Senior Manager Tax Technology

Seattle, Washington
Full time
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Senior Manager Tax Technology

Expedia Group (EG) is revolutionizing travel through the power of technology. Across the globe, our brands make travel easier for millions of people who want to step out of their homes and into the world. Together we seek new ideas, innovative ways of thinking, diverse backgrounds, and approaches. Our mission as EG’s Tax Technology team is to provide scalable Tax solutions to support ever changing tax rules and regulations at Global level.

We are seeking a Senior Manager, Tax Technology to be a member of our Global Tax Platform Program.

The Global Tax Platform Program is comprised of tax technology professionals and software Engineers that are responsible for providing end-to-end global tax compliance solutions (sales and use taxes, Lodging Taxes, Car Rental Fee/Taxes, value-added taxes, good and services taxes, and other consumption taxes).

This position is focused primarily on managing tax engine configurations team supporting Tax Compliance function, through Expedia’s software systems, though there may be opportunities for broader exposure to other tax systems projects.

What you'll do:

  • Configuration and ongoing maintenance of Tax Engines for Tax determination and Tax Compliance. (Vertex, AvaTax and Trippz)

  • Lead Tax technology domain on multiple Tax/Finance projects

  • Maintenance of tax content into the 3rd party tax engine(s) Vertex/ AvaTax/Trippz

  • Research and document tax rate content as needed to support company and tax initiatives

  • Support Tax Engine API integration with Transaction data systems

  • Close partnership with tax teams and Engineering teams in support of key compliance and Tax filing processes during monthly, quarterly, and year end cycles

  • Test and validate key data for use in the tax compliance process to check for accuracy and completeness

  • Technical troubleshooting for tax issues which involves pulling data from databases, reviewing XML/JSON logs, and understanding the error codes being returned by Tax Engines Vertex/Avalara/Trippz

  • Perform routine audits of key tax attributes including addresses, jurisdictional assignments (Geocodes based on Latitude/Longitude), and tax rates

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements, automation, efficiency gains and application of tax process and technology best practices by using new and existing technologies

  • Partner with Tax business stakeholders to gather tax requirements and design, develop, test, document, implement and support solutions

  • Partner with Engineering teams to provide Tax Engine requirements and design, develop, test, document, implement and support solutions

  • Work cross-functionally to collaborate on operational issues, support, and projects

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of work experience in Indirect Tax Engines Vertex, AvaTax and Trippz

  • 3+ years of Vertex implementation experience for a Global company with highly customized Tax systems design

  • 3+ years of work experience in Troubleshooting Tax compliance data for a global Lodging Taxes/Accommodation Taxes

  • 5+ years of work experience in indirect tax filing, tax returns process for indirect taxes (sales and use taxes, Lodging Taxes, Car Rental Fee/Taxes, value-added taxes, good and services taxes, and other consumption taxes) in both US, Canada, LATAM, EU and APAC

  • Expertise in pulling data from databases, reviewing XML/JSON logs, and understanding the error codes being returned by Tax Engines Vertex/Avalara/Trippz

  • Strong project management skills with experience of meeting deadlines and prioritization

  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability

  • Ability to effectively communicate with management, business leaders and cross functional IT teams

  • Strong experience with data analytics tools like Alteryx, Tableau

  • Expertise with Microsoft products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Projects, Teams)

  • Experience developing business requirements, instructional and procedural documentation, and presentations

  • Results-oriented with strong people and time management skills, highly organized, motivated, and driven to succeed

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The total cash range for this position in Seattle is $146,000.00 to $204,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $233,500.00, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.

Starting pay for this role will vary based on multiple factors, including location, available budget, and an individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience. Pay ranges may be modified in the future.

Expedia Group is proud to offer a wide range of benefits to support employees and their families, including medical/dental/vision, paid time off, and an Employee Assistance Program. To fuel each employee’s passion for travel, we offer a wellness & travel reimbursement, travel discounts, and an International Airlines Travel Agent (IATAN) membership.View our full list of benefits.

About Expedia Group

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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