San Francisco, CAUSA 94109
April 30, 2012
By way of introduction, my name is Tricia. I studied accounting at Santa Clara University, and spent 3.5 years working for a public firm. I live 2 blocks from chesnut street, and would love to join the group!
I would say, One L by Scott Turow. If you are not familiar; the premise: struggles associated with a first year attending harvard law school. The book really struck me b/c the author targerted conflicts I faced during my first few years working for a public accounting Firm. The challenges were very similar: competition, failure, work life balance, relationships, and basically life in a bubble vs life outside the bubble.
I'd be interested in reading: The Great Work Place - I think this book addresses the marginal beneift vs cost associated with providing a workplace equal to that of Google vs. how older companies operate. The End of Business as Usual - How social media is changing the way people operate and think. I think as I continue working for Salesforce Ill have some new perspectives on the intergration of social media and business.
I am a tax accountant working for Salesforce.com. I mainly do tax compliance which translates to investigating federal, state and local, and international tax issues the company is currently facing. I also do the number crunching for the actual returns (i.e. computing taxable income and the associated adjustments). Prior to this I worked for Ernst and Young doing a mix of domestic and international tax. My focus was primarily international - so dealing with issues around the worldwide tax system and deemed vs actual income inclusions.