Kevin Kiernan, CPA, MST, Joins DiSanto, Priest & Co. (Warwick)

Kevin Kiernan, CPA, MST, a veteran of public accounting and global taxation, joined DiSanto, Priest & Co. earlier this month to serve as the firm’s Director of International Tax.

With over 30 years of experience in international taxation and transfer pricing, the addition of Kevin to the DiSanto, Priest & Co. team expands and strengthens the firm’s international tax and business advisory capabilities. “We are truly excited to welcome Kevin to our team,” commented Emilio Colapietro, Managing Partner of DiSanto, Priest & Co. “We look forward to leveraging his extensive industry experience to serve our clients’ growing needs for international tax and cross-border business advisory services.”

Prior to joining DiSanto, Priest & Co., Kevin led the international tax function for two U.S.-based, multi-billion-dollar multinationals where he was responsible for international tax and transfer pricing planning, compliance, financial reporting, and tax controversy. In addition to his many years in the industry, he has also worked with the international accounting firm KPMG.

Kevin has extensive experience with U.S. international tax compliance matters and brings practical experience and understanding of U.S. and foreign transfer pricing rules. He has led numerous transfer pricing design and implementation projects focusing on integration and alignment of business and tax objectives while limiting tax controversy risk. Kevin also has significant experience managing and directing U.S. and foreign country tax and transfer pricing audits, appeals and litigation proceedings, and has achieved favorable resolutions for numerous Mutual Agreement Procedure cases. 

Kevin received his undergraduate degree with a concentration in accounting from Western New England University as well as a Master of Science in Taxation from Bryant University, graduating from both programs summa cum laude. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISCPA).

In his new role, Kevin will provide DiSanto, Priest & Co. clients with a variety of international taxation and advisory services. He also looks forward to collaborating with member firms of BKR International, a global association of accounting firms of which DiSanto, Priest & Co. is a member, on international tax, transfer pricing, and tax controversy matters.

DiSanto, Priest & Co. serves as business advisors for today’s leading privately-held companies, with teams dedicated to serving the manufacturing, distribution, retail, real estate, construction, professional services, and technology industries. As a firm purposely built to serve privately-held businesses, it provides the full array of tax planning, tax compliance, and wealth advisory services to the owner-operators of those closely-held entities. Learn more at

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