We’re searching for a Finance & Accounting Assistant to work in our Finance Team. For this specific role, it’s important to be located in a European timezone.

Our culture encompasses startup, corporate and lean management. We’re working to continuously improve our processes while growing the potential of Status as a whole.  The way we work is not conventional, and our new team member will have all the space to contribute to that and to influence change at all levels. Our world is often unpredictable – If this excites you, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

You’ll need to work with Xero and our chart of accounts, and it will take a little time to understand our processes and our policies. The Finance team is composed by Ruslan, Johannes and Rachel – and they will support you with every step.

You’ll deal regularly with daily accounting and recording of transactions; classification of team expenses; document management; bank reconciliations; intra-group transactions; month-end processes; payroll accounting; payment runs; services procurement; general ledger accounting (and other things as necessary).

Other tasks you will encounter on a regular basis: supporting quarter- and year-end processes; supporting intercompany accounting; assisting with tax and accounting reviews; supporting tax filings in different jurisdictions; supporting document preparation for suppliers and other stakeholders.

If you’re fascinated by the possibilities of blockchain technology and crypto, naturally curious, get a kick out of implementing lean processes to automate away repetition, enjoy rolling up your sleeves and find great satisfaction in solving business problems, this is your role.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with different jurisdictions, several types of assets and crypto accounting, all while making sure everything is in line with best practices of agile accounting.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for someone excited to join our organisation and that aligns with our values (https://status.im/about/#our-principles).

You must have 2 to 4 years of experience in the areas of Finance Operations and Accounting. We use Xero as our accounting platform, so we would need you to know your way around it. Lastly, as we deal with a lot of cryptos, we would expect you to understand cryptocurrencies and the challenges in accounting, or have experience working with several currencies and/or intangible assets. You need to have a startup background or similar work experience.

Big plus if you’re:

– Part-qualified (ACCA, CIMA, or EU equivalent)
– Experienced with cryptocurrencies operations and accounting
– Experienced with lean financial processes and automated workflows
– Experienced with intra-group processes
– Able to communicate in German and accustomed to working remotely and to async workflows

Hiring process

Interview with one of our People Ops team;
Interview with Rachel and Johannes, Finance team colleagues;
Interview with Ruslan, Finance Director;
A compensated 10-15 hour work trial project to get a feel for how we’d work together.

The steps may change along the way if we see it makes sense to adapt the interview stages, so please consider the above as a guideline. We’re looking for someone to join our team as soon as possible, and we’re hoping to close the hiring process ideally by the end of June 2021.


The salary is paid in a local currency and/or crypto, and depends on experience. We also offer a grant of Status Network Tokens distributed over a three-year period. More info on SNT here: https://status.im/snt-utility/.

About Status

Status is the gateway to the decentralized web. We’re building the tools and infrastructure for the advancement of a secure, private, and open web3. With the high level goals of preserving the right to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship, and promoting economic trade in a transparent, open manner, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join and contribute.

As an organization, Status seeks to push the web3 ecosystem forward through research, creation of developer tools, and support of the open source community. Our core products include an open source, Ethereum-based app for mobile and desktop that gives users the power to chat, make payments and browse the decentralized web, as well as foundational infrastructure for the whole Ethereum ecosystem including the Nimbus ETH 1.0 and 2.0 clients, the Keycard hardware wallet, and the Waku messaging protocol which is a continuation of Whisper.

Who are we?

We’re a remote team made up of ~75 core contributors and a growing number of community members scattered around the globe. We care deeply about open source software, and our organizational structure has minimal hierarchy and no fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organization’s priorities.