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SMART Compliance Staff Associate

Job Details

Atlanta/Riverwood 200 - Atlanta, GA
Full Time
4 Year Degree


At Bennett Thrasher, we offer the expertise and opportunities of a large accounting firm, while providing a commitment to culture and a family-like work atmosphere. By joining our firm, you’ll have immediate opportunities to collaborate on meaningful work with clients in a variety of industries, and work together with other associates across practices. You’ll not only be able to dive into challenging projects with a diverse set of clients, you’ll also have opportunities to participate in firm activities that reflect your individual passions; from our Business Resource Groups to the BT Foundation.


We work hard to help our clients solve challenges, but we also believe in taking time for what matters and offer benefits for you that reflect this mindset. We offer a competitive benefits program that includes generous vacation time, exceptional opportunities for growth and flexibility in both our dress code and work model. Apply today to learn more about how you can excel in a career with Bennett Thrasher.


Bennett Thrasher (“BT”) has an opening for a SMART Compliance Staff. The SMART Compliance Staff will be working with the state and local tax team to help streamline and build the sales tax compliance practice (with no prior experience needed), consult with clients on the implementation and ongoing management of sales tax software,  to perform sales tax compliance tasks, and to be an integral component in supporting the growth and continued maturation of the state and local tax practice.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Consult with clients on implementation and ongoing management of sales tax software including Avalara, Vertex, Sovos, and TaxJar.
  • Help organize, build, and streamline the sales tax compliance practice (with no prior experience needed)
  • Occasionally perform sales tax compliance tasks (e.g., registering a business for sales tax purposes) (with no prior experience needed)
  • Customize client deliverable templates to specific clients and projects
  • Conduct limited state tax research including resolving state tax notices and other limited tax matters (with no prior experience needed)
  • Organize and assist with preparing state and local tax training materials


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting or related field
  • Experience with sales tax compliance software (e.g., Avalara, Vertex, Sovos, TaxJar), helpful
  • 0-2 years of experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Adobe Acrobat (i.e., PDF)
  • Proven time management, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Strong commitment to professional and client service excellence


Bennett Thrasher is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; national origin; sex; pregnancy; sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; military service obligations or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. #LIHybrid