#1197 Tax Director

Education

 

1995 – 2000 – The Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Master’s Degree in Accounting and Audit

 

Certification

·        CPA (New Hampshire Board of Accountancy)

Language’s skills

 

  • Russian – mother language
  • English – fluent written and oral
  • German – good written and oral (dormant)

 

 

 

Professional Experience

09/2006 – up to present

KPMG, Moscow

Tax Director

Business Line Leader (Global Compliance Management Services)).

 

 

My Role & Responsibilities

  • Developing and execution of the market strategy
  • Targeting the clients
  • Developing the HR strategy
  • Managing the BL budget
  • Managing big clients engagements
  • Representative function (both internal and external)

My achievements & Credentials

  • Raising revenue from 0 to RUB 85 Mio per annum (within 2 years)
  • Securing multi-years contracts
  • Building the clients portfolio of the biggest Russian multinationals
  • Building the team, consisting of 21 professionals in Moscow
  • Building the international team of professionals, located around the Globe
  • Setting up the internal policies and procedures

My other tax&accounting experience within the firm includes:

  • Managing market entry for foreign companies and provision of subsequent support – targeting foreign companies abroad, presentation of different entry options with the SWOT analysis, advising of the appropriate legal structure, managing all legal and tax entry barriers breaking
  • Managing compliance engagements – supervision of the cross-functional teams providing the clients with the local bookkeeping services, corporate and indirect tax compliance services, payroll services, legal and HR services.
  • Provision of tax & accounting compliance services to companies operation on Russian market
  • Preparation of financial reporting and tax forms
  • Development of internal rules and regulations
  • Managing the audit engagements
  • Liaison with the tax authorities, pre-trial support
  • Managing accounting and tax restoration projects
  • Tax planning for Russian and international groups of companies
  • Calculation of deferred taxes
  • Organization and participation in international tax events (conferences)

 

 

 

03/2006 – 09/2006

Playfon Ltd Deputy CFO

 

Playfon is one of the top 10 content and mobile services providers in Russia.

My role as a deputy CFO was mainly focused on preparation of the company to IPO, which implied the building of the transparent international business structure, implementation of the accounting system and software, implementation of the budgeting system.

Responsibilities and position experience

 

  • Supervision of the accounting, finance and legal departments (11 people)
  • Preparation of monthly budget
  • Reviewing the financial and tax reporting
  • Supervision the ERP system implementation (Axapta and 1C)
  • On-going review of the contracts
  • Tax planning for the Group
  • Supervision of the external auditors (local and international)
  • Supervision the tax audits

10/2005- 03/2006

JSC Sibur (Gazprom)           Head of Internal Audit Department

 

My role as Head of Internal Audit Department implied building the respective BU from the start-up.

Responsibilities and position experience

 

  • Control & analysis of external auditing activities performed in Sibur - vertically integrated petrochemical holding (about 85 subsidiaries)
  • Analysis of the financial activities of subsidiaries for the purpose of the mitigation of tax risks;
  • Analysis of tax audits performed by tax authorities with subsequent filing of claims;
  • Methodological support in working out the company tax policy;
  • Consultancy on corporate taxation and tax planning of subsidiaries;
  • Consultancy on RAS Accounts of subsidiaries.

08/2000-10/2005

FBK (PKF)                             Audit Manager

 

My experience in FBK covers large period of time from Intern to Manager position and from the simple audit procedures performing to supervision of the entire audits of significant plants like the biggest Gazprom gas processing plants.

  • Managing audit of large Russian oil & gas, petrochemical, telecommunication and mining companies:

-          audit planning (allocation of time and human resources), identifying which areas should be audited with the risk implied;

-          assignment of work in audit teams;

-          supervision of work of audit teams;

-          working with audit clients regarding essential audit issues;

-          finalizing the audit work, presenting results to clients;

  • Managing special audit projects, including tax audit of VAT, profits tax, etc.;
  • Advisory services on preparation, application and interpretation of RAS;
  • Accounting and tax advice;
  • Elaboration of accounting & tax policies for companies with complicated organization structures;
  • Working out tax accounting systems, adjusting accounting for tax purposes;
  • Working out system of document circulation for large enterprises.