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Fund Controller

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Cayman Islands
Base Salary
138k-172k USD
Ava Labs

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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 world’s assets on one open, programmable blockchain platform

As the Fund Controller and Finance Manager, you will be instrumental in managing and overseeing the financial operations of our investment activities, explicitly focusing on BVI Investments and Blizzard. This position requires a deep understanding of US GAAP (specifically ASC 946), tax regulations, and a strong background in crypto-native financial transactions. You will act as a crucial link between the investment team and finance operations, ensuring accurate financial reporting and effective management of investments.


  • Investment and Financial Oversight: Strong knowledge of US GAAP (ASC 946) and tax regulations. Execute various crypto-native transactions, including token transfers, vesting contracts, SAFT, and Equity transactions.

  • Investment Management Support: Support and work directly with the investment team as the Finance & Operations liaison. Manage vesting schedules relevant to SAFT / SAFE-T investments and valuations for 200+ investments across various forms (Levels 1, 2, and 3).

  • Custody and Administrative Management: Manage interfaces with a variety of crypto custody providers and assist with the management of fund administrators.

  • Financial Reporting and Compliance: Lead the issuance of quarterly/annual financial statements K-1s and coordinate audits. Oversee fund expense accruals, allocations, and reimbursements where applicable.

  • Investor Relations: Coordinate distributions and provide NAV estimates to select investors before completing final NAV packages. Respond effectively to investor communications.

  • Coordination and Collaboration: Coordinate with portfolio companies to obtain quarterly metrics and facilitate DDQs.

  • Tax Management: Manage external tax advisors to ensure compliance and optimization of tax obligations.

  • Project Management: Perform ad hoc related tasks and projects as assigned, demonstrating proactive ownership and initiative.


  • Adaptability and Resourcefulness: A 'can-do' attitude capable of being scrappy and resourceful in a dynamic environment. Able to make critical trade-off decisions and prioritize effectively under pressure.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication abilities, demonstrated experience in a leadership role influencing cross-functional teams, high integrity, and the ability to work collaboratively.

  • Proactive and Self-Motivated: High energy and an autonomous work style; requires minimal supervision and takes initiative to tackle problems and challenges as they arise.

  • Attention to Detail and Strategic Perspective: Exceptional attention to detail without losing sight of the bigger picture. Demonstrates the ability to think critically and analytically, enabling effective problem-solving and decision-making under tight deadlines.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field. Advanced degree or professional certification (e.g., CPA) preferred.

  • Experience: At least 5+ years of fund or partnership accounting experience, ideally in a crypto-focused environment.

  • Technical Skills: Strong proficiency in Excel / Google Sheets for financial modeling and analysis.

  • Location: Reside in the Cayman Islands

Salary Range: $137,600 to $171,800

(**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.)


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 we’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.

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