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John Schwartze Joins Brown Smith Wallace as a Principal


(ST. LOUIS, July 28, 2020) John Schwartze has joined Brown Smith Wallace as a principal in the Tax Services practice. He brings more than 15 years of experience as an international tax professional with previous roles in public accounting and large multinational corporations. Schwartze’s responsibilities have included all aspects of the tax lifecycle: planning, modeling, execution, provisioning, reporting and controversy.

Prior to joining the firm, Schwartze served as director of planning and international tax at Peabody Energy. During this time, he led development, investigation and execution of tax planning opportunities on a global scale while overseeing international tax compliance in the US and foreign jurisdictions. His prior experience includes being an integral member of the National R&D Credit team at Grant Thornton and working on a full spectrum of clients and projects while at KPMG.

Schwartze is a licensed attorney and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


About Brown Smith Wallace

Brown Smith Wallace—an independent firm associated with Moore Global Network Limited—is a nationally recognized, top 100, full-service CPA and business advisory firm in Missouri with more than 300 employees. The firm is the top-ranked St. Louis firm in the 2021 Vault Accounting Firm ranking, is recognized as a top workplace for women by the Accounting MOVE Project and is a 2019 INSIDE Public Accounting Best of the Best Firm. For more information, visit or call 314.983.1200.

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