Desiree Harkins

New York Office

Desiree's Tax Experience

Overview

Desiree Harkins has over 15 years of experience as 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

Senior Tax Manager, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

  • 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
  • SAGE Fixed Assets (FAS)
  • CheckPoint
  • CCH
  • BNA

Previous Work Experience

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • PwC

Degrees

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