Tammy is an AP Accountant at QuantiTech. Tammy has made accounting her chosen field because she loves the balancing act of it all – sales tax is her wild card, the part of the job that keeps her on her toes and entertained. Tammy works in government contracting and is building a sales and use tax expertise in this difficult industry. She is the go-to sales tax person in her company and is excited to pass on her sales tax knowledge by leading training seminars for her company’s buyers and accounting department.
To find answers in sales tax, sometimes, as Tammy says, “you have to go hunting through the weeds and tackle them to the ground.” She’s a sales tax nerd because of her desire for perfection – she doesn’t want an “ok” answer, she wants THE answer and all the documentation to back it up.
Linda is a Tax Manager at DollarDays International Inc. Linda first learned the ropes of sales tax as a “Kelly Girl” temporary employee in 1989. Something about it drew her in and she’s worked in the tax field ever since, compiling a variety of experiences in sales tax, property tax, and fuel tax. Linda is committed to being a lifelong learner and doesn’t shy away from challenges, such as building her current tax department from the ground up. She has a passion for mentoring student interns in her company and educating the nonprofit customers her company serves about sales tax.
Linda is a sales tax nerd because she lives and breathes tax. Sales tax is on her mind when she goes to bed, sometimes resulting in “ah-ha!” moments about how to improve something in the compliance cycle as she drifts off to sleep.
Will is the Director of Indirect Tax at Refinitiv. Will’s career in sales tax began because of curiosity and a desire to be challenged. He quickly went from an accountant volunteering to help out with sales tax to a committed sales tax enthusiast when he realized no two days would be the same. Throughout his career, Will has played the role of a serious sales tax fixer, addressing sourcing issues and negotiating audits that have saved millions for his employers. Will loves the endless learning in sales tax and seeing how small words and phrases in regulations can have a major affect your business.
Will is a sales tax nerd because he loves the variety and complexity of the field. The concepts, applications, people, law and regulation changes, and overall problem solving required in the sales tax industry keep him motivated. Today, some of his income tax colleagues hesitate to get him started talking about sales tax.
Monica is the Compliance Analyst and Payroll Manager at Verge Health. Following the Wayfair decision, Monica raised her hand to tackle sales tax compliance for her company in addition to her HR responsibilities. She has immersed herself in sales tax and dives fearlessly into any new subject matter she encounters. With only two years of experience and as a department of one, Monica has built policies and procedures from scratch while maintaining the company’s routine compliance needs. Monica has also put her sales tax passion into action outside her company developing a closed Facebook for fellow sales tax professionals to come together, share ideas, and learn from each other.
Monica is a sales tax nerd because she loves the investigative nature of the work. Using her findings to develop solutions and processes is one of her true passions. She likes to bring forward that there are a lot of sales tax pros that work hard in the background to keep their companies running smoothly. These sales tax “detectives” deserve recognition and celebration!
Nancy is the Sales Tax Coordinator at Mountain Rose Herbs. After spending much of her career in customer service, Nancy was chosen two years ago for a brand-new career adventure in sales tax, and she fully embraced the challenge. A special attention to detail and a background in English literature has made her well suited to dig in and get her company’s processes and automation in tip top shape. Today, Nancy is proudly known around her office as the “Sales Tax Ninja” and uses her unique background to provide fresh eyes and a different perspective to solving sales tax problems.
Nancy is a sales tax nerd because she loves explaining answers to complex questions in detail to people who may or may not have any interest. She wants the world to know that “SALT (state and local tax) is unexpectedly spicy!”