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Industry Leaders Talk Data Management in Pittsburgh

I recently caught up with 25 senior tax professionals from the Pittsburgh business community to gain valuable insight through interaction.  During the roundtable, top tax professionals shared their challenges with technology and the gaps that exist in streamlining the data management aspect of their day to day tasks. This interactive corporate tax discussion brought together professionals representing a diverse range of departments … Read More

Data Management Podcast Series: Why Data Management Processes are Priceless to This Tax Department

Data Management Podcast Series: Why Data Management Processes are Priceless to This Tax Department

What if you could improve visibility into — and control over — your company’s tax data and tax-related systems and processes? Overall, how could you benefit from standardizing calculations?  A year and a half ago, these are the questions that one global tax department looked into. Challenged with a material weakness and improving their spreadsheet-based tax process, they were forced … Read More

Why Tax Executives are Spending More Time in Front of the C-suite

Why Tax Executives are Spending More Time in Front of the C-suite

Gone are the days when the corporate tax director stands last in line to update the CFO. In a recent article on CFO.com,  internal tax advisers shared how they are getting more exposure at C-suite-level doors on a regular basis. Why the sudden interest in tax? With increased regulation, a heavy state and local … Read More

Data Management Podcast Series:  Behind the Scenes of AstraZeneca’s Tax Department

Data Management Podcast Series: Behind the Scenes of AstraZeneca’s Tax Department

How Saving 20 Hours During Their 7-Day Close is Getting the Tax Team More Exposure When the US tax department of AstraZeneca was under the microscope of new management, they knew that incorporating software into their tax processes would help to gain efficiencies around data management and reporting out globally. In our recent Data Management Podcast series, Linda Peoples, CPA tax … Read More

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Fun with International Tax Provision Issues

 When I was young and naïve, I overheard a seasoned practitioner remark: “If tax provisions are fun…then dealing with the international pieces of the provision is the most fun you can have.”  I’m now neither young nor naïve and I recognize the sarcasm in the remark.  However, I do believe the issues are interesting and, … Read More

Is Minnesota Ready for Tax Reform?

Is Minnesota Ready for Tax Reform?

This was the main topic of discussion amongst 400+ tax professionals at TEI’s 29th Annual President’s Seminar in Minneapolis last week.  In his opening address, Myron Frans, Minnesota Commissioner of Revenue addressed the group on the state’s complex tax policy and unique challenges, including demographic and economic changes impacting tax revenue. He emphasized that over time, the mix of … Read More