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Manager Sales

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Hollywood, Florida, 33027, United States
Posted:
May 26, 2010

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Douglas C. Campbell, CPA

***** ** **** ****** + Miramar, FL 33027 + (954) ***-**** +

abmm2b@r.postjobfree.com

SVP/VP of Tax ( Senior Tax Director ( Director of Tax

Dedicated and well-respected tax executive with over 30 years of experience

and expertise in federal, state, and foreign income tax functions in public

accounting and multi-national corporations. Assertive leader, mentor, and

diplomatic negotiator, adept at "reinventing" tax departments through

integrated recruitment and software innovations that ameliorate efficiency,

accuracy, and compliance. Capable of balancing multiple engagements in

fast-paced, deadline-driven environments without sacrificing precision or

geniality. Proven expertise in:

. Federal and State Income Taxes

. Tax Software Implementation

. Mergers & Acquisition

. IRS/State Audit Defense

. Tax Compliance & Planning

. Foreign Sales Corporation (FSC) Tax

. 936 Compliance/Calculations

. Staff Training/Team Development

. Sales & Use Taxes

. SOX Compliance

. Property Taxes

. FAS 109 Provisions

Keen tax planning and compliance expertise - augmented by a solid work

ethic and analytical problem-solving faculties - ensure the company the

best tax strategies and reduced tax liability. Cross-functional

interpersonal and communication skills provide for easy interface with

management and colleagues and are exemplified by a strong capacity to

cogently present and defend results before senior management and

governmental agencies.

Technology Skill Set: MS Office, FastTax, CorpTax, TaxStream, OneSource,

Oracle, and BNA Checkpoint

KEY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MASTEC, INC., Coral Gables, FL 10/2007 to 4/2010

Publicly-traded, diversified specialty infrastructure contractor with over

8,000 employees and over $2B in annual revenue.

VP and Chief Tax Officer

Oversaw all corporate tax compliance, accounting, and planning for federal

and state income/franchise taxes, sales & use taxes, property taxes, FAS

109, and mergers & acquisitions. Provided audit defense support, ensured

accuracy of all returns, performed tax due diligence, and worked tirelessly

to reduce corporate tax liabilities and system inefficiencies.

. Assembled a core group of tax professionals to lead new software and

tax compliance innovations, transforming a previously lackluster

department into one consisting of certified tax experts with advanced

tax degrees. Further enhanced interdepartmental cooperation through

working relationships with key accounting, legal, and operational

staff, division controllers, and senior management. Staff reduced the

time it took to prepare a tax provision by 50% and the time to prepare

the company's consolidated tax return by 45 days.

. Implemented BNA fixed asset software to create an integrated fixed and

intangible assets system, including tax and book

depreciation/amortization. Identified prior year tax deductions in

excess of $26M that had been missed under the old system and

calculated in less than an hour what the original system could not

calculate in months.

. Mapped an automated bridge from Oracle accounting software to

OneSource and implemented TaxStream software to minimize manual entry

and eliminate significant errors in deferred tax inventory that had

resulted in tax provisions being tagged with SOX deficiencies or

required restatements. Reduced time to enter trial balance from seven

months to one day and M-1 calculations from one month to automatic,

and identified $15M in prior year errors, the rectification of which

eliminated SOX deficiencies and produced accurate balances.

UNITED CAPITAL MARKETS, Key Biscayne, FL 02/2006 to 08/2007

Broker-dealer in non-equity investment securities (bonds & derivatives),

hedge funds, and major real estate holdings.

VP of Tax

As the sole tax officer in the company, directed the preparation of all

federal, state, and local income franchise tax returns for three S

corporations. Represented the company before the IRS and state taxing

authorities with regard to any and all tax examinations, audits, or

requests for information.

. Reduced prior years' taxable income by approximately 2% through

detailed review of the corporate tax returns and filed amended returns

for the affected years, receiving over $1M in refunds.

. Brought all tax compliance and planning activities in-house,

eliminating the need for contract services and saving in excess of

$200K annually in professional fees.

. Designed an automated tax forecasting model to calculate monthly tax

benefits and expenses for all affected corporations, which was

especially necessary as the company needed to show potential investors

this information on a regular basis. Overall, this system improved

efficiency and accuracy by reducing the manual input of data.

BERKOWITZ DICK POLLACK & BRANT, Miami, FL 1/2003 to 2/2006

Regional public accounting firm.

Senior Tax Manager

Managed multiple tax engagements, providing staff, billing, and

administrative oversight and representing clients before the IRS and state

tax authorities. Served as overall technical lead for tax compliance,

planning, and special projects for several clients, supervising all

necessary tax compliance, FAS 109 calculations, and mergers and

acquisitions.

FORSHEE & LOCKWOOD, Coral Gables, FL 1/2002 to 1/2003

Local public accounting firm.

Senior Tax Manager

A temporary position - managed multiple tax compliance engagements for

local CPA firm.

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS, Miami, FL 12/1998 to 12/2001

Big 4 public accounting firm.

Senior Tax Manager

Managed multiple tax engagements, providing staff, billing, and

administrative oversight and representing clients before the IRS and state

tax authorities. Served as overall technical lead for tax compliance,

planning, and special projects for several large international and Fortune

500 clients, supervising all necessary international and domestic tax

compliance, worldwide (foreign and domestic) FAS 109 calculations, FSC and

936 compliance/calculations, and mergers and acquisitions.

. Reduced actual time spent on principal outsourcing engagement from

10,000 hours in the first year to 5,500 hours by the third year,

despite a grossly underbid contract and inexperienced staff.

. Assisted with five client acquisitions, including a Section 338(g)

transaction, providing due diligence for these transactions and

presenting the tax ramifications to clients.

. Conducted corporate tax training at a national level for company

senior staff in tax-free corporate reorganizations and tax research,

enhancing the visibility of the Miami office and improving

departmental efficiency.

JACKSON NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE, Lansing, MI 01/1995 to 12/1998

An insurance company that offers financial services (fixed, indexed, and

variable annuities) and life insurance products through banks, financial

planners, regional broker/dealers, and independent agents.

Director of Corporate Taxes

Coordinated all aspects of the Tax Department including management of a ten-

person staff and the setting and measurement of departmental and individual

goals and objectives. Directed all federal, state and local tax

compliance, prepared all tax provisions, responded to requests for tax

information from policyholders, agents, and associates, and researched tax

ramifications of new and existing products. Ensured timeliness and

technical accuracy of all tax reporting to policyholders, brokers, and

federal and state tax authorities.

. Developed the policyholder and agent tax staff group from scratch. To

this day, most of these hires are still performing as one of the most

productive departments in the company.

. Spearheaded a major renovation of the company's computer systems to

increase accuracy and improve availability of tax information.

Improved accuracy of policyholder tax reporting by 45.3% in less than

one year, 67.0% over two years, and 79.3% over three years.

. Collaborated with IT consultants and the Manager of the Mail Room to

create an automated 1099 production process to address inefficiencies

and frequent inaccuracies on the forms. Within the first year, forms

mailed 2 weeks earlier than before and complaints dropped to almost

zero.

. Created an excel spreadsheet template that automatically converted

book income to taxable income, since previously no workpapers existed

to summarize statutory financial statements to the Form 1120-L return.

Reduced the time necessary to review annual tax return by over 50%.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

Adjunct Professor, Accounting - University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

2003-Present

Contractor - Office Depot, Inc. 2007-2007

Tax Partner - Campbell, Stanaback & Company, PC 1988-1994

Adjunct Professor, Accounting - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

1986-1988, 1995

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

MBA in Accounting (Tax), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Certified Public Accountant (CPA): Licensed in Florida



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