International Tax ConsultantWith over 25 years of experience in international taxes, Narelle MacKenzie is a well known international tax consultant. Her experience working with, or for, multinational companies enables her to develop strategic and practical solutions to minimize worldwide tax burdens. Ms. MacKenzie is also an International Tax lecturer at San Diego State University (SDSU), first appointed in 2007. She is located in San Diego, CA and works with CPAs, attorneys, and in-house tax departments worldwide.

She has worked in both public accounting and industry for employers such as Goodrich Corporation (a Fortune 500 company that was acquired by United Technologies), PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Toyota Australia. Her business experience has covered diverse industries and activities, including supply chain activities and initiatives, identification and implementation of new manufacturing facilities, establishing representative offices, secondment arrangements, customer sales and support initiatives and general cross-border issues.

As well as lecturing at SDSU, she is a highly sought after speaker, course instructor and guest lecturer and has presented at many and diverse conferences including CalCPA, the ABA, CITE, AWSA and PwC.

She is a Past President of CalCPA (San Diego chapter), and currently serves on the Audit Committee for St James by the Sea, La Jolla.

Ms. MacKenzie is an Australia CPA and a California CPA.

Professional Experience

2007 – Present. Class lecturer on International Taxation and Individual Taxation.

-Courses on Taxation of Business Entities

2008 – 2012. Responsible for the tax affairs for business manufacturing units. Covering the business cycles from procurement/supply chain to manufacturing to sales to OE and global aftermarket customers. Business operations are located across the US, as well as Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Turkey, Vietnam and the UK.

2001 – 2008. Client service provider for inbound and outbound US companies including planning, structuring and compliance for federal and state income taxes. Preparation and review of accounting for income taxes, including FAS 109 and FIN 48 calculations.

2000 – 2001. Led and managed the tax function for global wireless engineering services company.

1996 – 2000. Client service provider working predominantly with closely held business, with a specialization in construction and software companies.

1989 – 1996. Head tax person for the Toyota Australia group of companies, both commercial and passenger vehicle activities as well as the forklift and Hino truck divisions.

1987 – 1989. Responsible for the financial, management and reporting functions for the minerals division of Petroleum Securities and the public companies Climax Mining and Salamander Goldmines with activities including exploration and mining for precious metals and minerals.

1981 – 1987. Audits of publicly held and privately owned companies, in a variety of industries, including internal control audits, balance sheet verification audits, EDP auditing.