Chief Tax Officer
About GM: Victoria McInnis
Victoria McInnis was named Chief Tax Officer for General Motors in 2009. She is responsible for GM’s tax and customs strategy and operations around the globe. McInnis leads a team of 200+ lawyers, accountants and customs professionals that handle GM’s tax and customs planning, advice, compliance, government audits and litigation in the 120 countries where GM operates.
Prior to this appointment, McInnis held a variety of positions including 4-years in Zurich Switzerland leading and centralizing GM’s European tax operations, and prior to that operating as the lead attorney for GM’s IRS tax audit where she partnered with the IRS on an initiative that resulted in an accelerated, resolution-focused tax audit process. McInnis began her career with General Motors in 1995 at GM’s Canadian headquarters. Prior to GM, she worked five years as associate in the corporate and tax division of McCarthy Tetrault, a major Canadian law firm.
McInnis holds a juris doctor (JD) and masters of business administration (MBA) degrees as well as a bachelor’s degree (BA) in finance and French.
McInnis is active in professional and community organizations, serving as a board and finance committee member of Matrix Human Services, a Detroit charity devoted to breaking generational poverty. She is also the executive champion for GM’s Chinese Employee Resource (Diversity) Group, and is on the leadership team for GM’s Women in Finance group, which organizes numerous events each year such as leadership panels, networking and professional development seminars, and marketing events. McInnis is a member of tax organizations such as the Tax Executive Institute, MAPI Tax Section, Michigan Women’s Tax Association and is a speaker at various conferences. She received National Association of Female Executive (NAFE) Woman of Excellence award in 2012.