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Head of Finance



Accounting & Finance
Zug, Switzerland
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

Head of Finance

About Safe and the team

Safe is the account abstraction leader on Ethereum and the EVM with the most secure smart wallet infrastructure and platform. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to smart accounts. For more information about Safe, check out our website.

You’ll be joining a growing team that currently includes 50+ people overall. This role is based in Switzerland. Most of our team is based in Berlin, Germany, but we also have awesome teammates in Switzerland 🇨🇭, Spain 🇪🇸, Portugal 🇵🇹, UK 🇬🇧, and other countries.

💻 About the role:

As a Head of Finance, you will be responsible for contributing strategically and operationally to the success of the company far beyond financial matters. You’ll be taking over responsibility for Accounting- Controlling- and Compliance matters and will be involved in leading and supporting Projects and Initiatives. You will also engage in critical projects, including transitioning to new external vendors, integration, automation, or enhancements.The job requires to be able to be extremely hands on and still keep the oversight and contribute actively to strategic matters. You’ll be working with a highly motivated team and reporting directly to the CFO.

🗃️ What you will be doing:

  • Treasury Management: Oversee on-chain and fiat transactions, invoicing, and manage treasury activities to ensure smooth financial operations.

  • Timely and Accurate Periodic Closing: Collaborate with internal bookkeepers and external parties to ensure seamless and precise closing processes.

  • Liquidity and Funding Coordination: Support liquidity management and coordinate closely with the CFO on intercompany funding.

  • Tax Filings: Work with our Operations team and tax Partner to handle various tax filings efficiently.

  • Financial Automation: Build tools, automations, and processes to streamline all financial efforts and enhance productivity.

  • DAO Operations Support: Assist in issuing and monitoring grants, building robust reporting mechanisms to support the operations of the DAO.

  • Token Option Exercises: Lead the financial processes related to token option exercises, ensuring compliance and accuracy.

  • Month-End and Quarter-End Closings: Partner with the accounting team to prepare and review month-end and quarter-end book close processes.

  • Reconciliations and Adjustments: Maintain appropriate reconciliations, validate support for all adjustments, and update financial statements accordingly.

  • Financial Statements and Reporting including ESA: Prepare and coordinate financial statements, regulatory and VAT reporting, business forecasts, and other external reporting requirements.

  • Audit Leadership: Lead the audit process, coordinating all stakeholders to ensure a smooth and efficient audit experience.

  • Cashflow and Budget Forecasting: Update weekly cashflow overviews, lead month-end forecasting, and budget processes, preparing detailed management reports and analytical reviews.

  • Interdepartmental Collaboration: Work with Legal, Risk Management, and Internal Audit to address compliance issues and implement best practices.

  • Compliance Policies Implementation: Develop and implement compliance policies and procedures specific to the Foundation.

  • Risk Assessments and Audits: Conduct regular compliance risk assessments and audits to identify and mitigate potential risks and ensure non-compliance issues are addressed.

🎒 What you will bring:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a finance professional at a payment/e-money institution, bank, fin-tech, financial regulatory agency and/or professional service firm serving financial institution clients.

  • 3+ experience working in a regulated entity/environment.

  • A professional finance qualification, and membership of a recognized professional body, is a prerequisite (Swiss CPA with experience in senior management).

  • Experience in the blockchain industry is a plus; a strong interest and fast learning curve is a must.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of business functions, with an emphasis on senior management and a track record of performing in a management role. Project management experience is desirable but not essential.

  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and German

  • Track record of building strong relationships with boards, senior management and regulators.

  • Capacity to meet deadlines while maintaining quality standards and effective time management.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment within a high growth business.

  • Knowledge and experience with IFRS is a plus

  • Knowledge of accounting month-end book close process.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

🎁 What we can offer you:

💻 Home Working Budget: Personalize your home office with a dedicated budget! Choose from a sleek desk, top-notch headphones, a comfy chair, and more. We're committed to creating a workspace that inspires you.

🔥 State-of-the-Art Hardware: Enjoy the latest laptop of your choice! We understand the importance of having the right tools, and we provide you with the best-in-class hardware for seamless productivity.

📚 Continuous Learning: Invest in yourself with our personal education and conference budgets. Stay ahead of the curve by attending conferences, workshops, and courses that align with your professional growth.

🎨 Innovative Fridays: Unleash your creativity! Spend Friday afternoons diving into research or working on a side project within our exciting ecosystem. It's the perfect opportunity to explore new ideas and contribute to innovative endeavors.

Flexible Work Schedules: Embrace work-life balance with our flexible working schedules. We understand that everyone has unique needs, and our hybrid work policies empower you to choose a working style that suits you best.

Please apply with your English resume.

Variety is the spice of life and a celebrated component of our culture. At Safe, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer: all qualified applicants are considered for positions regardless of race, ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, marital status, gender identification, sexual orientation, or physical ability.