Senior Tax Accountant

Finance Seattle, Washington Remote, Washington


Job Summary

The Finance team at Avalara is seeking a Senior Tax Accountant, a newly created role to support our global tax function. The role is an exciting opportunity to work for a fast-growing technology company and is ideal for individuals seeking to broaden their tax experience within a small internal tax team. The Senior Tax Accountant will assist with a broad range of tax matters including compliance, audits, research, process improvement, accounting, and the optimal utilization of tax technologies. The role reports to the Tax Manager.

Job Duties:


  • Assist with federal, state, local and foreign tax return filings across various tax types but with a primary focus on sales and use tax.
  • Partner with Compliance team personnel to ensure the timely and accurate submission and payment of sales and use taxes.
  • Identify and maintain accurate AvaTax settings including sales tax code classifications for all products and services.
  • Reconcile and review monthly AvaTax data against financial data.
  • Prepare monthly tax account reconciliations and journal entries.
  • Research tax matters while documenting facts, issues, and conclusions.
  • Prepare tax calculations and other information requested by auditors and service providers.
  • Analyze data and prepare complex calculations using advanced Excel functionality.
  • Effectively learn and utilize multiple software tools including AvaTax and Netsuite.
  • Other tasks and projects, as assigned.

Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field (advanced degree or certification a plus)
  • 3 to 5 years of combined experience at a public accounting firm and in industry.
  • Experience in most of the following areas:
  • Preparing state and local sales tax returns,
  • Preparing federal and state corporate income tax returns,
  • Preparing account reconciliations and journal entries,
  • Performing basic tax research using tax research tools and other resources, and
  • Analyzing, reconciling, and summarizing large data sets using Excel.
  • Advanced Excel skills, strong knowledge of other MS Office software, and experience with general accounting systems (NetSuite and AvaTax a plus).
  • The ideal candidate has the following traits:
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility,
  • High integrity and ethical standards,
  • Ability to learn quickly and independently,
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication, and
  • Excellent organization, time management, and problem-solving skills.

About Avalara

We're building 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 Belgium, Brazil, Canada, India, and the U.K.

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.

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.