Press Room

March 07, 2016

Duffy, Freda and MacNeil Speaking at TEI’s Midyear Conference

Tax Executives Institute (TEI) is the preeminent association of in-house tax professionals worldwide​. Members are business executives who are responsible for taxation matters on an administrative or policy-making level, or whose work is otherwise primarily concerned with the challenges of business taxation. TEI members are accountants, lawyers, and other corporate and business employees who are responsible for the tax affairs of their employers in an executive, administrative, or managerial capacity.

TEI’s Midyear conference, Change and Its Consequences, takes place at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. March 13-16, 2016. US National Tax Managing Directors, Ellen MacNeil and Mary Duffy, and State and Local Tax Expert, Ray Freda will be presenting.

Mary and Ellen’s session, “Revenue Recognition Accounting Method Changes and Related Tax Procedure Rules – Is Accounting Worried Yet?”, will take place March 14, 2:30-3:30PM. It covers Accounting Method changes and their impact on the tax world. Concurrently, Ray’s panel will explore market-based sourcing and income producing activity-based sourcing in all their variations, and will delve into states and circumstances where the lines between these apportionment approaches blur. 

In addition to speaking, Andersen Tax will have a booth.

Mary Duffy is a Managing Director in Andersen Tax’s US National Tax office and is the co-leader of Andersen Tax’s accounting methods team. Immediately prior to joining Andersen Tax, Mary served as one of two Legislation Tax Accountants with the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) from 2011 to 2013. While with the JCT, Mary worked with key tax personnel within Congress on the development and drafting of tax legislation as well as various tax reform proposals.

Raymond Freda has over 19 years of experience in state and local tax and advising clients with respect to income/franchise, capital, gross receipts, sales and use, property, employment and other state industry specific excise taxes. In addition, his extensive transactional experience including sell side tax planning and EBITDA enhancement, due diligence, state tax structuring, transfer tax analysis and remediation and post-acquisition integration and planning.

Ellen MacNeil is the Managing Director of US National Tax for Andersen Tax. She has over 30 years of experience in tax consulting for major U.S. businesses. Ellen has served on the Board of Directors of The Tax Council. She has also served as chair of the ABA Taxation Section’s Tax Accounting Committee and chair of the AICPA’s Tax Accounting Committee. She has chaired the ABA Taxation Section’s Committee on Government Submissions and has also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the AICPA’s Tax Division.


March 13-16, 2016
Washington, D.C.

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