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Frank Rodjius

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Director, Tax Controversy & Dispute Resolution
Chicago, IL, USA


Frank J. Rodjius is a Director in the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Washington National Tax Services Team, located in Chicago, IL. Frank specializes in formulating tax strategies to achieve desired outcomes and reduce potential disputes with the IRS. He provides advice on a wide range of procedural, administrative and technical issues including the utilization of issue resolution techniques such as Fast Track Settlement, Mediation and Early Referral to Appeals as strategies for tax planning or dispute resolution.

Following the completion of a 33 year career with the Internal Revenue Service, Frank joined PwC on February 6, 2006.  In his most recent position with the IRS he served as the Appeals National Director, Tax Policy & Procedure (Examination) in Chicago, IL. In this capacity, he was responsible for oversight and implementation of tax policy for all examination cases under Appeals jurisdiction. In addition, he worked to modify the Fast Track Settlement procedures for the Compliance Assurance Program and reported to the US Congress on the independence of Appeals, ex parte, Appeals Settlement Guidelines pertaining to listed transactions and Appeals mediation. 

Other positions Frank held at the IRS included Appeals Director responsible for all Appeals work streams within a ten state area and Appeals LMSB Area Director responsible for dispute resolution pertaining to IRS Coordinated Industry Cases and Industry Cases within the Midwest.  In addition, Frank has significant experience in the examination division of the IRS. He served as a Case Manager, International Manager, and Team Coordinator in the Coordinated Examination Program.

Frank holds both a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Accounting from Roosevelt University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Illinois.  Frank was also a past president with the Illinois CPA Society and an adjunct professor of accounting at Northwestern University.

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