Center for Innovation in Professional Services Program

Career Opportunities for Those Who Understand Tax Law

September 06, 2017

Faculty Lead: Sue Porter

The Center for Innovation in Professional Services presented a panel discussion about the different opportunities available for those interested in pursuing a career in taxation. Careers in taxation can be dynamic and as varied as other areas of business. For example, most financial planning teams have a tax expert on their staff. Many international business issues are a result of differences in regulation across jurisdiction. Although a career in tax in a large public accounting firm requires extensive experience in research, compliance, and basic tax planning during the first five years or so, the later years in a tax career demand skills in all aspects of business, including marketing, management, accounting, and finance. As the business regulatory environment becomes increasingly complex, skills in planning for regulatory change continue to increase demand. The panelists have varied backgrounds and experiences that provided insight into some of the many opportunities available to those who specialize in tax.

Panelists
Nina O’Connor, Partner, PwC
Chris McGowan, Vice President of Global Tax, Owens & Minor
Gary Wallace, Partner, Keiter