Friday, February 28, 2020

The 19th 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 $135 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 by Hilton Cleveland Rockside
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd N,
Independence, OH 44131
(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
Dr. Li Wang, Ph.D., CPA, ABV, CMA, School of Accountancy Chair & Professor
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. U.S. Tax Reform and Impact on Planning
Michael Urse, J.D., CPA, PwC Partner
Matthew Wallace, CPA, PwC Partner
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Deep Dive on U.S. International Tax Reform – Session I
Dan McMann, CPA, EY Partner
Joshua Ruland, J.D., EY Principal
Tim Wichman, CPA, EY Partner
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Deep Dive on U.S. International Tax Reform – Session II
Lowell Huth, CPA, PwC Partner
Brandon Roytberg, CPA, J.D., PwC Partner
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Transfer Pricing Update
Raoul Gonzalez, PwC Principal
Rupesh Santoshi, EY Partner
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Foreign Tax Law Update
Alejandra Sanchez, EY Mexican Tax Desk
Max van den Bergh, EY Pan-European Tax Desk
Atirek Ratani, CPA, EY Senior Manager
2:45 – 3:30 pm Accounting for International Tax Issues in Reform
Erin Sleeth, CPA, PwC Partner
Andrew Lee, CPA, EY Partne
3:30 – 3:45 pm Closing Remarks & Questions

Hosted by:

The George W. Daverio School of Accountancy


Ernst & Young

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

Planning Committee:

Thomas Calderon
Lowell Huth
Daniel McMann
Doron Narotzki
Brandon Roytberg
Michael Urse
Matt Wallace

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.