Overview

Looking to join a world-class blockchain development team? Ava Labs makes it simple to deploy high-performance solutions for Web3, led by innovations on Avalanche. The company was founded by Cornell computer scientists, who partnered with Wall Street veterans and early Web3 leaders to execute a promising vision for redefining the way people build permissionless networks. Ava Labs is redefining the way people create value with Web3. Join us as we empower people to easily and freely digitize all the worldโ€™s assets on one open, programmable blockchain platform

We seek a seasoned Head of Treasury with substantial operational expertise and a profound understanding of digital assets and risk analysis. This pivotal role involves managing and safeguarding the company’s financial assets, optimizing treasury operations, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards in the dynamic landscape of digital finance. The position requires a leader skilled in strategic financial planning, advanced financial analysis, and effective risk management, especially in managing cash and AVAX (Avalanche) asset fluctuations within the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency and decentralized finance (DeFi) sectors.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Strategic Planning and Forecasting:
    • Lead strategic liquidity and financial planning, focusing on detailed cash and AVAX assets projections to support the company’s growth and strategic objectives
    • Develop sophisticated forecasting models to accurately predict liquidity needs and asset value fluctuations, integrating market trends and company goals
  • Cash and Liquidity Management:
    • Direct operational treasury activities, including cash flow optimization, liquidity forecasting, and payment processing, in line with strategic objectives
    • Devise liquidity strategies to navigate the unique challenges of cryptocurrency assets and DeFi, with a particular focus on AVAX dynamics
    • Implement proactive liquidity monitoring and forecasting to manage crypto market volatility effectively
  • Financial Operations:
    • Optimize crypto staking operations while balancing liquidity requirements
    • Manage bank accounts, ensuring appropriate maintenance and signatory authority
    • Collaborate with finance, accounting, legal, and compliance teams for integrated treasury operations and adherence to best practices and regulatory standards
    • Align liquidity management with the company’s broader investment and financing strategies
    • Ensure daily cash operations are efficient and cash flow forecasts meet operational demands
  • Risk Management, Forecasting, and Modeling:
    • Establish a comprehensive risk management framework addressing the unique risks of digital assets, especially regarding cash and AVAX
    • Employ advanced modeling and forecasting to assess and mitigate market impacts on treasury operations
    • Continuously refine risk management strategies to keep pace with the evolving digital asset markets
    • Assess and monitor counterparty risks associated with the company’s financial partners and service providers
    • Conduct regular reviews of counterparty risk exposure and adjust risk management strategies as necessary
  • Financial Operations, Reporting, and Compliance:
    • Guide the treasury team in utilizing technology and financial software to streamline operations and ensure policy and regulatory compliance
    • Maintain all treasury activities within legal, corporate governance, and internal policy frameworks
    • Regularly report on cash position, liquidity forecasts, and counterparty risks to senior management and stakeholders
  • Leadership and Team Development:
    • Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement, fostering collaboration and peak performance
    • Enhance cross-functional collaboration, ensuring effective communication and partnership across departments

WHAT YOU WILL BRING

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related field; Master’s degree or certifications (e.g., CTP, CPA) preferred
  • At least seven years of experience in treasury, finance, or similar roles, with significant emphasis on digital assets and risk management
  • Proven expertise in financial planning, risk management, and treasury operations, particularly with digital assets like AVAX
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and leadership skills and a deep understanding of market dynamics and digital assets
  • Exceptional communication skills and experience in stakeholder and relationship management

NICE TO HAVE

  • Experience with blockchain technologies, cryptocurrency transactions, and security protocols
  • Familiarity with treasury and financial software, plus advanced data analysis tools (e.g., Excel, Python, SQL)
  • Understanding of Multi-Party Computation (MPC) tools and techniques

Salary Range:ย $176,000 to $245,000

(**This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, a final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.)

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WHY AVA LABS?

If you’ve ever thought about joining an early stage Web3 company – this is it! We’re a global, world-class team of experts in computer science, economics, finance, marketing, and law with offices in New York City and Miami. We’re highly passionate about Web3 and redefining the way people build and use finance and decentralized applications of all kinds. The company received early-stage funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, and Polychain Capital, with angel investments from Balaji Srinivasan and Naval Ravikant. Join us and be a pioneer in a new technology that will have implications across a range of verticals such as finance, gaming, investing, collectibles, among many others.

Ava Labs is committed to diversity in the workplace and weโ€™re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not hire on basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.