Senior Analyst - EU VAT

Compliance Pune, MH

Job Summary

Supporting VAT and supplemental filings as part of VAT Direct Team for EU nations. This role is based within the Global Returns Services in Pune, India.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to expand their knowledge and experience whilst joining an exceptional group of professionals dedicated to exceeding customer expectations and driving organizational excellence.

A demanding role where attention to detail is extremely important. Working with a range of different types of clients in different jurisdictions, providing regular VAT return filings along with all other associated filings (e.g. EC Sales List, Intrastat, Control Statement etc).

Job Duties

  • Candidates will be expected to have worked in a previous Tax Preparation and Filing type function and should be conversant with tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. along with that of the VAT Compliance software. If not already doing, you will be encouraged to study ATT (or similar)
  • Should be Customer focused with excellent communication skills to explain and convey information clearly to the clients.
  • Working as part of a team and reporting directly to the Supervisor you will be expected to achieve set monthly KPI's and proactively charge clients for all extra time provided.
  • Collaborating with all the stakeholders effectively without escalations
  • Working closely with colleagues to build trusted client relationships in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
  • Ensuring all Tax filing submissions are completed on-time, accurately and to Avalara targets on efficiency and profitability.
  • Ensuring Applications specific data and reporting is fully up to date.
  • Maintaining a profitable revenue from extra hours performed on client issues.
  • Achieving key KPI and billing targets. Follow / Establish strong processes around the Filing tasks across relevant jurisdictions.
  • Collaborate with other team members to develop and enhance existing procedures. Get the required sign-off prior to implementation.
  • Assist team in research on VAT updates and queries from tax authorities
  • Assisting Supervisor in identifying knowledge gaps and facilitating training sessions
  • Contribute towards further development process activities to make it efficient.
  • Actively participating in planning of team deliverables for periodic filing cycle / projects along
  • Ensure up-to-date documentation of Process manuals, SOPs
  • Provide status reporting against plans/projects
  • Monitor and escalate possible issues and identify opportunities
  • Support team for projects in pipeline


  • EU VAT compliance knowledge and work experience (3 – 6 years)
  • Fluent in English (both spoken and written) is a must
  • Prior Big 4 experience is a plus
  • Should have a graduate degree / MBA in Finance (preferably)
  • MS Excel (intermediary to Advance) skills. Other MS office apps proficiency
  • Experience in working with onsite teams/stakeholders
  • Teamwork-oriented with a strong focus on customer satisfaction
  • Attention to detail, with a drive to continuously improve
  • Results-oriented, highly organized, motivated and driven to succeed
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Self-driven, result oriented and adhering to deadline
  • Critical thinking and provide on-time solution

Preferred Qualifications

  • Studying towards ATT or (similar)
  • Fluency in other EU languages would be 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.

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, 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.