Topic: New Orleans, LA

Subject: Seasoned In-house Tax Professional Available for Hire
Louis Mestier
Member: 2017
Submitted on 08-01-17 3:38 pm

Most recently, I left my position as VP, Tax at a public company in Austin, TX after over 6 years there as a result of a 5-year financial restatement that took over 2 1/2 years to get through.  Now I am available for my next professional challenge as the Head of Tax, or possibly the #2, with a path to the top for a small to midsized public company.  A summary of my experience is as follows:


  • Dynamic leader with a proven track record of team engagement and value creation

  • Formed 5 first-time in-house tax departments for public companies in Austin, TX

  • Extremely strong in ALL facets of all U.S. taxes with added experience in foreign tax

  • Kept entire tax team together for over 6 years, even in a high turnover, financial restatement situation

  • Strategic thinker focused on utilizing forward looking, useful, timely and accurate data

  • Created and implemented many tax saving strategies over my career resulting in positive cash flow

  • Utilizes a technology driven approach that frees up personnel for value added activities

  • Actively involved in tax professional association leadership, both locally and internationally



I am ready to relocate as my opportunities at this level in Austin are very limited at best because I am not currently looking for public accounting or consulting positions.  I am open, however, to a try-before-you-buy temp assignment if it is likely to lead to permanent employment.

Please contact me if you wish to see my resume or talk to me further about my experience and how it can help your Company.

Louis Mestier, CPA
[email protected]

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