A forward-thinking, diversified professional with 12 years of experience in corporate taxation, tax provisions, pass -through entities, tax research, large tax projects and tax planning. Highly regarded for leadership skills in coordinating and working with corporate accounting, finance, legal counsel, international business development, and outside accounting firms to establish a tax-efficient structure. Recognized for keen analytical skills
A forward-thinking, diversified professional with 12 years of experience in corporate taxation, tax provisions, pass -through entities, tax research, large tax projects and tax planning. Highly regarded for leadership skills in coordinating and working with corporate accounting, finance, legal counsel, international business development, and outside accounting firms to establish a tax-efficient structure. Recognized for keen analytical skills as well as for knowledge of business transactions and associated tax implications. Credited with ability to see the big picture while managing all key details; able to guide complex projects successfully involving multiple functions across fast-paced organizations.
General Areas of Tax, Finance & Leadership Expertise
ASC 740 Tax Provision • Financial Reporting • Financial Rate and Cash Taxes Forecast • Tax Research & Planning • Federal & State Tax Compliance • Partnerships & Pass-Through Entities • International Tax Compliance • Foreign Tax Credit • SOX • Large Tax Projects • Business Tax Credits • IRS & State Audits Process Improvement Project Management • Training & Development • Team Leadership
Tax Director @ •Manage the outsourcing engagement of and/or internal preparation of U.S. federal, state, local, and international tax filings
•Manage and review of global tax provision process and ensuring all income tax related accounts are recorded accurately and in accordance with ASC 740/FIN 48, including journal entries and reconciliations
•Prepare tax-related disclosures required in GAAP financial statements
•Partner with FP&A regarding income tax projections
•Overseeing changing tax strategy as businesses develop and realign operational models to assure proper alignment of tax and accounting processes, inter-company transactions and transfer pricing arrangements
•Support mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transaction activities, overseeing tax due diligence, developing tax strategy and structural planning options and coordinating tax process integration
•Oversee the R&D tax credit process in order to optimize the tax credit in the United States
•Implement tax initiatives under the finance transformation project as approved by the Board of Directors including designing and communicating tax business and information requirements and broad scale legal entity rationalization
•Drive continuous improvement opportunities identified to minimize future exposures
•Provide strategic tax advice in relation to new ventures, projects, and contracts
•Lead tax controversy activities, developing defense strategy, coordinating resources necessary to optimize audit outcomes and then driving continuous improvement opportunities identified to minimize future exposures
•Monitor proposed and enacted global tax laws and effectively communicating any significant new developments and potential impact to company's tax positions
•Implement international tax planning opportunities, including holding company and other structuring, along with providing guidance on withholding tax and foreign tax credit calculations.
•Recommend and implement global tax policies From January 2015 to Present (9 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaTax Senior Manager @ •Manage all aspects of financial reporting for tax, including tax accounting under ASC 740 and SEC disclosures related to income taxes.
•Manage the Company’s US federal and state tax compliance process which includes working with and coordinating with the Finance Department and other company personnel.
•Assist with the analysis of tax positions to be taken by the Company which includes research and writing of memoranda.
•Manage ongoing Internal Revenue Service and state audits including corresponding with various state jurisdictions regarding notices.
•Manage the preparation of quarterly estimated payments and extensions.
•Manage the preparation of Informational Returns of U.S Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations.
•Evaluate state refund opportunities pertaining to state tax credits (i.e. FICA Tip Credit, WOTC).
•Supervise and develop four Tax Seniors on projects. From June 2008 to January 2015 (6 years 8 months) Senior Tax Analyst @ •Reviewed federal, state and city corporation tax returns for Nestle USA, Inc divisions.
•Prepared Informational Returns of 25% Foreign-Owned U.S. Corporations.
•Prepared expatriate withholding tax analysis.
•Prepared year end provision for Nestle USA, Inc. divisions. From November 2007 to June 2008 (8 months) Senior Associate @ • Supervised and trained up to nine staff concurrently and perform reviews of tax returns and consulting issues for C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, LLCs and high net-worth individuals.
• Researched, wrote, and edited detailed tax memorandums, Internal Revenue Service information document requests, and reports (client deliverables) covering topics including FAS 109, IRC Section 382, and Accounting Method studies
• Managed engagement economics including billing, creating budgets, scheduling and administrative reporting
• Reviewed Informational Returns of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations
• Reviewed Informational Returns of 25% Foreign-Owned U.S. Corporations
• Consulted with clients in a range of industries on tax services including planning, research, and compliance
• Reviewed amended federal and state tax returns
• Corresponded with various regulatory agencies regarding tax notices From July 2002 to November 2007 (5 years 5 months)
Master's degree, Taxation @ Golden Gate University From 2011 to 2014 B.S., Accounting @ California State University-Northridge From 1997 to 2002 BS, Accounting @ California State University-Northridge From 1997 to 2002 Nelson Peralta is skilled in: Internal Controls, International Tax, Accounting, Corporate Tax, Financial Reporting, Tax Returns, Auditing, Management, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Budgets, Tax, Financial Modeling, Tax Accounting, Human Resources, GAAP, Finance, Forecasting, Consolidation, Income Tax, Financial Accounting
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