Deloitte seeks crypto experts
Big Four accounting firm Deloitte is ramping up its crypto expertise, actively seeking individuals with cryptocurrency knowledge to join its team. While other "Big Four" accounting firms like Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers have no crypto-related job openings, Deloitte has over 300 in the United States alone, with almost all of them posted just a week ago on LinkedIn.
Deloitte has several job titles related to cryptocurrency, such as Blockchain & Digital Assets Manager, which is available in 97 different locations across the United States. Other job titles include Tax Manager, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, available in 18 U.S. locations, and Tax Manager, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency in NFTs, with openings in three US locations.
The role of Blockchain & Digital Assets Manager lists responsibilities to include providing various services such as financial statement audit, internal controls specific to blockchain and digital assets, audit readiness for blockchain and digital asset transactions, IPO readiness and SEC reporting services, SPAC transactions and accounting advisory services for digital asset transactions.
Applicants for the role of Tax Manager will manage teams providing tax advisory and compliance services to a diverse range of clients, including those in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries. The responsibilities include leading clients in legal entity structuring and analyzing tokens and deals, among others.
This move comes as Deloitte signals its continued support and interest in Web3 and crypto. In February, the firm announced a partnership with Vatom, a Web3 platform, to provide immersive experiences to different industries. This collaboration offers various opportunities for companies looking to enhance culture using virtual reality, as well as for brands aiming to improve community engagement.
Circle reportedly hired Deloitte to audit its proof-of-reserves in January, further solidifying Deloitte's interest and involvement in the crypto space.
As of now, LinkedIn has received over 1,000 applications from multiple locations for the different job roles, and there are several crossover listings on Deloitte’s website. It is unclear if these positions that Deloitte seeks to fill were advertised previously.
This move by Deloitte reflects the increasing demand for cryptocurrency experts as more businesses and industries explore the potential of blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies. With its extensive reach and expertise in accounting, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and legal services, Deloitte is well-positioned to provide top-notch services to its clients in the crypto and blockchain space.