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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The 15th Annual International Tax Conference, sponsored by the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy and the Institute for Global Business at The University of Akron, is designed to update practitioners in the accounting, legal, business and governmental sectors. International tax specialists will discuss new developments, tax savings ideas, current issues, and changes in the laws applying to international business taxation.

  • The $125 registration fee includes course materials, in-depth outlines, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks. CPAs can earn 7 CPE credits. Attorneys can earn 6 CLE credits through the Ohio Supreme Court.
  • 0 hours Ethics, Substance Abuse, Professional Instruction


Embassy Suites
5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard
Independence, OH 44131
(Rockside Road E. at Interstate 77)
(216) 986-9900

The tentative schedule is as follows: 

7:40 - 8:20 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:20 -8:30 a.m. Welcome from The University of Akron
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. M&A Tax Update –
Bradley Thompson, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Director
Matt Chen, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Planning in the Current Environment –
Michael Urse, J.D., CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
Alan Higgins, CPA, Ernst & Young Partner
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. International Tax Process & Systems Update –
Matthew Wallace, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
David Joranko, CPA, Ernst & Young Partner
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Transfer Pricing Update – Operational BEPS, Country by Country Reporting
Raoul Gonzalez, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
Ann Marie Achille, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch
Lunch Presenter: Tax Legislative Policy in an Election Year: Outlook for 2016
Scott McCandless, PricewaterhouseCoopers Principal
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Foreign Tax Law Update –
Matthew Ryan, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
Brandon Roytberg, J.D., CPA PricewaterhouseCoopers Director
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Tax Accounting Hot Topics –
Dean Pontius, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
Dan McMann, CPA, Ernst & Young Partner
3:30 – 4:00 pm Closing Remarks & Questions

Hosted by:

The George W. Daverio School of Accountancy

The Institute for Global Business


Ernst & Young

Contact: Nancy Stott, George W. Daverio School of Accountancy
Phone: (330) 972-7588
Fax: (330) 972-8597

Planning Committee:

Alvin H. Lieberman
Alan Higgins
Mike Urse
Matthew D. Wallace
Il-woon Kim
Rolla Zahrawi
Thomas Calderon

The International Tax Conference is an outreach event of the Masters of Taxation Program at The University of Akron, the premier MTax Program of Ohio. We offer the only online Master of Taxation degree in the USA with an International Tax emphasis. Visit the MTax Page for more information.