|Steering the Governance Ship, Business
& Regulatory Requirements Affect on Your Business
Paul Quirk, recognized financial services
and regulatory expert, presented a timely review of the current business
trends that impact a growing number of business and technology projects.
Paul discussed how project managers must understand the current regulatory
and governance environment affects their businesses and how to turn compliance-related
investments into competitive advantage. In addition to the 'big think'
overview, Paul provided practical execution tactics project managers can
put to immediate use to increase their personal, project's and business's
Paul A. Quirk is an experienced global
consulting executive with over 20 years experience in the financial services
industry. Currently the Managing Partner at Morgan Holland and Company,
Paul is a recognized thought leader in the areas of Basel II and Sarbanes
Oxley, business process optimization, strategic outsourcing & offshore
application development and Vendor Management and Program Management Office
(VMO/PMO) design and implementation. Prior to founding Morgan Holland and
Company, Paul held executive positions with IBM, American Management Systems,
and Technology Solutions Company where he specialized in trading, capital
markets, risk management, operations, outsourcing and IT Strategy &
Assessment. Paul received his Bachelor of Business Administration from
the University of Massachusetts and currently resides in Greenwich, CT
where he plays competitive polo.
Student Paper of the Year Award - The Jefferson
Township Revaluation Project
Karla Ballard-Kreiger, Shawn Hopkins,
Griselda Magnaye, Yajaira Ortiz, and Wayne Robertson
This revaluation was initiated by the Morris
County Board of Taxation in the fall of 2001. The determination to
order the revaluation was based on the statistical analysis of assessed
values compared to market value. Observance of different tests comparing
these two values showed a defect rate higher than allowable under current
regulations as promulgated by the N.J. Division of Taxation. These
observances displayed an inequitable balance and distribution of the local
property tax burden among all of the taxpayers in Jefferson Township.
A consent order was agreed upon and signed in May 2002 that a township
wide revaluation would be completed by January 1, 2006 and implemented
for the year 2006. Their presentation describes how Jefferson Township
is achieving this goal.