Latin America Desk

PKF O’Connor Davies Latin America Desk connects specialists from its New York City base with skilled counterparts in more than 40 offices throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, including Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. These professionals provide the exceptional guidance and customized solutions integral to success for businesses, individuals and organizations throughout the U.S. and Latin America. In addition, clients have access to accounting, audit, tax and business advisory expertise at more than 400 office locations in 150 countries on five continents through our role as the lead North American member firm in PKF International, a global network of independent accounting and advisory firms.

Service Offering in Spanish 

Service Offering in Portuguese

Specialists fluent in cross-border and in-country solutions for international investors, entrepreneurs, businesses and Family Offices.

Successfully entering new markets can be a complex endeavor. Structuring an investment or business properly is essential and requires an understanding of host country regulations and tax, cultural and business norms and expectations. Providing extensive guidance throughout this process are our LatAm Desk specialists whose knowledge and expertise prove indispensable to Latin American companies, entrepreneurs, investors and Family Offices entering U.S. markets as well as to American enterprises expanding into Latin America. 

Comprehensive, Attentive Support

Our team includes professionals fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese and each understands the business, customs, culture and regulatory environment intrinsic to flourishing in the region’s leading business and investment centers. Their experience and connections equip them to introduce strategic and tactical capabilities and resources vital to early and ongoing strategic planning, implementation and compliance. As a result, our clients benefit from effective investment and transaction structuring, strategy formulation, tax optimization and profit reinvestment or repatriation. When a merger, acquisition or investment is under consideration, our specialists help secure accurate valuations, perform thorough due diligence and prepare for pre- and post-acquisition integrations and expansion and exit strategies.

Tax Planning, Compliance and Optimization

Our tax compliance experts in the U.S. and throughout the Latin American region assist clients in fulfilling the fiscal compliance requirements unique to each country and to specific tax jurisdictions. Latin American businesses entering the U.S. face rigorous tax filing requirements, including the need to file a U.S. federal income tax return and supplemental returns for every state in which they operate. We assist in identifying where and when to register with taxing authorities, preparing required documentation and filings and submitting accurate, on-time payments. Many businesses also rely on our tax professionals for help identifying and capitalizing on tax savings opportunities. In the same way, we help individuals and Family Offices build and optimize after-tax wealth and undertake succession planning.

Comprehensive, Global Services with a Local Focus

Blending a sophisticated global presence with focused local insight, referred to as a “glocal” perspective, we design nuanced solutions that empower today’s multinational companies to expand their reach, market share and visibility. Our services include:

Assurance and Attest

  • Audits, Reviews and Compilations in accordance with US-GAAP, IFRS and Local GAAP
  • Agreed-Upon Procedures (AUPs)
  • Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits

Outsourced CFO and Accounting/Back Office Support

  • Outsourced CFO and Back Office
  • Outsourced Tax Department
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Accounts Payable, Bill Payment and Accounts Receivable
  • Management Reporting — KPIs, Business Profitability and Enhancement
  • Development and Implementation of Internal Control and Accounting Policies
  • Investment Fund Administration for Private Equity, Venture and Hedge Funds
  • Preparation of Audit-Ready Financial Statements, including Notes (Local GAAP and IFRS) and Audit Support — Financial Statement Assembly

Tax Compliance and Planning

  • International and Domestic Tax Planning and Compliance
  • State and Local Tax (SALT)
  • FATCA, FBAR and CRS Compliance
  • IRS Representation and Tax Controversies
  • Transfer Pricing Studies
  • Tax Research and Strategic Planning
  • Tax Credits — R&D and Employee Tax Credits
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Trust and Estate Planning

Family Office Services

  • Accounting and Reporting
  • Cash Management, Budgeting and Bill Pay
  • Investment Monitoring, Oversight and Reporting
  • Personal Financial Management
  • Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Wealth Planning and Advisory
  • Charitable Giving and Philanthropy
  • Advisory and Special Projects

Advisory Services

  • IT and Cybersecurity Consulting
  • Digital Transformation Advisory
  • Risk Advisory Services
  • Specialty Industry Advisory Services
  • Investment Banking and M&A Transaction and Financial Advisory Services
  • Quality of Earnings (QOE) Due Diligence
  • ESG Assessments and Consulting