ParenteBeard announced today that Michael Mathisen has been named leader of the firm’s international tax practice.
Based in New York City, Mr. Mathisen has more than 30 years of experience in international tax. In his career, Mr. Mathisen has focused on the insurance and financial services sectors, particularly with respect to its international tax and financing issues. He is the leader of ParenteBeard’s insurance tax practice in New York City.
“Mike’s vast client experience and outstanding business insight align with our firm’s commitment to this important business segment,” said Joe O’Neill, ParenteBeard’s vice president of tax services. “He has the right expertise to take the helm of this growing practice in today’s global environment. Mike is an extraordinary tax advisor and we are confident he will continue to make substantial contributions to our international tax clients in this leadership role.”
In addition to practice management and development, Mr. Mathisen’s responsibilities include oversight of the firm’s NYC-based China and German desks, which provide extensive services tailored to clients seeking to invest in China or Germany or based in these countries and interested in expansion in the U.S. market.
Prior to joining ParenteBeard, Mr. Mathisen was a principal in KPMG’s insurance tax practice and served as head of the practice for its Northeast and Mid Atlantic regions. Earlier, he served as executive vice president and global treasurer of XL Capital, a leading worldwide provider of insurance and reinsurance coverages and financial products.
Mr. Mathisen holds a Master of Laws from Boston University School of Law, a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School of Union University and a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
ParenteBeard is ranked among the top 25 accounting firms in the U.S. A leader in providing CPA and business advisory services to small businesses, middle market companies, nonprofits and SEC registrants, ParenteBeard has 1,100 professionals located throughout the Mid Atlantic region. As an independent member of Baker Tilly International, ParenteBeard is proud to provide the highest level of service to clients nationally and internationally.