Amy M. Chamoun, CPA, MST

Partner, Elgin


Amy is an International Consultant Partner with more than 19 years of experience specializing in global business affairs and tax issues. She leads the Firm’s international services in PKF Mueller’s national offices. She is an International Tax Liaison known for being globally connected, and locally available, to help clients navigate a wide range of domestic and cross-border issues.

Amy manages a diverse team and client portfolio within the manufacturing, distribution, real estate, transportation, technology, and service industries providing expertise to clients engaged in domestic and international business affairs within the North American, South American, European, and Asian jurisdictions.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Global Strategies & Business Plans
  • Income Tax, Planning & Compliance
  • Inbound & Outbound Tax Strategies
  • Repatriation & Foreign Tax Credits
  • Foreign Earnings & Profits
  • ECI & Withholding Taxes
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Reorganizations
  • Due Diligence
  • TCJA 2017 Tax Reform Issues
  • Foreign Earnings & Profits
  • IC-DISC Operations & Structuring
  • Corporate & Flow-through Entities
  • Individual & Global Mobility
  • SALT Consultation
  • Transfer Pricing Consult
  • Tax Research & Memoranda
  • Federal & State Audit/Appeals
  • Permanent Establishment
  • Treaty Analysis
  • Real Estate Investments / FIRPTA
  • Speaker on International Tax Topics

Amy is a leader in the Firm’s PKF Advisory National Practice Group focused on international business and partners with PKF members on global engagements. She has been instrumental within the Consulting Services Group, exploring foreign investments and value-added activities to meet and exceed client expectations.

Education & Certifications

  • B.S., Summa cum laude, Accountancy, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 2003
  • M.S., Taxation, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 2004
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
  • Upstream Academy, Emerging Leaders Academy Program, 2015-2017

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS); Acting Chair of International Tax Committee
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), DeKalb County Inc., Board Member

Awards & Honors

  • National Association of Professional Women, Woman of the Year, 2012-2013
  • Northern Illinois University, Woman’s Highest Achievement Award
  • Northern Illinois University, Graduate with Highest Honors