Tax Associate

Professional Services | Durham, NC, United States,Remote, NC, United States

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Are you looking for that right opportunity to grow your career and expand your skillset in a fast-growing company?  Avalara is searching for a Tax Associate (YOU!).  The right individual for the job will need to have an analytical mindset, excellent communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where your recommendations are highly valued and will be implemented quickly.  Your ability to convey and manage information, internally with team members and externally with state auditors on our client’s behalf, are critical for this role.

Our customers struggle to be sales tax complaint across all states, we’re there to make this process easy while exceeding expectations.  You’ll especially enjoy this role if you love learning quirky facts about state laws and getting the opportunity to explain it to others.


Primary job duties involve participation in the daily operations of this practice, including supporting the following tasks:

  • Act as the primary liaison between the state taxing authorities and customers participating in state programs.
  • Analyze correspondence from state taxing authorities and update internal tools ensuring state assigned deadlines are met.
  • Answer questions from state taxing authorities on voluntary compliance requests based on the information provided by the customer.
  • Negotiate penalty reduction, limited look-back periods, and acceptance into state voluntary compliance programs.
  • Quickly identify and communicate state mandated program changes to the team and ensure internal documentation reflects the changes in a clear and concise manner.
  • Submit voluntary compliance forms to the state taxing authorities.
  • Proactively identify and communicate process improvements and changes to continuously improve department metrics.
  • Assign related tasks to designated team members.
  • Perform regular reviews of voluntary compliance forms to ensure most current forms are being utilized by the team.
  • Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.


  • A Bachelor's Degree and two or more years of professional experience.
  • 1 - 3 years of sales tax consulting experience is preferred.
  • Regional or national public accounting experience within a state or local tax practice preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with the sales and use tax voluntary compliance process in 46 states is highly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional demeanor, team player and positive attitude, able to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated high standards of excellence in work product and professionalism.
  • Strong attention to detail with precision.
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