Area of Expertise
State and Local Tax
Rudy brings 16 years’ experience providing exceptional client service around state and local tax advisory services. Prior to joining Vaco, Rudy worked with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, transitioned to a state and local tax consulting role with a Certified Public Accounting firm, and later managed an indirect tax department for a publicly-traded Fortune 500 retailer and a publicly-traded fuel wholesaler.
His experience includes strategically managing multi-state and local sales and use tax audits and protests, researching complex state and local tax issues, performing voluntary disclosure agreements, creating and implementing (SOX) controls and processes surrounding transaction taxes (FAS 5/ASC 450), optimizing tax calculation models, systems and tax preparation, along with authoring tax technical memoranda.
Rudy has been a speaker at various industry conferences and CPE events, and has published several articles regarding Texas sales and use tax and franchise tax. Rudy holds a BBA in Accounting from St. Mary’s University and an MS in Accounting from the University of the Incarnate Word. Rudy is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) and has achieved his Certified Member of the Institute designation (CMI) in sales and use tax.
What do you love best about working at Vaco?
The culture, the commitment we have to each other to bring our best resulting in happy clients.
What do you love best about your job?
Aside from our clients, it would be the team of people that I get to work with every day.