Finance Operations Director

Circle is a financial technology company at the epicenter of the emerging internet of money, where value can finally travel like other digital data — globally, nearly instantly and less expensively than legacy settlement systems. This ground-breaking new internet layer opens up previously unimaginable possibilities for payments, commerce and markets that can help raise global economic prosperity and enhance inclusion. Our infrastructure – including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar – helps businesses, institutions and developers harness these breakthroughs and capitalize on this major turning point in the evolution of money and technology.

What you’ll be part of:

Circle is committed to visibility and stability in everything we do. As we grow as an organization, we're expanding into some of the world's strongest jurisdictions. Speed and efficiency are motivators for our success and our employees live by our company values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence and High Integrity. Circlers are consistently evolving in a remote world where strength in numbers fuels team success. We have built a flexible and diverse work environment where new ideas are encouraged and everyone is a stakeholder.

What you’ll be responsible for:

Circle is looking for a senior leader to join the Finance Operations team that will play a critical role in the design and architecture of a scalable finance organization to support Circle’s expanding footprint in a maturing company environment. You will work directly with Finance and cross-functional teams to enable the design and rollout of Finance transformation, finance automation and streamlining of core finance processes, international expansion and product roadmap enablement.

What you'll work on:

  • Playing a key role in operationalization of Finance transformation initiatives (e.g. ERP implementation, subledger and reconciliation platform design), working closely with cross-functional teams across Finance, Engineering, Data and Product.
  • Leading core finance process enablement through requirements gathering, process design and automation working with Accounting, Tax, Treasury and FP&A teams.
  • Ensuring adequate change management processes, documentation and training are in place for finance system and new process launches to ensure seamless transitions.
  • Partnering with the Product team and internationalization working groups to ensure finance operational readiness for new legal entities and licensing activities.
  • Ensuring finance processes and system architecture are set up to scale globally to support the Company’s product roadmap and international expansion strategy.
  • Establishing strong relationships with all stakeholders including team members and leadership.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals.
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you’ll bring to Circle:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 15+ years of relevant work experience, working on finance transformation initiatives.
  • Experience working in Finance transformation in professional services capacity and within industry for rapidly growing technology companies would be highly sought after.
  • Strong understanding of Finance operations, including core finance processes, internal controls and financial systems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. You are comfortable interfacing with all levels and across all departments within the organization
  • Outstanding change management skills and the ability to lead teams through change.
  • Passion for developing processes and continuously improving internal workflows.
  • Detail-oriented, highly analytical, a skilled multi-tasker and problem-solver.
  • Self-motivated, attentive, and always follow through.
  • Driven to add value and continuously seek opportunities for improvement both individually and as a team.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and adapting to change.
  • Experience/familiarity with Slack, Apple MacOS and GSuite.

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.

Starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational needs. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations.

Base Pay Range: $187,500 - $240,000

Annual Bonus Target: 20%

Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). Circle has a discretionary vacation policy. We also provide 10 days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U.S.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Additionally, Circle participates in theE-Verify Programin certain locations, as required by law.



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