Vertex Inc.

Drive Value through Developing a Strong Tax Team

The responsibilities of tax teams are continuously growing. How can you help propel your tax team to the next level to drive significant value to your organization? What role does IT support play in the tax team development? 

In this On-Demand webcast, Michael Bernard, Chief Tax Officer at Vertex Inc., will share how to best recruit and develop future tax professionals at all levels of their career while managing the planning, compliance, and regulatory demand responsibilities.

Key topic areas discussed in this webcast include:

  1. Responsibilities of the Corporate Tax Department
  2. Best Practices for Meeting Business Needs
  3. Accomplishing Governance Goals
     

Featured Speaker

Michael J. Bernard, Chief Tax Officer – Transaction Tax at Vertex Inc. Vertex's Chief Tax Office (CTO) provides insight regarding the impact of tax regulations, policy, enforcement, and emerging technology trends on global tax department operations.

Michael J. Bernard

Chief Tax Officer, Transaction Tax

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Michael Bernard is the Chief Tax Officer of Transaction Tax. In his role, he provides insight and thought leadership around tax department operations, U.S. indirect tax, tax risk management, and tax policy, as well as emerging tax trends. He is an executive-level tax attorney with a diverse portfolio of experience in corporate tax, administration, and finance, including a substantive knowledge of U.S. and international tax laws.

Prior to joining Vertex, Michael was in various tax leadership roles at Microsoft Corporation for 28 years, the most recent being Senior Director – Tax Counsel. Michael led teams in the following functional areas: direct and indirect tax controversy, sales and use, business license, property, tax IT, SOX, and telecommunications. He also co-led a corporate taxpayer advocacy group with the Washington Department of Revenue and was a Director on the Board of the Washington Research Council. Michael has also testified before administrative and lawmakers at both the federal and state level.

Michael earned both a J.D. and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University. He is a part-time lecturer of Law in the LLM program at the University of Washington School of Law. Michael also served on the board of directors, executive committee, and chaired committees for The Tax Executives Institute (TEI) for nearly 25 years.

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