Aimee Franz has over 18 years of Federal and State tax compliance experience, including 12 years of leadership experience. She has practiced at large multinational corporations and Big 4 public accounting firms, providing her with extensive, hands-on experience and an excellent understanding of a corporate tax department’s processes and procedures. To help you further evaluate her abilities, the following includes projects/services that Aimee has performed:
- Tax Compliance: Aimee has extensive experience preparing and reviewing partnership and corporate Federal and state tax returns. She managed a team of up to four direct reports and six contractors with respect to a Fortune 100 company’s Federal and state income tax compliance process, including resolving tax issues.
- International Tax: For a prior employer, Aimee led non-US corporate income issue resolution related to branch filings for multiple business units in over one hundred countries primarily in the Middle East, African and European regions. She identified and resolved local country tax and accounting issues. In addition, Aimee implemented and improved tax audit and reserve processes and a permanent establishment decision tool for local accounting and finance teams.
- Research and Planning: Aimee has significant tax research and planning experience, including developing strategies to maximize net operating loss utilization, identifying Federal and state cash refund opportunities, and addressing various tax implications resulting from acquisitions and sales of subsidiaries.
- Project Management: Aimee has been involved in a number of projects, which demonstrates her project management skills and her ability to work within a corporate tax environment. Aimee’s project management includes managing a team of contractors based in India, the integration of Federal and State income tax compliance consisting of approximately 200 returns resulting from an acquisition, and automating processes related to state apportionment.
Aimee’s prior employers include The Wendy’s Company (formerly Wendy’s Arby’s Group, Inc.), GE Energy, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Ernst & Young LLP, and Price Waterhouse LLP.
Aimee earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Masters of Accounting with a specialization in tax from the University of Florida.