Avalara’s Pascal Van Dooren Named One of Accounting Today’sTop 100 Most Influential People in the Accounting Profession

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Van Dooren joins exclusive list of influential leaders who bring an extraordinary level of experience and authority to advance the accounting profession

Pascal Van Dooren

Avalara, Inc., (http://www.avalara.com), a leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes, announced today that Pascal Van Dooren, chief revenue officer at Avalara, was named one of Accounting Today’s 2014 Top 100 Most Influential People in the Accounting Profession.

The Top 100 was created to recognize leaders who bring an extraordinary level of experience and authority to advance the accounting profession. To be considered for selection, the publication's editorial staff reviews a broad list of candidates from a diverse array of areas that affect the CPA profession including: practitioners, vendors, lawmakers, regulators, association heads, marketers, consultants and academics.

“We are very proud of Pascal’s inclusion in the 2014 Accounting Today Top 100 Most Influential People honors,” said Scott McFarlane, founder and CEO of Avalara. “His commitment and dedication to guiding Avalara’s presence and place within the accounting, tax and technology communities have been instrumental in our ongoing success in the marketplace, and his emphasis on education and preparedness amongst professionals surely helped to seal his spot within this year’s esteemed group of luminaries.”

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About Avalara
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales tax, excise tax, and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara’s end-to-end suite of solutions are designed to effectively manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities in the United States and internationally.

Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. The company processes millions of tax transactions for customers and free users every day, files hundreds of thousands of transactional tax returns per year, and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents. Founded in 2004 and privately-held, Avalara’s venture capital investors include Battery Ventures, Sageview Capital, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara employs more than 700 people at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and in offices across the U.S. and in London, England and Pune, India. More information at: http://www.avalara.com

About Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People
For over a decade, Accounting Today has developed the annual "Top 100 Most Influential People" list, which includes CPAs, attorneys, regulators, educators and vendors who exemplify leadership and influence in the accounting field. To be considered for selection, the publication's editorial staff reviews a broad list of candidates from a diverse array of areas that affect the CPA profession including: practitioners, lawmakers, regulators, association heads, marketers, consultants and academics. Based on both editorial staff decisions and outside nominations, the candidates are whittled down to the top 100 people who exemplify thought leadership in the accounting industry.

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