Partner, International Tax

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“I have found there is no single 'best answer' solution applicable to our clients when it comes to international tax strategy. Instead, I work with our clients to identify a number of alternative strategies that they can choose from in order to help them meet their business and/or personal objectives.”

Experience and Expertise

James has more than 20 years of public accounting experience working for Big 4, Top 6 and Fortune 500 companies. His experience has been focused on addressing the international tax needs of multinational businesses and individuals. James has a proven track record in designing and implementing international tax strategies and managing complex projects in a multinational environment. In addition to having expertise in international tax matters, James is well versed in transfer pricing theory and methodologies.  He has served clients in many industries including distribution, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, technology and services.

Approach

James’s approach to helping clients understand the complexity of international tax is to identify multiple tax strategies that can be used to best meet their goals. He helps our clients understand the benefits and detriments of each strategy and instructs them that over time, any selected strategy may need to be changed as laws change or as business circumstances change. In doing so, he looks for strategies that give them the flexibility to make changes and to capitalize on opportunities as they arise.

Involvements

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), member
  • Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants (UACPA), member

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Utah
  • Master of Accountancy from Brigham Young University

Other Interests

  • Spending time outdoors
  • Traveling with his family
  • Tennis