Barb Derus

Barb Derus

Managing Director; Transfer Pricing Central Region Leader

BDO Minneapolis Office



Executive Summary

Barb Derus recently joined BDO as a managing director in the Transfer Pricing group with 18 years of experience in both international tax and transfer pricing. Barb started her career in international tax at a Big Four firm, then spending 10 years in industry, most recently with Ecolab, Inc. overseeing their global transfer pricing group. Barb comes to BDO from the Big Four where she served five years as a transfer pricing director.

Barb utilizes the experience she has gained working within different industries to assess transfer pricing implications, risks, and planning opportunities. Her experience includes extensive work on the implementation, defense, and maintenance of supply chain structures. Barb has also spent a vast amount of her career working on global transfer pricing documentation, valuations, IP planning, management fee studies, APA’s, and other global controversy matters, cost sharing arrangements, the harmonization of transfer pricing policies during and after M&A activity, efficient global transfer pricing policy planning and implementations, and more.

Barb brings a unique perspective to her clients from having worked in both industry and public accounting as well as in international tax and transfer pricing.


B.S., Accounting, University of St. Thomas