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Director of Finance - EMEA Finance | Brighton, United Kingdom

Avalara, a publicly traded US technology company, is seeking an experienced Director of Finance - EMEA to manage the financial operations of Avalaras rapidly growing European business

This position, based in Brighton, England, reports directly to the Director of International Financial Operations (US based) and indirectly to the Managing Director of Avalara Europe Limited (Brighton based) The Director of Finance - EMEA currently oversees a team of 5 employees

Job Duties

Lead efforts to improve financial performance in EMEA by identifying and implementing opportunities to increase productivity and efficiency
Facilitate training and development opportunities for EMEA Finance staff
Closely monitor spending and cash flows actively pursue opportunities to realize cost savings
Oversee cash management, risk management, record management and all other financial operations functions
Implement consistent processes and procedures to ensure consistent service and standards
Drive the implementation of key financial systems
Lead EMEAs input submission to the companys consolidated annual planning and monthly forecasting processes
Prepare financial analyses for business initiatives
Develop long-range financial models
Develop financial reporting for leaders that highlights key business drivers and variances
Deliver consistent, timely monthly reporting packages covering financial and operational performance trends to executive leadership and senior management
Provide detailed explanations and variance analyses around actual results, key trends, and underlying business drivers
Implement standard key performance indicators (KPIs) to supplement financial reporting
Lead the day-to-day accounting functions, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Audit, Banking and Treasury, General Accounting, and Payroll
Manage the monthly EMEA accounting close process to deliver timely and accurate financial results that comply with both US GAAP and local statutory reporting requirements
Implement close-related policies and procedures that meet or exceed requirements under Sarbanes-Oxley and other relevant standards eg, journal entry review and sign-off processes
Implement quality assurance measures to ensure the integrity of financial results eg, reconciliations, roll forwards
Coordinate efforts to reduce the month-end accounting close process (without compromising the integrity of the financial results)
Standardize policies and procedures to be consistent with US financial operations, as appropriate
Directly manage the revenue recognition processes
Work with the corporate accounting team to establish effective consolidation practices
Oversee statutory audits and other compliance matters
Ensure that required audits and other mandated filings are prepared and submitted in a timely manner
Work with the Chief Accounting Officer, internal tax team, CPA firms and other experts on income tax filings, transfer pricing, and other tax matters

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Chartered Accountant with a strong business acumen
Proven track record in progressively responsible finance/accounting roles ideally in software or technology companies
Experience in leadership/management positions for a company with at least 200 employees
Thorough understanding of US generally accepted accounting principles direct experience with a subsidiary of a US company highly desirable
Demonstrated proficiency managing financial statement audits
Hands-on experience with at least one ERP system preferably NetSuite
Proven leader with a demonstrated ability to develop high functioning teams
Track record for meeting deadlines
Collaborative approach toward problem-solving and implementing process improvements
Willingness to adjust work schedule so theres at least a 20 percent time overlap with US leaders who are primarily located in Seattle, Washington (US Pacific time zone)
Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related area MBA desirable

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use The Avalara Compliance Cloud platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world

Avalara offers more than 600 pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications, making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns, and manages millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents

Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the US and overseas in the UK, Belgium, Brazil, and India More information at wwwavalaracom

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, US Veteran status, 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 recruitmentEMEAavalaracom

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : IT-Hardware/Networking, Telecom
Functional Area : Accounting/Tax/Company Secretary/Audit
Role : Other Accounting
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 15th Jul 2020

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