Revenue Accountant

Brighton, East Sussex
Excellent salary, benefits and share option
03 Dec 2021
28 Jan 2022
Job Title
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time

Revenue Accountant | Brighton | Excellent salary, benefits and share option

Due to the acquisition of the Inposia group of companies in Q2 2021, Avalara is looking for a Revenue Accountant to support the existing finance team to achieve SOX compliance and adequate control in the OTC process. 

This role will require the successful candidate to understand the key requirements of ASC606 and own compliance with this standard for companies based across EMEA (most notably Germany and Italy). Additionally, this role will also be expected to work closely with the local leadership and sales team to understand, explain and predict revenue variance.

The successful candidate will be someone with a strong financial accounting background who is interested in the commercial development of our business.

Job Duties

  • Lead month end close on revenue for Inposia

  • 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

  • Make ad hoc improvements to the current (Excel based) revenue recognition model

  • Longer term, take an active role in transitioning this group of companies into the automated revenue process followed by the wider Avalara finance team

  • Perform and document SOX internal control procedures around revenue. Liaise with auditors for revenue testing

  • Prepare month end variance analysis for Revenue and liaise between local leadership/sales and the central FP&A team to forecast future revenue trend


  • Recognised accounting qualification (ACA/CPA/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent)

  • Bachelor's degree in related subject

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Strong analytical skills and aptitude to analyse and summarize large amounts of data from multiple systems

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

  • Track record of embracing change and dealing with ambiguity

  • Previous experience of process improvement / system migration

  • 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

  • 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 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 EMEA, 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.