Finance and Administration Manager

Informal Systems is a full-suite Research & Development institution. We work on bold research problems at the intersection of formal verification and distributed systems and develop high-value distributed systems infrastructure in Rust.

We’re looking for a Finance & Administration Manager who will help drive best practices and scale operational capacity at Informal. You’ll work closely with the COO, and People Operations to help create an efficient and robust financial management system as well as a scalable organization that supports a positive and inclusive work environment for all employees.

We are an international remote-first (but not remote-only) team with offices in Toronto, Vienna, Lausanne and Berlin. As a Finance & Administration Manager you will have the ability to work in an exciting industry with a global team, and help define a playbook for managing cryptocurrency finances.

If you are interested in gaining exposure to the blockchain ecosystem and are eager to work for a scaling technology company, Informal Systems is the place to be!

What your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Manage relationship with external bookkeepers and accountants
  • Work with bookkeepers and payroll providers to reconcile accounting inaccuracies or imbalances.
  • Work on maintaining accurate cryptocurrency accounting records
  • Work closely with the COO and bookkeepers to maintain financial budgets and forecasts.
  • Work closely with the COO and team leads to develop annual budgets and update forecasts.
  • Review expenses and invoices and manage A/P process
  • Review biweekly payroll
  • Work with external accountants on tax filings
  • Apply for government grants in the jurisdictions in which Informal operates
  • Helping with facilities + office management in Canada and Europe
  • Working with People Operations to review and implement employee benefits plans
  • Assist with applications and insurance policy management
  • Ensure accurate documentation and recording of company assets for IT and security policies
  • Help manage legal document organization. Maintaining clean records of legal engagements, contracts and helping to assist with Minute Book management.
  • Assist People Operations with new employee onboarding procedures, including purchasing equipment, sending welcome packages etc.
  • Assist in planning travel and events including conferences and company retreats

What we look for in a successful Senior Rust Engineer:

  • 3-5 years relevant work experience
  • Experience with accounting and finance management
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Some experience with cryptocurrency financial management and accounting is preferred but not required.
  • Experience with the command line is a bonus but not required (much of the cryptocurrency software we use is command-line only and does not have a user interface)

About Informal:

Informal is a remote-first company with offices in Toronto, Lausanne, Vienna and Berlin. We are structured like a worker’s cooperative, where important corporate actions are subject to one-person-one-vote democratic control by the member-employees. We provide 5-weeks of paid vacation, lifestyle benefits, and annual retreats with the whole team. We envision a sustainable future of cooperatively owned and governed, open-source, distributed organizations running on reliable distributed systems and are excited to grow the team with amazing individuals who believe in making this future a reality.


  • Location: Berlin, Toronto, Vienna, Lausanne, Remote
  • Job Type: Full-time

To Apply:

Please apply via this this Google form where you’ll be prompted to upload a cover letter, CV, and other information that will help the review process go smoothly.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and encourage applications from people of all race, religion, colour, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.