Management Accountant

Finance | Brighton, United Kingdom

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Due to explosive growth in the EMEA region we are looking for an ambitious qualified accountant to join the team in a Management accounting role. This is a great role for someone with energy and ambition looking to take the next step in their career. The role will support activity across several of the EMEA finance teams to get an excellent education in how a US multinational operates. As a SAAS company, revenue recognition and subscription billing is key to our financial processes so this role will take responsibility for the revenue line for one of the business units. In addition, this role will work closely with the core accounting team to deliver month end, process improvement and control compliance.

Job Duties

  • Lead month end close on revenue for one of our product lines. Use judgement to apply ASC606 to reported revenue and work with the sales team to ensure any new or unusual revenue is correctly classified and reported.

  • Participate in process improvement and automation to build a robust, scalable finance function in EMEA.

  • Take ownership of specific areas of month end close.

  • Perform and document SOX internal control procedures.

  • Prepare quarterly review and year-end audit schedules, interact and provide details for testing to internal and external auditors.

Qualifications

  • Recognized accounting qualification (ACA/CPA/CIMA/ACCA).

  • Strong analytical skills and aptitude to analyse and summarize large amounts of data from multiple systems to provide insight into business issues.

  • Able to work under own initiative while keeping leadership appropriately informed.

  • Track record of embracing change and dealing with ambiguity.

  • Able to manage stakeholders and communicate complex issue clearly to non-finance audiences.

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and activities to meet tight deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous exposure to US GAAP/ the accounting requirements of a US listed company.

  • Knowledge of Power BI or Tableau or SQL would be an advantage.

  • 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 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, 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 recruitmentEMEA@avalara.com

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