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Unknown Territory - The Future of Remote Work

Despite evidence from our Tax Hiring Outlook that the tax industry performed well under the pressures from remote work last year, we linger in unknown territory as employers and employees have different views on remote work in the future.

Unknown Territory - The Future of Remote Work.pdf

Will There Be a Pivot from Tax Planning?

Tax planning has been the treasured skill set for years, but increased efforts towards tax transparency lead us to believe a pivot is on the horizon.

Will There Be a Pivot from Tax Planning.pdf

Aging Tax Demographics May 2021

We are at risk of a HUGE KNOWLEDGE GAP in tax. This study shows how many baby boomers have retired in the last two years and displays how many are currently employed across all tax department roles. The numbers will shock you.

Aging Tax Demographics May 2021.pdf

Contemplating the Future Tax Function

How should the tax department of the future be structured? This white paper provides a glimpse into an alternative concept. We hope to inspire a deeper conversation about this topic as we believe it will be one of the most important issues facing in-house corporate tax professionals in the coming years.

Contemplating the Future Tax Function.pdf

Risky Business - Top Risks of Remote Hiring for Hiring Authorities and Employees

As we approach the spring hiring season, the busiest hiring cycle of the year, it seems like a perfect time to bring attention to a certain pressure that appears to be rising in the market.

Risky Business - Top Risks of Remote Hiring for Hiring Authorities and Employees.pdf

Tax Diversity Standards Of Tomorrow

As companies are scrutinized by ESG standards, there are unique factors in tax that will cause tension for companies as they struggle to meet a specific area regarding the social element of ESG. Natalie Santiago and Adam Golden address these factors and provide potential short and long-term solutions in their latest white paper.

Tax Diversity Standards Of Tomorrow - NS AG.pdf

Impending Labor Shortage - The Underlying Conditions Affecting Your Tax Function

This article discusses how the impending labor shortage in tax will impact how investors view your company.

Impending Labor Shortage - Underlying Conditions Affecting Your Tax Function.pdf

Drawing the Line - Needs VS. Wants

With more candidates than available jobs in the current employer-driven market, Tyler Simpson’s latest article addresses the importance of hiring authorities drawing a hard line between the company’s needs versus wants in the job description. Ineffective job ads will result in a flood of candidates who are ultimately unqualified for your position. Read the article to see a real-life example of how we improved a client’s job description.

Drawing the Line - Needs VS. Wants.pdf

Consultants: Easing the Transition for New Remote Clients

If you are already consulting or are considering becoming a tax consultant, you need to read this. In this new, unusual normal, tax consultants no longer spend any time with the client onboarding them before or during the project. Consultants need to recognize that although they may have remote consulting experience, remote roles are a new dynamic for many hiring authorities. Reply below with any questions or comments regarding your own experiences.

Consultants Easing the Transition for New Remote Clients.pdf

Buyer Beware - Outsourcing Update - October 2020

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 arrangements are still doing so today.

Buyer Beware - Outsourcing Update - October 2020.pdf

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