Senior Accountant – Financial Reporting

Finance Remote, United States


Job Description

The Senior Accountant – Financial Reporting is a key member of the Financial Reporting team that will be responsible for preparing quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP. This role will also be responsible for the accounting of internally developed software and cloud computing arrangements in accordance with ASC 350. Reporting to the Manager of Financial Reporting, the Senior Accountant – Financial Reporting will assist in adoption of new accounting standards, as well as the documentation of internal controls over financial reporting.

Duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:


  • Collaborate with different functional teams to provide training and continue to develop and improve accounting processes
  • Prepare and review quarterly and annual financial statements for timely filing with the SEC (Form 10-Q and Form 10-K), including review of XBRL
  • Prepare and review quarterly Earnings Release and financial schedules
  • Perform independent technical accounting research and document conclusions in memoranda
  • Manage the review and capitalization of costs for internally developed software and cloud computing arrangements and related quarterly close activities, including meeting with business contacts to gather information, evaluating costs to be capitalized, preparing journal entries and providing ongoing analysis
  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations in assigned areas such as stock-based compensation, leases, internally developed software, cloud computing arrangements, etc. for month-end close
  • Document processes and templates to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Assist in performing, documenting, and monitoring effectiveness of internal controls related to compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Support internal and external auditors with testing of internal controls and the annual audit and quarterly review

Our preferred candidate:


  • B.A. in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum five years' experience or three years public accounting experience, CPA preferred
  • Experience with U.S. GAAP and internal controls, preferably in a public company environment
  • Able to articulate technical accounting guidance and apply it to real world situations
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize workload
  • Ability to think analytically to solve non-recurring and complex issues
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic, high-growth environment
  • Positive and “Can do” attitude and detail-oriented
  • Familiarity with NetSuite or similar ERP system
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills

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.