Roundtable

TEI Roundtable No. 8: Tax Talent in Transition
How to plan your next steps in the face of M&As, spinoffs, bankruptcies, outsourcing, and changing demographics

The days when a young tax professional at a corporation worked his or her way up the ladder and stayed with the same company for an entire career are falling by the wayside. True, those days are not disappearing entirely, but most tax professionals move among several different opportunities at… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 7: Engaging Emerging Tax Professionals

Tax Executives Institute has implemented several initiatives aimed at increasing participation among emerging tax professionals, including the formation of an Emerging Tax Professionals Subcommittee. Tax Executive convened a roundtable discussion, moderated by Senior Editor Michael Levin-Epstein, to find out what the subcommittee was doing and the ways emerging tax professionals… Read more »

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Roundtable No. 6 The Evolving Role of the Chief Financial Officer
As Compliance, Reporting, and BEPS Become More Complicated, so Does the Role of the CFO

Channeling Kevin Bacon in the movie A Few Good Men, these are the facts, and they are indisputable: As the role of the chief tax officer (CTO) becomes geometrically more complex (see Roundtable No. 5, September/October 2015 issue of Tax Executive), so does that of the chief financial officer (CFO).… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 5: Corporate Structure and the Evolving Tax Function
As the Tax Role Elevates in Importance, So Does Status in Corporate Hierarchy

Let’s tell it like it is. The role of the corporate tax practitioner has changed dramatically in the last twenty years as the tax function has expanded in scope and responsibility. Not surprisingly, the status of the head of corporate tax has changed as well, and now more chief tax… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 4:
Insourcing vs. Outsourcing

Corporate tax practice is becoming more complicated, and the expectations placed on TEI members more demanding. So it’s not surprising that more corporate tax practices are considering or already outsourcing more tax functions. How do you make the decision to outsource, and what are the challenges facing those companies that… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 3:
The Changing Role of the Chief Tax Officer

The dizzying speed of technology, as software enables you to do your job not only quicker but more effectively. The expanding expectations of millennials, with their stated desire to better balance work and family. The burgeoning maze of regulations, with increasing government oversight. The globalization of the economy, as evidenced… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 2:
Flexible Work Arrangements Provide New Choices for Tax Professionals

Flexible work arrangements have been around for several decades now but—with the Internet and laptops and the rise of millennials—have become more prevalent for many professionals, including tax executives. For our second TEI Roundtable, we convened a conference call in January 2015 moderated by Tax Executive Senior Editor Michael Levin-Epstein… Read more »

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TEI Roundtable No. 1
The Wynne Case

In November 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Maryland State Comptroller of the Treasury v. Brian Wynne, et ux. The case involved a particular provision of a Maryland tax statute, which, according to the plaintiff, violated the dormant interstate Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution and potentially… Read more »

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