Leslie Alston, PwC international tax partner, is an expert in tax planning for multinational companies. With over 20 years’ experience, Ms Alston has advised clients in the formation and use of foreign holding and financing companies, specializing in the development and implementation of principal/entrepreneur operating models for pan-European and Asia-Pacific businesses, the implications of BEPS, cash repatriation, hybrid foreign entities, post-deal integration, the analysis/implementation of local country tax planning strategies, the ability to claim tax treaty benefits, the use of foreign tax credits and complex financial statement reporting and tax provision issues.
As part of PwC’s international tax practice, she has built a stellar reputation for being a forceful liaison between the finance, treasury, tax and legal functions during client transactions. With an extensive knowledge of the US tax rules that apply to cross-border transactions, along with expertise in structuring tax efficiencies with acquisitions of foreign investments, Ms Alston drives consensus among these functional areas and quickly integrates targets to achieve post-deal synergies in a tax-effective manner.
Ms Alston holds a BA in history from Grinnell College, an MBA from the Drucker Center at Claremont Graduate University and an MBT from the University of Southern California. She is a CPA licensed to practise in California, North Carolina and Texas.