Director, Tax Advisory Services

| Seattle

Avalara is seeking an experienced sales and use tax consultant to join our growing Tax Advisory Services team as a Director, Tax Advisory Services in one of our core US locations:  Seattle, Washington or Durham, North Carolina. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join an exceptional group of professionals dedicated to exceeding customer expectations in selling and delivering effective tax advisory services.
 

Job Duties

Primary job duties involve new business development for Tax Advisory Services in the following areas:

  • Daily pre-sales support with our Customer Account and Sales Management teams advising customers and prospects about solutions to their sales and use tax compliance issues, and positioning our various tax advisory services.

 

  • Daily consultations with customers that have completed our Nexus Analysis Service to educate them on our findings and provide recommendations on voluntary compliance options, including risk assessments, Voluntary Disclosure Programs etc.

 

  • Participation in various internal and external training sessions, seminars and webinars on tax advisory services-related topics, including nexus developments, voluntary compliance programs, etc.

 

  • Coordination with other Tax Advisory Services team members on pre-sales support activities.

 

Additional job duties may involve research and other related activities in the following areas:

  • On occasion, perform light-to-medium state and local tax research for our customers on specific sales and use tax-related topics using online research services, our internal tax content databases and libraries and other resources.

 

  • Monitoring changes in sales and use tax nexus rules, policies and state tax department positions.

 

  • On occasion, assist with developing content for internal and external webinars and marketing materials related to nexus developments.

The Avalara Tax Advisory Service team provides key services like nexus studies to help our customers and prospects on their journey towards tax compliance, often followed by secondary services including comprehensive risk assessments and voluntary compliance activities.  This highly successful practice area helps our customers and prospects recognize and resolve gaps in their compliance process so they can utilize the core Avalara technology platforms – like AvaTax and CertCapture – more effectively.  Ongoing new business development in this area is key to maintaining that success.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration or a related field, with a specialty degree a plus (such as a JD, Master’s in Taxation or CMI – Sales Tax.)
  • At least 5 – 8 years of state and local tax consulting experience is required, preferably with a regional or national public accounting firm and within their state or local tax practice.
  • Proven business development experience with sales and use tax solutions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional demeanor, team player and positive attitude, able to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated high standards of excellence in work product and professionalism.

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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