Country-by-Country Reporting: Is Your Organization Prepared?

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Meet The Speakers

Ken Almand
Partner, Transfer Pricing and International Tax, RSM UK Tax & Accounting
Lisa Pinchin
Senior Manager, RSM US
Enrique Rayon
Senior Manager, RSM US
Elizabeth Sponsel
Senior Manager, RSM US


This program is sponsored by RSM US LLP.


Globally active companies have a lot to consider with new regulations being regularly enacted in response to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan. One of the most immediate changes relates to the need for country-by-country reporting (CbCR). It is anticipated that the IRS will finalize proposed regulations by the end of June. The regulations would require the filing of a new CbCR tax form by any U.S. taxpayer that is a parent of a multinational enterprise (MNE) group with $850 million or more in global group revenues and would be effective for fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 2016. Additionally, organizations may be subject to earlier tax filing deadlines outside the United States.

Educational Objectives:
• The background of CbCR  
• The CbCR requirements and their potential impact on U.S. multinationals, including practical solutions to challenges businesses have already encountered
• The extent of reputational and confidentiality risks posed by the potential publication or leaking of the data
• U.S. and non-U.S. technology considerations that can help companies prepare for and comply with this new global tax requirement

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

Tax professionals, chief financial officers and controllers with direct responsibility for the tax function at internationally active companies.


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Ken Almand , Partner, Transfer Pricing and International Tax, RSM UK Tax & Accounting

Ken Almand leads the UK and European transfer pricing business and advises on all aspects of the subject plus international tax issues including planning, assurance and compliance. He works with multinational businesses to develop and implement effective strategies that are aligned with their commercial and tax policies. With over 20 years’ experience he specializes in issues such as: BEPS, Documentation, Strategy and Planning, Tax authority disputes, Business and supply chain restructuring, Advance rulings and thin capitalization.

Ken has previously worked at EY, Mazars and as an International Tax Specialist at HM Revenue and Custom’s Head Office.  Whilst there his role encompassed advising the UK Government on international tax policy, drafting the UK transfer pricing legislation, and leading complex enquiries. He regularly contributes to tax publications, speaks at international events and teaches transfer pricing. His background and contacts at HMRC and in the profession provides him with an excellent insight into transfer pricing policy and practice in the UK and across the world.

Lisa Pinchin, Senior Manager, RSM US

Lisa Pinchin recently worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris as an advisor on the BEPS Project. She returned to RSM as an international tax senior manager and leads the BEPS initiative for the U.S. firm. Lisa has more than ten years of experience providing international tax consulting services to large and middle-market multinational companies operating in diverse industries. She focuses on cross-border structuring, principal company planning, treaties, mergers, acquisitions, tax compliance and tax-efficient repatriation. Previously, Lisa was an international tax director at a Big 4 accounting firm.

Enrique Rayon, Senior Manager, RSM US

Enrique Rayon has over 20 years of experience advising clients on transfer pricing issues. Enrique also represents RSM in public consultation meetings and submission of comments at the OECD on BEPS transfer pricing matters.

Prior to joining RSM, Enrique was with a Big Four accounting firm and with a global economic consulting group where he assisted worldwide clients with cross-border intercompany transactions. He provides transfer pricing consulting services to companies across numerous industries including retail, software, e-commerce, gaming, logistics and transportation, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, industrial chemicals, high-technology, manufacturing, and consumer products.

Enrique holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Southern California, teaches transfer pricing at the University of California, San Diego, and is a frequent speaker on transfer pricing at conferences and seminars worldwide.

Elizabeth Sponsel , Senior Manager, RSM US

Elizabeth Sponsel has extensive experience leading large tax technology projects, managing the implementation of tax software and business process programs, and administering multi-million dollar budgets. She possesses an in-depth understanding and experience in applying evolving technologies in order to optimize the corporate tax function and public accounting tax practices.

Prior to joining RSM, Elizabeth co-founded SCH Business Solutions LLC (SCH) in 2002 and was with the company until July 2013. SCH provides innovative business intelligence solutions that enable an organization’s ability to improve operational insight and make more strategic decisions. Elizabeth was responsible for all sales and marketing in addition to leading tax-related client engagements for the company.

Elizabeth was a tax partner with a Big Four accounting firm, which she joined in 1987. After spending nine years serving corporate tax clients, Elizabeth spent her last six years focusing on advanced tax technology for the firm and large engagements.