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The Future of Corporate Tax Departments Starts Today

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This is a virtual event, accessible over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

In the midst of policy and regulatory changes, the function of the tax department is evolving. Hear from corporate tax leaders on the steps they are taking to respond to anticipated changes in resources, staffing, and structure, and the role of the tax function within organizations.

Educational Objectives:

• Hear what role technology and automation plays in the transformation of tax departments
• Understand in what way tax leaders are using outsourcing as way to reduce pressure on tax departments
• Learn how to engage your business leaders and stakeholders to make sure your tax department is part of the decision making process
• Get practical insights into staffing, recruitment, and retention best practices

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

• Corporate tax professionals
• Corporate Tax Attorney/Counsel, Controller/Comptroller, CPA/Accountant, General Counsel

Presenters

Rebecca Anavim
  • VP, Global Tax Reporting & Planning and Tax Counsel
  • WW International

Rebecca Anavim is VP, Global Tax Reporting & Planning and Tax Counsel at WW International, Inc. (formerly, Weight Watchers International). Rebecca is involved in all areas of Tax at WW International. Previously, she was International Tax Counsel at Interpublic Group and started her tax career at PwC in international tax planning. Rebecca holds an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, a J.D. from Cardozo School of Law, an M.S. from Drexel University, and a B.A. from Albany University, State University of New York.

Paige Brown
  • General Manager of Property & Sale/Use Tax
  • Delta Air Lines

Paige Brown has 32 years of experience in the area of state and local taxation and has worked at Delta since 2002.  She oversees Delta Air Lines national sales and use and property tax areas.  She is also responsible for tax technology and strategic initiatives, national tax negotiations, tax planning and audit representation.

Prior to Delta, she was at Arthur Andersen and served as the Southeast Practice Leader for Property, Incentives and Outsourcing. She started her tax career with KPMG were she was the first state and local tax manager in the Atlanta office of KPMG and later became the Southeast Director of Property Tax.

Paige has experience in the industries of aviation, transportation, public utilities, manufacturing, retail, real estate development and commercial management, and hospitality. She taught the “State and Local Tax” course at Georgia State University in the Masters of Taxation program for ten years.  She has also taught accounting courses at Agnes Scott College and Georgia State University.

Paige received her undergraduate degree in Accounting at Georgia Southern University and a Masters of Taxation at Georgia State University.

Paul Kohout
  • Vice President of Tax
  • Lionbridge Technologies

Paul Kohout is the Vice President of Tax for Lionbridge Technologies. He has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. The last 9 years of which were as a Tax Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Boston. Paul has over 12 years of experience as a Chief Tax Officer of public companies in both the service and manufacturing business since leaving public accounting.

Paul has taught for over 12 year on various Federal Tax topics, first at Northeastern University and then as an Adjunct Professor at Bentley University in there MST Program. He holds an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law, a J.D. from Pepperdine University and a B.A. from St. Lawrence University.

Moderator: Lisa Fitzpatrick
  • President
  • Bloomberg Tax & Accounting

Lisa Fitzpatrick is President of Bloomberg Tax & Accounting. In this position, she is responsible for driving the growth of the company’s tax, accounting, and payroll products, including the Bloomberg Tax platform. Fitzpatrick joined the company in 2008 as Director of Marketing for the Tax division, where she led product management and marketing efforts for a number of successful new product launches in state and international tax areas. In 2011, Fitzpatrick was appointed Bloomberg BNA’s first Chief Marketing Officer, where she centralized and improved the effectiveness of Bloomberg BNA’s marketing efforts and led overall branding strategy and product positioning. She most recently served as Vice President & General Manager of Bloomberg Tax.