Steven Rainey (Steve) is Chief Innovation Officer and National Leader for Data and Analytics, Tax. Previously, he was the Partner-in-Charge of Tax for KPMG’s Chesapeake business unit for 11 years, and was with KPMG’s Washington National Tax (WNT) practice for the prior ten years. While in WNT, he focused on the taxation of corporations filing consolidated returns, mergers & acquisitions and served in various other roles. Steve has also worked in the firm’s Orlando and Chicago offices.
He has provided business-based tax consulting services to various clients and industries, including hospitality, power and energy (including renewable energy), telecom, professional services, private equity, and real estate.
Steve was an adjunct professor for American University’s Masters of Taxation program teaching corporate tax for eight years; he also was an adjunct professor at DePaul University and the University of Baltimore. He co-authored several tax-related articles in periodicals such as Journal of Taxation, The Tax Executive, Journal of Bank Taxation, Tax Management International Journal, and Tax Management Memorandum. Steve frequently speaks as a panelist on technical tax topics, and tax department management issues, including the use of digital labor.
He holds a B.S. Acc., and M. Acc., University of Florida, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).