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Yelena Epova

Atlanta Office Managing Partner and Partner-in-Charge, International Services

(404) 898-7431

Who I work with

I work with companies abroad that are looking to set up operations in the United States, and US companies that are looking set up operations abroad. I advise a wide variety of client roles from CFO’s and C-level executives to general managers, tax managers and HR managers.

My specialty

I specialize in advising domestic and international companies on international tax matters and tax strategies related to inbound and outbound operations. I also partner with other CPA firms with limited international capabilities. Here are just a few of the ways I add value to my clients:

  • Leverage all available tax credits, incentives and planning opportunities
  • Minimize the risk associated with global operations
  • Provide the support needed to "Go global"
  • Guidance on setting up in the US
  • Conduct global audits in various accounting standards

Some unique things about me

I am originally from St. Petersburg, Russia. I have written international tax articles for numerous publications. I speak frequently at many international and domestic business seminars. I am a member of Morison KSi’s North American board of directors and a graduate of Leadership Atlanta. Here a couple of my accomplishments:

  • I founded Aprio’s international practice and have grown the group to 100 professionals, speaking 30+ languages that serve clients in over 50 countries.
  • My strategic restructuring recommendation and implementation guidance doubled the valuation of an international pharma company.

What I do when I am not at work

I spend my time enjoying culture and walking my Cairn Terrier, “Gosha.” I support my two beautiful college-aged children. And I am a member of the Board of Trustees for the Atlanta Ballet.

People say that I am

I have been told I am easy to work with and have a quirky sense of humor.


"Cultured, fun, supportive and dedicated to my craft."


“I highly recommend Aprio. We have been sharing experiences with other UK companies who are branching out and expanding internationally, Part of that knowledge share is to introduce professionals such as Yelena. Yelena and her team provide a true world- class service with their expert knowledge and global qualifications. They support us in 4 countries, and they empower us to focus on our business.” - Alison Ashurst Co-Founder & CEO at ASH Projects

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