for accounting operations
  • Support defining and outsourcing financial activities to Gemini affiliates and any sub-outsourcing to other third party service providers, ensuring services are provided in accordance with the respective regulatory requirements and internal policies, processes and procedures and agreed service level agreements

Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree in accounting, economics, finance or related field
  • 10+ years work experience in accounting
  • Big 4 accounting firm experience, (national office, deals, or SEC services is a plus)
  • CPA (or equivalent license)
  • Willingness and commitment to learn and go deep; crypto experience is a plus but not required
  • Previous Finance experience in a regulated industry preferably financial services will be advantageous. We highly value experience managing numerous competing deliverables
  • A strong understanding of relevant products and services, including current knowledge of their regulatory financial requirements
  • Proven track record of leading Finance teams, managing performance, and improving knowledge/skills of team members
  • Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced and changing financial environment with the demonstrated capacity for excellent judgment, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and relationship building abilities
  • Experience with enhancing and scaling financial accounting software
  • Has an understanding of GAAP and maintains industry related technical expertise
  • Data-driven leadership skills with a multi-layered understanding of the economics and drivers for a growth-oriented business
  • The ability to design the work processes, plans, and incentive schemes for the team to deliver on department and company goals
  • Experience with debt and equity financing, and M&A transactions would be a plus
It Pays to Work Here
The compensation & benefits package for this role includes:
  • Competitive starting salary
  • A discretionary annual bonus
  • Long-term incentive in the form of a new hire equity grant
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • 401K with company matching
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible time off

Salary Range: The base salary range for this role is between $182,000 - $227,000 in the State of New York, the State of California and the State of Washington. This range is not inclusive of our discretionary bonus or equity package. When determining a candidate’s compensation, we consider a number of factors including skillset, experience, job scope, and current market data.

At Gemini, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our products, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.

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