Robert VeronaTax Director at VOLVO GROUP
Bob Verona is the Tax Director for Volvo Cars USA. He has been working there for 7 years and is responsible for all U.S. tax matters for the various Volvo entities which include Volvo Car US Operations (new manufacturing plant in Charleston, SC), Volvo Car Technology (research & development arm) & Volvo Cars USA (wholesale distributor of Volvo cars throughout the US). Prior to joining Volvo, Bob worked at GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) for 8 years as a Tax Manager responsible for tax compliance and accounting matters. GECAS is the largest aircraft leasing company in the world. Bob also worked at another aircraft leasing company earlier in his career and wrote his thesis on leasing for his master’s degree in Tax. Despite all his tax experience, he worked in various accounting positions for 5 years after graduating from Pace University. In one of his positions, he was a one-man accounting department responsible for Amerada Hess’ investment in the Alaskan pipeline. He was also the Accounting Principles Expert for Verizon Corporate Headquarters advising upper management of the impact of new accounting pronouncements & educating subsidiaries on how to implement them. He regularly attended Financial Accounting Standards Board meetings in Norwalk, CT to learn more about what new principles were being considered and how to implement them. Having in-depth knowledge in accounting has helped him tremendously in his various Tax roles & responsibilities. He also has his Captains License (Masters 25-ton) where he can commercially operate a boat for hire during his next career.