Responsible for ensuring compliance with authoritative literature and company policies and for fully managing the monthly revenue close process meeting tight deadlines with efficiency and accuracy.
This position will be responsible for working with Sales and Legal in the review of customer arrangements to ensure the proper revenue recognition in accordance with company policy and revenue recognition accounting standards.
Ensure the integrity of key processes by understanding systems, flow of transactions, internal controls and recommending efficiency and effectiveness improvements.
Work with IT to prioritize system enhancements and development projects related to revenue accounting and monthly close activities to create automated, scalable solutions to support the Companys growth.
Work actively with external auditors to ensure that revenue recognition interpretations and revenue recorded are consistent and compliant with GAAP and all technical pronouncements.
Collaborate with cross-functional organizations within the company (Sales, Legal, Order Operations, and Finance) and outside the organization (external auditors) to influence critical behavior and process changes that could mitigate revenue risks and enhance efficiencies.
Manage a team of people that including billing and collections functions.
Play an important role in the definition of revenue process transformation projects with an emphasis on articulating viable revenue recognition approaches.
As part of our Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance, this position will have a direct role in ongoing compliance work, testing and remediation and other activities along with direct responsibility related to our revenue cycle within 404.
Experience and Skills:
8+ years of combined experience in Big 4 CPA firms and private industry (including 4+ years of revenue accounting experience).
BS in Accounting, Finance or related field, MBA preferred
CPA required, audit experience from Big 4 CPA firm preferred
Familiar with revenue recognition SAAS GAAP & SEC pronouncements
Must be an effective manager who can support, challenge and inspire competent staff to rise to the next level of proficiency in their professional career, develop management continuity strategies and develop a strong team environment
Must have managed the quarterly close and reporting process for revenue at a public company
Must have excellent presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively (both written and oral) with all levels in the company
Possess sufficient competence, experience and aspiration to challenge existing paradigms and discuss issues at high levels in the organization
Must be proficient in handling multiple complex issues concurrently with the ability to articulate and prioritize based on impact, to align course of actions and execute on timelines
A team leader with a keen appreciation of interdependencies among the different parts of the company
Proficient if working in excel large spreadsheets and advanced excel functions
Experience and / or knowledge of Salesforce and/or Great Plains a plus
Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by Federal, state or local law.
Job Level: Any
Number of Openings: 1
Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years
Level of Education: Masters Degree
Starting Date : ASAP
435 Eriksen Avenue
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110