Mary D. Richter
CPA

CONTACT: mrichter@schneiderdowns.com

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Mary is a tax shareholder who has been serving tax clients for more than 20 years. She has worked in both public accounting and private industry. Mary has a diverse tax background with experience in federal, state and international tax and business issues and has provided focused client service to multinational manufacturing and service entities in all phases of the business cycle, from start-up to exit strategy.

Mary's experience includes domestic and international tax planning, state tax nexus, tax credits, accounting for income taxes and specific transaction planning and implementation.

As a tax shareholder at Schneider Downs, Mary focuses on helping clients with international tax issues and opportunities. Mary regularly assists clients with business expansion abroad, both through internal growth and acquisition; foreign tax credit planning; cross-border transaction planning; as well as transfer pricing reviews and implementation. She has worked with clients throughout the world, including North America and South America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Education

BSBA - Accounting, Duquesne University

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chair—PrimeGlobal International Tax Group - North America
  • Co-founder—Western PA Global Business Forum
  • Board Chair—ACHIEVA
  • Western Pennsylvania District Export Council (DEC)
  • 2020 Women on Boards Committee Member—Pittsburgh
  • Former Board Member—United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Executive Team—United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania Women’s Leadership Council
  • Member—Chatham University Business & Entrepreneurship Advisory Board
  • Member—Literacy Pittsburgh, Leaders for Literacy Luncheon Committee

Do you have a hobby or personal passion?
Let’s Go, Pens!

What was the best advice you’ve ever received?
Treat everyone you meet as a future client or employer.

Who was your role model?
I try to learn something from everyone. 

People would be surprised to know that I…….
Speak fluid Italian. Also, I am currently writing a nonfiction book. 

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?
Someone once told me that public accounting will treat you like a sponge – you will soak up as much as you want. There is always an opportunity to learn or do something new. 

What was your first job?
I worked at my parent’s nursery over the summers. 

Do you have advice for young professionals?
Ask questions. Try new things – even if they are difficult – particularly because they are challenging.