Accounts Payable Specialist

About Kraken

Kraken is changing the world. Join the revolution!

Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. Founded in 2011 and with over 4 million clients, Kraken is one of the world’s largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we are growing faster than ever. Our range of successful products are playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We attract people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers who see value in being radically transparent.

In our first decade Kraken has risen to become one of the best and most respected crypto exchanges in the world. We are changing the way the world thinks about money and finance. The crypto industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and Kraken is leading the charge. We’ve grown from 70 Krakenites in January 2017 to over 1600 today and we have no intention of slowing down.

About the role

Reporting to the Accounts Payable Supervisor, the Accounts Payable Specialist will be a key contributor to the success of the accounting function.  You’ll have the opportunity to help build processes, collaborate cross-functionally and play a key role in the international accounting team’s ability to scale in a fast-paced environment

What you'll do:

    • Process payments for vendor invoices on a weekly basis

    • Review documentation to ensure proper account coding and collaborate with internal departments for ensure understanding of all incoming data

    • Ensure approvals for invoice payments are in place

    • Record vendor invoices (including hourly & monthly contractor bills) and corresponding payments in ERP system

    • Review of the accuracy and completeness of supporting documents for expense reports and provide accounting approvals in system

    • Reconciling expense report submissions to the general ledger and ensuring that the expenses are properly classified

    • Ensuring that expenses charges via the company’s credit cards have the appropriate expenditure documentation and are properly recorded in the general ledger

    • Review, analyze and respond to internal and external inquiries to resolve vendor payment and accounting issues

    • Setup vendor records (including contractors, wire/ACH templates) in ERP system

    • Perform monthly Accounts Payable close activities as required i.e. manual journals entries and AP Aging schedule

    • Ability to work closely with our onboarding team to ensure contractors are properly set up during new hire process

    • Payroll processing support

    • Provide audit liaison support

    • Perform other duties and ad hoc projects as assigned


Who you are

    • 3+ Years full cycle accounts payable experience

    • Highly motivated with ability to work independently

    • Comfortable with high volume transaction processing

    • Attention to detail – ability to maintain high level of accuracy in transaction processing under pressure

    • Ability to multi-task, follow up on pending issues and meet deadlines as needed

    • Strong organizational skills are a must

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills

    • Proficient in Excel and ERP systems such as Netsuite

    • Experience with an expense reporting systems such as Concur

    • Experience working with company issued credit cards

    • Experience handling global invoices and payments

    • Strong understanding of crypto payments a plus

We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.

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