New Tax Function Effectiveness From CCH Details Why, What, How of Managing Tax Function

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., May 21, 2008) – Tax managers in companies around the globe can now turn to Tax Function Effectiveness, The Vision for Tomorrow’s Tax Function — a definitive new guide to managing tax within an organization. Published by CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, Tax Function Effectiveness is written by three PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) tax partners and provides expert insight, information and examples on the why, what and how of managing an effective tax function (300 pages, $299).

Tax Function Effectiveness begins by looking at why tax needs managing, adding context to the key external business and regulatory drivers affecting the management of tax. It goes on to deal with what needs to be managed within an organization in relation to tax, expanding on the concept of the enablers and deliverables and what is meant by tax risk. Finally, the question of how is addressed in a section that sets out best practice tools, methodologies and approaches for creating a tax strategic plan, developing the enablers and executing the deliverables.

Tax Function Effectiveness will be of global interest and relevance to all those who are involved in managing tax within an organization, with practical tools, best practice examples and insights drawn from the authors’ experiences on three continents to help readers respond to the challenges of a dynamic, global environment.

About the Authors

Tony Elgood is a tax partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (U.K.) and specializes in tax function effectiveness. Elgood is part of the Global Compliance Services (GCS) team, and in particular helps organizations to enunciate and document their tax strategy. He regularly speaks at conferences and has written two leading guides on the subject, namely PwC’s Best Practice tax function guide and their Tax Risk Management guide. Prior to his current role, Elgood headed up PwC’s Bristol tax practice in the United Kingdom. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and has a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge.

Tony Fulton is a tax partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia specializing in corporate tax management, compliance and reporting. He advises major corporations in the Asia Pacific region on the effectiveness of the tax function and managing global risk and compliance. Fulton leads PwC’s Tax Function Effectiveness practice in Australia which has a particular focus on controls, risk management and process improvement in the tax area. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Monash University, Melbourne.

Mark Schutzman is a tax partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (U.S.). He is a founder and the leader of PwC’s U.S. Tax Function Effectiveness practice, regularly consulting with CFOs and tax vice presidents to improve the effectiveness of their corporate tax function. He has visited dozens of Fortune 500 companies across the United States and leads PwC’s efforts to benchmark corporate tax function performance and operational practices. Schutzman also leads the PwC’s tax provision technology implementation services and helps clients to redesign tax accounting processes, leverage emerging tax accounting technology platforms and connect global tax accounting operations via web enabled tools. Schutzman received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the AICPA.

Availability and Price

For more information or to order the 300-page Tax Function Effectiveness, The Vision for Tomorrow’s Tax Function, call 1-800-248-3248 or visit Single copy price is $299.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals and their clients since 1913. Among its market-leading products are The ProSystem fx® Office, CorpSystem®, CCH® Tax Research NetWork™, Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill. 

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2007) of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,544 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit

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EDITORS’ NOTE: Editorial review copies of Tax Function Effectiveness, The Vision for Tomorrow’s Tax Function are available upon request for members of the press. Contact Neil Allen, 847-267-2179 or or Leslie Bonacum, 847-267-7153 or