July 26, 2023 | The Future of the Tax Profession

The skills and technology required in the tax industry are undergoing a major transformation. The industry is facing a burgeoning knowledge gap as leaders retire and fewer practitioners are available to take their place. How will the brain drain affect the next generation of tax professionals? What skills are sought in today’s professionals? Are law and accounting programs adapting to changing needs? And how will new technology like artificial intelligence affect tax practice? 

Tax Analysts is offering this episode of Taxing Issues as a free service to the public, and CE credit is available to all attendees. To receive CPE or CE credit, you must register for the webcast before it starts and log in no later than the scheduled start time. You also must request CPE credits before each webcast, and you must answer the polling questions that will be asked throughout the event. 

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Cara Griffith
President and CEO, Tax Analysts

As the moderator for our Taxing Issues webinars, Cara objectively analyzes issues and asks probing questions that challenge panelists to explain and defend their positions.

When she’s not moderating Taxing Issues webinars, Cara provides strategic oversight for Tax Analysts. She has led efforts to improve the Tax Notes suite of products and to aggressively pursue transparency in the administration of tax systems. Previously, Cara managed the editorial department, including the flagship daily news publications and weekly magazines. She has written for a broad range of tax policy publications, including Tax Notes State, The Tax Adviser, The Hedge Fund Law Report, and The Hill. She regularly speaks at tax conferences and other events, discussing a variety of technical tax issues as well as the need for transparency in tax administration.

Cara has a BA in political science and a BA in international studies from the University of Evansville and a JD from the George Washington University Law School.

Tony Santiago
Founder and President, TaxSearch Inc.

Tony Santiago is a recognized global leader in executive search, retention, and talent development for major corporate tax departments. For over thirty years, Santiago has developed a reputation as the trusted authority for a portfolio of Fortune 100 tax and finance leaders that desire to build and/or maintain a world-class tax function. 

Tony specializes in large corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate spin-offs, and tax department restructurings. Santiago founded TaxSearch in 1987 and today leads a team of expert consultants, recruiters, and support staff that serve two primary markets in the tax profession: 

  • Tax, Finance, and HR leaders who have a proactive interest in aligning their tax function to the business goals and objectives of the companies they serve. 
  • Tax professionals who have a serious desire to invest in their career growth and leadership development.

Omri Marian
Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Omri Marian is an internationally recognized expert in international taxation, comparative taxation and taxation and the blockchain. Before joining UC Irvine School of Law, he was an assistant Professor of Law at the University of Florida where he taught in the graduate tax program. He also practiced as a tax associate in the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Professor Marian is frequently featured in financial media outlets. Professor Marian is the founding Academic Director of UCI Law’s Graduate Tax Program, and served in this role until 2022.

Gina Salama
Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax, LLP

Gina Salama is part of the Global Employer Services team within Deloitte Tax. She is an experienced talent leader specializing in global workforce consulting and mobility. She leads clients through major transitions such as M&A, relocation strategy, and rapid growth. Her experience includes system implementations, talent mobility transformations, and employee experience efforts. Gina has experience with clients of various sizes and industries.

Prior to Deloitte, Gina worked with an executive search and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) firm, where she gained experience in outsourced staffing solutions, employment brand, change management and training. She has also severed as a Talent Acquisition Manager in Life Sciences.

Gina holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, BSE from John Carroll University, and Global Human Resources Professional certification.

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