Candidate for Vice President of Finance
Tosha Moorer is a Certified Public Accountant hailing from Akron, OH. She recently joined The Coca-Cola Company as a Payroll Tax Accountant in the Global Business Services/Global Finance Operations organization where she is responsible for payroll tax reporting and compliance for the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Prior to joining Coke, Tosha worked as a Senior Tax Accountant in Ernst & Young’s (EY) People Advisory Services practice serving corporate and individual taxpayers in expatriate tax compliance and consulting. She also has several years of past experience at EY in international, corporate, and partnership taxation. Tosha is the Director of Programs for the National Black MBA Association, Inc. Atlanta Chapter, and is active in women’s LINC and cultural affinity groups within Coke. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in International Business from the University of Cincinnati. In her spare time, she loves to travel, try new food, and spend time with family and friends.
Please complete the following questions. Please limit your responses to each question to two (2) paragraphs in length.
- Briefly describe your background. Please include the following:
- Profession (Including brief synopsis of roles and responsibilities)
- Civic/Non-Profit affiliations (Including any previous or current board service/training
- Qualifications for the position desired
I am a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Ohio and Georgia, and hold a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in International Business, both from the University of Cincinnati. My professional experience includes my current role as Payroll Tax Accountant in The Coca-Cola Company’s Global Business Services/Global Finance Operations organization where I am responsible for payroll tax reporting and compliance for the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. I am developing and maintaining task process documentation for training and quarterly/annual audit purposes, as well as providing supportive guidance and knowledge to active and past employees having questions on federal and state income tax regulations and tax effects. Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, I worked as a Senior Tax Accountant in Ernst & Young’s (EY) People Advisory Services practice doing expatriate tax compliance and serving as a trusted consultant on topics such as employee compensation (including foreign payroll issues), tax residency and application of foreign tax treaties, tax cost projections, and non-US investment reporting requirements. I also served as the EY Southeast area leader for CCH ProSystem tax preparation software, and worked as a trusted advisor to both corporate and individual taxpayer clients, assisting with topics such as tax equalizations, tax planning, and changing tax legislation. Prior to this, my professional background includes experience in international, corporate, and partnership taxation, which has included SOX Section 404 year end testing and tax credit research in addition to compliance reporting.
Outside of my professional background experience in income tax compliance and reporting, I served as co-chair for the EY Atlanta Black Professional Network in which I planned and implemented small and large scale strategic initiatives and programs, which involved research, coordination, and maintenance of financial objectives. I have NBMBAA Atlanta Board experience as the Director of Programs, as well as NBMBAA Cincinnati Executive Board experience as the Director of Communication. In these roles, I also maintained current and accurate records of financial transactions, prepared budget proposals, chaired meetings, and gained unparalleled board member experience from a professional/leadership context. During my collegiate years (both undergrad and grad school), I was President of The ADVANCE Organization (a professional development minority student group), as well as President of the University of Cincinnati National Association of Black Accountants Chapter (NABA), both of which also provided relevant experiences. For example, as President of the NABA UC Chapter, I prepared detailed, written financial reports required by the National NABA Office to maintain 501(c)3 status.
- The Atlanta Chapter is very active within the business and civic communities in the Greater Atlanta Area. Describe how your addition to the Atlanta Chapter will increase our brand standing and visibility within the communities we serve.
I am able to contribute to brand standing and visibility both through my workplace and community endeavors. I currently work for The Coca-Cola Company, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Atlanta. This provides benefits with regard to marketing capabilities, as there are thousands of employees that work at the Coca-Cola headquarters with whom I am (and have been) able to communicate with regard to upcoming programs, benefits of joining, and information about the organization as a whole. I am involved in the Business Resource Groups (BRG) at Coca-Cola as well, including but not limited to Women’s LINC, African American BRG, etc. which will also provide another marketing vantage point for NBMBAA on my behalf. I am also able to leverage the relationship that NBMBAA Atlanta and Coca-Cola have already built as I work to increase the engagement and level of sponsorship between the two. One point worth mentioning is the fact that the NABA Atlanta Chapter (for which I am an active member) has a large membership base at Coca-Cola which has facilitated joint programming and increased visibility for the organizations. I hope to accomplish this for NBMBAA as well, and have been actively communicating with NABA Atlanta Board members to strengthen the relationship between NABA and NBMBAA for increased branding and visibility opportunities.
Outside of these avenues I’m also involved in community service efforts, most involving either the less fortunate or the youth, which provides visibility and a gateway to the NBMBAA Leaders of Tomorrow program.
- Are there any scheduling conflicts that will not permit you to contributing to the chapter at your desired capacity? If so, please share (e.g. heavy work travel, multiple non- work related commitments, family restrictions, religious standing, etc.)
No, although I may travel from time to time for conferences or personal travel.
- Why the NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter Board of Directors? Please include your goals and desires for service.
I’ve served with the National Black MBA Association, Inc. since I was in college, so my adoration for the organization travelled with me from Ohio to Georgia. I served as the Director of Communication for the Cincinnati Chapter, then moved to Atlanta and became the Co-Chair of the Programs Committee before moving to Director of Programs for the Atlanta Chapter. I’ve been to a ton of NBMBAA National Conferences, and made even more connections and lifelong friends through my involvement in the organization. Several of my friends and family have attended NBMBAA Atlanta Chapter events and always walk away asking me to continue extending the invitation. Long story short, NBMBAA, and for the last 5 ½ years NBMBAA Atlanta specifically, has been an important part of my life. The NBMBAA Atlanta Board of Directors has helped me grow as a professional and a person. I’ve made friends and mentors through my involvement on the Atlanta Board who have always been willing to extend an ear or a hand. Before applying for this position, I considered completing my tenure as Director of Programs and then continuing my involvement in a more limited capacity. However, as I thought about how much the organization has done for me, and how much I’ve already given to the organization, I decided I couldn’t walk away. I want to be able to continue contributing my passions and skills to the chapter so we can remain the largest in the country and help even more people.
Since I moved to the Atlanta Chapter, I’ve worked in some capacity for Programs. Event planning has always been a passion of mine, and being able to link that passion with events to help people grow, learn, and network has been rewarding for both myself and the Atlanta Chapter. Now that I’ve served in this role for a while, I want to be able to continue contributing to the organization using my other skill sets. The VP of Finance position allows me to do just that. My CPA and accounting background provide knowledge that will enable me to quickly learn the role and responsibilities. In fact, Alesia and I are working together for a smooth transfer of knowledge in the event I am voted into the position. I would like to continue the amazing work Alesia has done within the position, and help add value by implementing processes that add greater efficiencies to the reporting, compliance, and budgeting responsibilities, as well as the maintenance of Chapter funds. I would also like to increase knowledge sharing of financial information with the Atlanta Board in a way that adds value to the operation of the chapter. Overall I want to make sure the VP of Finance role is operating in a way that is both stable and strong, as well as stimulating for the future growth of the chapter.
- What do you value?
God, Family, Happiness, Life.