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Mohs, James N. (full)
James
Mohs
D.B.A.
Assistant Professor
Business
Accounting
203-479-4158
MAXY226b
Maxcy Hall
About Me

    A former Senior Tax and Financial Executive with extensive hands on experience in global tax compliance, audit and tax planning for publicly traded corporations. As a newly minted (9/13) DBA, Currently I have two solo working papers (W/P) in progress in the area of taxation, one intra departmental W/P in the area of M&A and one inter-departmental finance/QA/Acct W/P on supply chain management. Additionally, I am working on a textbook in the area of international accounting and taxation.

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    Education

    DBA, Argosy University, 2013.
    Major: International Business
    Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Accounting
    Dissertation Title: “Globalization and the expectations gaap: Exploring the use of expatriate management to improve the quality of earnings being reported by MNC’s”

    MS, University of New Haven, 1985.
    Major: Accounting
    Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Taxation
    Dissertation Title: Replacing the Domestic International Sales Corporation

    BS, University of New Haven, 1975.
    Major: Accounting

    Presentations Given

    Rainish, R., Mensz, P., Mohs, J. N., AABRI International Conference Hawaii, "Global Financial Model for the Value Chain," Academic and Business Research Institute, Oahu, Hawaii. (June 12, 2014).

    Professional Positions

    Academic

    Assistant Professor, University of New Haven. (September 2012 - Present).
    •Graduate and undergraduate classroom instructor. Areas include Financial, Managerial Accounting and Taxation.
    •University coordinator for the IRS volunteer income tax assistance program,
    •Faculty advisor to the university DECA program,
    •Student advisory,
    •Member Assessment of learning committee,
    •Member MBA outcome assessment committee,
    •Chairman Ad-hoc Corporate Accounting Track evaluation committee

    Lecturer, University of New Haven. (September 2011 - August 2012).
    Lecturer (Full time)

    Practitioner in Residence, University of New Haven. (August 2010 - August 2011).
    Practitioner in Residence (Part-time Faculty)

    Adjunct Lecturer, University of New Haven. (April 2007 - July 2010).
    Classes taught A-101, A-220, A-435, A-436, A-601, A-604, A-620, A-620, A-621, A-695

     

    Professional

    Principal, J.N.Mohs Associates. (August 2010 - Present).
    •A consulting firm specializing in tax planning services for small and mid-size privately held multinational organizations,
    •International transaction analysis and structuring,
    •Transfer pricing reviews and documentation preparation,
    •IFRS adoption practices.
    •Representation services.

    Director of Taxes, Photronics, Inc. (October 2004 - August 2010).
    •Responsible for all International, Federal and State tax matters including developing a global tax strategy, tax provisions, tax returns, effective tax rate calculations and tax audits.
    •Responsible for the review and preparation of all external reporting tax disclosures for the 10Qs, 10K, Proxy and Annual Reports including FAS 109, FIN 48 and APB 23 disclosures.
    •Responsible for all Sarbanes-Oxley tax related matters. 

    Manager, Corporate Taxes, Zygo Corporation. (June 2002 - October 2004).
    •Responsible for all International, and State tax matters including developing a global tax strategy, tax provisions, tax returns, effective tax rate calculations and tax audits.
    •Responsible for the review and preparation of all external reporting tax disclosures including the 10Qs, 10K, Proxy and Annual Reports including the SFAS 109 and APB 23 disclosures.

    Manager of Domestic Tax, ACNielsen Corporation. (October 1998 - April 2002).
    •Responsible for the review and preparation of all Federal corporate and partnership compliance,
    •Responsible for the review and preparation of all state and local compliance, estimates and provisions (50 States),
    •Conducted research and planning projects in the areas of state and local taxation, mergers and acquisitions, fixed assets, AMT, NOL utilization, employee and executive benefits and streamlining tax compliance

    Manager Tax Planning, United Distillers North America, Inc. (February 1989 - October 1998).
    •Responsible for the review and preparation of tax planning strategies including research and analysis for various domestic and international projects,
    •Research and planning projects in the areas of transfer pricing, benefits, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, dissolution’s, foreign tax credits, and structure of branch operations,
    •Prepared functional analysis and transfer pricing documentation for the brewing companies,
    •Prepared intercompany service and cost sharing agreements for the spirits group.
    •Administered Federal income tax examinations, coordinated document requests, agent visits and outside consultants.  Planned and prepared responses, position papers and negotiated settlements.

    Teaching Experience

    University of New Haven

    ACCT 1102, Intro Managerial Accounting, 1 course.

    ACCT 4435, Federal Income Taxation I, 2 courses.

    ACCT 4436, Federal Income Taxation II, 2 courses.

    ACCT 6601, Fundamentals of Fed Income Tax, 1 course.

    ACCT 6636, Anly Fed Income Taxation II, 1 course.

    ACCT 6695, Independent Study I, 1 course.

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