Kristine L. McElvain, CPA
Manager-Expatriate Services

111 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 1850
Portland, OR 97204


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Prior to joining KS&Co in August of 2011, Kristine worked in expatriate tax for Big 4 firms for ten years, where she served a variety of clients, providing tax and HR policy advice to a wide range of multinational companies and their employees.   

Kristine specializes in U.S. taxation of inbound and outbound internationally-mobile employees, and she has experience in home and host country income tax planning, international social security, assignment cost minimization, year-end expat payroll review, and expatriate policy development. 

Kristine has worked for clients in a variety of industries, from large automotive manufacturers to technology start-up companies.  She has worked with the HR, Payroll, and Tax departments that oversee expats, as well as working directly with the international assignees to manage their individual tax concerns related to their international assignment. 

Kristine earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Purdue University, and a Masters in Taxation from Georgia State University.  Kristine has studied abroad in Leiden, the Netherlands, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Kristine is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

Kristine grew up in western Colorado, and has lived in southern California, Charlotte, Chicago, and Atlanta before moving to Portland.  When out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her significant other and her spoiled cat as well as dining out, learning about wine, and travelling.



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