J. Robert Arthur

P: 215.557.2285

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Philadelphia Office
One Liberty Place
1650 Market Street, Ste. 4500
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7341
P: 215.972.0701
F: 215.563.4925

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Rob is a principal in our International Tax Services group and has extensive knowledge and experience with international tax matters. He left a Big Four firm and joined ParenteBeard in July 2003, bringing with him a diversified background and significant experience and expertise in global tax planning and analysis. Rob works with clients in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, food, electronics and communications, banking and industrial markets.

His areas of expertise include: formulating tax-efficient business structures for U.S. companies going overseas or foreign companies coming into the U.S.; completing proactive transfer price studies, identifying business motivated cross-border financing strategies; helping U.S. persons navigate through the U.S. anti-deferral provisions related to controlled foreign corporations and passive foreign investment companies; coordinating the delivery of global tax services; identifying earnings and profits and foreign tax credit planning opportunities; assisting companies develop global reporting packages; and providing due diligence assistance related to foreign mergers and acquisitions.


  • Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania
  • BA – History, Susquehanna University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants