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Finance Engineer Intern



Accounting & Finance
Paris, France · Illinois, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Internship (6 months) - Full Time - Paris - 1,500€/month

Job Description

Kiln is the leading enterprise-grade staking platform, enabling institutional customers to stake assets, and to white-label staking functionality into their offering.

We are seeking a Finance Engineer Intern to join our dynamic Finance team at Kiln. In this role, you will support the operation of Kiln’s financial systems through data monitoring, analysis, and report creation, as well as by contributing to process automation solutions. You will work closely with our Head of Finance and collaborate with the Sales and Engineering teams to ensure the reliability of Kiln’s financial data for both internal and external stakeholders. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced industry and play a key role in Kiln’s growth and success.


  • Monitoring & analysis:

    • Monitor Proof-of-Stake protocols and blockchain networks to identify and analyze financial implications. Keep updated on market trends and regulatory changes to inform our strategies.

  • Data integration & management:

    • Integrate various data sources, including on-chain information, blockchain aggregators/explorers, and internal services, using APIs. Ensure data accuracy, completeness, and consistency in Kiln’s databases.

  • Financial reporting:

    • Develop and deliver comprehensive financial reports tailored to the needs of Kiln, our partners and customers. Use data analysis to create custom reports that track Kiln's financial metrics (Revenue, Expenses, AUS, etc.) and provide valuable insights to our customers (Staking activity, Reward statements, etc.).

  • Innovation in automation:

    • Create new internal tools and automated solutions to enhance the efficiency of Kiln’s financial and operational processes, including billing, treasury management, and cryptocurrency transaction reconciliation.

  • Customer & leadership support:

    • Address customer inquiries related to invoicing and financial data. Work closely with the leadership team, providing finance insights to aid in risk mitigation and opportunity identification

Preferred Profile

Skills & background:

  • SQL and Python: Proficient in data analytics using SQL and Python.

  • Blockchain and Crypto: Demonstrated interest; knowledge of protocols, blockchain explorers, and smart contracts is a plus.

  • Financial Modeling: Basic understanding of financial modeling, KPIs, and reporting with Google Sheets and Excel.

  • Education: Pursuing or completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Technology or Finance.

  • Languages: Fluent in English and French.

Soft Skills:

  • Humility & team-spirit.

  • Willing to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment.

  • Organized and rigorous.

  • Passionate about tech startups.

  • Curious and able to dig into a topic and follow through.


  • Tech: Python, SQL (PostgreSQL), API (REST, JSON).

  • Tools: BI, Google Sheets, Excel, Postman, GitHub, Slack.

What We Offer

  • A fast-paced, no bureaucratic work environment.

  • Opportunity to learn from industry experts.

  • Potential for a full-time position upon successful completion of the internship.

Interview Process

  1. 1st Phone screen (15 min)

  2. Take-home exercise (< 3 hours)

  3. Technical interview (60min)

  4. Culture fit interview (45min)

  5. Offer!

We're looking forward to chatting!

About Kiln

Kiln is the leading enterprise-grade staking platform, enabling institutional customers to stake assets, and to whitelabel staking functionality into their offering. Our platform is API-first and enables fully automated validators, rewards, and data and commission management.

With over $8+ billion crypto assets being programmatically staked, Kiln has a particularly strong track record on Ethereum as we run over 4.3% of the network; this includes 40,000+ validators with 0 slashing events.

The team is made up of over 65 ecosystem enthusiasts formerly at Google, Circle, Ledger, Chainalysis, and other leading technology and cryptocurrency companies.

Join Kiln and help us make the web more secure, stable, decentralized, and fair!

This role is specifically for interns based or willing to be based in the Paris area, and already studying in France (student visa).