FWPAS December Luncheon Series
Time & Location
About the Event
11:00am: Speaker Mayur Naik and Joe Gaytan, Weaver, will present on ‘Texas Sales Tax Considerations for Oil & Gas Companies’ – A discussion of compliance nuances and sales tax exemptions available to Texas Oil & Gas Companies.
11:45am: Lunch Buffet Open
12:00pm: Speaker Elizabeth Lions, Lionsology, will present on ‘How to Develop Influential Power at Work' - Two years ago or more, employers stopped asking for soft skills on job ads and started asking for influential skills. The ability to communicate – and more importantly – influence - across, up and down in a matrix environment is the most valuable skill you can learn. It’s also one of the hardest to develop. Influence is a key skill that can be developed which can help you become more productive, foster teamwork and possibly even be identified as a leader and get the promotion. Elizabeth will be the first to tell you – if you aren’t in – you’re out. Elizabeth will illustrate that you don’t have to have a big title to influence or have the top salary.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:
Elizabeth Lions: Elizabeth is an international speaker and author on career management and leadership. She is the author of three books, ‘Recession Proof Yourself’ and “I Quit! Working for You Isn't Working For Me” Her third book was released in 2017 on leadership and is entitled, “Hear Us Roar - Unapologetic Women Leading in Corporate America”. Elizabeth has designed and developed leadership and career courses and webinars. She has a private practice coaching individuals on the matter of job seeking and leadership.
Elizabeth has read over 100,000 resumes in her career and hired thousands of professionals in some of America’s top organization such as Intel, Fiserv, Wells Fargo and Microsoft, Precision Castparts and AT&T to name a few. An expert advisor on career conundrums, Elizabeth is well known in the press, and has been quoted in Yahoo, The Ladders, and Dice job boards. Her words have reached as far as the front page of the Philadelphia Tribune, PBS, CBS Money Watch, Dale Carnegie and John Tesh’s blog. In 2014, she took her leadership courses to Dubai and the Middle East.
Bottom line: Elizabeth knows why someone is hired, fired or promoted – often before they do. Today, Elizabeth can be found writing, coaching and collaborating with the who’s who of the Corporate America.
When she isn't working, Elizabeth can be found traveling across state lines with her husband on their Harley Davidson motorcycle or in the yoga studio twisting for hours on end.
Mayur Naik: Mayur is a Senior Manager of State and Local Tax Services at Weaver. He has 11 years of experience in state and local tax that includes experience with Big Four accounting firms. Mayur’s experience includes tax recovery, audit defense, tax process improvements, managed audits and compliance in a wide variety of industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, telecommunications and government.
Mayur is a certified member of the Institute of Professionals in Taxation, also known as a CMI; this designation recognizes professional achievement in sales and use taxation. He graduated with two Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from St. Edward’s University, one in accounting and the other in international business.
Joe Gaytan: Joe is a Manager of State and Local Tax Services at Weaver. For more than a decade, he has worked in sales and use tax compliance, both to help clients comply and to audit their compliance for the Texas Comptroller. His combination of sales tax consulting experience for public accounting firms and tax auditing for Texas has given Joe a unique perspective on indirect tax. He spent six years at Big Four public accounting firms, helping clients in a range of industries to improve their process, recover refunds and defend against sales tax audits. His clients included oil and gas companies, manufacturers, information technology firms, and some of the largest retailers in the world.
Joe is a Certified Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (CMI). He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Universit