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Kathie Streck

International Tax Director

Groupon
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Corporation - Publicly-Held

Professional Summary

A seasoned tax professional with broad experience across different industries that successfully combines a deep and comprehensive knowledge of operations, accounting, finance, legal, technology and tax, with a proven ability to effectively manage groups and projects on a global scale.

Passion for proactively identifying and solving complex issues through a pragmatic, objective and solutions-based approach.

Expertise in tax planning and transfer pricing strategy initiatives, including leading the design and implementation of transactional tax planning strategies, ongoing acquisitions and divestitures, restructurings, financings, cash deployment and repatriation.

Successful track record of motivating, inspiring and maximizing the potential of employees at all levels and across teams.

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Languages

  • English

Industry Experience

    • Technology
    • Manufacturing
    • Insurance
    • Telecommunications
    • Services
    • Oil & Gas

Interests/Hobbies

  • Health
  • Running
  • Singing

Social Media



Experience

Groupon
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60654
International Tax Director
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2017 - 2018
Responsible for all international tax matters, including tax planning, foreign audits, transfer pricing, master file, country by country reporting, acquisitions and divestitures, restructurings and financings. Also responsible for managing, developing and mentoring seven-member international tax team based in Chicago and EMEA, with cross functional teaming with treasury, legal and financial accounting departments, as well as liaising with foreign office personnel and external advisors. Report to the VP of Global Taxes.
Illinois Tool Works
Glenview, Illinois, USA 60025
VP, Tax
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2015 - 2016
Responsible for all tax planning and transfer pricing strategy initiatives, including leading the design and implementation of transactional tax planning strategies, ongoing acquisitions and divestitures, restructurings, financings, cash deployment and repatriation. Also responsible for managing, developing and mentoring 15 to 20+ member international tax team based in Illinois and the UK, with cross functional teaming with treasury, legal and financial accounting departments, as well as liaising with foreign office tax personnel and external advisors. Report to the VP of Global Taxes.
Aon Services Corporation
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601
Senior Director
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2012 - 2015
Researched, planned for and managed complex cross-border tax-efficient structuring projects including restructurings, financings, foreign tax credit planning, cash deployment and repatriation strategies and audit defense for prefiling agreement. Developed, managed and mentored diverse seven-member international tax planning team and had dotted-line oversight of five-member international tax compliance team based in Illinois. Teamed with treasury, legal and financial accounting departments and liaised with foreign office tax personnel and external advisors.
Motorola
Schaumburg, Illinois, USA 60173
Senior International Tax Counsel
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2008 - 2012
Led tax function for the Americas region except for the US, provided advice to regional tax leads on US tax consequences of transactions, responsible for and streamlined process for international ASC 740-10 reporting, assisted in quarterly tax certification for foreign issues, reviewed 5471s and reorganization statements, responsible for quarterly cash tax forecast for foreign entities, reorganized acquired companies in tax-efficient manner providing U.S. tax advice, drafted and executed agreements including reimbursement agreements and multilateral services agreements, liaised with treasury department and regional tax leads to review repatriation strategies including third-party opinions, filed MAPs for India, France and Canada, monitored and reviewed foreign transfer pricing documentation to standardize reports among jurisdictions and prepared U.S. transfer pricing report for a business unit, monitored foreign tax return filings, drafted footnotes for international tax sections for financial statements, and performed research and planning in areas such as the foreign tax credit, subpart F, subpart F recapture, hovering deficits, conduit financing, guarantees, worthless stock deductions, and withholding taxes.
General Electric
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601
Senior Tax Counsel
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2006 - 2008
Responsible for the world-wide management and oversight of transfer pricing, reviews and audits for all Equipment Services’ businesses, responsible for the operation and review of the document collection and retention program at HQ and for all business units, managed projects for the GE SeaCo Joint Venture, performed tax due diligence and reviewed purchase agreements, reviewed leasing transactions and contracts, and assisted business tax departments with research and planning in areas such as telecomm taxes and fees, DTA utilization, intangible migration, withholding taxes, subpart F and permanent establishment.
BP
Naperville, Illinois, USA
Senior Tax Counsel
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2000 - 2006
Provided tax advice to and prepared tax provisions for assigned business units, reviewed tax returns and informational returns, responded to IRS information requests, researched and wrote memoranda on US and international corporate tax issues, and provided planning advice on various projects involving state income and franchise tax, drafting partnership tax agreements, captive insurance, charitable contributions of technology, Section 197 anti-churning, trademarks, hedging, functional currency, dual consolidated losses, cost sharing agreements, foreign tax credits, transfer pricing, and CFC netting.
KPMG
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601
Manager
Public Accounting Firm - Big Four
1997 - 2000
Federal Tax Services, Chicago, IL
Researched domestic and international corporate tax issues, wrote memoranda and tax opinions, structured transactions, responded to I.R.S. information requests and audit adjustments, and implemented tax projects.

Washington National Tax Subchapter C/Mergers and Acquisitions Tax Services, Washington, D.C.
Wrote tax opinion letters and whitepapers, filed private letter ruling request (PLR 200020030), and published articles.

International Corporate Services, Chicago, IL
Conducted foreign tax credit study, researched tax issues, and prepared foreign tax credit forms and informational returns.

Federal Tax Services, Chicago, IL
Researched tax issues and wrote memoranda, analyzed projects for R&D tax credit qualification and quantified the tax effects, filed Form 3115, responded to I.R.S. information requests, and prepared corporate tax returns.

Education

LLM, Tax 1999
DePaul University's College of Law
Chicago, Illinois, United States
MBA, Accounting, Finance and International Business 1996
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Dean's List, Winter 1994
The Graduate School of Business Women's Acappella Group
JD1995
Loyola University College of Law
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Dean's List, Spring 1995
American Jurisprudence Award for highest grade received in Legal Writing
Loyola Law School Federal Tax Clinic, Student Tax Representative
Consumer Law Reporter, Writer
MS, Advertising 1990
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois, United States
BS, Advertising 1989
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois, United States
Dean's List, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Professional Certifications

Law
Active
1995
Certified Public Accountant(CPA)
Active
1996

Bar Admissions

Illinois
Active
1995

Associations and Societies

  • Tax Executives Institute
  • AICPA
  • Ladder Up

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