Senior Indirect Tax Research Analyst R6598

Tax Brighton, United Kingdom United Kingdom

This is an Indirect Tax Research profile. We are looking for an individual with proven expertise in research on VAT, GST, IPT or other transactional taxes.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced business professional with strong academic credentials and strong indirect tax knowledge. The individual will be dynamic, energetic, team-oriented and have demonstrated adaptability to change through periods of rapid growth.

In this role, the candidate should be able to analyze and interpret tax laws, VAT return guidelines, understand the changes and be able to summarize and/or expand the information reported upon request and follow the process and deadlines to integrate those laws into the Avalara products. In order to acquire/maintain the most current/accurate/timely VAT information, the candidate must perform intensive research and be up to date on all of the latest tax news. In addition, the candidate needs to have good analytical skills and be a good communicator verbally and in writing.

The candidate will work closely with other members of the local Pune team, as well as with U.S. & U.K team members. Although not required daily, the candidate must be flexible to overlap work timings with US/UK time zones.

Job Duties:

  • Research, monitor, translate & interpret the tax laws and guidelines, evaluate content accuracy, summarize and conclude on content tax decisions and actions

  • Analyze and understand XSD schemas and other technical information for the creation of e-files for our VAT reporting software solutions (XML, CSV, TXT, …)

  • Assistance with pre-testing of the e-file formats on Tax Authorities' websites, offline applications

  • Understand how to connect with the Tax Authority's portals

  • Suggest and lead improvements in our software solutions

  • Collaborate with tax content research, product management and engineering to implement our solutions

  • Document research findings in a given format providing a clear summary of the changes and being able to expand upon request. Attention to detail is a key element of this role

  • Effectively work and communicate with team members to accomplish specific tasks in a timely, efficient and productive manner.

  • Participate in committee activities and provide input where applicable

  • Open to accept additional responsibilities assigned to meet deadlines

  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures

  • Must be flexible to overlap work schedule with US/UK timing, as needed for collaborative meetings or training

  • Other possible functions to be covered upon business needs are: Maintain existing taxability rules for assigned jurisdictions by monitoring tax law changes

  • Extended product responsibility / Environmental taxes

  • 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.


  • MBA, JD/LLM in Law, ATT or CTA in Tax (or local tax qualifications in country of origin), and/or CPA/Chartered Accountant or similar in that order of preference

  • 8+ years' experience in Indirect taxes

  • E-invoicing and or Live-reporting experience (MTD, Hungary Live Reporting, Spanish SII, or any LATAM live-reporting experience)

  • Understanding and knowledge on ERP systems and their database structures (SAP, ORACLE, JD Edwards, other ERP's)

  • Strong affinity with technology

  • Written and spoken fluency in English

  • Able to read/write XSD schema

  • Advance level foreign language knowledge & translation skill is preferred

  • A high comfort level with technical tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with tax returns and/or government compliance

  • Experience with the use of e-files

  • Familiarity with JIRA

  • Previous software experience a plus

  • Fluency in languages other than English are a plus

  • Demonstrable experience or qualifications in managing process optimization (e.g. Agile process) is a plus

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.

Equal Opportunities: 

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation,  Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Avalara is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can follow this process outlined when applying for a position: Please provide your name and contact information to our recruitment team at [email protected]


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.