Patrick Turner

Patrick Turner

Director of International Tax


Fossil Group, Inc.

Richardson, TX USA


Don’t take anything at face value—try to figure out the ‘why’ behind everything.

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
He grew up in a single-parent household in Dallas, Texas.
Says that growing up without a father around inspired him to look to his community for mentors.
When he was 18, his big dreams included becoming a professional football or basketball player, or becoming an actor.
But when he got to high school, he realized everyone around him had a lot of the same dreams.
He knew his plans had to change, and though he’d never planned on going to college, he ended up enrolling at Prairie View A&M University.
Math was one of his favorite subjects in school, so he decided to major in accounting.
After college, he launched his accounting career by taking a job at EY, one of the “Big Four” accounting firms.
Says we wouldn’t change anything about his life, but if he had the opportunity to go back in time and tell his younger self anything, he’d tell himself to apply himself more in college.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Accounting
Prairie View A & M University

Career

Director of International Tax

I use my love of numbers to prepare the taxes of global corporations.

Career Roadmap

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Numbers
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I manage all of the processes involved in the company's international tax compliance and filing. This means a deal with a lot of paperwork in order to prepare, document, and plan all business functions to be compliant. I work with various groups within the company and outside to foster relationships and work to optimize efficiency.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You have to have knowledge of a broad range of tax code and compliance issues. Always be willing to learn and don't be risk-averse.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Try as many things as you can. Go to college because it will open your eyes to possibilities.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't want to go to school. "

Challenges I Overcame

Single Parent