Roundtable

TEI Roundtable No. 26: Diversity & Inclusion
It’s essential in the corporate tax space

We’ve been conducting roundtables and conference sessions on diversity and inclusion for several years now—and for good reason. Simply put, the subject should be top of mind and a key agenda item for our members and their organizations. To check out what’s happening as we approach 2020, we convened a… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 25: To Insource or to Outsource? That’s the Question
Corporate culture determines whether outsourcing adds value

Whereas the decision to outsource key components of the tax function may have been cyclical in the past, increasingly outsourcing looks like a trend that’s not going away. But what goes into making that decision, and is there room for a hybrid model that combines insourcing and outsourcing? To find… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 24: Putting SALT on the Table
Corporate tax professionals face a plethora of vexing state and local issues

Digitization, human capital, greater efficiency, tax reform, Wayfair. To corporate tax professionals plying their trade in the state and local space, these aren’t just buzzwords. They’re challenges and opportunities that dominate their daily activities. So, what keeps these SALT professionals up at night? To address these issues, we convened a… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 23 Transitioning to a New Job
Let’s face it, it’s a weird mix of excitement and anxiety

For anyone, in any field, finding and transitioning to a new job is an intense experience—somewhat exhilarating, somewhat scary. We wanted to find out what the experience was like for seasoned TEI members, two of whom recently transitioned into new jobs: Louis Mestier, now vice president of tax for Eldorado… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 22: Developing a TCJA Checklist
International issues, software selection, and involvement of tax technologists all play key roles in a complicated process

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is not “new” anymore. But compliance with an ever-evolving set of regulations and guidance is still on the front burner for corporate tax professionals—and is likely to stay there for quite a while. As with so many tax issues, the best way to ensure… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 21: TCJA Implementation: A View From the Trenches
Dealing with landmark legislation takes a special kind of planning

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) implementation, compliance, and planning is a work in progress. How are tax professionals in the trenches dealing with this landmark legislation? To find out, we convened a roundtable of experts including Stephanie Kuykendall, vice president and general tax counsel at Shell Oil Company; Jason… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 20: Tax Reform and Tax Technology
Regulatory uncertainty means that tax departments face significant challenges

With the passage of the largest overhaul of the tax code in more than three decades, it was axiomatic that the technology used by tax practitioners would be directly impacted. What has that impact been, and what has it meant for in-house tax departments? To answer those questions, we scheduled… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 19: Diversity and Inclusion in the Tax Space
A panel offers compelling perspectives on this important issue

There’s no doubt that diversity and inclusion are major topics of discussion in the tax industry. Although the industry has shown some significant progress, the work is far from complete. We convened a panel of tax practitioners and diversity and inclusion experts to discuss this issue, including Cassandra Calvert, senior… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 18: The State Tax Policy Function
Whether it’s part of the tax department or part of government affairs, one thing is for sure—it’s getting more complicated every day

These days state tax policy occupies a greater percentage of the professional lives of many TEI members for a variety of reasons. We wanted to dive deep into this phenomenon, so we convened a roundtable of seasoned practitioners in the field, including Ellen Berenholz, executive director of tax policy at… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 17: The View From the Corner Office: What Keeps Them Up at Night?
It’s tax reform, international issues, succession planning, growth versus risk, and dealing with multiple stakeholders and interested parties, including the media—to name just a few

While some might envy the corporate tax vice presidents and senior counsel who occupy the corner office, there’s no denying they have a difficult job, one that is subject to increasing pressures due to changes in tax laws and to increasing media and public interest in tax issues. To get… Read more »

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