At the Celo Foundation, we support various partners across the Celo Ecosystem including cLabs, the team working on the open source platform Celo, whose 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 launched on the Celo platform, Valora, is a social payments and money transfer app, aimed at developing markets.
As Head of Finance at the Celo Foundation, you'll work cross-functionally across our business teams and with our accountants and partners to maintain and scale our financial accounting processes, develop robust internal controls, and manage the day to day financial activity of the Celo Foundation. You'll be at the frontline working with our talented team to ensure timely settlement of transactions and reporting while building out our accounting operations, controls, and management.
Scale financial operations. You'll help maintain and scale processes, systems, and metrics for financial operations leveraging your accounting, communication, and analytical skills
Develop internal control systems. You'll work directly with team leaders and project managers to develop financial controls, metrics, and systems. You'll identify and evaluate business and technology risks, internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement and implementation
Scale processes for continued growth. We’ll need to constantly upgrade to ensure our financial reporting obligations are met. You’ll utilize critical thinking skills to identify control deficiencies, evaluate their risk implications, and create appropriate solutions to address
Manage and expand key partnership relationships. You’ll need to actively manage and expand key partnerships, including with liquidity providers, market makers, and custodians, to ensure both the Celo Foundation and Celo Ecosystem are fully supported
Be a leader. You should proactively identify areas of opportunity. Celo Foundation is an entrepreneurial environment and we want people who will take advantage of this
Oversee and own with the team the monthly financial close, reporting, financial forecasting, general ledger, tax, payroll, accounts payable, insurance, audit, and digital asset planning
Ensure compliance with all local, state, federal, and international tax requirements and filings
Facilitating custom financial report creation in conjunction with Business Intelligence to apprise the Celo Ecosystem of key results
Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or its equivalent. CPA preferred
5+ years of progressive experience in a leadership position within the finance function (Controller, CFO, etc.)
Experience within web3/cryptocurrency
Strong technical skills and experience in financial reporting, US GAAP accounting, and IFRS
Successfully evaluated, implemented, and integrated financial systems and tools
Experience managing people and you enjoy teaching and developing the team
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and you enjoy discussing the impact of finance and accounting issues to senior management and non-finance business partners
You get stuff done. You'll have (sometimes ambiguous) responsibilities. You are entrepreneurial and know how to solve problems on your own, but you also know when to ask for support
Results driven with a high level of ownership, initiative, teamwork, accountability, and integrity
Strong numeracy and analytical skills
Highly organized and detail-oriented
You're excited about cryptocurrency
Treasury management experience
Liquidity management experience
The Celo Foundation is a non-profit organization based in the US that supports the growth and development of the open-source Celo Platform. Guided by the Celo community tenets, the Foundation contributes to education, technical research, environmental health, community engagement, and ecosystem outreach—activities that support and encourage an inclusive financial system that creates the conditions for prosperity for everyone.
Celo Foundation is a TEAL organization, a method of decentralized management and organizational governance. Roles are defined around the work, not people, and there is a high degree of autonomy. As such, we're all proud to hold the job title of "Partner." For more information on our culture, we encourage you to check out our blog at https://medium.com/celohq/the-future-is-teal-cc264a5d51d3.
To be successful in our mission of creating the conditions of financial prosperity for all, we need to build a team with many different perspectives and experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)celo.org. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.