NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EY announced today that Laura M. Prendergast joined its Tax Controversy and Risk Management Services (TCRMS) group as an Executive Director located in the Iselin, NJ office. Prendergast brings 36 years of federal service, including senior executive and top-level management experience at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), most recently as Acting Deputy Commissioner (Domestic) of the Large Business & International (LB&I) Division.
At EY, Prendergast will assist clients on working effectively with the IRS to help resolve disputes and mitigate future controversy, along with assisting with pre-filing options.
"Laura's extensive IRS experience in the LB&I Division is a significant addition to our strong team of tax controversy professionals and will benefit our clients as they interact with the IRS," said Eric Solomon, co-director of Ernst & Young LLP's National Tax Department. "She brings knowledge of the IRS organization, practices and procedures, including audit and issue management strategies."
Prior to her leadership role with LB&I, as Acting Deputy Commissioner (Domestic), Prendergast held many positions at the IRS, including Industry Director overseeing examinations for Heavy Manufacturing and Pharmaceuticals (HMP) and Heavy Manufacturing and Transportation (HMT); assistant to Deputy Commissioner of Service and Enforcement for the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative; and Large and Mid-Size Business (LMSB), director of Field Specialists. Prendergast was the Executive Lead for several initiatives, most notably the new Information Document Request (IDR) process and the implementation for Uncertain Tax Positions (UTP) and the Quality Examination Process (QEP).
Prendergast holds a Bachelor's Degree in accounting from Kean University and a Master's Degree in taxation from Seton Hall University. Prendergast is a certified public accountant licensed in New Jersey.
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