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TaxNotes: Evaluating Critical Remote Arrangements In Corporate Tax Departments

Exciting news! In the latest Tax Notes article, President Tony Santiago of TaxSearch Inc. highlights the challenges of remote work in the tax industry. The pandemic has spurred a massive shift to remote work, with a significant rise in Americans working from home exclusively. Open communication and clear expectations are vital for success in remote work. Honest discussions about relocation, office needs, and long-term plans are crucial for both the tax department and critical hires. It's essential for companies to promptly address any issues and communicate updates or changes in work schedules to maintain effective leadership and foster candid conversations. Let's embrace the opportunities and challenges of remote work in the tax industry, adapting and thriving in this dynamic environment.

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Navigating the Changing World of Tax Leadership - TaxNotes

A Paradigm Shift in US Tax Leadership The US tax landscape is undergoing a historic transformation. We are witnessing a seismic demographic shift with Baby Boomers retiring, Gen X stepping up to the plate, and Millennials emerging on the leadership board. This transition poses unique challenges and opens doors to innovative solutions in the realm of US tax leadership. Explore: - 2023 largest number of retirements for Baby Boomer Heads of Tax (Huge Jump from 2022 to 2023). - For the first time in history, Gen X is in charge! Curious to learn more? Click here to read Tony Santiago’s latest installment in Tax Notes and stay at the forefront of the tax leadership evolution

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Navigating CFO Turnover: Strategic Steps for Tax Leaders - TaxNotes

In this Tax Pulse article, TaxSearch Inc.'s Managing Director, Adam Golden, explores the pivotal role of tax leaders during CFO turnover. Examining cross-functional relationships, C-level advocacy, advisory connections, and branding, Golden advocates a proactive approach to secure ongoing success for the tax function. Amid increasing CFO turnover, tax leaders, by adopting a forward-looking stance, position themselves as strategic shapers, not merely responders to change. The article delivers actionable insights for tax leaders, emphasizing the lasting importance of preparation and strategic investment in navigating shifts in the finance landscape.

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Set the Tone: Tax Leadership’s Role In Supporting Diversity and Inclusion - TaxNotes

The Impact of Tax Leadership in Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Tony Santiago’s latest article with TaxNotes is a compelling discussion on the crucial role of tax leaders in enhancing diversity and inclusion within organizations. In an era where diversity is more than a compliance checklist, it’s crucial to recognize the transformative role tax leaders play. We had the privilege of conversing with tax professionals Sonia Hollies from Perrigo Company plc, Paul Yong at Sempre Energy, and Domingo Garcia from Aon plc, who shared their valuable perspectives and strategies. 1. Active Leadership: Beyond assembling diverse teams, leaders must actively foster inclusivity. 2. Overcoming Segregation: Encouraging team interactions and bonds is essential for leveraging diversity. 3. Building Connections: Understanding and appreciating diverse backgrounds lead to stronger teams. 4. Business Benefits: Diversity not only benefits team dynamics but also drives innovation and customer relations.

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TaxNotes: Women in Tax: Keys to Thriving in Leadership Positions

We are excited to share insights from an enlightening Tax Notes article on Women in Tax: Keys to Thriving in Leadership Positions by Natalie Santiago & Stephanie Gilmartin. In a landscape where diversity in tax leadership is increasingly valued and more opportunities arise for women, this piece delves deep into the evolving challenges and unique opportunities for female tax professionals aiming for leadership roles. Featuring an insightful discussion with Maushumi Nerurkar, SVP & Chief Tax Officer at TE Connectivity, the article explores changes in the professional field for women, addressing issues from gender bias to self-doubt and how these are being navigated. Key Takeaways: - Progress in combating traditional gender biases. - New challenges: Balancing personal style and managing self-doubt. - Importance of overcoming imposter syndrome. - Unique contributions women bring to tax leadership. - The significance of mentorship and networking, both within and beyond gender lines. As we witness a shift in the landscape, it's crucial to understand these dynamics for aspiring female leaders in tax. It's not just about battling old stereotypes but also embracing the strengths women bring to the table.

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TaxNotes - Unlocking the Benefits of Diversity

"Unlocking the Power of Diversity in Tax Departments: A Must-Read Article for Tax Professionals."   Tony Santiago, founder and President of TaxSearch Inc., unveiled his most recent article. In this illuminating piece, he delves deep into the pivotal role of diversity within tax teams, presenting a refreshing and thought-provoking perspective. Santiago engages in an insightful conversation with Sonia Hollies, the Senior Vice President of Global Tax, Risk Management, and Treasurer at Perrigo Co. Hollies shares invaluable insights derived from her own experiences in building diverse tax teams and harnessing the potential of internships. She underscores the importance of casting a wide net when recruiting talent, considering candidates from a diverse array of universities and backgrounds. This, she argues, is the catalyst for infusing fresh perspectives and innovative mindsets into the field of taxation, enriching it immeasurably. Hollies advocates for the promotion of diverse job postings and the exploration of flexible work arrangements to broaden the appeal to a diverse candidate pool. By embracing diversity, organizations can break free from the constraints of uniformity, paving the way for an environment where creativity and innovation flourish. We invite you to savor a cup of coffee, settle in, and immerse yourself in this engaging and refreshing article.

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TaxNotes: Three Tension Points Affecting the Corporate Tax Market

Navigating Corporate Tax Dynamics: Dive into the In-depth Analysis of *3 Pivotal Tensions* by Tony Santiago. This exploration takes you through the intricate contours of the contemporary tax landscape, shedding light on the transformative shifts in salary paradigms, the dynamic evolution of remote work structures, and the urgent need to tackle tax tech challenges head-on. Tension Point 1: Salary and Title Evolution Discover how the tax arena is undergoing a seismic transformation in salary dynamics. With the burgeoning presence of boomer-era leaders and a finite talent pool, the demand for skilled tax professionals has never been higher. Tension Point 2: The Paradigm Shift in Remote Work Structures The pandemic has triggered a seismic shift in the way work is structured. Remote work has surged, and hybrid models are being embraced. However, this shift isn't without its tensions. The interplay between employee preferences and organizational requirements has sparked a fascinating conflict. Tension Point 3: Navigating Tax Tech Challenges The rapid emergence of advanced tax software has spotlighted the dire need for skilled tax technology leaders. With the convergence of technology and taxation, the gap in expertise is glaring and needs immediate attention. Strategic Insights for the Path Forward: Tony Santiago suggests actionable strategies to tackle these tensions: 1. Compensation Realignment 2. Strategies for Talent Retention 3. Empowerment through Tax Tech 4. Holistic Collaboration Intrigued? Embrace the insights embedded within these tensions to not only navigate but thrive within the evolving tax landscape. It's a journey that requires adaptability, insight, and strategic prowess. Are you ready to harness these insights and shape a resilient tax future!

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TaxNotes: U.S. Tax Leadership Demographic Analysis 2023

Time is a commodity and quite arguably one of the most valuable of all investments. Your investment? 10 minutes What is the return on your investment? With New Data, we gain invaluable insights into the imminent wave of retirements that will impact the tax profession across generations. Based on data analysis, we can better predict when the wave of retirements will affect not just the Boomers but also Gen Z, Millennials, and Gen X. This updated demographic information is essential for anyone in tax, HR, and a financial leadership team. Carve out 10 minutes from your busy schedule, read the latest eye-opening article of Tax Pulse, a Tax Notes series, and pass it along to others who would benefit from the knowledge, The return on your investment will be immense. Time is ticking. Unlock the power of foresight.

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2023 Tax Hiring Outlook

The 13th Annual Tax Hiring Outlook contains data from the only in-house tax hiring survey of its kind, providing the tax industry with real hiring and retention data straight from top tax! As the tax industry navigates uncertainty left and right, the data we uncovered didn’t necessarily put our minds at ease.

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TaxNotes: Effective Leadership in an Evolving Tax Climate, Part II

Getting your proverbial house in order is only the first step, the next step is to expand your horizons and grow your top team. In this two-part series of Tax Pulse, a Tax Notes Series, Tony Santiago, founder and president of TaxSearch Inc., continues his interview with Tim McDonald, retired vice president of global tax at Procter & Gamble, on how young tax leaders can develop intellectual curiosity and internal influencing skills and learn more policy, strategy, and lobbying. Read here: https://bit.ly/41msJmf for expert advice on becoming more knowledgeable and marketable during these challenging times.

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