Business Administration From Boise State University

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Statement of Purpose – Ph.D. in accounting with a focus on tax research After I obtained a bachelor degree in accountancy and master degree in business administration from Boise State University, I started my accounting career in 2007 in the tax department of Micron Technology, Inc., which is the largest semiconductor manufacturing company in the U.S. The most fascinating part working as a tax professional in a multinational corporation is that I am able to research complicated tax issues and provide practical guidance to business and operational group. Acting as a trusted business tax advisor is rewarding, but in-depth tax research in academic settings presents more intellectual challenges and enables me to fulfill a greater sense of…show more content…
My eight and half years of professional working experiences in the multinational corporate tax department definitely provide me a comparative advantage for tax research in academic settings. Through job rotation and cross-training at Micron, I am well-versed in a wide range of subject areas in taxation. I become a subject expert in areas such as depreciation, R&D credits, stock compensation, U.S. and foreign withholding tax, permanent establishment, treaty network, corporate reorganizations and repatriation strategies, etc. I was promoted to work in the tax planning group because of my broad knowledge base in federal and international tax. I was heavily involved in the integration project related to major acquisitions and restructures. I helped develop the most complicated transfer pricing adjustment model for Singapore principal restructure. I worked closely with the local Japan tax team to develop a tax reporting package for Japan entities by syncing up U.S. tax reporting with Japan local tax law. During the process of developing the model, fine-tuning the packages, testing the end results, I gained a much better understanding of accounting for income tax. I learned how U.S. accounting for income tax rules interact with local tax laws. Accounting research has a similar process of developing a hypothesis, analyzing the data available to test the hypothesis and reaching a conclusion. Conceptual
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