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The political, legislative and regulatory climate is ever-changing and stakeholders expect their tax departments to anticipate—not just react to—a range of changes, including comprehensive tax reform.

The eighth annual Ernst & Young LLP Domestic Tax Conference looks at what’s in store for today’s tax professionals and discusses what it takes to get in front of significant change.

If you’re unable to attend this year’s conference in New York or Chicago, you can still participate with several thousand of your fellow tax executives in a special, live Ernst & Young LLP Thought Center webcast production of the plenary session from the New York conference.

The webcast event, led by Jeff Smith, EY Americas Director of Business Tax Services with a panel of Ernst & Young LLP’s top tax professionals, will look at timely hot topics in federal and state tax. The discussion will include top-of-mind issues such as the practical impact of the Affordable Care Act; the forthcoming final tangible property regulations; the increasing importance of a leading-edge tax function—all in the context of the tax life cycle and with the unique perspective of our panelists’ experience:

  • Carolyn Bailey, Ernst & Young LLP, Compliance and Reporting Services
  • Joan Schumaker, Ernst & Young LLP, Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services
  • Mike Goldsmith, Ernst & Young LLP, Indirect Tax Services
  • Ian Bradley, Ernst & Young LLP, Federal Tax Services

If you want to learn more about today’s most critical, complex and challenging tax-based issues and their impact on your tax department and your organization, then register today for a front row seat!


Carolyn Bailey

Ernst & Young LLP, Compliance and Reporting Services

Carolyn Bailey is the US Director of Compliance & Reporting for Ernst & Young LLP’s corporate and partnership income tax compliance & reporting(C&R) practices. Carolyn has over 20 years of combined industry and tax consulting experience in assisting large multinational companies with complex federal and state income tax compliance, planning and tax department operational issues.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP, Carolyn spent several years as a Tax Director for two Fortune 500 companies. During her tenure she was responsible for all federal, state and international tax accounting and tax reporting activities, led the implementation of a customized tax accounting process and technology tool solution, and played a lead role in a significant organizational restructuring initiative.

Carolyn is a CPA in the state of Texas and is a member of the AICPA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Wright State University.

Joan Schumaker

Ernst & Young LLP, Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services

Joan Schumaker is a Partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Department and is based in the New York office. She is the Americas Director of Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP’s tax accounting services practice. Joan serves clients in numerous industries on tax accounting matters to minimize risk pertaining to ASC 740, IAS 12, share-based payments, unrecognized tax benefits, business combinations, carve-out financial statements, post-spin financial reporting, Schedule UTP disclosure of uncertain tax positions, Sarbanes-Oxley Sec. 404 and IFRS conversion. Joan is also the tax leader of our integrated tax and accounting service offerings with FAAS (Financial Accounting and Advisory Services).

Joan received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. in Taxation from New York University. Joan is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Florida. She is a member of the AICPA, the NY State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Joan is a frequent speaker on tax accounting and reporting matters.

Mike Goldsmith

Ernst & Young LLP, Indirect Tax Services

Mike Goldsmith was promoted to State and Local Tax principal of Ernst & Young LLP in 2001. Recently, Mike assumed the role of Northeast Sub-Area director of State and Local Taxes. He has been a practicing tax consultant for approximately 20 years.

Mike’s multi-state experience has been across a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, professional services, financial services and technology. He also has extensive experience in the controversies area, representing both high net-worth individuals and corporations. In this capacity, he has represented taxpayers before various state taxing authorities and has litigated matters before the California Franchise Tax Board, New York State Division of Tax Appeals, Florida Administrative Law Judge Unit and Pennsylvania Board of Appeals.

Mike is a graduate of Queens College. He received his JD from St. John’s University School of Law and his LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Ian Bradley

Ernst & Young LLP, Federal Tax Services

Ian Bradley is the Americas Director of Quantitative Services. He most recently served as the Northeast Director of Business Tax Services (BTS), the leader of our Northeast Quantitative Services practice (QS), and a Tax Account Leader (TAL). He is a tax Partner in our New York City office. Ian has served as a technical advisor, IRS exam strategist and engagement partner on a number of the firm’s largest tax engagements, and focused on the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, specialty materials, software, manufacturing, defense contracting, retail and consumer products industries. Ian has extensive IRS and state examination representation experience, and is a frequent national lecturer.

Ian is a graduate of Boston University (B.S., Business Administration), University of Connecticut School of Management (M.B.A., Accounting), and University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., Tax). Ian is a member of the Bar in the state of Connecticut and a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.


Jeff Smith

EY, Americas Director of Business Tax Services

Jeff Smith is EY's Americas Director of Business Tax Services. He has provided corporate tax services to firm clients over the last 27 years. Most recently, Jeff transferred from Chicago in 2010 to become the East Central BTS Leader, and subsequently he was given the additional responsibility of the Greater Washington Tax Market Leader. Smith has previously served as the Midwest Sub-Area BTS Leader and led the Midwest Federal and Tax Operations practices. He also served as the Tax Operations leader in the Midwest, helping small, mid-size, and Fortune 500 companies develop and refine their tax function. While a Tax Account Leader, Smith focused on a variety of private equity firms and their portfolio companies, and he co-developed a niche group that grew to become a successful combined audit/tax practice.

Jeff earned a BA in Business Administration from Alma College and an MBA from Michigan State University.