Senior Accountant

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Job Description

ShapeShift is seeking a Senior Accountant to manage and lead the company’s financial statement preparation and presentation.
In this role, you’ll guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing existing policies and procedures as well as implement new procedures to streamline processes. 
The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, data-driven, and thrives in ever-changing environments.
The Senior Accountant will have the opportunity to be a key player in growing and shaping a world-class accounting department at ShapeShift. 

This is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the Controller.

Success Metrics of Position

  • Completion of monthly financial statement reports for all stakeholders by an agreed-upon deadline
  • All vendor bills are accounted for systematically, within budget, and paid on time 
  • Vendors are paid per invoice terms
  • Adherence to proper approvals in accordance with the company-wide approval matrix is maintained
  • Payroll related changes are logged and paid accordingly 
  • Assurance that the company is compliant with all applicable state and federal wage and hour laws for both US and non-US based employees through liaising with external parties and third-party payroll service providers
  • Maintenance of up-to-date Netsuite knowledge with all users being fully trained on navigating the system


  • 100% Covered Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Remote work 
  • 401(k)
  • Generous Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Opportunity to be paid in Bitcoin


  • Own Netsuite ERP administration as a subject matter expert
  • Responsible for payroll disbursement functions, including maintaining various payroll databases, sending payments in cryptocurrency (mostly Bitcoin), and liaising with HR for benefits payments
  • Responsible for processing accounts payable and expense reports
  • Lead monthly close process and ensure expenses are coded accurately by department and team(s) to facilitate timely budget versus actual spend
  • Manage the budget process by working cross-functionally with department heads to examine current costs, changes, and any necessary cuts or additions to the budget
  • Own the Asset and Liability portion of the Balance Sheet from a reconcilement and activity perspective
  • Safeguard company assets and acts with the highest diligence and care when paying vendors and employees in both USD and cryptocurrencies
  • Provide management with timely and accurate information that is vital to making data-driven decisions
  • Assess current accounting operations, offer recommendations for improvement and implement new processes to increase efficiency or accuracy when needed
  • Maintain database oversight of negotiated contracts and ensure vendors are paid per contractual obligations and in accordance with schedules, as well as reconciling prepaid and general accrual accounts
  • Lead employee training on payroll procedures and relevant regulations
  • Update payroll system to reflect employee crypto payment elections
  • Maintain immaculate records and act with the highest integrity
  • Protect assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls
  • Assist the Controller and CFO with audits and related activity


  • Ability to prepare various journal entries, account reconciliations, and provide general ledger support
  • Ability to work with multiple platforms on non-linear and asymmetric projects, and to perform rapid changes in workflow and process, all in a fast-moving startup tech ecosystem
  • Proven ability to work effectively across departments
  • Effectively communicate with vendors and related parties
  • Ability to grow financial staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees
  • Ability to identify internal control weakness and remediations
  • Diligence with respects to disbursements and controls
  • Advanced knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices, laws, standards, and national/international regulations
  • Quick learner, independent, and operate with light management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or related field
  • 8+ years of accounting & analytical experience providing actionable information to senior management
  • Experience with Netsuite ERP and general comfort with 3rd party SaaS platforms
  • Experience with the payroll process, filing required annual, quarterly, and monthly information reports, and familiarity with SaaS payroll platforms

Bonus Points

  • Actively licensed CPA
  • Expertise with NetSuite ERP and custom report building
  • Benefits and insurance administration
  • Prior experience leading team preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of US GAAP & IFRS

Job Summary Website
Denver, Remote Location
Full Time Job Type
Salary $77,000 - $94,000


We are pioneers, navigating the ever-evolving landscape of the blockchain industry. We hire people who are motivated by challenge, have high integrity, and who are kind. We are proud to offer a fun, diverse company culture that nourishes employee growth, well-being & offers ownership and access to cutting-edge technologies. We are fair. We train our team to be knowledgeable and highly skilled and reward the value they bring to our team.
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