Content QA Analyst - VAT

Tax Brighton, United Kingdom


Job Summary

The VAT Content QA Analyst will be the gatekeeper of VAT Content accuracy, reviewing the output of the VAT Content Team. As this role works closely with members of the VAT Content Team, the optimal candidate will also have in depth experience with VAT compliance. 

Achieving success will require the QA Analyst to be a technically adept, as well as a champion for improvement.

Although not generally required, the candidate must be flexible to overlap work timings with other Avalara offices globally, as needed.

Job Duties

  • Ensure that all content changes are completely, thoroughly and articulately documented
  • Confirm that business requirements are testable and verifiable in order to ensure requirements traceability and delivery of expected functionality
  • Verify that user fields are in parity with the language captured in the forms to be populated
  • Create and run scenarios to test the accuracy of content to be deployed; check that output data meets customer expectations
  • Perform regression testing to resolve any impact or interplay that new content may have on existing content
  • Maintain meticulous test data
  • Document instructions describing content changes and provide customer guidance on how to effectively navigate the changes implemented, where appropriate
  • Effectively work and communicate with team members to accomplish specific tasks in a timely, efficient and productive manner
  • Be open to accept additional responsibilities to enable the team to meet deadlines

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in EU cross-border VAT compliance
  • Qualifications in technical fields, such as law, accountancy, economics, mathematics (in that order of preference)
  • Testing experience in web‐based and database applications
  • Written and spoken fluency in English.
  • Have a passion and flair for problem-solving
  • Possess strong time management and organization skills to achieve priority results
  • Demonstrate high standards of excellence in work product and professionalism
  • Possess the ability and the desire to work collaboratively in cohesive teams
  • Well-developed critical thinking skills are a must
  • Possess the ability and desire to work in and adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic environment, whilst achieving priority results
  • Possess excellent logical and analytical skills
  • A high comfort level with technical tools
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • 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
  • Familiarity with tax returns and/or government compliance
  • Experience with the use of e-files
  • Familiarity with JIRA
  • Previous software experience a plus
  • A good understanding of QA and Testing
  • Previous experience providing UAT for a software product is preferred
  • Fluency in languages other than English are a plus
  • Demonstrable experience with transactional and consumption taxes implementations in software and software as a service is a plus (SAAS)
  • Demonstrable experience or qualifications in managing process optimization (e.g. Agile process) is a plus


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.

Avalara offers more than 700 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