Specializing in cross  border taxation and expatriate program management

Alison Dannell - Owner & Primary Consultant - Stephan Asher Consulting (UK)
Eileen Santos, CPA - Owner & Primary Consultant - Lighthouse Tax & Consulting, LLC (US): 
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Alison specialises in UK tax compliance and advice for employers and assignees. 

​Alison previously worked for the big four accounting firms for twelve years. After specialising in Private Client Tax for many years, she moved over to the International Assignment arena, assisting multi-national clients with the cost management and process design of their assignee programmes. 

​From assignee cost management, Alison worked to develop a team assisting primarily US-based clients setting up operations in Europe, advising on anything and everything including business entity structure, the effect of European legislation on local employee terms and conditions and even where to buy the office furniture!

Finally, Alison was part of a team developing an Internet portal to provide clients with access to both traditional and Internet-based accountancy and tax services.

​You can contact Alison direct at: alison@stephenasher.com

Lighthouse Tax & Consulting, LLC

Eileen has worked in the areas of international tax and human resource consulting for over 27 years. She currently owns and operates Lighthouse Tax & Consulting (LTC), an organization dedicated to providing high value, personalized solutions to clients in the areas of individual tax, cross border issues and international program management. 

Eileen has developed a comprehensive and proven process to assist companies evaluate their program needs and proceed through such issues as internal globalization, change management and the selection of a new vendor. She aids global organizations in the development and review of tax equalization policies and provides year-end solutions aimed at gearing up for tax season and compensation collection, with a focus on how to minimize overall vendor costs.

​Eileen also provides comprehensive tax compliance and planning services for domestic and international individuals. Prior to establishing LTC, Eileen worked for 10-years at Arthur Andersen.  During her career at Andersen she worked with both the international assignment group (IES) and the personal client services team (PCS).  With IES, Eileen assisted companies in defining and implementing global compensation strategies, assignment policies and tax saving solutions.  She helped to coordinate the tax compliance, consulting and administration of many significant global engagements, while providing them with cost-effective tax planning and compliance services.   

Within the PCS arena, Eileen worked with high net worth individuals and families to minimize overall taxes, resolve IRS inquiries, develop gift and estate plans and ensure compliance with all related and generally complex tax matters.  

​Eileen also served as a Vice President in Clark/Bardes Consulting’s Human Capital Practice.  At CBC she aided in the development of their International Employment Solutions Group, dedicated to providing end-to-end consulting solutions for companies with global workforces.   


In addition, Eileen has worked as an adjunct professor at Fairfield University, teaching graduate level tax courses as part of their MBA offering. She has also served as a faculty member for Andersen’s HC Academy in St. Charles, Illinois; and has been a frequent public speaker on a wide variety of topics such as maximizing foreign tax credit usage, payroll compliance, tax equalization policy matters and successfully navigating the expatriate process. 

You can contact Eileen directly at: esantos@lighthousetax.com