Sales Tax Analyst

Who we are:

AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF) revolutionizes the way small and medium-sized businesses grow and compete. Today our software solutions serve the property management and legal industries.  At the heart of our products and services is a talented and agile team that understands the importance of a 100% customer focus.

With offices in Santa Barbara, Dallas (Legacy), and San Diego, our business is built for long term success fueled by happy, loyal customers and a team of AppFolians who contribute to our great culture every day.

What we are looking for:

The Sales Tax Analyst is a senior staff position at AppFolio.  This person prepares sales, use and personal property tax returns and book entries  for multiple entities on a multi-state basis. The Analyst needs to stay current on changing tax laws, be able to work independently and be able to adjust to changing tax situations in the company.  The Analyst reports to the Director of Tax.


  • Calculate, prepare and file sales/use and other transfer tax returns (as applicable)
  • Determine the taxability of AppFolio products in each state and respond to directly to customer questions regarding the taxability of AppFolio Products
  • Manage transfer tax related reserves including updating current accruals and monitoring company activities to determine AppFolio filing requirements within other taxing jurisdictions
  • Assist with sales/use tax audits and in preparing/filing VDAs
  • Respond to state tax notices, business license renewals and other state tax communications
  • Manage state annual report filings and disclosures with various state reporting entities
  • Prepare and file non-resident income tax withholdings
  • Conduct tax research as necessary to fulfill the tax compliance and planning responsibilities of the Tax Department
  • Prepare and file property tax returns for all members of the AppFolio group
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Bachelors of Accounting or related experience with accounting/tax
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet required deadlines
  • Willingness to learn new and challenging tax/accounting/business concepts while demonstrating a positive attitude and taking complete ownership of assigned processes and responsibilities
  • Competent computer skills, especially in Microsoft Excel, with the ability to learn and use specific tax software packages (CCHIntelliconnect, Avatax, Intacct, etc.) to perform the essential functions listed above
  • Excellent professional, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to produce quality deliverables within tight timeframes while simultaneously managing multiple tasks and projects
  • Results driven, high energy professional with a strong work ethic and great leadership skills.
  • Ability to work well with others in high pressure situations
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be detail oriented

Why AppFolio?

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Amazing company culture: focus on a complete lifestyle
  • Built to last: Grow your career in an innovative, public company
  • Make an impact: our work plays a key role in transforming our customers’ businesses
  • Love your team members: co-workers are often friends too
  • Offices stocked with healthy snacks, games, and goodies
  • A commitment to health/wellness including onsite fitness classes
  • Give back to your team and your community

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