Elis joined the firm as Director of Transfer Pricing, with her tax transfer pricing experience including 7 years with Big 4 firms, 5 years as an in-house manager and a stint with the tax policy division at the Ministry of Finance. This unique combination of professional experience helps her consider transfer pricing issues from multiple perspectives, offering practical and flexible solutions to assist clients in managing their transfer pricing obligations in Singapore as well as the Asia-Pacific region.
She started her career with a Big 4 firm where she provided transfer pricing services to a diverse portfolio of clients in the industrial, consumer manufacturing, retail, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, banking, and asset management sectors. From 2006 to 2009, Elis was based in Shanghai, helping China-based multinational clients to manage their transfer pricing risks. For her most recent position, Elis spent more than 3 years as Head of Transfer Pricing, Asia-Pacific, at one of the largest multinational insurance groups based in the United States.
Elis has extensive experience in handling all aspects of transfer pricing including documentation compliance, planning and controversy management. Her work includes transfer pricing risk assessment, audit defence, tax effective value chain management in relation to the use of regional principals, application and negotiation of tax incentives and working with customs and tax colleagues for overall tax optimisation. She also has experience in negotiating advance pricing arrangements (APAs) with tax authorities in Singapore, China and Japan.
Chartered Accountant of Singapore
Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Member, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
Accredited Tax Practitioner (Income Tax), Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals Limited