Paul Riley is Deloitte’s Global transfer pricing leader & a senior transfer pricing partner in Tax & Legal practice in Australia. Paul has over 35 years of experience, including ten years with the Australian Taxation Office and 25 years in public practice, with experience serving clients throughout Australia, Asia Pacific and the US. Paul spent two years with Deloitte’s Global Transfer Pricing team in its Los Angeles office, working with US multinational companies on a variety of transfer pricing assignments.
Paul has held many senior positions during his 21 year career at Deloitte including Managing Partner of Deloitte Australia Tax & Legal (2012-2015), Victorian Tax & Legal leader (2011) and Deloitte Asia Pacific Transfer Pricing leader (2009-2012). Paul was appointed leader of Global Transfer Pricing Practice effective from January 2017.
In his global Transfer Pricing role, Paul is responsible for overseeing Deloitte’s global transfer pricing strategy. He is Chair of the Global Transfer Pricing Leadership Executive and is an executive member of Deloitte’s transfer pricing global deal review board and Deloitte’s TP COVID-19 initiative. Paul and the global team are focused on ensuring that Deloitte listens and understands the nuances of the clients’ organization, provides the clarity needed in light of the changing international tax landscape for the business to succeed, consistency that is now critical with increase in transparency by adopting globally consistent documentation processes and provides the tax function the confidence to add value to the organisation.
Paul is experienced in all facets of transfer pricing, including successfully resolving numerous transfer pricing audits and advance pricing arrangements (APA), large-scale global, regional and local documentation studies, helping global clients to transition to the new world of transfer pricing documentation and reporting, analysis and review of value chains and IP alignments, and planning for cross border transactions for global businesses across numerous industries including FMCG, energy and resources, consumer business and manufacturing. More recently, Paul has assisted global clients to respond to the complexities that businesses have experienced from COVID-19.
Paul has been selected as one of Euromoney’s World’s Leading Transfer Pricing Advisers since 2008. He is a regular presenter at external transfer pricing conferences and has spoken at public seminars in Australia, US, Europe and throughout Asia. He is one of the leaders in shaping the thinking in this currently changing tax landscape by regularly submitting Deloitte’s view on policy matters to government.
Paul holds a Master’s of Taxation from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). He is a member of CPA Australia, a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia, and member of the Australian and American Chambers of Commerce.