Digital Currency Senior Specialist at Friedman LLP

Posted on: 06/03/2022

Location: New York, United States (REMOTE)

full time

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Tags: bitcoin node python blockchain ledger

We have a commitment to a happy, healthy, inclusive and productive workplace. Some of the ways we accomplish this include: * Emphasizing our open door policy. Whether someone is brand new or has been with the Firm from the beginning, we are all part of the same family and each person matters * Offering a competitive benefits package and 401k with a company match, including discounted gym memberships and biometric testing reimbursement * Summer Fridays off! * Comprehensive performance management program including real time feedback and a formalized mentorship program * Technical training and business development workshops More Than a Job --------------- We’re hiring for a Digital Currency Senior Specialist for our industry leading and rapidly growing Digital Currency Practice in either our East Hanover, NJ or New York City offices. Friedman is proud to be at the forefront of this emerging industry, providing digital currency services to both domestic and international clients. Our expertise enables digital currency and distributed ledger technology companies, from start-ups to mature businesses, knowing that their accounting, reporting, and tax compliance requirements are properly managed and assessed. As we have been the leader of auditing the emerging industry, we continue to expand our practice fueled by new client acquisitions and growth of our existing client businesses - growth is limitless! Responsibilities include and are not limited to the following: -------------------------------------------------------------- * Work with a small team within the larger organization to support ongoing jobs. * Have familiarity with popular digital currency platforms including exchanges, custodians, wallets, lending platforms, etc. * Maintain an up to date understanding of the digital currency and blockchain technology industry in order to assess trends and their impacts to clients * Perform complex reconciliations related to digital currency holdings, cost basis reconstructions, realized/unrealized gains/losses on digital currency holdings. * Assist in gaining an understanding of and documenting client digital currency systems, including but not limited to, node setup, wallet structures, key generation and general system understanding * Research digital asset and blockchain information as it relates to our clients * Assist in developing procedures and industry best practices for a new and evolving asset class * Conduct research, consult with team members, draw conclusions and prepare memos based on target issues related to accounting and auditing of digital currencies * Responsible for the oversight and execution of blockchain/digital asset specific assurance engagements * Serve as lead technical and security digital asset subject matter expert for the firm and act as a liaison for existing service lines (audit, tax, consulting) * Develop industry best practices for auditing standards for a new and constantly evolving asset class including new digital assets, derivatives, lending, and DeFi. * Lead industry events and working groups, including internal CPE as well as webinars and presentations to external groups * Supervise, train and mentor staff * Communicate with Managers and Partners on work status and client issues that arise Minimum Qualifications ---------------------- * Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field * 3+ years’ experience in a similar role overseeing, planning, and reviewing projects; supervising staff, interacting with clients * Demonstrate in-depth understanding of digital assets, blockchains, wallets and an ability to conduct research on complex topics * Hands-on experience with digital assets, and asset custody * Knowledge of, or experience with auditing * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Ability to work independently and also work well with others * Interest in continued learning about the digital currency and blockchain technology industries and participating in industry events and working groups Preferred Qualifications ------------------------ * Master’s degree in Accounting/Finance, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field * Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) or similar certifications * 1+ years’ supervisory experience * Deep experience using digital asset Exchanges, DeFi Products, block explorers and various hot & cold wallets * Software Experience – CCH ProSystem, Microsoft Office 365, Advanced Excel, Alteryx, Python