BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA – February 01, 2012 – Avalara, the leader and visionary in sales tax automation for small to mid-sized businesses, announces the appointment of Jeffrey M. Cohen as vice president of Compliance.
Cohen joins Avalara with more than 20 years accounting and finance experience with the last 14 years dedicated to indirect tax technology and operational management. Most recently Cohen worked for KPMG where he served as a senior manager in its US Indirect Tax and National Transaction Tax Systems practices. His primary roles at KMPG were to establish business processes related to the automation of the tax function and assist in the project management of tax integration projects.
Prior to joining KPMG, Cohen held leadership roles with several tax technology consulting practices for both national and regional firms. He provided tax technology services to a wide range of clients in the Telecommunications, Power and Utilities, Software and Manufacturing areas.
Additionally, Cohen has large tax organizational management experience with Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting. As the director of Tax Content, he managed a team of over 35 professionals on two continents to maintain all jurisdictional boundary, tax rate, tax form and product/service applicability rules for both their licensed software and managed service offerings. During this time, his department maintained proper controls to ensure SAS70 Type II certification for all tax content
Cohen is a certified public accountant in the state of Georgia. He has a B.S. in Accounting and Masters of Tax from the University of Alabama.
Avalara is the leader and visionary in sales tax automation for small to mid-sized businesses. It simplifies the complexity associated with sales and use tax and – in the process – makes compliance achievable by all.
Avalara’s industry-leading, web-based offering provides the most complete set of sales tax compliance solutions available, including tax calculation, exemption certificate management and returns processing. Additionally, Avalara offers automated 1099 filing and reporting.
Avalara serves thousands of customers worldwide, files and remits almost $10 billion in sales and use tax collections per year, and delivers more than 750 million transactions annually.
Founded in 2004, Avalara is a Certified Service Provider and a founding member of the Streamlined Sales Tax initiative. It employs more than 250 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA and Pune, India.