Blockchain Senior Associate

at Armanino McKenna Certified Public Accountants & Consultants
Published November 13, 2022
Location San Francisco, CA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


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The Senior Associate will lead and manage engagements with crypto-native and non-crypto-native business in an advisory capacity. He/she will assist in the development of cutting edge, blockchain-based assurance products and technology such as TrustExplorer. He/she will also serve as a digital asset subject matter expert and liaison for existing service lines (audit, tax, consulting). He/she will also be responsible for leading internal resource allocation, marketing, and strategic efforts. He/she will lead and manage IT & Security related projects in the blockchain and crypto industry including SOC 1 and SOC 2.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Lead and manage engagements with crypto-native and non-crypto-native business in an advisory capacity
* Lead engagements teams that include implementing processes, controls and systems enabling clients to securely acquire, hold, transact and account for digital assets.
* Assist with product development and roadmap for the development of cutting edge, blockchain-based assurance products and technology.
* Manage relationships and allocate resources for internal and engagement projects across subject areas, such as marketing, business development, and product management.
* Responsible for the execution of blockchain/crypto-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 engagement methodologies and practice structure for internal and external efforts
* Identify new market opportunities, contribute highly to business development efforts, and develop partnerships with industry participants
* Write and publish industry-specific research and thought leadership content, both internally and externally

Supervisory Responsibility

Yes, this position has supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers/scanners, and 'smart' conference rooms. Stationed at their assigned desk or at co-workers desk when providing support coverage. However, the individual may work remotely as appropriate.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work



This position requires travel when appropriate. Historically, this includes 10% intra-office travel and 5% travel to client sites for a total of 15% total travel.

Required Education and Experience

* Bachelor or Master's degree in Accounting/Finance, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
* 5+ years relevant consulting, public accounting, or industry experience.
* Deep understanding of cryptocurrency, digital assets, blockchains, and other distributed ledger technologies and a passion for the industry
* Deep understanding of the IT, Accounting, and operational technicalities of Digital Asset and DLTs
* Deep experience using Cryptocurrency Exchanges, DeFi Products, various cryptocurrency wallets, crypto subledgers, etc.
* CPA, CISA, CISSP, MBA, JD, or equivalent preferred
* Experience developing, managing, and shipping successful industry products
* Expertise in cryptography, symmetric/asymmetric (public/private key), hash functions, encryption/signatures
* Hands-on experience with cryptocurrency, asset custody, FinTech or other financial services
* Key-developed Strategic Industry relationships
* Reliable transportation with the ability to travel throughout the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Area.
* Experience with Python, Solidity, Java, C+, or other relevant coding preferred

Work Authorization & Background Check

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the position requires eligibility for employment in the United States. Such documentation must be provided within three (3) business days of the date of hire. The position also requires an adequate reference and background checks.

AAP/EEO Statement

Armanino LLP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Armanino LLP complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Armanino LLP expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Armanino LLP's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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