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Finance & Operations

Frontier Research is an independent research and product group formed to bridge the gap between fundamental research and commercial products. We build upon our expertise in MEV and blockchains to pull the future of crypto into reality.

The OneBalance team is developing a new account model allowing users to hold a single balance and interact with any chain, offering users a native, chain-abstracted experience. This product aims to reduce the complexity of a multi-chain world to onboard the next billion users to crypto.

The role

We are seeking a skilled UK-based individual to fill a Finance & Operations role. In this position, you will work directly with the COO to handle the wide range of finance and operational requirements for a small but growing startup in the complex blockchain space.

We are a small team, so this role requires you to wear many hats. You will be the owner of all things finance (accounts, bookkeeping, projections, structuring, payments) but will also work across other operational tasks, such as helping close fundraising rounds, managing the hiring processes, supporting with events, and other things that may be required from time to time.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in a dynamic startup or startup-adjacent environment, such as at a VC fund or a reputable accounting or law firm supporting early-stage startups. You should have experience owning the accounts and finance processes for a company structure that includes parent and subsidiary companies and be comfortable with managing books with crypto assets. Dealing with multi-jurisdiction company structures is a bonus. You should also have a general understanding of corporate structures and agreements relevant to startups.

You must be familiar with crypto and have dealt with blockchain assets in a finance or accounting role previously. A keen interest and understanding of the crypto space and the current and potential US and international Crypto regulations will help the candidate excel in this role. Familiarity with crypto concepts such as public/private keys, transactions, smart contracts, validators, and decentralization will further enhance the candidate's suitability.

While not mandatory, experience in a crypto startup, understanding of Ethereum’s transaction supply chain, and familiarity with funding methods like SAFE, Series A-D, and others would be considered valuable assets. Proficiency in equity modeling and cap table administration using tools like Carta is also highly desired.

Location

London, UK - We offer a hybrid work structure with the ability to work a combination of in-office and remotely. We strive for teammates to spend 3-4 days per week in the office to foster a highly collaborative work environment.

What you’ll do

  • Finance:
    • Design and implement finance processes and controls to help the company operate efficiently
    • Manage AP, AR, payroll, bank reconciliations
    • Handle end-of month closing and reporting processes
    • Accounting and controls of crypto assets across accounts, wallets and contracts
    • Perform ad-hoc business and financial analysis
    • Support the COO with audit and compliance matters
    • Assisting in token modeling
  • Operations:
    • Assist with capitalization table, ESOP, fundraising, etc
    • Manage our hiring processes
    • Drafting and implementing various policies
    • Assisting in other ad-hoc efforts

Requirements

  • A relevant finance qualification
  • Experience as an accountant or finance professional owning finance processes for a small company
  • Able to move fast and have high ownership of tasks
  • Experience working in a fast-paced startup or startup-adjacent environment
  • Understanding of and experience in the crypto space
  • Ability to work in a fast-moving, team-based environment

Nice-to-Have

  • Working in a crypto startup
  • Experience with equity and cap table management using tools such as Carta
  • Experience working with on+offshore corporate structures (such as Cayman, BVI, etc)
  • Understanding of Ethereum's TSC
  • A general interest and high-level understanding of the current and potential future state of US Crypto regulation
  • Understanding of general crypto concepts such as public/private keys, transactions, smart contracts validators, decentralization, etc.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Equity
  • Hybrid work structure
  • Regular team off-sites (1-2 per year)
  • Small high-performance team with no corporate bureaucracy

We don't discriminate based on race, nationality, gender identity, age, disability, or religion. If you have what it takes to excel in this role, get in touch.

Email: jobs@frontier.tech