Anne Michèle Bardopoulos

Senior Manager, VAT

Deloitte
Johannesburg, South Africa

Tax Advisory Firm

Professional Summary

Senior Tax Manager specialising in VAT. My experience extends to international case law and VAT legislation research and preparation of opinions thereon, as well as training based on such research.

Expert knowledge and skills with regard to electronic commerce, advising multinationals on indirect tax matters, cross-border transactions and structuring.

Responsibilities include preparation of opinions and provision of advice, managing large client assignments, liaising with Revenue Authority regarding assessments and ruling applications.

Interested in talking to clients in the United States regarding VAT.

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Languages

  • English

Industry Experience

    • Professional Services

Interests/Hobbies

  • - Karate (Goju Ryu): demonstration of discipline, commitment, self-motivation and reliability
  • - Archery: learning concentration, determination, endurance and motivation
  • - Reading: historical books for insights obtained into humanity and its flaws and courage

Birthday

May 4

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Experience

Deloitte
Johannesburg, South Africa 2196
Senior Manager, VAT
Tax Advisory Firm
2012 - Present
Consultation and preparation of wide variety of tax opinions, including significant international tax opinions and structure reports/opinions for both existing multi-national companies, as well as establishing companies, individuals & tax exempt organisations. Assist and liaise with South African Revenue Service regarding assessments, as well as drafting objections and / or appeals to assessments / audit queries and drafting ruling applications to the Revenue Authority. The role requires strong research skills, legislative interpretation and application, written and verbal communication skills, as well as team commitment and management skills.
Mazars
Cape Town, South Africa
Tax Consultant
Tax Advisory Firm
2007 - 2011
Consultation and preparation of wide variety of tax opinions, including significant international tax opinions and structure reports/opinions for both existing multi-national companies, as well as establishing companies, individuals & tax exempt organisations. Assist and liaise with South African Revenue Service regarding assessments, as well as drafting objections and / or appeals to assessments / audit queries and drafting ruling applications to the Revenue Authority. The role requires strong research skills, legislative interpretation and application, written and verbal communication skills, as well as team commitment.

Education

PhD, Commercial Law (Taxation) 2012
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Focused on the impact of technology on taxation and the analysis of income tax versus VAT applied to electronic commerce transactions, in demonstrating that VAT may be applied more effectively and efficiently to electronic commerce transactions. Completed thesis under 2 years while working full time and in the process of publishing thesis which will be available soon.


B.Acc, Financial Accounting 2006
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Associations and Societies

  • Ad hoc member on the VAT Sub-committee to the Davis Tax Review Committee (2014 - present)
  • Hellenes Abroad (“SAE”) Middle-East/Africa Youth Coordinating Committee (Inaugural Committee Member (2008 - 2012))
  • Hellenic Community of Cape Town and Environs Committee (Secretary (2011 - 2012))
  • - Member of Goldenkey Society (Academic meritorial membership by invitation) (2009)
  • National Association of Hellenic Youth and Student Organizations of South Africa (Treasurer (2007))
  • University of Cape Town Hellenic Students Association (President (2006); Treasurer (2003 - 2004))

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