Pendas International: Elevating Corporate Tax Expertise

This case study highlights Vintti's successful collaboration with Pendas International to identify and secure a Corporate Tax Specialist. 


Pendas International needed a tax expert ready to handle taxes for businesses and people, including those from other countries. The job was to do the taxes, talk to clients, and learn fast. They wanted someone who could think on their feet and wasn't afraid to try new things. 

The case study will walk you through how they found just the right person for the job.

About Ana-Barbara Llorente

Ana-Barbara Llorente is a global accounting executive with more than 20 years of experience in finance, management, and public accounting in diverse industries in US and EU markets. She is a CPA in the US and its equivalent in Spain.

Ms. Llorente has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Master’s degrees in Accounting and Auditing from the University of Oviedo in Spain. She wrote a project about Materiality in Auditing as part of her PhD studies, before practicing with Deloitte.

Ana-Barbara Llorente serves as the Board Treasurer for the World Affairs Council of Austin.

Ana-Barbara Llorente

Before Tax Season, Please!

As Pendas International braced for the upcoming tax season, the firm was intent on securing a Corporate Tax Specialist promptly. This specialist needed to be well-versed in the multifaceted domain of corporate taxation, equipped with both the technical know-how and the interpersonal acumen to manage and expand client relationships.

The immediate obstacle was finding a bilingual tax professional who could seamlessly adapt to a small firm's culture and meet the rigorous demands of tax preparation and consultation. The position called for a combination of solid experience in corporate tax forms, readiness to interact directly with the firm's principal CPA, and the agility to contribute to a growing client roster.

Vintti, cognizant of the urgent requirement from Pendas International, initiated a multi-pronged approach rooted in its substantial network of tax professionals across South America. This network has been cultivated over the time and is characterized by professionals known for their comprehensive tax expertise and dynamic work culture.

Firstly, Vintti deployed a specialized recruitment team to conduct a rigorous vetting process. This involved reaching out to potential candidates who had previously expressed interest in new opportunities or had been noted for their expertise in corporate taxation and bilingual capabilities.

Secondly, the recruitment team employed a proactive headhunting strategy. This entailed direct outreach to passive candidates who were not actively looking for a change but matched the desired profile. Vintti's deep industry knowledge allowed them to speak confidently about the opportunity and its potential fit with each candidate's career aspirations.

The team was also prepared to provide comprehensive support to candidates throughout the interview process, ensuring they could confidently showcase their skills and fit with the client's culture.

Mission Accomplished: Quality Recruitment with Significant Savings

The determined efforts by Vintti culminated in a triumphant two-week turnaround from the initial search to the hiring of a Corporate Tax Specialist for Pendas International. Capitalizing on the extensive talent pool within South America, Vintti was able to secure a bilingual professional with the required expertise at 40% of the cost typically associated with such a role in the United States, marking a substantial 60% cost reduction without compromising on quality.

This strategic hire not only provided Pendas International with a significant financial advantage but also ensured that the firm was equipped with a skilled tax specialist ahead of the critical tax season. The new team member's ability to speak both English and Spanish fluently was pivotal, allowing for seamless communication with the diverse clientele Pendas International serves.

By fulfilling the complex staffing requirement efficiently and under budget, Vintti affirmed its commitment to delivering exceptional value and reinforced its reputation as a staffing firm capable of executing rapid placements that align with the financial and operational objectives of its clients. "Before tax season" was not just an aspirational deadline but a successfully met milestone, encapsulating Vintti's agility and precision in meeting urgent recruitment needs.

The Benefits of Hiring with Vintti

Discover how Mason Brady hires top-tier accounting and finance talent from South America through Vintti, saving on recruitment costs.

  • Top Benefit

    Cost Efficiency

    Outsourcing can significantly reduce your overhead costs associated with hiring and training in-house staff.

  • Access to Expertise

    Outsourcing gives you access to professional accountants with a high level of expertise and experience.

  • Flexibility

    Outsourcing allows you to easily scale up or down your accounting needs based on business demand.

  • Cultural Alignment

    Our South American talent is not just familiar with the US business culture, they're a part of it. This makes working with clients or partners in the region smoother and more effective.
  • Top Benefit

    Convenient Time Zone

    They're just a timezone away. We understand the challenge that time differences can pose. That's why we've made it a point to select talent from regions that align with US time zones.

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