Robert Gallo is a Partner at PwC, where he helps tax functions transform their operations through the use of strategy, risk management and technology solutions. Here we speak to him about his session at the VIC 4th Annual Tax Forum.
Robert has more than 15 years’ experience in advising clients on optimising their tax reporting and compliance processes as well as transforming their tax functions to best balance their use of strategy, people, processes and technology. His experience expands across tax functions in various geographies and industries including banking and finance, retail, manufacturing, energy and mining. This experience includes tax function design and assessment, application of tax corporate governance and risk management frameworks, process improvement, tax software implementation combined with tax project assurance.
In his session at the VIC 4th Annual Tax Forum, Robert will take part in a panel discussion with Jeff Stevenson (Australian Taxation Office) and Stuart Cameron, CTA (Suncorp Group), facilitated by Sarah Blakelock, CTA (KPMG) looking at ‘Tax Governance for Corporations’.
In the backdrop of tax reform, increased media attention and tax transparency, Robert and his panel cohorts will discuss organisational risk management and governance and the interaction with tax, the ATO’s risk differentiation framework, the implications of the ATO’s tax risk management and governance review guide, as well as the impending release of ATO guidance to directors of their duties around tax.
Robert tells us “Attendees will learn about what others are doing in terms of tax governance and risk management from a practical perspective, and what it means for different roles across the organisation.”
The session looks at the continuing evolution of tax governance for corporations and what that means for a Chief Risk Officer, an adviser, and for the ATO.
Asked what the Tax Forum means to him, and more broadly, to the tax profession, Robert replied “The Forum is a good way of connecting and networking with the industry. It presents a good opportunity to understand the challenges as well as sharing solutions between peers in what I refer to as leading practices across tax governance and risk management.”
Join us for the VIC 4th Annual Tax Forum on 5-6 October 2016 at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne. Choose from 28 sessions over the two days, across three streams – Corporate, Private and Hot Topics. Includes 11.5 CPD hours. Find out more.