Finance Manager

Finance Remote, United States


Want to join a dynamic, rapidly growing SaaS company that's disrupting a multi-billion-dollar industry? That's what we're doing here at Avalara. We're looking for a skilled Financial Manager to join our world-class Financial Planning and Analysis team.

The Financial Manager will be an important member of the Finance team. This position will report to the Senior Manager of FP&A, and directly partner with sales leaders and be responsible for creating sales efficiency models, analyzing financial performance, investigating trends, improving forecasting and managing headcount in support of an International Sales organization. The ideal candidate possesses strong financial modeling skills, is detailed oriented, an effective communicator and able to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

*This position can be remote in the United States*

Core Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain complex financial models that may cover areas including bookings, revenue, expense, and headcount over both near-term and long-range periods.
  • To work with Budget Owners on the annual budget and monthly forecast, this includes being able to manage all Headcount and OPEX for Budget Owners and help provide insights into past performance and ensure future costs are being projected correctly while also ensuring Top Line numbers are being achieved.
  • Collaborate with Sales Leaders and Sales Operations to communicate results, monitor key metrics and highlight trends.
  • Be able to understand how different components of a Sales Compensation plan can help deliver the right mix of bookings for the company and compensation to the sales team.
  • Partner with senior finance leaders, including the CFO, with ad-hoc modeling and business analysis projects.
  • Present trends and findings in data to Sales Executive to inform and persuade them on business decisions.

Qualifications

  • 7-10 years of financial analysis experience
  • Advanced Excel skills, including experience building detailed financial models
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with a proven track record of partnering within and across functions to improve processes and drive results
  • Basic understanding of GAAP accounting principles
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience being a people manager
  • Experience working with Workday Adaptive Planning, Salesforce.com, Tableau and/or PowerBI
  • Public company finance experience
  • Advanced degree and/or professional certification (MBA/CPA/CFA)

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.

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.

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.