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Karen L. Bowen

Accenture Global Tax Group
Tax Counsel and Americas Tax Director
Berkeley, CA, USA


Karen Bowen is a Senior Executive who is responsible for Accenture income tax matters in the US and Canada, including the operations of Accenture LLP, the primary Accenture operating company in the US. Accenture LLP earns over 30% of Accenture global revenues. Karen also serves as Tax Counsel, the tax attorney representing the Accenture Global Tax Group on legislative, regulatory and Board matters. 

Karen was responsible for structuring entry by Accenture LLP, as one member of a global network of independently owned operating companies in over 40 countries, into a single global structure of central holding companies preparatory to our Initial Public Offering in 2001. She has remained responsible for advising on US and Canada entity matters, including integration of acquired companies and structuring of joint ventures with clients. Prior to Accenture, Karen served as Vice President and Senior Tax Counsel of Wells Fargo & Company, and as Tax Associate at the law firm of Pettit & Martin.

Karen is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and has a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University.  She is currently Vice President of the San Francisco Chapter of Tax Executives Institute, and a member of the Foreign Tax Club as well as the California State Bar.

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