Accounting Manager

Job description

Our company:
At Proton, we envision an internet where privacy is the default, and we’re building ways to help all people secure their digital lives and take control of their data. ProtonMail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). And since its inception, the company has grown at a fast pace and today has over 40 million users.

Our principal product, ProtonMail, is the world’s largest secure email service. Our second product, ProtonVPN, is one of the world’s most popular VPN services. Our vision is to build an internet platform for the protection of digital rights, and we are also developing additional products, including ProtonCalendar, ProtonDrive, and more to come.

Proton users include leaders of the Hong Kong protest movement, New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens from over 180 countries. Our team is diverse and dynamic, representing over 30 different nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Prague, Vilnius, Skopje, and Taipei. We're also considering future potential office locations such as London and Barcelona

What you will do:

As the Accounting Manager, you will oversee the set-up, ongoing management, and continuous improvement of the company’s accounting and reporting policies. This includes reviewing and analyzing finances, ensuring compliance with regulations and refining reporting documentation. This is all performed while verifying the integrity and accuracy of financial operations, safeguarding organisational assets and developing efficient business processes to record revenue.
The Accounting Manager is also responsible for overseeing certain contracts as it relates to financial reporting, leading strategic planning for accounting policies and maintaining internal controls over financial transactions. Moreover, this role will have a remit to support the planning of the financial function itself within the company to build a world-class finance department that will enable the rapid scaling of the business


Role and responsibilities: 

  • Manage the general accounting function,
  • Develop accounting organisational strategies by contributing accounting and financial information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction; Establishing functional objectives in line with organisational objectives,
  • Oversee the completion of ledger accounts and financial statements,
  • Evaluate and make appropriate improvements to internal accounting processes ensuring that practices are in line with the overall goals of the organisation,
  • Provide financial projections by coordinating budget/forecast preparation; collecting, analysing, and consolidating financial information; Advising departments on the collection and analysis of data,
  • Lead and direct the work of others,
  • Maintain sufficient funds by forecasting cash requirements and obligations,
  • Support the planning of capitalisation options for the company,
  • Advise on tax strategies to management; File returns.


Job requirements


  • At least 7+ years of experience in the field of accounting,
  • Proficiency in the use ERP, BI, Accounting and Payroll solutions (various), data modelling skills, as well as productivity tools,
  • Prior experience technology / digital related industries, companies, or practices,
  • Prior experience preparing information for audits,
  • Strong organisation skills, flexibility and the ability to set priorities,
  • Ability to prioritise and juggle concurrent demands,
  • Work accurately with close attention to detail,
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information,
  • Master’s Degree preferable in Accounting or related discipline with professional certifications such as CPA,
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Why you should join Proton:


  • We work on interesting, challenging problems every day. There is never a dull moment.
  • Our startup culture means everyone’s opinion matters. You can have a significant impact.
  • Our rapid growth means there are many opportunities for advancement.
  • The chance to do something meaningful. Proton protects dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
  • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default. Join the privacy revolution that is changing the world.


Proton uses the Recruitee recruitment platform for more effective hiring process and a better candidate experience. Your data will always be kept confidential and is not shared with any third parties. Keep in mind that you will receive emails from the email address careers@protonmail.recruitee.com or other addresses on the protonmail.recruitee.com domain.