Rahul Raj

Rahul Raj is our exclusively recommended Tax Advisory Services expert in Singapore on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Rahul directly using the contact details listed above.

Rahul is the audit director and a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has 19 years of audit experience, both with a Big 4 firm and a local mid-size firm. Prior to joining as a director in 2009, he was with a European Bank for 2 years, whilst pursuing a Master of Science with the Singapore Management University. Rahul has audit exposure to companies dealing in commodity trading, shipping, information technology and investment holding entities. He is a practicing member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.

Firm Overview:

RAMA & CO is an ACRA-registered entity that has been operating for 41 years 3 months in Singapore since its incorporation in 1979.

Our tax department is helmed by experienced tax professionals with 3 decades of post graduate taxation experience both in local and international tax matters. Our tax manager was content contributor with a well-known publisher of tax guides for Singapore and Malaysia. He is assisted by 2 support staff. All are fellow members of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (U.K.) and are accredited tax practitioners (Income tax).

Carl Ljungdahl

Carl Ljungdahl is our exclusively recommended Tax Advisory Services expert in Sweden on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Carl directly using the contact details listed above.

Carl is a Swedish corporate income tax advisor who has advised on +500 Swedish and global transactions in relation to tax due diligence and tax structuring. Carl also has extensive experience in managing complex tax issues relating to, inter-alia, IP planning, TP/BMO projects and setup of financial structures. Carl is heading Grant Thornton Sweden’s Transaction Tax team. Carl is a certified tax advisor (FAR).

Firm Overview:

Grant Thornton Sweden has 1300 employees in 24 offices and provide services in auditing, outsourced accounting, tax and advisory. We support about 26,000 companies and organisations in Sweden with financial services. As a member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, we can help companies in over 140 countries.

Grant Thornton’s brand promise is to help our customers unlock their potential for growth. Please contact us to see how we can help you and your company.

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Jacques De Villiers

Jacques De Villiers is our exclusively recommended Tax Advisory Services expert in South Africa on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jacques directly using the contact details listed above.

We provide a full range of accountancy, business advisory and financial services that will help you to achieve your personal and business goals. Equipped with our deep understanding of your professional challenges and opportunities, we’ll go beyond the traditional accountant role to mentor you through whatever the future holds.

Kreston Johannesburg has been providing professional service for over 27 years. With four partners and fourty five professional staff members we are well positioned to meet your accounting and auditing needs.

Kreston International is a global network of accounting firms each of which is a separate and independent legal entity and as such has no liability for the acts or omissions of any other member firm.

Each member of the international network in South Africa (Kreston SA) is likewise, a separate and independent legal entity.

Kreston Johannesburg is a Level 3 BBBEE contributor and is committed to sustainable transformation and transferring skills to create exceptional accountants and auditors.

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Burçin Gözlüklü, Ph.D.

Burçin Gözlüklü serves as the managing director of Centrum Sworn-In Financial Advisory and Consulting since the beginning of 2015. He also serves as the tax associate of a Netherlands based consulting group, NXT Group of Companies, Istanbul Office. He also serves as the business partner of Van Campen/Liem, a Dutch based leading advisory firm for most of the Turkish conglomerates.

He still participates in many international conferences and round tables as a well-known expert speaker in his profession.

Experience in Public Sector:

Burçin worked as a tax inspector within the Turkish Ministry of Finance Tax Inspectors Board for 10 years. Beginning from the mid-2008, he was appointed as the Secretary General of the Turkish Accounting Standards Board (now named as Public Oversight Board), and took the role of adopting the international accounting standards (IFRS/IASs) into Turkish legislation for 3 years. During this period, he participated as a member in the Asian – Oceanian Standard Setters Group (AOSSG) and as an observer member in the World Standard Setters (WSS) Group. He took an active role in drafting the new Turkish Commercial Code (TCC) and represented Turkey with respect to accounting and auditing related regulations of the new TCC during the negotiation process of the EU Acquis.

Experience in Private Sector:

He left office in public sector in 2010, and took office as the Auditing Group Coordinator of Koc Holding Inc., which is the biggest conglomerate and the only Top 250 Fortune’s Global Listing company in Turkey with nearly 190 companies and 50 billion dollars of annual gross turnover. During the last three years period until his participation to Centrum, Burçin served as the tax management coordinator of Koc companies responsible from the tax advisory and management of the group firms.

Associations:

He acted as a member in TUSIAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association) Sub-Working Committee on Intellectual Property Rights during the period 2011-2014 and as a TUSIAD representative in the Public Oversight Board’s Accounting Standards Review Committees between 2011 and 2013.

He has been serving as the executive board member of the International Financial Management Association of Turkey since 2013.

Education:

Burçin received his BA degree in Business Administration from the Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences. Burcin also received his Phd degree in “Accounting & Finance” from Başkent University Academy of Administrative and Social Sciences.

Specialty Areas:

  • Tax Auditing And Certification
  • Tax Consultancy
  • Indirect Tax Consultancy
  • Vat Refund
  • Labor And Social Security Consultancy
  • Corparate Risk Management
  • International Tax
  • International Consulting