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CFO Japan Summit 2011 (Japanese Version)

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CFO Japan Summit 2011 (Japanese Version)

CFO Japan Summit 2011 (Japanese Version)

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CFO Japan Summit 2012 (Japanese Version)


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European Tax Summit 2012


Effectively Managing Tax Compliance Workloads







 

Simon Crompton from Wolters Kluwer, a sponsor company at the marcus evans European Tax Summit 2012, on managing compliance and minimising reporting time in the tax sector.


Interview with: Simon Crompton, Executive Director – CCH Software, a Wolters Kluwer business



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Regulation may now be a constant, but with the global economy rapidly changing, investors are more sensitive than ever to unexpected variations in corporate earnings. It is critically important for businesses to understand and communicate what drives their worldwide corporate tax liability and the knock-on impact on shareholder returns, says Simon Crompton, Managing Director of CCH Software, a Wolters Kluwer business. “This need will become ever greater as businesses transform and adapt to the new world of global uncertainty,” he adds.


From a sponsor company at the upcoming marcus evans European Tax Summit 2012, taking place in Dublin, Ireland, 26 – 27 March, Crompton shares his views on tax planning strategies. 


Why do organisations need visibility of their effective tax rate? 


In this environment, it is more important than ever that businesses have a thorough understanding and visibility of the key drivers behind their effective tax rate. Tax officers need to be able to rapidly identify and even anticipate changes in their effective tax rate. They must articulate the reasons for these changes and explain the impact of different scenarios, providing key insight to their business leaders.


How can tax officers monitor all adjustments being made for tax provisioning purposes?


Wherever possible, it is beneficial to leverage finance processes to standardise and automate the collection and consolidation of tax provisioning data from source Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Changes to this data must then be carefully audit trailed via a robust control process that allows reconciliation back to source nominals. Increasingly, spreadsheets are no longer adequate for this task and businesses are looking to adopt more sophisticated tax provisioning tools.


How can increasing compliance workloads be managed?


The heavy reliance on spreadsheets in tax functions, particularly for tax reporting processes, does not facilitate process and data standardisation or the efficient re-use of data in subsequent tax compliance processes. Data collection and management tools which leverage data from source ERP systems, allow simple equalisation of reporting between local and head offices. They also provide an audit trail back to the source ERP system and facilitate re-use of the same data for multiple tax compliance purposes. Such tools can help tax officers avoid compliance overload.


What final piece of advice would you give to tax officers in Europe?


The pressure on tax officers for faster, more insightful tax reporting is not going to go away anytime soon. My advice would be to evaluate how they can improve their tax reporting processes to free up their time to provide the insight and analysis that will maximise the value they can add to their businesses.



Contact:
Stacey Melvin
Journalist
marcus evans, Summits Division
Tel: + 357 22 849 400
Email:
press@marcusevanscy.com



About the European Tax Summit 2012


This unique forum will take place at The Four Seasons, Dublin, Ireland, 26 – 27 March 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The Summit includes visionary presentations and interactive forums on substantial fiscal deficits, minimising tax gaps and developing transfer pricing strategies.


For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website at www.taxsummit.com


marcus evans group – finance/insurance sector portal


The Finance Network – marcus evans Summits group delivers peer-to-peer information on strategic matters, professional trends and breakthrough innovations.











 

 

 


Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.


About Wolters Kluwer


Wolters Kluwer (www.wolterskluwer.com) is a leading global provider of information, software and services that help professionals do their work more quickly and efficiently – produced in a wide range of digital, mobile and online formats, workflow software and solutions, as well as in print formats.


For more information on Wolters Kluwer tax and accounting solutions in the UK, visit www.cch.co.uk 


About marcus evans Summits
 
marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-to-one business meetings. For more information, please visit
www.marcusevans.com



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Tax Officers Summit XIII 2012


Creating Beneficial Tax Incentive Packages






Wes Bowen from Harvest Group, LLC, a solution provider at the marcus evans Tax Officers Summit XIII 2012, on creating the most attractive tax incentive package for organizational expansion projects.

Interview with: Wes Bowen, Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Harvest Group LLC


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


As part of an organization’s planning for expansion, consolidation, movement of product lines, and/or greenfield opportunities, it is vital for tax officers to create a strategy for incentive negotiation that encompasses all disciplines within the organizations that are working together to complete a successful project, says Wes Bowen, Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Harvest Group LLC.


From a solution provider company at the marcus evans Tax Officers Summit XIII 2012, in Hollywood, Florida, May 17-19, Bowen discusses how to challenge your organization to maximize incentive opportunities that are available from a wide range of corporate activities.     


How can tax officers get the best possible incentive outcomes for their organization?


Before deploying any capital into your manufacturing footprint, it is critical to respect the dynamic financial impact a professionally negotiated incentives package can have on the ultimate profitability of the proposed project. Depending on the size of the opportunity, it is wise to introduce or re-introduce the corporate executives to the state and local governmental leadership from the Governor down to the local elected officials.


Where is the greatest leverage within the negotiated incentive process?
 
Two components provide the greatest leverage in the incentive negotiation process, the desire for jobs in today’s economy and the reality that corporations have choices as to where they do business. It is true that companies must do business somewhere; however, why should they do business in a non-business friendly jurisdiction when they have a choice? It really should be a focus on strategic corporate planning. 


What are the issues that can arise in the negotiating period? 


There are several issues that can derail even the best incentive negotiation strategies. First, the unity of message, it is critical that there is a single message that is truthful, strategic, on-point and unified.  


Timing is the second factor; the time to negotiate incentives is prior to any indication that a project is a certainty. This one should be obvious.


Lastly, knowledge; find an incentive partner who understands what is available better than the governmental representation that is negotiating with the company. This partner should put the agreements in place in a manner to protect you should your plans change in the future and be committed to completing at least the first year’s compliance to ensure that the internal processes within your organization are created and well defined.


Any final comments?


This is an opportunity for the tax executive to create a partnership with a provider who can add significant financial value to the most high profile projects within an organization. That exposure is wonderful for the tax department who so many times is the last to know within an organization. Now, not only are they the first to know, they are also driving the corporate strategy. 



Contact: Stacey Melvin, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division


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About the Tax Officers Summit XIII 2012


This unique forum will take place at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida, May 17-19, 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The Summit includes presentations on confronting the endless challenge of how to cope with the evolving tax world, the pressure of staying up to date with pending legislation and best practices for running the tax function.


For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website


marcus evans group – finance/insurance sector portal


The Finance Network – marcus evans Summits group delivers peer-to-peer information on strategic matters, professional trends and breakthrough innovations.


                            


Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.


About Harvest Group LCC 


Harvest Group LLC was founded in 2002 by Wes Bowen and Rudy Watkins. Bowen and Watkins use their extensive experience to maximize their clients’ yield on investments and shareholder value through Tax Incentive Negotiations. The partners focus on economic development opportunities and nurturing client relationships. Those clients not only see their profits maximized, but also reap mutually beneficial relationships within the communities they operate. 


www.harvestgroupllc.com


About marcus evans Summits


marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings. For more information, please visit www.marcusevans.com



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CFO Summit 2012


How CFOs Can Better Focus on High Value Tasks







  Christophe DuMonet of Esker Australia Pty Ltd, a sponsor company at the marcus evans CFO Summit 2012, on the benefits of document process automation.
 
Interview: Christophe DuMonet, Managing Director, Esker Australia Pty Ltd



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Document process automation allows Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) to significantly reduce operational costs and focus resources on higher value tasks, says Christophe DuMonet, Managing Director, Esker Australia Pty Ltd. It eliminates manual, tedious, repetitive, low value activities, he adds.


From a sponsor company at the upcoming marcus evans CFO Summit 2012, in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 4 – 6 March, DuMonet highlights the value of document process automation for CFOs.


How can CFOs give their organisation a competitive edge?


Document process automation eliminates manual, tedious, repetitive and low value activities. By doing so, companies significantly reduce their operational costs. In addition, it allows them to focus their resources on higher value tasks, such as negotiating better pricing from suppliers, consolidating suppliers and implementing customer care programmes.


Would this help CFOs mitigate risk?


By eliminating manual handling, document process automation solutions eliminate errors. For instance an accounts payable automation solution will identify that an invoice has already been processed and will prevent double payment. Esker solutions also include a full audit trail of the processing of a document, so that it is easy to review the full end-to-end journey of a document throughout the process.


How could organisations achieve business agility and operational efficiency through document process automation?


Our business is to provide solutions to complement and extend enterprise resource planning. These automate the processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, sales orders and so on, by leveraging intelligent technologies that “understand” the content of a document and process it with little or no manual intervention. This results in operational efficiency and greatly reduces costs.


Unlike outsourcing where the company loses control and often visibility of its processes, our solutions provide full control and visibility. They are cloud-based technologies, so they requires no software, hardware or investment. They deliver value almost immediately, whilst simplifying the IT infrastructure of the company. They provide access to the required functionality, without the pain and cost of on-premise heavy solutions.


What would be the best way of implementing such a solution?


CFOs can prepare their organisations by focusing on the business benefits. They should work with the Chief Information Officer to understand and mitigate risks related to cloud solutions, and therefore drive the decision to adopt a document process automation solution.


What opportunities in the marketplace could CFOs take advantage of today?


Cloud technologies have now matured. Many tier one companies are using cloud solutions for many business processes, therefore there is no benefit in waiting for the pain to go away by itself. What used to cost USD 500,000 to 1 million and take 12 – 18 months to implement now costs less than a dollar per document to process and can be deployed in 30 days. It is now a good time for CFOs to act and update their organisation’s AP/AR/customer orders processes.



Contact:
Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian
Press Manager
marcus evans, Summits Division
Tel: + 357 22 849 313
Email:
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About the CFO Summit 2012


This unique forum will take place at RACV Royal Pines Golf Resort & Spa, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 4 – 6 March 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The Summit includes presentations on improved finance strategies, technological innovation, astute leadership, and the impact of climate change on finance.


For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website at www.cfo-anz.com


marcus evans group – finance/insurance sector portal


The Finance Network – marcus evans Summits group delivers peer-to-peer information on strategic matters, professional trends and breakthrough innovations.











 

 

 


Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.


About Esker Australia Pty Ltd


Esker is a recognised leader in helping organisations reduce operational costs in the area of Financial Management and Customer Service by eliminating manual processes and simplifying IT environments. Esker delivers the benefits of automated document processing as ‘Cloud’ services (SaaS) and on-premise solutions for all financial documents and customer service activities.


For more information: www.esker.com.au


About marcus evans Summits


marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-to-one business meetings. For more information, please visit www.marcusevans.com



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Finance Series 2012


Achieving a Standardized Reporting Practice across Entities





Bill Huber from ISG, a research, consulting and advisory firm at the marcus evans CFO Summit XXIV Spring 2012 and Energy CFO Summit 2012, shares his views on why finance executives must accomplish a holistic view of data.

Interview with: Bill Huber, Partner, ISG



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


In the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) space, data is not being used effectively when processed and documented, says Bill Huber, Partner, ISG. Data must be appropriately recognized and analyzed before being channeled up to the right decision maker on a timely basis.


Ahead of the marcus evans CFO Summit XXIV Spring 2012 and Energy CFO Summit 2012, Huber discusses the importance of achieving a consistent information reporting practice.


How can organizations effectively achieve a holistic view of their data and apply that to a decision making strategy on a timely basis?


In the CFO space, data is often not used effectively when being processed locally or when aggregated at the level of the strategic decision maker.


Many transactions, especially in conglomerates of multiple entities, involve manual labor in rolling up data, consolidating reports and applying insights in terms of how the data could be used to make better business decisions. This data could improve operational efficiency, risk management and exposure.


What is the best approach to accomplish a standardized information reporting practice across entities?


Data must be appropriately recognized in order to analyze it and drive insights. This can be costly due to the expense of staff and the amount of data. Having a hierarchy in terms of cost effective resources is advisable. Higher level analysts and a managerial level are needed to define strategy options for senior leadership from a risk reward perspective.


All of this must be channeled up to the right decision maker on a timely basis with the appropriate support. The flow of data is not always efficient. Decisions are made at the top without sufficient information and decisions at the bottom never reach the top. A supportive framework is needed to provide political and structural reinforcement.


What are the challenges in procurement and vendor management?


Over the past 12 years, procurement has evolved from a tactical buying process to a strategic sourcing process, one that brings significant cost savings to the bottom line. While negotiated savings can be shown in the contract, some significant operational hurdles are almost never met, such as achieving the right levels of adoption, client roll out, participation and measurements on an ongoing basis.


Typically, organizations have done well when putting together strategic sourcing operations, but they have not gotten back-end operations right. Inefficiencies around ongoing vendor management can result in 25 to 50 per cent of negotiated savings being lost through value leakage and an improper governance structure.


CFOs must enable a technology and governance framework within the organization, to find what structure is needed.



Contact:
Stacey Melvin
Journalist
marcus evans, Summits Division
Tel: + 357 22 849 400
Email:
press@marcusevanscy.com



For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event websites below:


CFO Summit XXIV Spring 2012:
www.cfosummits.com 


Energy CFO Summit 2012:
www.energycfosummit.com 


marcus evans group – finance/insurance sector portal


Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.


The Finance Network – marcus evans Summits group delivers peer-to-peer information on strategic matters, professional trends and breakthrough innovations.










 


 

 

 


About ISG 


Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III) is a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, serving more than 500 clients around the world to help them achieve operational excellence. ISG supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services, with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, program management services and enterprise resource planning. Clients look to ISG for unique insights and innovative solutions for leveraging technology, the deepest data source in the industry, and more than five decades of experience of global leadership in information and advisory services. Based in Stamford, Conn., the company has more than 700 employees and operates in 21 countries.


For additional information, visit www.isg-one.com


About marcus evans Summits


marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings. For more information, please visit www.marcusevans.com 



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European Tax Summit 2012


Key Factors to Avoid in Transfer Pricing Disputes






 

Colin Garwood, a speaker at the marcus evans European Tax Summit 2012, on planning ahead in order to circumvent transfer pricing disputes. 


Interview with: Colin Garwood, Head of Group Tax, Intercontinental Hotels



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The immense pressure to collect taxes has placed a strong focus on transfer pricing and how international regimes allocate profits, says Colin Garwood, Head of Group Tax, Intercontinental Hotels. Those who have consistent transfer pricing policies that reflect the fundamental evaluation of their business, will thrive.


A speaker at the marcus evans European Tax Summit 2012, taking place in Dublin, Ireland, 26 – 27 March, Garwood shares his views on the need for transparency when dealing with tax issues.   


What best practices in avoiding transfer pricing disputes would you recommend?


It is essential for transfer pricing policies to be applied consistently and reasonably, rather than tailored and applied inconsistently, according to the particular jurisdiction or problem that counsel may be facing.


Transfer pricing policies must have a significant element of science and comparability. The more you tie them into the evaluation process which businesses use for decision-making or management processes, the better.


Why is transparency a must in today’s volatile environment? 


The key to succeeding is being transparent and having good relationships with tax authorities. This will allow for sensible discussions to convey that you are not trying to get an unreasonable advantage, just applying consistent principles. Problems will arise when your regimes or administration processes do not allow you to convey your points.


Are there pressures to collect taxes?


Yes, there are pressures to collect taxes, and issues arise from that both with tax authorities and with public perception. All jurisdictions are seeking to raise as much revenue as possible from businesses, and are under pressure to crack down on perceived avoidance. Tax authorities are competing to tax multinationals, while also having to demonstrate that they are not soft on avoidance. This combination poses particular challenges for multinationals and for their relationships with tax authorities.


What are some trends in the UK that tax directors should look into?


Recent years have seen very constructive developments of the UK tax authority taking a risk-based approach which considers the profile, attitude and risk associated with a business. As the approach is tailored, it is not automatically confrontational. With a reasonable tax payer who is paying a sensible and appropriate level of tax due, there is a consensual approach that is both constructive and efficient when raising taxes.


There is an increasing need to communicate what our role is and where the boundaries lie, in order to defend both that role and constructive relationships with tax authorities. This may perhaps link with the UK’s consideration of a general anti-abuse rule or one which contains a defence of reasonable tax planning?


What advice would you give to your peers in Europe?


Tax counsel must be comfortable their arguments are reasonable as more than just a matter of formal legal interpretation of law, and content to provide broader justifications.



Contact:
Stacey Melvin
Journalist
marcus evans, Summits Division
Tel: + 357 22 849 400
Email:
press@marcusevanscy.com



About the European Tax Summit 2012


This unique forum will take place at The Four Seasons, Dublin, Ireland, 26 – 27 March 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The Summit includes visionary presentations and interactive forums on substantial fiscal deficits, minimising tax gaps and developing transfer pricing strategies.


For more information please send an email to info@marcusevanscy.com or visit the event website at www.taxsummit.com 


marcus evans group – finance/insurance sector portal


The Finance Network – marcus evans Summits group delivers peer-to-peer information on strategic matters, professional trends and breakthrough innovations.












 

 

 


Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.


About marcus evans Summits
 
marcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discuss strategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity to individually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-to-one business meetings. For more information, please visit www.marcusevans.com



All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.com