Richard Asquith is vice president of global tax compliance at Avalara, with responsibility for helping businesses understand and manage their tax compliance obligations as they enter or expand into new markets.
Previously, Asquith was with TMF Group, where he founded and led its global VAT practice for nearly 10 years. Whilst there, he conceived and successfully brought to market the insurance sector’s first global premium tax engine now used across the world as the industry standard. He began his career at KPMG in the UK and later joined Ernst & Young, working in Russia, Hungary and France, assisting companies entering new markets.
He is a frequent contributor to discussions on global tax issues in the media, and serves on Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tax committees.