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Sales Manager

Atlanta, Georgia, 30314, United States
March 01, 2011

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Selena Mitchell

****Cobblestones Drive

Douglasville, Georgia



Masters of Business Administration/Finance - Mercer University - Atlanta


Bachelor of Arts Business Administration and Accounting- Mercer University

Enrolled Agent -IRS, Notary Republic - Georgia


Senior Tax Consultant

March 2005 - Aug 2010

Thomson Reuters- Atlanta, Ga.

. Prepare and review federal, state & local, sales & use tax returns.

. Audit defense/ Amended tax returns, Nexus Studies, Voluntary

disclosures, Offer in compromise and penalty abatements.

. Research tax issues using tax library and on-line tax services.

Suggest tax saving opportunities. Facilitate conformity with tax

legislation and provide guidance to operating company personnel.

. Advise clients and be responsible for delivering high quality tax

service and advice.

. Manage a portfolio of clients of varying size and scope and act as the

point of contact for internal and external clients.

. Oversee AS740/FIN48 analysis in recognizing uncertain tax positions

and savings for the company.

. Fixed assets and depreciation analysis for all federal and state and

local tax returns, which include unitary, consolidated/combined and

separate company returns of varying complexity

. Perform federal and state tax research related to income tax filing

positions, elections, methods, tax credits, etc. as required.

. Calculating current and deferred provisions for U.S. and non U.S.


. Automating book-tax adjustments.

. Calculation and filing of quarterly estimated payments and extensions.

Senior Tax Accountant July

2002 - June 2004

One source Mgt- Atlanta, Ga.

. Audit and prepare and review consolidated federal & state income tax

and sales tax returns.

. Prepare work papers and schedules for support and defense of tax

return positions.

. Prepare annualized Schedule M adjustments each quarter to analyze

impact of cash flow.

. Preparation of FAS 109 tax provisions and analysis.

. Tracking cumulative temporary differences, credits, deductions and

valuation allowances.

. Calculating and reconciling the effective tax rates.

. Research complex tax issues related to compliance and strategic


. Prepare international tax returns/5471's

. Prepare Allocation and Apportionment schedules for state taxes.

. Prepared quarterly estimates and extensions for income tax.

. Oversee section 382 spreadsheet analysis.

. Gather and analyze Sec. 199/DPA deduction data, transfer pricing data

& research tax credit surveys.

. Depreciation analysis and reports for fixed assets.

. Tax research, code sections rules and regulations.

Transaction Tax Consultant (Contractor)

Feb 2001 - July 2002

Verizon Wireless - Corporate- Alpharetta, Ga.

. Prepared work papers and schedules for income, telecom and sales & use

tax returns.

. Research complex tax issues, codes, rules and regulations related to

compliance and strategic planning.

. Prepare Allocation and Apportionment schedules for income tax.

. Quarterly estimates and extensions.

. Lead telecom sales and use tax audits.

Lead Tax Accountant Mar

1997- Jan 2001

Caribiner Inc. Marietta, Ga.

* Managed Federal and State compliance, research and planning for

southeastern division.

* Tax return preparation and review for all federal and state and local

income and/or franchise tax returns,

* Oversee and research all taxation issues for Sales/Use, Property,

Partnerships and Income Taxation.

* Lead team to challenge audit findings by state tax commissions,

resulting in a favorable decision and overturned audit assessment by

the state judiciary.

* Depreciation and fixed assets analysis.

* Ensure tax and accounting policies, procedures and internal controls

are developed and implemented and compliance monitored.

* Lead sales & use multi state tax audits.

Seasonal Tax Associate

July 1995 - Feb 1997

Price Waterhouse Coopers - Atlanta, Ga.

. Compliance, research and analysis of 1040 and 1040NR tax returns in

International Assignment Services.

* Preparation and analysis of 1120S tax returns for various clients.

* Assist in Audit defense.

State and Local Tax Analyst

June 1987 - July 1995

Georgia Pacific Corporation - Atlanta, Ga.

* Prepared and analyzed multi state tax filings, detail work papers

/schedules, tax returns and quarterly estimated payments for Income,

Property, Sales & Use and International Taxation.

* Prepare state apportionments, work papers, tax checklists and annual


* Researched and prepared returns for foreign source income and exports

including 5471, 8865 and form 1116 foreign tax credits.

* Researched and analyzed all tax issues and document conclusions for

locations, divisions and jurisdictions.

* Developed and maintained tax incentive guide for enterprise zones,

reinvestment zones and expanded business opportunities available to GP


* Responsible for tax accruals on expenses and asset purchases, which

include inventory for depreciation and fixed assets.

* Conduct various state and local analytical studies and research laws

and regulations for investment activities.

* Design and implement annual sales and use tax manuals for current

changes in laws and regulations.

* Tax audit support on appeals, appraisals and assessment valuations for

property tax.

Computer Skills:

Go Systems, Insource, Tax Stream Provision, Provision Direct, Corp-tax,

TRACS, Content Manager, Taxware, Trustease, Pro Systems FX, Vertex,

Hyperion, BNA, FAS Encore, CCH Research, RIA Checkpoint, SAP, Microsoft

Windows, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint

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