International Services Consultant
WFH Flexible Sarasota, FL, and Chicago, Elgin, and Orland Park, IL Client Advisory Services
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About Us: PKF Mueller is an award-winning, full-service, certified public accounting and business advisory firm serving clients both domestically and internationally. Since its 1968 founding, the Firm has significantly grown and currently serves clients from multiple offices in the Chicagoland area as well as an office in Sarasota, Florida. PKF Mueller provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax, consulting, and business advisory services.

According to Inside Public Accounting, PKF Mueller is a top 150 ranked U.S.-based accounting firm and one of the “Top Firms in the Great Lakes Area.” Crain’s Chicago Business has also named PKF Mueller one the largest accounting firms in the Chicago Metropolitan area. Additionally, PKF Mueller has been recognized as a “Best Places to Work in Illinois” consecutively for over 10 years.

Our people are the center of everything we do, and we are committed to fostering an environment where every employee feels comfortable bringing their authentic self to work every day. We value each employee’s unique background, culture, viewpoint, and identity, and how these contribute to new ideas and perspectives that help us all succeed – together. 

Position Summary: 

We are currently seeking full-time international services professionals to join our dynamic and growing consulting practice. Current open positions are available at the Supervisor, Manager and Director roles. Your responsibilities will focus on a broad range of consulting and advisory services relating to domestic and international business issues. Candidates with a well-rounded background dealing with U.S. domestic and international tax compliance planning and reporting is a plus. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of business issues as they relate to our fast-growing client base.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of an International Services Consultant:

Successful candidates will have experience dealing with various consulting and advisory services revolving around U.S. domestic and international business issues in the following areas:

  • Advisory and planning services to various legal forms including subsidiaries and branch operations of U.S. and foreign companies doing business in the U.S., and/or in other countries currently operating in international markets, or companies planning international expansion or investments – inbound and outbound.
  • Awareness of foreign policies and political developments in the U.S. international markets affecting our client base.
  • Able to identify and advise on tax issues regarding international, corporate, partnership, individual, and state and local business issues.
  • U.S. tax treaties and other bilateral treaties with the U.S.
  • Inbound and outbound structuring, domestic restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and due diligence.
  • Knowledgeable and well-informed on implications of TCJA, GILTI, Subpart F, transfer pricing concepts.
  • FATCA, foreign withholding, earnings and profits, foreign tax credits/pools, international souring, among others
  • Manage various responses to government correspondence, civil penalty assessments, streamlined procedures, and other available programs related to international reporting disclosures. 
  • Compliance may be necessary to provide support in the tax department related to the review of international forms and schedules (i.e.114, 1118, 1116, 8621, 5471, 5472, 8865, 8858, 8938, 3520, 3520-A, 1042, among others…), as well as return reviews to identify issues and opportunities.

We are open to reviewing all levels of applicants but they must have international services experience as well as public accounting experience. Private industry experienced individuals may also apply if qualified.

  • Background experience in domestic and international tax compliance and reporting is a strong plus.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, tax, or law. MST, LLM, or JD. 
  • Depending on the candidate, CPA, Enrolled Agent or Member of the Bar may not be required, but strongly suggested or in pursuit of designation.
  • Strong planning, analytical, research, writing and organization skills.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively relate to people of diverse backgrounds and experience levels, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong presentation, project management, and business development skills.
  • Willing to train, motivate and develop staff. Has optimism in actions that inspire others in their professional and personal growth.
  • Respect for people and opinions. Drive proactively cultivating relationships with clients, colleagues and other strategic relationships.
  • Ability to recognize areas of opportunity through critical evaluation and identifying solutions.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of increasingly complex concepts and effectively applies knowledge to client situations. 
  • Dedicated to continuous improvement and development of skillsets and talents.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, time-sensitive environment and prioritize work independently to reach goals and deadlines.
  • Foreign language skills preferred but not required.
  • Have a strong personal identification with PKF Mueller’s firm values.
  • Possess a valid drivers license or have reliable transportation to perform the job requirements. 

Total Rewards: We are committed to providing our greatest assets, our people, with a competitive salary along with a wide range of comprehensive benefits, perks, and rewards to support their and their family’s overall well-being. Our employee offerings deliver maximum options and flexibility to fit each individual’s needs. Check them out here!

Opportunities for Advancement: Given our unique business strategy, we are experiencing growth that will provide significant opportunities for professional growth and advancement within the firm. Our Pathways to Success document outlines the progression from Associate to Partner level.

Additional Information: 

Occasional domestic and international travel may be required.

EEO Statement: 

PKF Mueller is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. ?If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or otherwise participate in the recruiting process, please call us at 800-888-8600 or send us an email at