VP, MANAGER OF TAX & TREASURY– (SUPERVISING SEVERAL TAX SPECIALISTS)
Highly accomplished, senior level tax professional with 15 years of experience in various industries. Results-driven leader with a successful record in tax research, planning, preparation and analysis. Respected communicator with demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, provide leadership and adapt to increasing levels of responsibilities.
Audit Defense (Income & Sales Tax)
Income Tax Compliance
ASC - 740
International Tax Schedules
M&A Due Diligence
Designed an efficient tax provision process that resulted
in zero internal audit adjustments.
Created an internal audit tax system which led to a significant sales
tax liability reduction.
comprehensive tax reporting system resulting in timely fiscal reporting.
Enhanced an internal tax software package that resulted
in proper sales tax collection.
Built & implemented work papers leading to
proper calculation of deferred tax asset.
VP, Manager of Tax & Treasury– (Supervising several tax specialists)Jul 2012 to Current Christie's Inc － New York, NY
Comprehensive tax provisions including ASC 740 and effective tax rate analysis.
Diligently evaluate & prepare the consolidated US federal/state
returns for numerical, presentation accuracy and issue identification including
analysis of return to provision adjustments.
Manage tax policies and positions, serving as primary tax consultant for all affiliated companies.
Successfully analyze all tax account reconciliations and accruals.
Examine and manage all income tax/sale tax audits (Federal, State & Local).
Effectively review foreign (Brazil, Argentina & Mexico) income tax returns.
Prepare international tax schedules (Forms 1042, 5472 & 5471).
Prepare M&A analysis.
Optimized regional banking relationships reducing the number of banks from four to one.
Developed short/medium term Cash Forecast and a manual to control/improve worldwide treasury operations.
Tax ManagerDec 2008 to Jul 2012 Bulgari Corporation of America － New York, NY
Supervised 2 tax Specialists) Responsible for all of tax planning and research for Bulgari in the Americas Managed tax policies and positions.
Prepared the tax budget for Bulgari in the Americas Responsible for the reconciliation of all tax accounts Served as primary contact person for other company managers Effectively reviewed/prepared the US federal and state returns for numerical, presentational accuracy and issue identification including analysis of return to provision adjustments Reviewed of state apportionment factors, sales and use/property tax returns and managing the audits Examine of all Panamanian tax returns (ITBMS, AMIR, Income Tax) Prepare foreign/international tax schedules (Forms 1118, 5472 & 5471) Maintain SOX documentation and processes including FIN 48 reserves documentation and analysis.
Tax provisions including ASC 740/Effective Tax Rate analysis and preparation of transfer pricing research.
Tax SeniorJun 2006 to Dec 2008 Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc － New York, NY
Prepared consolidated federal, multi-state and international corporate returns, sales & use tax for multiple states and misc.
returns such as: CAT tax, Ballpark tax, Delaware Annual reports, Commercial Rent tax, form 945, form 1042, Property tax.
Provided PWC with information for FIN 48.
Completed tax provisions including FASB 109/Effective Tax Rate analysis.
Prepared foreign/international tax schedules (Forms 1118 & 5471) and tax reconciliations for year-end closing.
Senior Tax AccountantDec 2005 to May 2006 Weiser LLP － New York, NY
Prepare and review consolidated & separate company, federal & multi-state corporate tax returns Provide research & planning on various tax issues, including analysis of new tax laws & proposed legislation Compile client Financial Statements, including journal entry preparation to ensure compliance with GAAP Supervise tax staff and tax interns Prepare foreign/international tax schedules (e.g., Forms 1118 & 5471) as well as research Section 482 issues Complete tax provisions including FASB 109/Effective Tax Rate analysis.
Tax Manager / Assistant ControllerJun 2005 to Dec 2005 Van Wagner Communications, LLC － New York, NY
Filed tax returns for Van Wagner Communications, LLC as well various related partnership returns.
Liaised with the CFO on the preparation of quarterly and monthly financials.
Assist the controller with accounting operations and key liaison to KPMG to resolve accounting related issues.
Tax and Audit AssociateFeb 2002 to May 2005 MARKS PANETH & SHRON, LLP － New York, NY
Researched,/prepared/filed individual, foundation, partnership, S-Corp., C-Corp and trust income tax returns Corresponded with the IRS and various state/city Departments of Finance in order to resolve client assessments Calculated withholding allowance adjustments for various clients Researched various tax issues and tax planning for high net-worth individuals Communicated with various outside professionals and clients about tax related issues in order to accurately complete the tax returns.
Prepared quarterly financial statements Assisted in the audit of various real estate clients.
Graduated with Honors
Bachelor of Science, AccountingRockville University － New York, NYAccounting 3.19 3.7
Fluent in Russian and English
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