One of Alabama’s largest and most respected accounting, tax and advisory firms, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC (“JMF”), will host an international summit in Tuscaloosa with its strategic partner firms from Germany and across the United States. The 2017 US German Summit will be held April 30 – May 2 with an emphasis on global business trends, cross-border transactions, and international tax strategies.
The 2017 Summit marks the fifth annual meeting of the like-minded advisory firms who serve clients in Germany and the United States. Prior host cities include Chicago, Atlanta, Stuttgart, and Hamburg, Germany. These summits were the result of multiple years of discussions of how to best address the needs of the growing multinational, German-owned companies who are investing in subsidiaries in the United States, as well as US companies who are setting up outposts in Germany.
“We have deep expertise with German-owned and other European-owned entities that have created a presence in Alabama. These alliances have really rounded out our ability to help these new, growing industries in Alabama,” said Bobby Ingram, a JamisonMoneyFarmer shareholder in our International Tax Practice Group.
“We feel our offices in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham are uniquely positioned to service the German Mittelstand companies that are investing in Alabama due to the expanding southern automotive footprint. For businesses expanding internationally, it is important to secure professional service providers that understand both the international landscape and can help businesses successfully navigate the local environment, rules and tax authorities,” said Viki Gryska, a JamisonMoneyFarmer accountant who is originally from Dresden, Germany and speaks fluent German. Gryska also directs the functions of the firm’s German desk.
As part of an annual gathering of accounting firms with expertise in global business and international tax strategies, the three-day event will be held at the Embassy Suites in downtown Tuscaloosa. The meeting is an opportunity for member firms to share their expertise in international business trends and tax-law updates. This year’s summit will include a Mercedes Plant tour, a discussion of proposed cross-border taxes, and a Business without Borders reception at the Tuscaloosa River Market.
“Our significant time, resources and efforts help our strategic partner firms leadership develop and deepen technical and business development skills that can be brought back to their respective local markets to better serve our multinational clients as well as clients interested in expanding globally. I think it has become a Best Practice for advisors to multinational firms,” said Scott A. Goldsmith, JamisonMoneyFarmer’s Managing Shareholder.
The six US-based CPAmerica International firms hosting the event include JamisonMoneyFarmer PC, Brickley DeLong, Gray, Gray & Gray LLP, Mueller and Co., LLP, Rushton and Company, LLC, and Wegner CPAs. The five Crowe Horwath International firms in Germany are Crowe Horwath Frankfurt Intertax Treuhand, Dr. Kleeberg & Partner GmbH, MDS Moehrle GmbH, Trinavis GmbH & Co. KG, and RWT Horwath GmbH. The US firms’ affiliation is through CPAmerica International, an association of independently owned and managed CPA and consulting firms in the US. The German firms’ affiliation is through Crowe Horwath International, of which CPAmerica is a member. Read more about JMF’s US German Alliance.