Finance Associate

Company Name
Web3 Foundation
Company Website
Contact email
Aug 10, 2021
On site
Kathryn Willcox
Full time

Do you feel passionate about supporting high-performance, multinational teams? Do you thrive in a fast-paced startup environment with new problems to solve every day? Do you want to be part of a young and growing technology organization with a strong vision?

Then come join the Web3 Foundation team in Zug as a..

Finance Associate

Web3 Foundation accelerates the development and adoption of the decentralized web. We’re providing the framework and setting the standards for an ecosystem so that the most cutting-edge projects can work together, multiplying their benefit to society as a whole. We’re building the future of identity, privacy, financial markets and commerce through blockchain and cryptographic technologies. At the core of this work is Polkadot - a platform that enables blockchains of all kinds to interact and communicate with one another. This is an opportunity to work at the forefront of technological development and join in shaping the future of society for the better. 

We are a lean team with a flat organisation. You will report into the Chief Finance Officer and will work closely with the finance and operations teams in Zug.


  • Participate in monthly, quarterly and annual closing to ensure accuracy, timeliness and completeness

  • Manage fiat and crypto payments, including booking and reconciliation of crypto transactions

  • Prepare, reconcile and declare Swiss and German VAT statements

  • Reconcile Swiss salary and social security accounts

  • Support with preparing and participating in annual financial audits

  • Review and make suggestions to improve existing financial processes 

  • Oversee accounts payable and receivables

  • ​​Work closely with members of the Finance team to support various ad-hoc tasks such as budgeting, asset management and reporting


  • 3-5 years previous experience in finance and/or accounting

  • Apprenticeship (kaufmännische Ausbildung) and further education in accounting or bachelor's degree in a relevant field

  • Familiarity with Swiss accounting standards and auditing

  • High affinity to tech, advanced MS Excel skills and curiosity towards crypto/Blockchain technology

  • Self starter, positive attitude and ability to solve problems with minimal supervision

  • Results orientated with a high attention to detail and dedication towards quality and improvement

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, ability to prioritize and multitask

  • Excellent communication skills in English, German is a plus

A Plus

  • Previous experience with Abacus or similar accounting tools

  • Familiarity and/or experience with handling crypto wallets, payments and transactions

  • Familiarity with or a strong interest in the Web 3.0 movement, blockchain and other decentralized technologies


  • Competitive compensation and employee benefits

  • Regular company retreats at unique locations located around Europe

  • Opportunity to work in a multinational, high-performance  team with diverse backgrounds (i.e. physics, computer science, machine-learning algorithm design, legal, financial products, management consulting, marketing & advertising, etc.)

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