Research tax rates and boundaries, reporting, and remittance requirements to keep our tax products in compliance with state, county, and local jurisdiction tax requirementsMonitor legislation, administrative decisions, and judicial decisions for changes in transaction tax rate and boundary content in assigned jurisdictional or topical areasApply rate and boundary changes into our software while providing concise documentation of the changesBased upon tax research, validate results of test transactions pre-productionBuild productive working relationships with state, county, and city authorities 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 Engineering
About the role:
A natural curiosity about technology and an interest in innovation and learning about new areas of transaction taxesRelevant Bachelor's degree (i.e. Geography with emphasis in GIS, Database Systems)Minimum of 2 to 4 years experience in a related field if holding a relevant Bachelor's degree OR 3 years' experience in related field if holding a GIS or Database related Master's degreeExperience with ESRI ArcGIS application or other open GIS applicationsExcellent 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 basic math, percentages and general accounting rulesAbility to learn and adapt to different software applications and toolsDemonstrated high standards of excellence in work product and professionalism
What You'll Do:
Who You are:GIS or Database related Masters DegreeProject Management CertificationIndirect tax, research, consulting or audit experienceFamiliarity with tax returns and/or government complianceFamiliarity with Atlassian Confluence and/or JIRAFamiliarity with concepts of taxation and how they apply to jurisdiction rates and boundariesExperience with SQL and data base management
You May Also Have:Excellent written and verbal communication skillsProfessional demeanor, team player, and a positive attitudeAbility to adapt to changing prioritiesStrong attention to detailProven ability to make things happen and meet commitmentsAbility to work under pressure and thrive in a fast paced environment
Who We Are:
Avalara builds cloud-based tax compliance solutions to handle every transaction in the world. Imagine every transaction you make — every tank of gas, cup of coffee, or pair of sneakers, 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 Brazil, Canada, India, U.K., Belgium and across Europe.
Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We're committed to diversity and fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, where all employees feel a sense of belonging. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law. We invite you to apply and bring your whole self as we fulfill our commitment that at Avalara, we win together.