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Corporate Innovation Consultant

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
October 26, 2019

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Expatriate Tax

Payroll Services

Financial Analysis


Certified Public Accountant

Certified Public Accountant

Ashley Fewins-Kalb

Manager, People Advisory Services at Ernst & Young Minneapolis, Minnesota


I am a highly specialized tax professional within the global mobility space working collaboratively with program leaders to address and manage the tax implications of cross-border employee activity at the corporate and individual levels.

Together, we share perspectives, solve problems, and seize opportunities. I synthesize, apply, and communicate complex information and concepts with clarity, objectivity, and depth. My team and I bring our best thinking and advice to help our clients make confident decisions and prepare for tomorrow.


Ernst & Young

Manager, People Advisory Services

February 2019 - Present

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area


Supervisor, International Assignment Services

October 2014 - February 2019 (4 years 5 months)

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

My team and I partner with program leaders in administering their global mobility programs by providing a broad range of compliance, advisory, and administration services to support clients worldwide business needs:

- Help leadership plan for and mitigate the costs of an international assignment by working closely with stakeholders to intentionally structure assignments, develop domestic and international policies, understand and project costs over the life of an assignment, apply for and track certificates of coverage to address social tax implications, reconcile payroll concurrently or at year-end, and other tax/HR/payroll advisory services.

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- Assist companies in structuring cross-border employee or independent agent activity to avoid or manage worldwide Permanent Establishment (taxable presence) exposure for the enterprise at the corporate level.

- Coordinate among RSM's international network of firm affiliates to ensure the company's understanding of and compliance with local country payroll and other legislative requirements.

- Administer company tax equalization programs by leading and coordinating pre- and post-assignment consultations with employees to discuss the home and host country tax implications of their assignment, implement hypothetical tax withholding, and finalize year-end tax equalization settlements.

- Oversee the global individual income tax compliance for the company's assignees.

University of Minnesota

Tax Analyst

January 2014 - October 2014 (10 months)

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

I managed the University's vendor maintenance processes, financial document imaging, and the tax reporting and withholding requirements related to non- employee compensation. I managed the Form 1099-MISC and 1099-K preparation process, reviewed worker classification procedures, determined appropriate avenues in which to pay for personal services, and provided lead support to vendor maintenance staff.

I ensured University compliance with state tax rules, including responsibility for the Minnesota Nonresident Entertainer Tax withholding and monthly filing procedures.

I have experience with database management and reconciliation, record retention practices, and federal and state reporting and withholding requirements for non-employee compensation.


Experienced Associate, International Assignment Services October 2012 - January 2014 (1 year 4 months)

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

- Prepared US income tax returns and year-end tax equalization settlement calculations for US expatriates, foreign national individuals, and other business travelers

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- Analyzed taxpayer data to address additional reporting requirements that often arise related to an individuals cross-border activity (i.e., FBAR, FATCA, PFIC, non-US trust filings, Sec 988 currency transactions, etc.)

- Communicated with the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of clients in the event of tax audit, Notice, or Assessment

- Conducted US tax briefing sessions with employees to discuss their international assignment, the Companys tax equalization policy, and their responsibilities as a covered assignee

University of Northern Iowa

Accounting Assistant, Office of Business Operations & Payroll - International Student Division

August 2010 - February 2012 (1 year 7 months)

Cedar Falls, Iowa

- Helped international students on J, F, and OPT visas understand their work status and the US tax implications as they began their education and employment with the University

- Processed and maintained international student employment records, updated tax-related information, and other projects to comply with U.S. immigration and employment law

- Implemented other projects for the Universitys Payroll and Human Resources departments including account updates and payroll processing using Oracle and HRMS software


Tax Intern, International Assignment Services

June 2011 - July 2011 (2 months)

University of Northern Iowa

Private Tutor (Statistics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics) August 2009 - August 2010 (1 year 1 month)

Cedar Falls, Iowa

- Counseled students and provided technical guidance on a one-on-one basis

- Organized 90 minute sessions twice a week through the duration of the course

- Worked with the professor to develop personalized strategies to aid the academic progress of the student

University of Northern Iowa

Office Assistant, Economics Department

August 2009 - August 2010 (1 year 1 month)

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Cedar Falls, Iowa

- Responded to student queries and telephone calls

- Completed projects as requested by faculty

Wartburg College

Supplemental Instruction Leader, Economics

January 2008 - December 2008 (1 year)

Waverly, Iowa

- Organized and led weekly sessions offered to students enrolled in the course, consisting of a supplemental lecture and classroom discussion

- Prepared handouts, learning aids, and informal quizzes for Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions


University of Northern Iowa

Master of Arts - MA, Accounting (2011 - 2012)

University of Northern Iowa

Bachelor of Arts - BA, Accounting (2008 - 2011)

Wartburg College

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