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We’ll be the partner you need to navigate global markets. A partner who understands your business needs and has direct access to the best expertise and resources — when and where you need it.

Your partner for global growth

When it comes to navigating complex global markets, we simplify the complexity of doing business internationally. With so many unknowns, you need a familiar, accessible partner who understands your business needs and has direct access to the best expertise and resources — when and where you need it.

Our audit, tax, and consulting experts — and our carefully crafted relationships around the globe — will prepare you for the future. We structure our global approach to provide the most responsive, tailored, and efficient services possible.

3,100+ professionals worldwide, 124 countries with clients, 27 languages spoken internationally

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Rely on us

Whether you’re an American business looking for global growth opportunities or a multinational company seeking to profitably grow its U.S. investments, our international experts bring you customized, practical, and proven solutions to help you work across borders and focus on running your business with confidence. We fulfill the accounting, tax, and consulting needs of clients of all sizes and ownership structures in more than 120 countries.

Expanding outside and to the U.S.Expanding outside the U.S.

We’ll help you:

  • Develop your expansion strategy.
  • Manage compliance and risk.
  • Navigate cultural nuances and communication barriers.

Expanding to the U.S.

We’ll help you:

  • Optimize your tax structuring.
  • Ensure compliance and internal controls.
  • Manage site selection and complete due diligence.
Access to 41,000+ professionals in 100+ countries as a founding member of Praxity, AISBL, the world’s largest global alliance of accounting firms.

International strategy

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The power of choice

Our competitors’ models are generally limited to firms only affiliated in name. Often, they have different goals, varying quality standards, and different commitments to client service. Conversely, we have the power of choice, enabling us to draw on all of our resources to best fit your needs. You’ll benefit from the best international resources tailored to meet your specific objectives.

  • International concierge desk. We take sole responsibility for your global satisfaction, providing a single domestic point of contact — or International Concierge. The international concierge desk provides fast, accurate answers to country-specific questions.
  • Multilingual experts — at home and abroad. Our multilingual experts will provide the answers you need and help navigate cultural and language nuances. Our experts — each just an email or phone call away — are located in the U.S. and in firm-owned offices in China, India, Japan, and Mexico.
  • Praxity global alliance. We provide access to more than 41,000 English-speaking professionals in over 100 countries worldwide as a founding member of Praxity, AISBL, the world’s largest global alliance of accounting firms, and the sixth largest overall among all accounting associations.


One firm, one point of contact, one invoice

Our one-touch service model is designed to simplify cross-border engagements. We'll handle all of the details so you can focus on what matters most.

Our international focus on people and what matters most

  1. We identify the best solutions and develop a custom plan based on your specific country-by-country needs.
  2. We match the best resources to your unique issues and goals.
  3. We coordinate and manage all aspects of service from scheduling to billing.


Our clients say

Plante Moran has been a true partner, quickly 'getting up to speed' on our aviation repair and maintenance business and providing the support necessary to keep pace with the complexities of our globally expanding company. Initially, they did our audit work, which led to assistance with establishing our Brazil operations. The team also helped with leasing and financing, foreign exchange, and trade issue support. Members of the team are fluent in Portuguese; they knew the challenges we might encounter and which contacts would be critical to success, so they were a logical extension for us.

Plante Moran was instrumental in introducing us to a Praxity subsidiary who provided us with accounting support three days each week and the systems to manage governmental foreign exchange and tax compliance. Having these key partners in place enabled us to run and manage the business from the U.S. while giving the local team the necessary tools to oversee the day-to-day business. The team was extremely responsive, assisting us throughout the year with audit and consulting matters, which took the pressure off year-end deadlines.

As we continue to grow — next stop Malaysia — Plante Moran remains a single point of contact for us, saving us the headache and cost of using multiple firms. We've been challenged during our rapid growth phase with a number of accounting complexities and treatments. The partner on the engagement has been extremely supportive during this time, navigating us through some of the more complex accounting treatments APS has encountered in establishing its operations both in the U.S. and abroad.

I've been doing this for over 35 years, and I've interacted with a lot of accounting firms. I can say we've truly benefited from the value of Plante Moran's services, delivered at a very fair cost compared to the competition. We look forward to our ongoing relationship as APS continues growing.

John Mayfield CFO, APS

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North American Lighting (NAL), the largest independently owned Tier 1 automotive lighting supplier, replaces multiple legacy, on-premise ERP systems and achieves seamless integration across advanced manufacturing systems and facilities with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.
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