Coinbase is hiring a

Senior Accountant, Brokerage Accounting


Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy, and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we assess whether a candidate demonstrates our values: Clear Communication, Positive Energy, Efficient Execution, and Continuous Learning. Second, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

Read more about our values and culture here.

Coinbase is looking for a highly motivated accounting professional to join our Accounting team and play a key role in our continued growth and achievement of operational excellence.  The Senior Accountant Brokerage Accounting must possess strong accounting and operational expertise, knowledge and ability to communicate and work with various teams outside of Finance and a desire to make a meaningful impact on a dynamic, high-growth technology company.

Reporting to the Director, Financial Operations Principal the Senior Accountant  will be responsible for finance and operational processes related to our balance sheet and regulated entities.  This position will impact a rapidly growing organization and offers career development opportunities for the right candidate.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations
  • Perform monthly close activities
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls, GAAP, SEC & FINRA regulations
  • Accurately compile regulatory reports and audit schedules
  • Assist in the development and implementation of scalable accounting processes
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners on new product offerings 
  • Partner with other teams to investigate and resolve exceptions timely
  • Analyze data against business drivers to explain variances
  • Provide support for internal and external audits
  • Maintain up-to-date process documentation and procedures as assigned
  • Support ad hoc financial information requests and analyses and other special projects as assigned

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • 5+  years of accounting experience
  • Financial services industry such as fintech, broker-dealers and/or futures commission merchants  preferred.
  • BA/BS in Accounting, Masters Degree preferred.
  • CPA or willing to obtain
  • FINRA Series 99 or Series 27 (or willing to obtain)
  • Month-end close experience preferred
  • Superior organization skills and the ability to manage high volume workloads simultaneously in a fast paced, hyper growth environment.
  • Technical data skills (e.g. SQL or similar), Netsuite and Google Suite products experience  a plus
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, with the ability to manipulate and digest mass amounts of data required
  • Individual should work well in a dynamic environment and be able to recommend and implement process improvements, work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong and polished  communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent time and self-management skills, ability to prioritize and multitask to meet deadlines
  • Strong work ethic and team player
  • Ability to build positive cross-functional relationships

Nice to haves:

  • CPA
  • Series 27 or 99
  • SQL
  • NetSuite
  • Experience with SEC, FINRA and Banking regulation 
  • Familiarity  with SEA Rule 15c3-1, Regulation ATS