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Curriculum VitaeSamarth SharmaA-201, Park Express, Opp. Cummins Office,Balewadi, Pune 400145 : Maharashtra: 9561213535

SynopsisTo Excel in the area of Transfer Pricing by using expertise gained, to contribute significantly towards business objectives and strive for continuous improvement and excellence.An incisive professional with overall 10+ years of experience in Energy, Mining & Metals, Pharma and Agro-Chemical MNCsA keen planner and strategist Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex business issues in a clear/concise mannerEthical, Flexible and DynamicGood at managing people working in different geographical locations and work cultures

Transfer Pricing Operations Manager March 2013 till DateDomain - Asia Pacific & EAME: Australia & New Zealand, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Pakistan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Kenya, Morocco, Tanzania, Ethiopia, ZambiaKRAs 1. Profit Monitoring2. TP setting3. TP Documentation4. Continuous Improvement in building business knowledge and ways of working with

1. Profit MonitoringUnderstanding the key differences between LOCAL GAAP vs IFRS for entitiesUnderstanding the key challenges / changes for entities impacting the business and profits in the entitiesSupporting the entities in reporting correct numbers during reporting cyclesProactively adjusting the transfer prices during the year to reduce the huge true ups/down at the end of the year helping the better cash flow management for entities and headquartersRegular communications with key entities to discuss probable unforeseen eventsSupporting the entities in carrying out year end true up/downs and raising the invoices

2. Transfer Pricing (TP) SettingSetting TPs at arms length for APAC and EAME regionUnderstanding the key internal / external challenges for each entity while TP settingSupporting entities with arriving at correct gross margin while TP

3. TP DocumentationReviewing the Function, Asset and Risk profile with the finance team of entities Preparing information gathering templatesLiaison with KPMG UK team for TP document preparation

4. Building business knowledge and improvements in ways of working (WoW)Understanding the key changes in Syngenta Business Frequent communication with finance team of entities to get updates on the key changes in Function, Risk and Asset profile of entitiesRegular Training on Transfer Pricing to entities and non-finance colleaguesMotivating the entities to improve in ways of working Supporting the startup entities to understand Syngenta TP Policy

Manager: Transfer Pricing January 2009 to February 2013Sanofi India Ltd., Sanofi - Synthelabo India Ltd., Sanofi Pasteur India Pvt Ltd. and Genzyme India Pvt Ltd.KRAs Aligning Sanofi Group TP Policy with Local TP RegulationsSetting Transfer Prices and TP Statutory CompliancesPreparing submissions and reviewing submissions prepared by consultants for assessmentsAppearing before Tax Authorities (Including DRP) along with consultants Working closely with Sanofi Group TP Defence Strategy Supporting legal department in drafting Interco-agreementsAssisting in Pharma & Vaccines business for SriLankaAssisting Imports Dept. in making submissions before Special Valuation CellRegular discussions on important transfer pricing case laws with senior management

Assistant Manager : Direct Taxation February 2008 to January 2009KRAs Tax ComplianceAssisting Auditors in Tax Audit and Compilation of Audit Details from BranchesHandling Assessments & preparing submissions up to CIT(A)Updating knowledge base

Executive : Direct Taxation April 2006 to February 2008KRAs Tax ComplianceAssisting Auditors in Tax AuditHandling Assessments and preparing submissions up to CIT(A)Handling Transfer Pricing Submissions before Transfer Pricing Officer

Trained finance / non-finance colleagues in various countries on basics of Transfer PricingSupported the Singapore Hubbing model from finance and supply-chain perspectiveDrafted SOPs on TP setting for entities and HubsSupported in Drafting TP PolicySupported controlling team in presenting Management Income Statement and Legal Entity Income StatementPresenting quarterly Income Statement before Audit CommitteeReviewing Inter-company agreements from TP perspectiveAssisting Finance support teams in releasing blocked invoices

Supported the Group Tax Team in Syngenta in defending TP case in IndonesiaSuccessfully aligned/implemented the TP policies in startup entities in SyngentaSupported the Group Tax team in Syngenta in optimizing the Effective Tax RateSuccessfully supported in defending the Assessment before Dispute Resolution Panel involving huge stakes in SanofiReceived MDs Recognition Award in SanofiSelected as TP speaker for Management Students @ Sydenham College, Mumbai

Proficiency inSAP End UserMS OfficeSAP based TP toolsHyperion Data Retrieval

Date of Birth January 23rd 1982Languages English, Hindi and GujaratiInterests Playing Football, Swimming, TravelingPassport H 9480933Marital Status - Married