Data Analyst
Washington, United States
30d ago

Description of position

The Data Analyst is responsible for analyzing data related to tax calculation, compliance, and remittance. The Data Analyst is focused on ensuring the highest data quality for Costco’s tax technology team, which is responsible for designing and implementing solutions for Costco’s indirect tax needs.

The ideal candidate will be very comfortable working with large data sets, building data quality metrics, performing root cause analysis, and ensuring alignment with tax governance standards.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Elicits and documents data requirements; aligning with business requirements
  • Data governance steward responsible for consistent and uniform consumption of the enterprise tax service across Costco
  • Develops, proposes, and contributes to implementation of data quality improvement processes
  • Anaylzes data quality metrics to proactively ensure the health of indirect tax transactions
  • Conducts root cause analysis; present findings and propose solution improvements
  • Collaborates with cross functional teams to resolve data quality issues
  • Tests data creation and data validation testing
  • Contributes to the delivery of tax technology projects
  • Assists in other areas of the department and company as necessary
  • Required skills, abilities, and certifications

  • Experience analyzing data requirements for complex projects
  • Experience with ad hoc query development against large data sets
  • Experience with analyzing and querying application log files
  • Experience with data validation techniques
  • Must possess excellent analysis and data logic skills
  • Must possess the ability to collaborate and effectively engage with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Must have proven ability to manage priorities and timelines plus excellent communication skills
  • Responsible, conscientious, organized, self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
  • Must be detail oriented and possess strong problem-solving skills
  • Recommended skills, abilities, and certifications

  • Experience with database systems (Oracle, SAP HANA, SQL Server, DB2)
  • Experience with tooling related to data analysis (SQL, SSIS, Data Profiling, etc.)
  • Proficient at analyzing data across disparate systems
  • Familiarity XML technologies, including SOAP or REST web services, XML Schemas, XSLT, and XPath
  • Accountable team player with a constructive attitude, problem-solving and customer service mindset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • General knowledge of Finance & Accounting is a plus
  • Experience with tax solutions (Vertex, Sabrix, Avalara) is a plus
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