Accounting Manager

Avalara Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 1 week ago

The Finance team at Avalara is seeking an experienced Manager of Accounting. Reporting to the Director of Accounting, this position is a newly created role due to company-growth. This individual will be responsible for participating in and coordinating the month-end close for global operations and compiling the results into monthly financial statements and management reports for scheduled distribution to management. This role will manage three-to-four direct reports who work closely with various department business leaders to ensure delivery of accurate financial statements.

Job Duties:

  • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual closing cycle

  • Review and approve journal entries and account reconciliations

  • Manage the month-end financial review process and variance analysis for expense and balance sheet accounts

  • Oversee the global consolidation process in NetSuite, including intercompany eliminations and foreign currency translation

  • Ensure the NetSuite consolidated results are compliant with US GAAP and meet statutory tax reporting requirements

  • Develop and maintain accounting policies, procedures and related documentation to support strong internal controls in accordance with SOX 404 and US GAAP

  • Become a subject matter expert for the NetSuite ERP, collaborating with the Purchasing, Revenue, Finance Systems, FP&A, Financial Reporting and International teams to provide support for system enhancements and process improvements

  • Manage, develop, mentor and regularly assess and review performance metrics for a team of direct reports

  • Maximize efficiencies, organize work processes and procedures, and automate procedures through system improvements

  • Complete ad-hoc analysis and projects as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting

  • Minimum 7 years of accounting experience

  • Minimum 3 years of people management experience

  • CPA and public accounting experience are preferred

  • NetSuite systems experience is preferred

  • Experience with internal controls and SOX compliance is preferred

  • Experience performing intercompany accounting for both foreign and domestic entities is preferred

  • Highly proficient analyzing data in Microsoft Excel

  • Skilled in writing policies and procedures

  • Experience in team management and career development

  • The ideal candidate has the following traits:

  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility

  • High integrity and ethical standards

  • Ability to communicate effectively with and develop effective working relationships with a wide range of internal stakeholders

  • Strong leadership presence with the ability to think conceptually and make effective decisions

  • Proven ability to influence and make an impact

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types. The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use. The Avalara Compliance Cloud platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world.

Avalara offers more than 600 pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications, making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers. Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns, and manages millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents.

Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and overseas in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India. More information at


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