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Webinar Recording

Confessions of a (Former) State Auditor

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Everything you wanted to know about Sales tax audits from an auditor . . . but were too afraid to ask. Wouldn’t it be nice to get advice from a sales tax auditor before you have to meet one? Clifford Turner was a tough-as-nails California State Auditor who has witnessed everything from invisible exemption certificates to a bed for a desk. He’s seen every mistake in the book. He’s also helped many companies prepare themselves when they get the audit notice.

In this webinar Clifford will break down the essential do’s and don’ts before (and after) the auditor comes knocking. He'll also share lessons learned from working with hundreds of companies.

Clifford will present:
  • The most common audit red flags
  • What to do if you receive an auditor notice
  • How to avoid the most common accounting errors that lead to penalties
  • Offer tips to ensure that if you do get audited, it will be as painless as possible
  • After attending this event you will be able to:
    Identify the most common audit red flags
    Recognize how to avoid the most common accounting errors that lead to penalties
    Understand what to do if you receive an auditor notice


    Clifford Turner, Vice President of Tax & Professional Services, Avalara
    Clifford Turner
    Vice President of Tax & Professional Services, Avalara
    Clifford Turner was a Senior Tax Auditor for the State of California, where he conducted many sales tax audits for businesses across all industries. After turning his attention to helping companies maintain tax compliance at such firms as PWC and KPMG, Clifford now runs Avalara’s Professional Services team.
    Moderated by: John Kogan, CEO, Proformative
    Moderated by: John Kogan
    CEO, Proformative
    John has been CFO at four technology companies, a finance executive at Cardinal Health, and in multiple roles at AlliedSignal and Cisco Systems. John has raised over $100M in equity capital and debt and has played central roles in numerous buy and sell-side transactions for both public and private companies. As COO at two companies, John also ran Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer Service operations. He has also founded, invested in and been a board member or advisor of a number of companies. John has a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.


    Event Sponsor Avalara
    Avalara - We provide the fastest, easiest, most accurate and affordable way to manage sales tax compliance. We offer integrations with more financial, e-commerce, point-of-sales and mobile applications than any other transactional-tax solution on the market.
    By filling out this form you will become a member of Proformative, and are subject to Proformative's User Agreement. This webinar is provided to you for free by the sponsor, who may contact you later.

    There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.