Tax & Accounting Blog

Meet the Taxologist: Lauren Kovar

Meet the Taxologist: Lauren Kovar

“I am multidimensional. I am a leader,” says Lauren Kovar, director of client advisory and strategy at Thomson Reuters. If you’re committed to driving toward total tax organization efficiency, such qualities are essential. In today’s world of growing tax complexity, you cannot think inward. Lauren recommends looking beyond the scope of the status quo and … Read More

Meet the Taxologist: Tim Freeman

Meet the Taxologist: Tim Freeman

“I am ever-evolving. I am an interpreter, I am a Taxologist.” – Senior Director of Enterprise Accounts and ONESOURCE University, Tim Freeman. With the traditional manual nature of tax, it would seem intuitive that tax departments would use technology to streamline processes. Unfortunately, that has not always been the case. Tim recognizes that Tax has … Read More

Meet the Taxologist: Jeanne Turndahl

Meet the Taxologist: Jeanne Turndahl

“I’m a visionary. I challenge the status quo,” says Jeanne Turndahl, Director of Tax at Thomson Reuters. Jeanne’s tenacity and enthusiasm has proved quite the boon to her position. A seasoned tax veteran, she has always been motivated by efficiency. She noticed quite the change in the contemporary tax landscape compared to that of the … Read More

Thinking Globally and Inspiring the Inner Taxologist in Others

Thinking Globally and Inspiring the Inner Taxologist in Others

“I think globally. I love inspiring the inner Taxologist in others.  I am a Taxologist,” says Sam Cicogna, VP of Professional Services at Thomson Reuters. The tax function has evolved from its traditional role to a far more complex entity. This requires a new type of thinking and a new breed of tax professional that … Read More

Meet the Taxologist  – Tom Weippert, Tax Technology Manager at Ingersoll Rand

Meet the Taxologist – Tom Weippert, Tax Technology Manager at Ingersoll Rand

“I speak three languages: Tax, IT, and Finance. I march into uncharted territories. I am a Taxologist,” says Tom Weippert, tax technology manager at Ingersoll Rand. Tom is a holistic, logical thinker and views his organization like a puzzle. He leverages his skill set to join different pieces together and better understand how each role impacts … Read More

Meet the Taxologist

Meet the Taxologist

In today’s fast-paced and complex tax landscape, the status quo is not enough. Tax professionals must rise to the challenge and leverage the power of tax technology for total process efficiency. In short, today’s tax world needs Taxologists. But what is a Taxologist? Why are they important? What are their characteristics? How are IT and … Read More