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Compensation & Equity Consultant

| Seattle

Join the revolution!  Avalara, Inc., one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States, is seeking a Compensation & Equity Consultant.

Avalara is looking for someone who know HR and compensation programs and is energized by the opportunity to have an impact on the business.  If you have a curiosity about understanding the organization, how work is accomplished and how individual jobs impact business operations and thrive on the challenge of developing compensation programs that empower the Company as well as managers and employees in being more effective in performing their work, then this role is for you.

This position is a key resource for implementing all aspects of Avalara’s global compensation programs and providing partnership and support to the Senior Director, Total Rewards, HR Systems and the global HR team. This position also provides professional expertise to company leaders and managers in order to leverage programs that meet business and corporate objectives. The Compensation & Equity Consultant will analyze current practice, best practice and alternative solutions, modify and implement programs and processes as well as administer the programs, policies and practices such as base pay, incentive, and equity programs. The Compensation & Equity Consultant is a hands-on role that encompasses tactical execution of day-to-day work, as well as global projects within HR and cross-functionally.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Modify, implement and communicate global compensation and salary administration programs.
  • Provide recommendations for compensation strategy, incentive plans, programs, and procedures.
    • Work with global and regional teams to ensure compensation processes are documented and adhered to.
    • Review requests for new or revised jobs to determine appropriate placement in job structure.
    • Prepare and maintain documentation as well as regularly update and distribute documents to HR team as appropriate
    • Recommend and conduct salary surveys in order to understand competitive compensation levels in the organization and market.
    • Support executive compensation design, analysis, and administration
    • Provide ongoing workforce analysis and assist with developing and maintaining a variety of HR reporting metrics as needed.
    • Supports the annual salary planning and incentive processes.
    • Conduct the calculation, preparation, approval, communication and payment of company bonus and incentive plans.
  • Partner with Senior Director, Total Rewards, sales, finance and other departments to lead the development of incentive compensation plan designs and assure model validation and alignment with goals, develop the communication plans and tools to measure attainment against plan.
  • Conduct job analysis and evaluation of all position levels (including appropriate title, position level, pay and incentive level, job code, EEO and FLSA classification, etc.); audit evaluation of positions and application of existing positions. Ensures the compensation structure remains up to date in the HR System.
  • Understand, analyze and present data around compensation best practices and trends. Forecast potential outcomes and cost impact, including building financial models involving complex analysis.
  • Assure through audits, analysis and reports, that all compensation programs are consistently administered in compliance with company policies and government regulations and maximize workforce productivity and efficiency.
  • Assist in the development and administration of the organization’s equity compensation program
    • Works cross-functionally with other business groups and external vendors as it relates to equity programs.
  • Assist in the creation of communication materials and presentations to support analysis, and implementation of programs.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation as well as regularly update and distribute documents to HR team as appropriate
  • Stay informed of legislative activities and regulatory changes and evaluates impact to compensation programs especially as it relates to global stock compensation programs including the employee stock purchase plan.

Qualification and Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in broad-based compensation, executive compensation and/or equity program design and administration
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Highly detail driven with emphasis on accuracy, coupled with an ability to see the broader picture.
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or CCP coursework preferred
  • Must have a can-do attitude, the ability to prioritize workload and perform multiple tasks under accelerated deadlines
  • Self-starter and able to work well and communicate effectively in a team environment
  • Strong consultation skills and the ability to seek out information and provide quality advice
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

 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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