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    • Making the Most of Your Season Review with Wendy Walker Making the Most of Your Season Review with Wendy Walker Wendy Walker Recorded: May 4 2016 3:00 pm UTC 24 mins
    • Most of the main tax season deadlines have come and gone. It’s now time to collect your notes and start preparing your review to internal stakeholders. How do you compile this information and present this data in a clear manner that will help drive process improvements for next year?

      Sovos is presenting a complimentary webinar that addresses these concerns that will be hosted by Wendy Walker who has over 15 years of reporting and compliance experience, including organizations like Zions Bancorporation and Chase.

      Why are season reviews so powerful?

      1. Creates alignment and more efficient communication with all the people, departments, and vendors involved with year-end processing.

      2. Improves the overall process by bringing visibility to the impact tax reporting processes can have when they go well and when they don’t.

      3. Creates better risk management (with penalties increasing twice this year) by facilitating valuable discussions and feedback needed to improve the accuracy of data, meet state and federal deadlines, and identify shortfalls and limitations of current systems and processes.

      This webinar will discuss six ways to help your review make a difference.

      •Document the details!
      •Decide when to conduct the review.
      •Determine who should attend the season review.
      •Set ground rules for the meeting in advance.
      •Set basic questions to use as a guideline for discussion.
      •Share and build on the results of the lessons learned.

      Wendy Walker is an experienced tax information reporting professional with over 15 years of reporting and compliance experience. In her former roles at Zions Bancorporation and Chase, she managed compliance and operations functions (and teams) associated with US withholding tax and 1099, 1042-S, and state reporting. Additionally, Wendy was the FATCA Reporting Officer at Zions, responsible for researching and advising the various lines of business of their obligations.

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    • Bring Agile Planning to the Whole Organization Bring Agile Planning to the Whole Organization Harvard Business Review Recorded: Jan 27 2016 10:10 pm UTC 61 mins
    • Most organizations today say they practice “agile” methods, but that agility typically begins and ends with software engineering teams and doesn’t extend to areas such as finance or HR. Agile processes can be used to help organizations plan, develop their strategies, refine their budgets, and make decisions. Agility provides speed, flexibility, continuous learning, and improvement; it provides resilience in how organizations make decisions.

      If your business effectively uses agile planning in software design, but isn’t yet using it more broadly, join lean evangelist Jeff Gothelf and Harvard Business Review, in partnership with Anaplan, for a live webinar that will explore the organization-wide benefits of agile planning.

      Watch this webinar and walk away with an actionable understanding of:

      How agile planning can be applied to all aspects of business operations, particularly the finance function
      How agile planning can enormously impact the bottom line
      How you can begin to apply agile planning principles and methods across your organization today
      Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how your whole organization can benefit from agile planning.

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    • Energy efficiency tax review: What the proposed changes will mean for business Energy efficiency tax review: What the proposed changes will mean for business Arjan Geveke, Assistant Director Energy Policy BIS; David Oliver, Policy expert, Inenco Group; Helen Wheeler, Inenco Group Recorded: Oct 29 2015 11:00 am UTC 59 mins
    • The latest government consultation on energy efficiency taxes is now open: Treasury, BIS (Department for Business Innovation & Skills) and DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change) are working together to consult on and review the existing energy efficiency tax framework, which could streamline taxes and reduce the administrative burden on businesses.

      The government plans – ‘Reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape’ – is aiming to simplify energy tax and reporting schemes, and improve the effectiveness of policy in realising cost-effective energy and carbon savings. The proposals on the table are:

      Scrapping the CRC and creating one CCL-type consumption tax for businesses

      Creating one single reporting framework, bringing together elements of the different schemes that businesses currently comply with into one ESOS-style scheme

      Potentially introducing new financial incentives to encourage businesses to invest in energy efficiency measures

      Between now and November 9th businesses are being invited to share their views and opinions on proposed changes to the business energy efficiency tax landscape to help shape its reform.

      What do the changes mean for businesses? Who will be the winners and the losers? How can businesses get involved?

      Join BIS and energy experts Inenco Group for a webinar on the changes proposed, the impact on business and why you should get involved.

      Amongst other things, you’ll gain:

      An improved understanding of the review

      An understanding on how the changes proposed will impact your business

      Advice on how to get involved

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    • Getting peer review right: A guide for early career researchers Getting peer review right: A guide for early career researchers Verity Warne, Wiley; Michael Willis, Wiley; J. Matthias Starck; Paul Trevorrow, Wiley; Dr John Langley; Emily Jesper. Recorded: Dec 10 2014 3:00 pm UTC 64 mins
    • Peer review is a great opportunity for early career researchers to play a greater role in the research community and gain valuable experience to help improve your own research writing. If you’d like to get involved in peer review, or are looking for tips on how to deliver a great review, join our webinar for top advice from our team of experts.

      We will cover the following:

      - Why peer review matters: Why peer review is important, your responsibilities as a peer reviewer, and why you should get involved.

      - The Editors’ perspective: Find out how editors choose reviewers, what editors expect from peer review, and how your review is used to inform editorial decisions.

      - How to write a great peer review: Learn how to provide a top quality evaluation that is useful for the authors in improving their manuscript, and editors in making their decisions.

      - The ethics of peer review: We’ll guide you through your ethical obligations as a reviewer, and the main pitfalls to watch out for.

      The Speakers
      • Chair: Verity Warne, Author Marketing, Wiley
      • Michael Willis, Senior Manager Peer Review, Wiley and ISMTE president Elect
      • J. Matthias Starck, Editor, Journal of Morphology
      • Paul Trevorrow, Executive Journals Editor, Wiley
      • Dr John Langley, University of Southampton
      • Emily Jesper, Sense About Science

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    • Addressing Negative Online Reviews Addressing Negative Online Reviews Brandt Niehaus, HBI and Clifford Davidson, Sussman Shank Recorded: Dec 10 2014 7:00 pm UTC 79 mins
    • Online reviews and social media are a blessing and a curse. On one hand, attention on social media and online can drive business. On the other hand, negative reviews can have a significant negative impact. While reviewers have a right to express their opinions without fear of litigation, reviewers may also be held accountable for spreading falsehood that damages reputation or decreases revenue. This webcast will assist the hospitality professional to respond to negative reviews. It will provide the viewer background information intended to assist hospitality professionals in (1) distinguishing between expressions of opinion (which are protected) and statements of purported fact (which are not); (2) responding informally to negative reviews; (3) determining how legal counsel can efficiently and effectively assist; and (4) avoiding potential liability under state statutes that might apply in legal actions brought to curtail speech.

      The webinar will also overview principles established by very recent appellate court decisions pertaining to online reviews.

      About the presenter: Clifford S. Davidson, Attorney, Sussman Shank LLP, is a commercial litigator with jury trial experience. Throughout his career, he has focused on commercial contract disputes, entertainment and intellectual property litigation, First Amendment litigation, counseling in the areas of privacy and data security, and insurance coverage.

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    • Mid-year markets review and outlook Mid-year markets review and outlook Mark Burgess, Colin Moore and Jim Cielinski Recorded: Jun 8 2015 1:30 pm UTC 44 mins
    • Back in 2013 we said that financial markets would face a long and at sometimes challenging road to normalisation. That has certainly proved to be the case as none of the major central banks have raised interest rates and the likes of Europe and Japan have had to follow the US by implementing their own QE programmes. Nonetheless, one of the most important themes in markets so far this year has been the rise in bond yields from very low levels as markets begin to think about the first US interest rate rise or what is sometimes called ‘lift off’ day.

      Join our CIO for EMEA Mark Burgess, Global Head of Fixed Income Jim Cielinski and Global CIO Colin Moore as they discuss topics including:

      - What are the likely impacts of higher bond yields on equity markets?
      - At what point are core government bonds likely to become attractive again?
      - What are the prospects for financial markets over the remainder of this year and into 2016?

      Participant Dial In Number(s):
      +44 (0) 20 3003 2666 - Standard International Access
      0808 109 0700 - UK Toll Free
      1 866 966 5335 - USA Toll Free
      Password: 40403

      Online participants will be able to submit questions at any time during the web conference.

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