Zara Ritchie

National Head of Transfer Pricing, BDO Australia


    Executive summary

    Zara is passionate about transfer pricing and the important role it plays for multi-national companies, particularly in the current environment.  She enjoys working with different companies and getting to know the business and leveraging her experience across different sectors and clients”.

    Zara has specialised in transfer pricing for over 20 years including over 16 years as a transfer pricing partner with one of our larger competitors.  She advises clients on complex transfer pricing matters including transfer pricing disputes and conflict resolution, bilateral and unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements. In addition, her experience includes providing comprehensive transfer pricing advice in the areas of compliance, documentation, benchmarking and policy setting.

    Zara has negotiated more than a dozen Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs), as well as more than 30 transfer pricing risk reviews and audits for Australian clients.  She has fostered excellent relationships with key senior executives within the ATO and this has enabled her to negotiate successful settlements for her clients.

    Zara leads BDO’s Global Transfer Pricing Services and is responsible for ensuring as a network we provide our clients with technical excellence, efficient and economic solutions for clients, leverage knowledge and insights across the globe and ensure our Practice provides access to transfer pricing specialists where our clients need support.