PwC US Announces New Partner Promotion in Salt Lake City

Jul 23, 2015, 10:00 ET from PwC US

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US announced Joe Strain has been admitted into the firm's partnership, effective July 1, 2015.

Strain brings more than 16 years of experience in public, private and governmental accounting. His expertise in US GAAP accounting for US Registrants has taken him overseas to Tokyo, where he presently resides while on an overseas assignment with PwC Japan. Strain serves corporate clients in various sectors, including software and technology, as well as retail and consumer. His focus currently lies primarily on large multinational US registrants. When Strain returns from Tokyo, he will be based out of the PwC office in Salt Lake City.

Strain started his accounting career at PwC's Salt Lake City office in 2001, where he was active in the community. Prior to his assignment in Tokyo, Strain taught as an associate professor at Westminster College for six years and also served as Vice President and Officer for the Mountain West Capital Network for three years. In 2010, Strain took the opportunity to work in PwC's National Office where he completed a tour in SEC Services. He received his bachelor's degree from Utah State University. Strain is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Utah.

"Joe has demonstrated exceptional leadership in serving his clients and contributing to our local community and living PwC's values every day," said Stan Vandertoolen, tax partner and site leader for PwC's Salt Lake City office. "I applaud him for achieving this significant career milestone and look forward to his return to Salt Lake City and his continued contributions to our clients, community and the people of PwC."

Strain is one of 201 professionals newly admitted to the US partnership, representing all PwC service lines. The number includes 82 new partners in audit and assurance, 56 in tax, and 63 in advisory. The new admissions bring PwC's US partnership to approximately 3,100 men and women.

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