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Staff Accountant (Temporary)

New York
Alarm Full Time

Job Description

At cLabs, the team working on the open source platform Celo, our mission is to build a financial system that creates the conditions for prosperity for all.

Celo aims to remove the barriers for large-scale adoption of cryptocurrencies as means-of-payment. Using a novel address-based encryption algorithm, the Celo protocol makes sending money as easy as sending a text. Additionally, Celo uses stable-value tokens pegged to fiat currencies, like the US Dollar, to minimize volatility. Celo is an open protocol enabling many to participate in the system, even with a budget Android smartphone. The first application launching on the Celo platform, Valora, is a social payments and money transfer app, aimed at developing markets.

As an Accountant at cLabs, you'll be working in a fast-growing and dynamic team, as we scale our accounting operations and processes in Germany and beyond. You'll be at the forefront, working with our talented team to ensure timely settlement of transactions and reporting while developing robust internal controls and managing day-to-day financial activity.
As we are growing incredibly quickly, it's a great opportunity to join the team and contribute to building new processes that help support our success. If you enjoy working on interesting projects and you are eager to learn and be part of the exciting crypto industry, then we are welcome to join our team.

You Will:

  • Support monthly financial operations for GmbH and US entities
  • Participate in and manage accurate and timely month-end close processes
  • Maintain accurate records of financial transactions and operations
  • Complete payments and control expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices
  • Assist our global team with system implementation and help create more efficient accounting processes
  • Support ad hoc financial information requests and other special projects as needed

  • You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or similar 
  • 3-6 years of prior accounting experience
  • Sound knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Prior ERP system experience

  • cLabs

    cLabs

    cLabs is a member of the Alliance for Prosperity and part of the community working on Celo. Based in Berlin, Buenos Aires, San Francisco and around the world, cLabs' built an open, decentralized platform, designed to support stablecoins and tokenized assets, which are optimized for mobile phones.

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