Senior Internal Auditor

Finance | Seattle, WA, United States

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Avalara is seeking a Senior Internal Auditor to join our team! This position will be vital in the development of the Internal Audit department including implementing and establishing policies, best practices, and standards. We are looking for someone who can develop solid working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and serve as a trusted advisor. If you want to join a growing company and help shape a newly formed department, this position is for you.

Job Duties

  • Develop and maintain standardized best practices, policies, and systems for Internal Audit
  • Assist in the development of a risk-based audit plan
  • Develop project objects, scope and audit programs
  • Perform audit assessments evaluating the design and effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting (includes financial controls and IT general controls) as part of Avalara's SOX program
  • Prepare clear, concise written reports on audit results and findings
  • Work closely with process owners to ensure corrective action plans are in place to remediate gaps or deficiencies
  • Perform follow up audits to ensure remediation of findings and report the status of remediation efforts
  • Develop and deliver training over Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 and other audit areas
  • Assist in the coordination with external auditors on their annual audit plan and facilitate with the affected teams to minimize the impact
  • Assist with internal investigations regarding financial reporting matters as they arise
  • Provide audit perspective to special projects assigned, including ACH Rules Compliance, business and asset acquisitions, financing transactions

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field required. Master's in Audit, Accounting or Business preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) credential required (or actively working towards). Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or other related certification preferred
  • Public company experience strongly desired
  • Five or more years related job experience, including experience in public accounting
  • Proven and thorough knowledge of US GAAP, COSO internal control framework, PCAOB audit standards, and other regulatory requirements
  • Outstanding knowledge of internal control concepts and experience evaluating and determining the adequacy of controls
  • Experience with Galvanize Highbond and ACL Analytics strongly preferred
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to connect with individuals at all levels in the organization
  • Critical qualities to be successful include:
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Effectively able to direct and prioritize multiple and complex projects to completion within deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Encourage and demonstrate a spirit of continuous improvement
  • High integrity and ethical standards
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