Tax Director

Finance Seattle, Washington Remote, Washington

Job Duties:

  • Develop, engage, and manage a team of tax professionals.
  • Review tax returns, schedule M adjustment calculations, and other deliverables and ensure timeliness, completeness, and accuracy.
  • Review contracts and policies; identify, recommend, and negotiate optimal tax terms.
  • Perform tax due diligence on domestic and foreign acquisition targets, review acquisition agreements, and develop processes and procedures to integrate acquired companies.
  • Own the quarterly income tax provision process ensuring calculations are complete and accurate.
  • Act as control owner, executing and maintaining tax-related SOX controls.
  • Identify, implement, and execute value-added opportunities including R&D credits, government incentives, and process improvements.
  • Develop and implement clear and consistent transfer pricing methods across the company.
  • Ensure timely compliance with transfer pricing requirements included master files, local files, and country-by-country reporting.
  • Manage income tax audits providing clear and timely responses to government auditors.
  • Assist with other tax areas including payroll tax matters, ex-patriot taxation, permanent establishment analyses, and information reporting, as needed.
  • Other responsibilities and projects, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and a CPA (advanced degree a plus)
  • Minimum 10-years of combined experience at a public accounting firm and in industry.
  • High level of expertise calculating income tax balances and reviewing income tax provisions pursuant to ASC 740.
  • Experience managing teams of tax professionals.
  • Proficiency reviewing legal contracts and editing tax-related terms and conditions.
  • Familiarity with tax M&A concepts and processes including due diligence and integration of domestic and foreign targets;
  • Experience in some of the below areas:
  • Managing foreign income tax matters across multiple countries;
  • Managing federal, state, or foreign income tax audits;
  • Determining arms-length transfer prices; and
  • Drafting tax transfer pricing documentation.
  • The ideal candidate has the following traits:
  • Seeks to add-value, improve processes, and to develop and encourage team members;
  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility;
  • High integrity and ethical standards;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with and develop strong working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including tax authorities, accounting firms, and senior leadership;
  • Ability to consistently execute responsibilities in a high-quality manner despite obstacles and change; and
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Seattle, WA area preferred. However, position is open to U.S. remote candidates.

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.