Bernard Ottenlips

Bernard J. Ottenlips, CMI

Bernard J. Ottenlips, CMI

Bernie is a Principal in the State and Local Tax (SALT) services practice at Brown Smith Wallace. With more than 30 years of industry and public accounting experience, he focuses on managing client engagements and providing a full range of SALT services, including compliance, consulting and planning on U.S. indirect taxes and global location and expansion.

In his role, Bernie continually monitors the legislative, judicial and regulatory tax landscape to stay current with changing regulations. He has served clients in various industries including:

• Construction
• Manufacturing
• Mining
• Retail
• Financial Services

Bernie previously worked at PwC, where he served as director, managing the St. Louis Indirect Tax practice. Bernie assisted clients with sales tax audits, sales tax refund opportunities, due diligence, multi-state tax decision matrices, and sales tax compliance for more than 20 years. Before that, he served as a Supervising Auditor of Corporate Income Tax for the Missouri Department of Revenue for 12 years.

Bernie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Quincy University. He is a Certified Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (CMI). He is also a member of the Associated Industries of Missouri and serves on the tax committee.

Principal, State and Local Tax Services
314.687.2375
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