Mary D. Richter


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Mary is a tax shareholder who has been serving tax clients for more than 25 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 dedicated 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, tax credits, accounting for income taxes and specific transaction planning and implementation for both public and private companies.

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.


BSBA - Accounting, Duquesne University

Professional & Community Involvement

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

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.