Financial Accountant

Permanent employee, Full-time · Switzerland, Ireland or UK

Who we are:

The Cardano Foundation is the independent, non-profit organization responsible for stewarding the advancement of the public, permissionless blockchain platform Cardano. Our mission is to establish the Cardano blockchain as the future financial and social system of the world for generations to come, driving adoption and facilitating development of the protocol. We aim to de-risk decentralization for regulators and organizations, while also giving the Cardano community the necessary tools and support to leverage the Cardano protocol to solve real world problems.

Based in Switzerland, the Foundation works to facilitate the use of Cardano in mission critical applications across a wide range of industries and markets, anchoring use cases in the off-line world and encouraging active on-chain participation and governance.
What you’ll be doing:

The Cardano Foundation is planning to build a ledger on the Cardano blockchain in order to increase transparency and auditability of institutions' financials. The accountant will be responsible for setting up our ledger on the blockchain, leading other Finance projects and at a later stage supporting the Treasury analytical functions.

The ideal candidate will have expertise and experience in Finance and installing different ledgers and/or financial tools. The applicant will also be able to cope with a dynamic environment, be innovative and always aim for automation. The accountant needs to have a structured way of working, analysing the data and flows in order to build a solid structure for the ledger.

  • Finance stream lead for the ledger project, to coordinate the implementation of the different modules feeding the ledger on the blockchain.

  • Wide range of responsibility in assisting the functional architect in monitoring and constantly reassessing the scope of the project.

  • Involvement in other Finance projects.

  • Contributing to the Treasury analytical function.

What we look for in you:
  • Bachelor in Finance and accounting or similar education

  • Fluent in English - both written and spoken. 

  • 10 years experience in an accounting department

  • Strong analytical and technical skills (e.g. excel, SQL queries, APIs).

  • Understanding of all elements of the general ledger

  • Ability to build accounting processes and procedures in a structured approach

  • Hands-on experience with the implementation of different accounting modules

  • Ability to conceive out of the box solutions for the purpose of building automated solutions for accounting processes and reporting, using methodologies compatible with or working in confluence with blockchain technologies.

  • Profound accounting knowledge and understanding of accounting requirements

  • Experience in financial reporting of international businesses

  • Ability to communicate clearly, system requirements and to coordinate the implementation of different modules with developers and IT support.

  • Interest and basic understanding in crypto currencies, the blockchain technology, DLT.

  • Fast learner, with a flexible and innovative mindset.

Nice to have:
  • German or French speaking (for local regulator)

  • Experience working in a startup style environment.

About us

Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents which you will work collegiately to grow the Foundation. 

Here at Cardano Foundation’s we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. As such our mission is to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish. 


  • Our employees have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours. 
  • All Cardano Foundation employees will have access to a personal annual learning budget dedicated to personal professional and personal development. 
  • A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out. 
  • Cardano Foundation gives the opportunity to its employees to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to be an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community. 
  • Employees are given additional day off for their birthday. 
  • Cardano Foundation also rewards days off as per established work anniversaries milestones.

Cardano Foundation strives to provide a diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment. We are committed being a discrimination free organisation - including discrimination free space with regards to age, religion, race, nationality/ethnic origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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