Desiree Harkins

New York Office

Desiree's Tax Experience


Desiree Harkins has over 20 years of experience as a tax professional.  She has worked in Big 4 public accounting, industry, and as Senior Manager to one of the best law firms in the world.  This knowledge allows her to provide extensive skills when handling wide-ranging tax projects and strong management within a tax department.

Tax Expertise

  • Foreign Quarterly tax accounting for GILTI, Sub F and FTCs
  • US Tax Compliance for US entities including 8858, 8865 and 5471 forms and schedules preparation and review
  • Process improvements around gathering and consolidating information from various business groups for consolidated reporting and analysis
  • Managed 10-Q and 10-K US GAAP accounting for income and worldwide effective tax rate (ETR).
  • Managed special projects related to domestic tax compliance, planning and reporting tax credits, 280G computations, imputed income, tax cash flow and tax rate analysis.
  • Managed the return preparation process, training staff, researching and documenting tax positions, quarterly estimates, projections, etc.
  • Managed audits ranging from international to state while coordinating with the IRS, planning the audit, responding to requests and preparing formal communications.
  • Provided support and review of corporate and partnership Federal and State income tax returns for large multinational, mid-size corporations, and their partners.
  • Desiree has experience working with treasury departments and planning on cash flow from income taxes on a quarterly basis.  Fixed Asset depreciation imputation using SAGE Fixed Assets (FAS) software.
  • Prepared and maintained Sarbanes-Oxley documentation to ensure compliance.  She was responsible for ensuring all Tax Department SOX controls are met for all financial statement filings.

Tax Technology Experience

  • OneSource Tax Provision and Return
  • CorpTax
  • SAGE Fixed Assets (FAS)
  • Alteryx
  • Tableau
  • Microsoft Office products
  • CheckPoint/CCH/BNA

Previous Work Experience

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP (Senior Tax Manager)
  • Arrow Electronics (Senior Tax Manager)
  • PwC (Manager)


  • Long Island
    University-CW Post –
    Master of Science,
  • Hofstra University –
    Bachelor of Business
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