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Director, Global Client Payments (Treasury Operations)

| Seattle

As the Director of Global Client Payments (Treasury Operations), you will be leading and managing Avalara’s client tax treasury processes and delivering onboarding for new and existing global clients across a variety of tax technology products and services.   Responsible for ensuring that all services and identified supporting features are delivered in alignment with Avalara’s service strategy, including collaborating with leadership to meet strategic goals.

Job Summary

As the Director of Global Client Payments Treasury operations, you will be leading and managing Avalara’s client tax remittance processes and delivering world class tax funding and payment automation for global clients across a variety of tax technology products and services.   Responsible for ensuring that all global client payment services and identified controls are delivered in alignment with Avalara’s Global Client Payment policies and procedures, including collaborating with leadership to meet strategic goals. You will be partnering and collaborating closely with compliance, engineering, finance, customer support and others in the customer and partner journey model to deliver success.

Continually measures and communicates team performance against established goals providing guidance and course corrections if necessary, with the objective of driving continuous improvement in the delivery of services to our customers.

Job Duties:

The general responsibilities for this position will focus on client tax funding, banking, and payments operations, in addition to accounting, managing client banking information and client communications. 

  • Leads, inspires and ensures appropriate ownership and accountability in a highly operational and analytical organization.
  • Leads across functions (to Sales, Service, Operations) to identify opportunities and implement change throughout the organization.
  • Responsible for driving effective and scalable treasury service approaches across products, market segments and business units through automation and process improvements. The Global Client Payments leadership team will create a One Avalara treasury services that ensures the development, communication, control and execution of project plans in a consistent manner.
  • Responsible for leadership and managing the monthly Treasury Funding and Payments cycles across multiple business units and systems
  • Responsible for strategic planning for all new Treasury Services
  • Responsible for the management of the monthly accounting and booking processes (ensure financials for the global client payments accounts are performed, reconciled, and variance researched)
  • Responsible for accurate and timely Client Tax Funding and Tax Payment procedures and policies
  • Responsible for the management and resolution of AR/AP Accounts
  • Responsible for the integration of new Returns Business units and systems
  • The Global Client Payments Director is accountable for monthly financial and account balance reporting.
  • Provide strategic planning to streamline and automate payments to all US and Canadian Jurisdictions
  • Develops strong business relationships with high profile, high revenue customers to ensure a strong, long-term relationship with Avalara
  • Provides strategic oversight and direct involvement in maintaining effective business relationships with the aligned Senior Compliance, Finance and Engineering Leaders
  • Provide leadership to Global Client Payments Treasury operations team
  • Responsible for Projects that are related to any Treasury initiatives

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree, prefer Accounting or Finance (MBA is preferred).
  • 8 + years finance, banking or tax related experience.
  • 6 + years of operational management experience.
  • 6 + years leadership experience.
  • 2-4 years customer service/communication experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated work experience in the areas of treasury operations, accounting, data analysis, and problem solving.
  • Successful experience leading a high performing team in a high-volume Treasury or Accounting organizations.
  • Strategic thinker with ability to assess current situation and future trends and bridge the gap.
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency to overcome obstacles and achieve measurable results.
  • Ability to understand and communicate complicated information to clients in a concise, efficient manner
  • Able to demonstrate accuracy and composure under tight deadlines
  • Ability to create reconciliations, reporting and analysis utilizing excel, sql or any internal tools.
  • Ability to present complicated and highly sensitive information to leadership.
  • Must possess advanced MS Excel modeling and be capable to marry technical and business level input and support on a daily basis
  • Aptitude or ability to utilize data mining software/tools (e.g. Monarch, Tableau, SQL, Micro Strategy, etc.) is highly desired
  • Work well under pressure and be able to deliver results under tight deadlines
  • High quality control standard and good attention to detail
  • Inquisitive and Curious
  • Disruptor who challenges status quo
  • Excels at Relationship Building
  • Influential without authority
  • Collaboration and Partnership

 

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.

 

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255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

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