Senior Internal Auditor

Finance Brighton, United Kingdom


Avalara is seeking a Senior Internal Auditor to join our team! This position will be vital in the development of the Internal Audit department as we expand and establish our international presence. We are looking for a self-starter, someone who can develop solid working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and serve as a trusted advisor. If you want to join a rapidly growing company and help shape a newly formed department, this position is for you.

Job Duties:


  • Develop and maintain standardized best practices, policies, and systems for Internal Audit.

  • Assist in the development of a risk-based audit plan.

  • Develop project objects, scope and audit programs.

  • Perform audit assessments evaluating the design and effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting (includes financial controls and IT general controls) as part of Avalara's SOX program.

  • Prepare clear, concise written reports on audit results and findings.

  • Work closely with process owners to ensure corrective action plans are in place to remediate gaps or deficiencies.

  • Perform follow up audits to ensure remediation of findings and report the status of remediation efforts.

  • Develop and deliver training over Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 and other audit areas.

  • Assist in the coordination with external auditors on their annual audit plan and facilitate with the affected teams to minimize the impact.

  • Assist with internal investigations regarding financial reporting matters as they arise.

  • Provide audit perspective to special projects assigned, including data analytics, business and asset acquisitions, financing transactions.

Qualifications:​


  • Five or more years related job experience, including experience in public accounting.

  • Proven and thorough knowledge of US GAAP, COSO internal control framework, PCAOB audit standards, and other regulatory requirements.

  • Outstanding knowledge of internal control concepts and experience evaluating and determining the adequacy of controls.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to connect with individuals at all levels in the organization.

  • Critical qualities to be successful include:

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Effectively able to direct and prioritize multiple and complex projects to completion within deadlines

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Encourage and demonstrate a spirit of continuous improvement

  • High integrity and ethical standards

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field required. Master's in Audit, Accounting or Business preferred.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) credential required (or actively working towards).

  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or other related certification preferred.

  • Public company experience strongly desired.

  • Experience with Galvanize Highbond and ACL Analytics strongly preferred.

About Avalara:

We're building cloud-based tax compliance solutions to handle every transaction in the world. Imagine every transaction you make — every tank of gas, cup of coffee, or pair of sneakers, every movie ticket, meal kit, or streamed song, every sensor-to-sensor ping. Nearly every time you make a purchase, physical or digital, there's an accompanying unique and nuanced tax compliance calculation.

The logic behind calculating taxes — the rules, rates, and boundaries — is a global, layered, three-dimensional mess of complexity, with compliance dictated by governments and applied by every business, every day.

Avalara works with businesses of all sizes, all over the world — from corner stores to gigantic global retailers — to calculate tax accurately and automatically, at speeds measured in milliseconds. That's a massive technical challenge, in terms of scale, reliability, and complexity, and we do it better than anyone.

That's why we're growing fast. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world, in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, India, and the U.K.

Equal Opportunities:

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Avalara is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can follow this process outlined when applying for a position: Please provide your name and contact information to our recruitment team at [email protected]

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.