Sr. GL Accountant


Redwood City, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 04/16/2021
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  • Company Address: , Redwood City, CA

About Alation

Alation, the data catalog company, is building a data-fluent world by changing the way people find, understand, trust, use, and reuse data. The first to bring a data catalog to market, Alation combines machine learning and human collaboration to bring confidence to data-driven decisions.

Job Description

Alation continues to hire for roles at various locations with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19 crisis. Everyone new to the Alation team, along with our current workforce, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our offices.

Alation pioneered the data catalog market and today is leading its evolution into a platform for a broad range of data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, and digital transformation. Nearly 230 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation. For more information, visit

Alation is seeking to hire an experienced Sales and Use Tax Senior G/L Accountant to partner with the team to build a great accounting organization. This is a great opportunity to help lead Sales tax accounting and contribute to the growth for a global, pre-IPO, innovative tech company. Reporting to the Sr. Accounting Manager, this role is critical in supporting the Company's continued track record of strong growth and driving a scalable and efficient operation. In this role, you'll manage and coordinate with tax services providers on all Sales and Use tax filings, documentation, contingencies, compliance, and any other tax-related projects.


  • Responsible for preparing and filling accurate sales/use tax returns for multi-state and remit taxes to taxing jurisdictions on a timely basis using AvaTax via Avalara
  • Manage annual Delaware Franchise Taxes and responsible for filling 
  • Assist Washington State Occupancy tax filling
  • Assist in reconciling closing out sales transactions on a monthly basis
  • Reconcile Sales and Use tax accounts along with follow up on outstanding open issues.
  • Updating GL data related to tax accounts such as accruals, prepayments
  • Respond to notices relating to sales and use taxes/business licenses and work with tax jurisdictions to resolve
  • Assist in other tax compliance matters and tax projects as needed
  • Manage and support tax software related requirements and projects
  • Assist Sales tax audit along with assisting financial audits for area related to Sales and Use tax accounts
  • Assess, develop, and enhance the Company’s accounting policies and procedures related to Sales and Use Tax
  • Research tax regulations and tax rules to support projects and initiatives
  • Enjoys working in an agile, fast-paced, startup environment. Ability to wear multiple hats.
  • Participate in other ad hoc projects, as necessary


  •  5+ years of experience in Multi State Sales and Use Tax accounting
  • • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, CPA a plus
  • • Experience in NetSuite and Avalara 
  • •  Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to work effectively as a part of a team- must be able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • • Proficient with previous Cloud/SaaS software
  • • A combination of private and public company experience is highly desired
  • • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment, solve complicated problems, motivated to implement improvements, to inspire change while staying within the company’s culture being collaborative and inclusive

Our founders have come together from different backgrounds: business, engineering, and design. This unique mix from our founding team is important to the Alation culture story. Today, our team consists of creators and communicators with varied backgrounds - from Stanford, to the Indian Institute of Technology, big companies and one-person startups, the United States, and abroad. We continue to seek ever more diverse perspectives as we grow.

For information about company benefits, please visit Password is Alation21.

Why Alation?
- Market-Leading Data Catalog Provider
- High-growth, collaborative environment with diverse and inclusive teams
- Continuous learning, enrichment and development opportunities
- Competitive pay and health offerings including commuter benefits
- Flexible time off to relax and recharge
and much, much more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, name, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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