Patricia Schwan

Patricia Schwan, CPA, MS

GTN Pacific

"What I like best about working at GTN is the passion people show for providing our clients personalized and responsive service. The atmosphere in the office is one of genuine pride and enthusiasm for what we do every day."

Pat serves as Director for GTN's Pacific region. She has specialized in individual income tax planning for international assignment employees for more than 25 years and has extensive experience with clients in the area of taxation of nationals, both inbound to and outbound from the U.S.

Her experience includes having worked outside the US in Spain, Canada and the United Kingdom, working with executives of numerous multinational corporations in Madrid, Toronto and London. She held the position of Practice Leader for Grant Thornton of their International Expatriate Tax Services. In that capacity, she managed, directed and administered the internal team. In addition, she oversaw the International Expatriate Services Subcommittee for the International Tax Advisory Committee and facilitated the expatriate taxation training for the International firm. She has also managed senior tax positions with Deloitte and Arthur Andersen

Having a broad experience serving multinational companies and their international employees. Pat is known for:

  • Delivering a proactive and responsive service;
  • Listening and providing individualized solutions to clients and assignees;
  • Promoting straightforward and honest communication.

Pat received her MS degree in accounting specializing in tax from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a BS degree from Carroll College majoring in Spanish and economics. She is a member of the AICPA and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In her free time, Pat enjoys working agility courses with her black lab mix dog, kayaking and traveling with her husband.