Staff Accountant

Finance | Seattle, WA, United States

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The Corporate Accounting team at Avalara is seeking a Staff Accountant reporting to the Corporate Accounting Manager. This position is a newly created role due to company-growth. This individual will be responsible for tasks such as reconciling accounts, preparing journal entries and reports, researching variances, performing account analysis, maintaining accounting system data, and communicating with other teams.


  • Perform month-end, quarterly and annual closing activities in compliance with GAAP and Company internal control accounting policies, including the preparation and review of journal entries, account reconciliations, ad hoc analysis, and reporting
  • Reconciling cash accounts and initiating weekly bank wires
  • Prepare variance analysis and supporting schedules for various accounts
  • Preparation of requested audit documentation and analyses
  • Collaborate with different functional teams to continue to develop accounting processes and actively contribute to a disciplined financial statement close
  • Special projects as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting is preferred
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years of intermediate accounting experience or more including multi-currency, and intercompany transactions with foreign entities
  • Public accounting experience is preferred
  • Experience with NetSuite (preferred) or other large ERP systems such as Oracle or SAP

  • Intermediate Excel skills (pivots, functions) as well as the ability to work with large amounts of data

  • Strong verbal and written communications
  • Demonstrates excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize workload and act as primary owner of individual projects, analyses, or processes
  • The ideal candidate has the following traits:
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility
  • High integrity and ethical standards
  • Ability to communicate effectively with and develop effective working relationships with a wide range of internal stakeholders
  • Commitment to continued improvement as demonstrated by streamlining processes
  • Highly motivated and dedicated to contributing to the growth and success of the company

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