[Complimentary Webinar] Overcoming Local Compliance Challenges

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[Complimentary Webinar] Overcoming Local Compliance Challenges

This webinar will take place at 2pm British Standard Time

Join us for a one-hour online panel discussion to learn more about Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) and how to identify opportunities to mitigate risk and improve performance in inherently local, "last mile" processes, such as statutory financial and tax filings, bookkeeping, payroll and corporate secretarial services.

An increasingly complex regulatory landscape demands that global businesses re-evaluate their approach to GCR as local jurisdictions rewrite regulations with a renewed focus on collecting tax revenues and sharing more tax information across borders.

Learn how to mitigate risk in local financial processes: This live webinar will be hosted by six GCR experts from EY, who will share their collective wisdom on how to improve your level of control and visibility over these areas in both transition and business as usual.

Improve your impact on local services. Don't miss this opportunity to gain tips on driving better performance across the Finance function.

Register today and learn:

  • how to develop a centralised, efficient, transactional local processing capability through shared services
  • whilst at the same time providing effective local compliance for statutory financial and tax filings, bookkeeping, payroll and corporate secretarial services
  • and increasing value-adding opportunities in Finance Transformation

With research confirming that many companies are overlooking the challenges and opportunities that these "last mile" processes present, don't miss this chance to identify improvements in your local service performance. Take the first step towards making a difference: Register for the webinar now, to drive better results through your organisation.


Steve Holliday
Director, EMEIA Solutions and Markets Leader for Global Compliance and Reporting

Steve has spent 20 years as a business leader within the largest global IT companies, working within the IT services space and more specifically focused outsourcing services. Steve now leads the EMEIA Markets and Solutions activities for the EY Global Compliance and Reporting business unit - the area of EY that delivers local bookkeeping, tax, accounting, payroll and company secretarial services to thousands of organisations across the globe. Within this $1.6B global business, Steve has worked with many of the largest global organisations to co-develop globally 'managed', 'outsourced' or 'co-source' solutions that address local compliance obligations, after local transactional finance teams are moved from within country to shared services (captive or outsourced).

Geert Vandenplas
Partner, EMEIA Tax Center – Global Compliance & Reporting
Ernst & Young

Geert has more than 15 years of experience in Global Compliance & Reporting both in Direct as well as in Indirect Tax. His specialties are in the areas of Global Compliance & Reporting: organising the global tax compliance function for multinational clients with a focus on processes and technology. He has also been involved with Shared Services Center setups from a global compliance & reporting point of view. Geert has undertaken several assignments related to moving the tax compliance  & reporting function to shared services and to an outsource model.

Freek van Berlo
Executive Director Global Compliance & Reporting
Ernst & Young

Freek has 15 years experience with international audit coordination for listed and non-listed clients, as well as with IFRS, Dutch GAAP and US GAAP. He has been involved in numerous international coordinations of global audit engagements for Dutch listed clients, responsible for the first contact with corporate management and business group CFOs. Freek has significant experience in the coordination and execution of large multi-year projects including a Global Coordination of Global Compliance & Reporting engagement for the statutory reporting process (80+ countries) of a UK based and listed company (revenue US$ 28 billion), providing guidance in building premiumfinance environment using shared service  organizations. In this role Freek instructs local E&Y teams in the new multi-service delivery and provides periodic updates to the corporate steering committee.

Daniel Connell
Senior Manager, Corporate Secretarial
Ernst & Young

Daniel re-joined Ernst & Young in 2012 and is a leader in the Global Corporate Secretarial practice. He originally joined EY as a graduate before spending time with another firm providing global Corporate Secretarial services. He has over 10 years experience of working in the Corporate Governance and Compliance areas and has worked with multiple Fortune 100, FTSE 100 and Euro 500 clients helping them improve process and controls in their corporate secretarial functions, and in particular in connection with the corporate legal entity data and Corporate Secretarial compliance. Daniel regularly publishes on the subject of Global Subsidiary Management trends and the impact of the current global regulatory agenda on global group structures.

Roman Rinderknecht
Executive Director, Accounting Compliance and Reporting (ACR), Global ACR Payroll Workstream Leader
Ernst & Young

Roman has extensive experience in payroll accounting and related domains, and has taken the lead in multi-country as well as Swiss engagements. He has significant experience in clients’ accounting services, and the issuing of mid-term and year-end closings including reporting, support and coaching in budget processes and MIS instruments.

Kelly Richardson-Lewis
Senior Manager, Corporate Secretarial
Ernst & Young

Kelly is an experienced practitioner in direct tax compliance, reporting and accounting, function transformation, technology, data and risk assessment, and leads the Direct Tax Compliance and Reporting team for the European Tax Centre. As such, she is assisting multinational groups in improving their level on control and visibility over these areas in both transition and business as usual.