Tax Research Analyst

Accounting Remote, North Carolina


Job Duties


  • Research, analyze and document state, county and local jurisdiction tax law in order to implement and maintain tax content, and keep our products in compliance
  • Provide industry and transactional tax expertise as it relates to projects
  • Monitor legislation, administrative decisions, and judicial decisions for changes in transaction taxes in assigned jurisdictional and topical areas
  • Translate statutory tax language into machine-readable product codes and taxability rule expressions for our software engine
  • Identify blockers and impediments and propose solutions
  • Identify and apply exemption certificate changes
  • Validate results of test transactions
  • Create citations and annotations
  • Build productive working relationships with state, county, and city authorities to maximize the quality of our product
  • Self-manage and prioritize dynamic projects to deliver content within approved timeframes
  • Collaborate with team members and cross-team partners to delivery holistic tax solutions
  • Provide peer review and feedback
  • Take ownership and lead projects when assigned
  • Identify opportunities to automate, streamline, and reduce redundancy in current processes.
  • Qualifications


  • A natural curiosity about technology and an interest in innovation and learning about new areas of transaction taxes
  • Combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree and 5+ years of experience
  • Highly developed communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proven success in a supportive team environment through agility, collaboration, and constructive feedback
  • Analytical and methodical problem solving
  • Maintain a high level of energy and positivity while being consistently dependable, efficient, and accurate
  • Highly organized time-management skills
  • Analytic ability to understand and resolve client requests and tax concerns
  • Ability to use a laptop and various software, including MS Office, browsers, subscription research services, and Avalara products
  • Demonstrated high standards of excellence in work product and professionalism
  • Preferred Qualifications


  • Relevant degree in area of law, taxation, accounting, finance, etc.
  • Familiarity with state and local tax laws, government compliance, and/or tax returns
  • Familiarity with Confluence, JIRA, and drafting SQL expressions
  • Experience with conditional statements and / or formulas in Excel and familiarity with Boolean logic
  • Experience with citations and annotations
  • About Avalara

    Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales and use, excise, communications, and other tax types. We deliver comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use.

    Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. Each year, the company processes billions of tax transactions for customers and users, files hundreds of thousands of tax compliance documents and tax returns and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents.

    Avalara's headquarters are in Seattle, WA and it has offices across the U.S. and in Brighton and London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Pune, India. More information at: www.avalara.com

    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.