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19 Jan 2022

Full-Time Sr. Research Associate

Avalara – Posted by iralario Anywhere

Job Description

We are looking for an individual with proven expertise in research on VAT, GST, or other global transactional taxes.

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

In this role, the candidate should be able to analyze and interpret global tax laws, 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 company’s products. The candidate must be able to perform intensive research and remain up to date on the latest tax developments in assigned jurisdictions. 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 TTR global research team, based in Oregon, USA.

Job Duties:

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

 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.

 Open to accept additional responsibilities assigned to meet deadlines.

 Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures.

 Maintain existing taxability rules for assigned jurisdictions by monitoring tax law changes.


 Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years experience, J.D or LL.M and 5 years experience in global indirect taxes.

 Advanced level foreign language knowledge & translation skill are preferred


Preferred Qualifications:

 Familiarity with tax returns and/or government compliance.

 Previous tax technology 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

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

The perks of working at Avalara go beyond amazing physical spaces and a Tiki Bar. We’re committed to continued progress in diversity and inclusion. As an employee at Avalara, you’ll have the opportunity to join resource groups focused on diversity of thought, engage with your local or global community about topics that matter to you and the organization and receive continued education around inclusion and development. As Avalara grows, so do the voices within it. It’s time to hear your voice.

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, gender, nation of origin, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law. We thrive on diversity and encourage people from all walks of life to apply to Avalara’s open positions.

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How to Apply

Feel free to apply here or go to our "Jobs' page and select category: "Professional Services," then select "Sr. Research Associate"

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: GST, Research, Tax, and VAT.

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