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  • Balancing More Work With Less Staff - How Much You Could Be Saving On Your Consulting Budget

    What everyone really wants to know is how much interim staffing will cost them before they put too much confidence in any one solution. This article discloses a real-life savings analysis for several different types of projects in comparison to Big4 accounting firms.
  • Top 4 Less Obvious Ways to Use Independent Consultants and Save Your Consulting Budget Thousands

    In this article, I will address how corporate tax departments should optimize their use of independent contractors to get more bang for their buck. Many department leaders understand how to use an independent tax consultant to fit their rudimentary needs as listed here: Block and tackle for...
  • Tax Diversity Standards of Tomorrow

    The matter of diversity in the workplace is rising to the forefront as new ESG standards come into the mix. This article will explain why tax is going to struggle to meet a specific area of ESG racial diversity standards.
  • Impending Labor Shortage - The Underlying Conditions Affecting Your Tax Function

    There is an impending labor shortage in tax that will impact how investors view your company. Looking back at the Global Tax Market Assessment, it was predicted 2020 would host an extremely active, candidate-driven market. Little did we know that a global pandemic would strike during peak...
  • Preparing Millennials for the Exodus

    The mass exodus of tax professionals due to retirement has begun, and we already see signs of its significant impact on departments nationwide. One less recognized result is Millennials will be the most recruited cohort throughout the next five years. It is important Millennials create a...
  • Strategic Hiring: Hiring During a Major Market Disruption

    We’ve transitioned into an employer-driven market, but that doesn’t mean Hiring Authorities will have it easy. This article uncovers some situations you may encounter during a major market disruption.
  • Drawing the Line - Needs VS. Wants

    As a hiring authority in the tax world, it is your job to ensure effective hiring practices. If you are not targeting appropriately when beginning a job search, you are harming your tax department by inevitably having your search take longer than it should. This article will address the...
  • Consultants: Easing the Transition for New Remote Clients

    Although remote work flexibility has been an option for a lot of projects historically, very rarely have projects been completely remote until now. This article will look at the historical aspects of remote tax consulting, the changes we see today from COVID, and how consultants can ease the...
  • Buyer Beware – Outsourcing Update

    The coronavirus pandemic has given the Big4 a convenient pretext to promote their managed services outsourcing model as a novel, client-driven solution. All the rage in the late 80s and early 90s, it’s pretty telling that none of the large, complex companies that initially entered into those...
  • Top 5 Fundamental Questions to Ask When Interviewing Candidates in the U.S. for your Lead U.S. Tax D

    Top 5 questions you need to ask when interviewing people in the U.S. to head up your U.S. tax department operations
  • The Hidden Challenges of Remote Work for Tax Departments Managing Talent at a Distance

    In recent months, remote work has become the norm. As we move forward into the “new normal,” we are beginning to see a number of emerging implications for the tax industry. While there are upsides to working from home, we believe tax departments will soon encounter complications in two key areas.
  • Is Remote Work Here To Stay - Positives and Negatives of Working From Home

    When I wrote “Working Remote: 3 Keys To Success” back in April, I did not expect to be writing about the same topic six months later. Everyone has a different idea of the ideal work circumstances; some prefer to be in the office, others prefer working from home, but some don’t have a choice in...
  • Strategic Hiring - Hiring to Upgrade or Rebuild a Tax Function

    For the last article of my Strategic Hiring series, I will break down how tax leaders should hire and retain talent in a department upgrade or rebuild, by identifying what roles and areas need to be upgraded to navigating the hiring process in a manner that reduces the risk.
  • Responsibility VS Authority - Dynamics of Hiring In-House

    In the tax hiring climate of the COVID era, more and more companies are trying to fill searches on their own due to budgetary constraints and the impression that COVID left many candidates/talent to be sought. As Managing Director of Executive Search at TaxSearch, I have learned from my recent...
  • 4 Successful Succession Planning Moves

    As a Recruiter with TaxSearch, during this market turndown, I completed four searches that utilized succession planning components. I have seen firsthand that being able to paint a holistic picture for potential candidates effectively attracts top-level talent. This article will explore four...
  • How Much You Could Be Saving On Your Consulting Budget

    Let’s talk about money! I have provided unmeasurable insight into the Top 5 Interim Staffing Solutions and the Advantages & Disadvantages of them, but let’s get serious. What everyone really wants to know is how much interim staffing will cost them before they put too much confidence in any...
  • Strategic Hiring – Hiring For Newly Created Roles

    In the last article of this series, Hiring for an Open Role, I discussed strategies, considerations, and challenges tax leaders must account for when identifying and recruiting for a replacement of an existing open role. While this is the most common hiring situation tax leaders encounter, many...
  • Stereotypes Of Working For Non-U.S. Owned Companies In The United States

    Working for a non-U.S. owned company in the U.S. is very different than working for a U.S. owned company.
  • The Gig Is Up

    Over the past few years, the Gig-Economy has exploded with options for individuals looking to escape 9-5 desk jobs. The sudden shift to remote work caused by COVID-19 opened the tax profession's eyes to a unique opportunity.
  • Managing Supply and Demand Tensions in Tax

    In surveying our TaxTalent database, we found current tax professionals possess nearly half a million years of experience.
  • 3 Considerations when Hiring for Remote Roles

    Pre-COVID, in our 2020 Global Tax Market Assessment, we took the stance that U.S. tax departments were not ready to embrace the remote-work structure, despite seeing a rising uptick of European Tax Departments moving in that direction. Given recent circumstances under the pandemic, we...
  • Paying For The Stimulus – In More Ways Than One

    They say no good deed goes unpunished... While stimulus packages were absolutely a good deed, it is time to pay the piper and it appears the tax industry is the one being charged.
  • Share the News About the Talent Economy

  • Strategic Hiring – Hiring for an Existing Open Role

    In my last article, Strategic Hiring – An Introduction, I introduced 3 different hiring scenarios tax leaders are likely to face regarding staffing: hiring for an existing open role, hiring for newly created roles and hiring to upgrade or rebuild a tax function. Each scenario deserves exclusive...
  • Effective Tax Communications With Foreign-Owned Entities

    The corporate culture, country culture, how a company is organized, and where its executives sit, have a significant impact on how they consider and prioritize the interests of their stakeholders; e.g., shareholders (pensioners and savers), employees, customers, and the governments in which they...