Sr. Accountant, Financial Reporting

Finance Seattle, Washington


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

Job Duties:

  • 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
  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations in assigned areas such as stock-based compensation, leases, 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

Qualifications:

  • B.A. in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 3 years of corporate or 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

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.