Controller Inposia R4491

Accounting Brighton, United Kingdom

Due to the acquisition of the Inposia group of companies in Q2 2021, Avalara is looking for a Controller to support the existing finance team in implementing SOX compliant processes across all end to end processes. This role will require the successful candidate to design and implement short term fixes to ensure an acceptable level of compliance while working on longer term standardization with global Avalara processes.

This role will suit an experienced finance professional looking to challenge themselves in a high growth environment.

Fluent German language and familiarity with HGB accounting requirements in Germany is essential for this role Additionally, familiarity with accounting requirements in Italy would be a distinct advantage.

Initially this will be a very hands-on role and will need to focus on building standard models and procedures which can subsequently be delegated to more junior team members.

Job Duties

  • Implement timely preparation and review of all balance sheet account reconciliations. Analyses changes in balance sheet and income statement accounts and prepare a report explaining significant variances every month. Own local statutory compliance for the group of companies

  • Work with the Chief Accounting Officer, internal tax team and external experts on income tax filings, transfer pricing, and other tax matters

  • Support in defining and executing a road map to improve the control environment

  • Work with Avalara finance to adopt consistent accounting policies (e.g. capitalisation of engineering costs/commissions etc)

  • Work with Internal Audit to identify and implement SOX controls.


  • Recognized accounting qualification with 10 years + experience.

  • Fluent in German language.

  • Previous exposure to US GAAP/ the accounting requirements of a US listed company would be an advantage

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively at all levels, and across organizations and geographies

  • Track record of embracing change and dealing with ambiguity

  • Able to delegate effectively and mentor more junior team members

  • Big 4 audit experience would be an advantage

  • Other European Languages would be an advantage

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 fuel, cup of coffee, or pair of shoes, 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, colour, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, or any other factor protected by law.

Reasonable Accommodation:

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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.