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This weblog is a news and views site for tax professionals within the UK and international in-house tax community.  You will find information about appointments and people moves in and around the in-house tax market, issues affecting the in-house tax professional, opinions on the state of the tax job market, updates on tax technology, and other general thoughts of the day.

Hope you find it useful.

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This site has been developed by Simon Godley, who also runs the niche tax recruitment company Talentpool Selection . Simon spends a lot of his time placing tax specialists into FTSE companies, large in-bound groups and some professional services organisations. He also recruits and is well networked around the UK tax technology and VAT markets.

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Tax Directors - Quotes

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Through the process of reviewing material for this blog, I am trying to pick up quotes from Tax Directors of multinational groups.

I like quotes from people, I think they reveal a lot of truth, particularly when the person quoting has first hand experience of the subject they are commenting on.

Here are a couple that I have uncovered recently:

"To be a successful in-house tax director you have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone of just dealing with tax matters and become more involved in business decision making. I work with Treasury on funding issues, HR on expatriate issues such as equity compensation and finance on business model structuring."

Alex Yuen, Director of Corporate Tax at The Walt Disney Company (Asia Pacific)

"The profile of the tax department has increased and it is no longer sufficient [for a tax director] to be knowledgeable about tax. A tax director must be part of the management team and be involved in establishing the direction of a company. It takes a willingness to work hard."

William Ramirez, Senior Tax Counsel, Altria Corporate Services

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