Senior Tax Accountant

Finance Remote, United States


*This Position Can Be Remote Anywhere In The US* 

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.
  • Prepare tax calculations and other information necessary for foreign and U.S. income tax compliance and income tax provision calculations.
  • Perform tax account reconciliations and record journal entries.
  • Liaise effectively with service providers, financial statement auditors, and government tax auditors.
  • Research tax matters while documenting facts, issues, and conclusions.
  • Analyze data and prepare complex calculations using advanced Excel functionality.
  • Assist with franchise tax, indirect tax, information reporting, withholding tax, property tax, gross receipts tax, and other tax types, as needed.
  • 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 federal, state, local and international corporate income tax returns,
  • Calculating income tax balances pursuant to ASC 740
  • 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 ledger 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

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

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.