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tax counsel jobsGAMCO Investors, Inc. has re-hired Vince Capurso into the management team of GAMCO as General Tax Counsel.

He will also re-assume the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GGCP, GAMCO’s controlling shareholder.

Vince originally joined GAMCO in 2000 as Vice President and Tax Counsel and GGCP in 2001 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

“We are delighted to have Vince rejoin us and we are confident that his proven cross- functional skills will continue to provide great value to all our constituents, clients, teammates and shareholders”, said Mario J. Gabelli, CEO of GAMCO.

A CPA and tax attorney, Vince has led the tax function and participated in numerous transactions of Fortune 500 and multinational companies during his career of over three decades as a senior financial executive in multiple industries.

Most recently Vince was Senior Vice President, Tax and Senior Tax Counsel of AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:AMCX). During Vince’s tenure of more than three years, AMC Networks was spun-off from Cablevision and completed a $1 billion international acquisition of Chellomedia from Liberty Global.

Before AMC Networks, Vince led the tax function of Barnes & Noble for over five years during its digital and international expansion. Prior to joining GAMCO in 2000, Vince led the tax function of global investment banking and private equity firm Wasserstein Perella Group, Inc. for over five years.

vp tax jobsDiebold, Incorporated has announced two key appointments. Henry Orphys has been appointed vice president, tax; and David Kuhl has been appointed vice president, treasury. Each report directly to Christopher A. Chapman, senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Orphys will be responsible for managing the company’s global tax function, including U.S. domestic, U.S. international and local country direct and indirect taxes, while Kuhl will be responsible for leading and overseeing Diebold’s global treasury operations.

Prior to this appointment, Orphys served as vice president, tax, at KBR, a leading global engineering, construction and services company. He has also held leadership positions in tax organizations at Lucent, Deloitte & Touche and Intel, where he spent more than a decade. Orphys received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University, a master’s degree in taxation from the University of New Orleans and a juris doctorate from Tulane University.

About Diebold

Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services.

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vp tax jobsThe Safariland Group , a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, has announced that Chad Appleby has joined the Company as the Vice President, Tax based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Appleby will be responsible for leading the global tax strategy and tax operations of the Company and will report to Scott Harris, Chief Financial Officer..

“Chad joins The Safariland Group at a pivotal time as we continue to execute our plan for growth through acquisitions and international expansion,” said Scott O’Brien, President. “We are looking forward to Chad’s involvement and leadership managing the complex tax issues and tax planning opportunities we face across the Company’s global operations.”

Appleby joins the Company after spending the last nine years leading the tax department as the Senior Director, Income Tax at PSS World Medical, Inc. a publicly traded distributor of medical supplies and equipment. Prior to that, he held roles of increasing responsibility in the Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; and Jacksonville, FL offices of KPMG (the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm) advising clients on all areas of tax planning, reporting, and compliance. Appleby received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and his Masters in Taxation from the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program.

“I’m thrilled to join The Safariland Group’s financial leadership team,” said Appleby. “The Company has a proven track record in the public safety market and has a solid plan for growth. I look forward to contributing to its continued advancements both in the US and internationally.”

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Energy Tax JobsLee Watkins of Atlanta joins EY’s National Tax Department as an Executive Director in Business Tax Services, focused on Energy & Utilities.

Watkins brings both corporate and professional services experience to help clients design proactive financial management and tax strategies. Most recently, she spent two years as vice president at PowerPlan, Inc. where she consulted with electric and gas utilities and other energy companies, particularly with regard to tangible property regulations.

She spent the previous 10 years with Southern Company. In addition to her role with several energy and real estate tax departments, she has worked at several accounting firms including Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche.
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morgan stanley tax jobsBingham sees yet more departures with tax partners Hartman Blanchard (pictured) and Bradford Whitehurst leaving.

There is a connection between the two, because they both came from McKee Nelson, which merged with Bingham in 2009. Interestingly, they have both moved in-house – perhaps a sign of frustration with the law firm model ?

Hartman is now Head of US Federal Tax Controversy (Exec Director) at Morgan Stanley, having joined the bank last month.

Brad has joined Energy Transfer in Dallas as Executive VP, Head of Tax. Energy Transfer is a Texas-based company that began in 1995 as a small intrastate natural gas pipeline operator and is now one of the largest and most diversified investment grade master limited partnerships in the United States. Brad sits within one of the 4 publicly traded partnerships, Energy Transfer Equity.

Other tax partners who have left Bingham recently include Matthew Schnall and Daniel Nelson.

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vp tax jobsNorthrop Grumman Corporation has announced that it has appointed Talha A. Zobair, vice president, Tax. Zobair will report to James F. Palmer, corporate vice president and chief financial officer.

“I am pleased Talha is joining the Northrop Grumman business management leadership team,” said Palmer. “He is a proven leader in our industry and in the tax field. We look forward to his contributions to our company’s performance.”

In his new role, Zobair will lead all tax initiatives across the company, including the implementation of tax strategies; research of complex tax issues; compliance with all international, federal, state and local regulatory filings; analysis of tax legislation and provision of tax-consulting services to the company’s business sectors.

Zobair joins Northrop Grumman from the Raytheon Company, where he was senior tax counsel and director of global taxes. He was previously a tax attorney at Alcoa, where he worked on federal and state tax matters, and also worked in the state tax area for Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.

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Glatfelter promotes Amy Wannemacher to VP Tax

On July 17, 2014, in Glatfelter, by Chris Bale

Glatfelter has announced key leadership changes in their corporate headquarters located in York, Pennsylvania. Amy Wannemacher is promoted to Vice President of Tax, and Ramesh Shettigar has joined Glatfelter as Vice President and Treasurer. These executives will report to John Jacunski, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

In making this announcement, Mr. Jacunski said, “These leadership changes continue to build upon the foundation of talent within the Finance function to meet the growing demands of the business. I am pleased to announce Amy’s promotion as she is a well respected leader who has built an effective global tax team that has executed tax strategies designed to create value for our stakeholders. Equally, I am delighted Mr. Shettigar joins our Company, as he brings a diverse and strong global treasury background to execute our financial strategies, support the growth of the business and generate value for our shareholders.”

Ms. Wannemacher brings over 20 years of global tax leadership and expertise to her assignment. Ms. Wannemacher joined Glatfelter in 2005 as the Director of Tax. Prior to joining Glatfelter, she worked for Dentsply International Inc. for 14 years in a variety of senior tax roles. Ms. Wannemacher earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Shepard University. She is a member of Tax Executive Institute, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity & Innovation – Tax Council and American Forest & Paper Association – Tax Resource Committee. Active in the community, she serves as a Director of the York County United Way.

As Vice President and Treasurer, Mr. Shettigar will assume responsibility for Glatfelter’s treasury functions, with responsibilities for global cash and debt management, pensions, insurance, risk management as well as capital markets activity. This includes the effective development of key relationships with our banks and rating agencies.

Glatfelter is a global supplier of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, offering innovation, technical expertise, and world-class service.

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vp tax jobsCSM Corporation had announced the promotion of Gene Bowar.

As Vice President of Tax, Bowar will oversee 60 separate tax reporting entities, including oversight of income tax and sales tax. The announcement accompanies Bowar’s 10 year anniversary with the company.

Prior to the promotion, Bowar served as Director of Tax, using his expertise to structure CSM acquisitions to minimize tax liabilities and improve operating margins. His 26-year career includes extensive experience consulting medium-sized businesses on tax, financial and accounting requirements. He joined CSM in 2004 after 17 years as principal at LarsonAllen, a top 20 public accounting firm.

About CSM Corporation

Founded in 1976, CSM Corporation company develops, owns and manages places where people work, visit and live through the acquisition, development, leasing, management and ownership of quality real estate assets. CSM’s expansive reach in the commercial retail, office and industrial, multi-family residential, and hotel properties across the United States includes more than 100 properties for a combined 10 million square feet of commercial space, 38 hotels throughout the United States totaling more than 5,400 rooms through the subsidiary, CSM Lodging, and more than 3,000 apartments in nearly 20 complexes.

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