Are you excited about tax research? Do you love technology? Are you apt at problem-solving and analyzing complex legal and compliance tax issues? Do you want to join a dynamic and supportive team in a collaborative work environment that will enhance professional skill development? This is your opportunity to join a highly productive team at a fast-growing Software as a Service (SaaS) company doing what you are passionate about.
Job Responsibilities:Research VAT/GST law, reporting, and remittance requirements to keep our tax products in compliance with tax laws in all territories required.Maintain existing taxability rules for assigned jurisdictions by monitoring tax law changes.Recommend and contribute to research projects that expand existing content based on market/environmental/legislative changes Monitor legislation, administrative decisions, and judicial decisions for changes in insurance taxes in assigned jurisdictional or topical areasBased upon tax research, validate results of test transactions pre-productionBuild productive working relationships with government taxing authorities and/or legislative research units to maximize the quality of our productWhen opportunities to further automate and streamline processes exist, raise them to Manager and/or Sr Designer to enable prioritization and ticket creation for EngineeringCollaborate with content research, product management and engineering to implement our solutions
Qualifications (absolute must haves walking in the door)A natural curiosity about technology and an interest in innovation and learning about new areas of transaction taxesRelevant Bachelor's degree (i.e. Accounting, Finance, Law, Economics)2+ years' experience in VAT/GST/indirect tax, research, consulting, or audit and accounting experienceExcellent research skills, including a logical and creative approach to drilling down to specific data to surface information that is vital to the accuracy of the published contentEffective communication skills (verbal and written)Ability to work in and support a team environment through collective team topics, load balancing, and sharing/receiving constructive feedbackAbility to multi-task, troubleshoot, and problem solve in a calm, analytical and methodical manner that also demonstrates a sense of urgencyProactively participate in a dynamic and innovative tax environment by maintaining a high level of energy while being consistently dependable, efficient, and accurateDemonstrated ability to manage time to achieve priority resultsAbility to maintain organization and attention to detailAnalytic ability at a level sufficient to understand and resolve client requests and tax concernsAbility to apply mathematical calculations, percentages, and general accounting rulesAbility to learn and adapt to different software applications and toolsAbility to work with large data sets in ExcelDemonstrated high standards of excellence in work product and professionalism
Preferred QualificationsExperiences with VAT/GST and global indirect taxesFamiliarity with tax returns and/or government complianceFamiliarity with Atlassian Confluence and/or JIRAFluency in languages other than English are a plusDemonstrable experience or qualifications in managing process optimization (e.g. Agile process) is a plusA high comfort level with technical tools
Working Style: Curiosity: Ability to develop and apply new solutions to solve problems; passion for applying new processes, tools and technology in a way that measurably improves business performance.Urgency: Strong bias for action and the achievement of tangible results; set clear & lofty goals for the organization and pursues them with enthusiasm and energy; quickly sizes up multiple situations and complex problems and makes excellent, timely decisions.Communications: Ability to communicate complex indirect tax concepts and processes in an effective manner to external and internal audiences with varying levels of tax domain knowledge. Must possess excellent global negotiation skills.Analysis and Problem Solving: Deliver content curation solutions that have a positive organizational impact & sustainably influence future directions. Adaptability: Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity and to balance short versus long-term demands and opportunities.
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 U.S. and overseas in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India. More information at www.avalara.com
The perks of working at Avalara go beyond amazing physical spaces and a Tiki Bar. We're committed to continued progress in diversity and inclusion. As an employee at Avalara, you'll have the opportunity to join resource groups focused on diversity of thought, engage with your local or global community about topics that matter to you and the organization and receive continued education around inclusion and development. As Avalara grows, so do the voices within it. It's time to hear your voice.