William Poad

Title:Director, Tax Services

Education:BS in Accounting, Pennsylvania State University

William Poad

As Cherry Bekaert’s Director of Indirect Tax, Bill assists companies with multistate operations navigate the ever-changing indirect tax regulatory environment. A specialist in multistate indirect taxation, Bill helps clients with planning, compliance, structuring and protest proceedings. Clients depend on Bill’s experience as a Certified Public Accountant to guide them through the collection, remittance compliance, nexus and reporting issues associated with sales and use taxation. He also is intimately familiar with value-added tax (VAT), property tax, process optimization and excise tax issues.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Bill served as a director in the SALT practice in two of the Big Four firms. He was also director of indirect taxes at Alcoa for more than five years, responsible for that company’s indirect taxes for operations across North America. Bill is a national resource on the topic of indirect taxation, speaking frequently to national tax conferences and symposia.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sales & Use Tax
  • Property Tax
  • VAT
  • Tax Technology and Automation
  • Process Optimization

Professional Involvement

  • IPT