Global Tax Management recruits Brian Abbey
Global Tax Management (GTM), the largest firm in the Mid-Atlantic region focused exclusively on delivering corporate tax services, announced today that international tax veteran Brian Abbey has joined the firm as a Managing Director, International Tax.
Based out of GTM’s Pittsburgh office, and servicing clients across the firm, Brian advises inbound and outbound multinational clients on all aspects of their cross-border transactions. He is especially well-versed in working with U.S. multinational companies on U.S. tax reform implications such as global intangible low taxed income (GILTI), foreign derived intangible income (FDII), base erosion anti-abuse tax (BEAT), foreign tax credit (FTC); and Section 163(j) interest limitations.
“U.S. tax reform and other global market factors have created an array of international tax planning and compliance challenges, particularly when it comes to the complexities of day-to-day work,” says Dave Laurinaitis, CEO and Executive Director of GTM.
He continues, “We project continued strong demand for our international tax services now that the complexity of U.S. tax reform has set in. Brian has spent his entire career specializing in international tax, and is ideally positioned to join Raymond Wynman, our International Tax Services group leader, in bringing our clients tax technical depth and capacity to support their international tax needs.”
Brian’s nearly 20-year career includes nearly five years as Managing Director, International Tax with a Big 4 firm in Pittsburgh. During his tenure there, he led a variety of complex engagements resulting in tax savings including Subpart F planning, restructuring intercompany debt, and Section 163(j) consulting. Previously, he also served as a Senior Manager in the firm’s International Tax Services practice, and as a Senior Consultant in a different Big 4 firm’s Global Strategies Group.
In addition to his public accounting experience, Brian also served as the International Tax Director for a multinational dental manufacturing and distribution company, overseeing a tax team based in three countries. There, he was responsible for completing the international components of the Company’s ASC 740 calculation, supervising the completion of U.S. international compliance reporting forms and calculations.