Brad is the Joint Global Head of Transfer Pricing for Grant Thornton International Limited and the National Leader of Grant Thornton's transfer pricing practice in Canada. For over 25 years, Brad Rolph has helped multinational companies address their transfer pricing issues. He has been qualified as an expert in the economics of transfer pricing at the Tax Court of Canada. He is recognized as one of Canada's leading transfer pricing advisors and was the first economist hired by any accounting firm in Canada to practice transfer pricing exclusively.
Brad's areas of expertise include planning, implementing, documenting and defending intercompany transactions for tangible goods, services and intangibles; developing economic models to price complex financial transactions; resolving audit disputes at the field, appeals and Competent Authority level; negotiating unilateral or arranging bilateral advance pricing arrangements; and providing litigation support, and expert witness evidence and testimony.
Brad has served companies based in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Japan. He has dealt with issues in industries such as aerospace, mining, metals and minerals, pulp and paper, transportation, heavy manufacturing, steel, utilities, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, electronics, financial services, wholesale trade, apparel, software, consumer goods, and entertainment. He also has extensive experience with Japanese trading companies and businesses in the digital economy.
Brad is a frequent speaker and commentator on transfer pricing matters. He has been published in International Tax Review, Euromoney and Tax Management International. He was one of the branch reporters for Canada at the 71st Congress of the International Fiscal Association in Rio de Janeiro addressing the future of transfer pricing. On two occasions, Brad has been a tutorial leader at the CPA's In-Depth Transfer Pricing course.
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Economics – Wilfrid Laurier University
- Master of Arts Degree, Economics – Queen's University
- Completed course work and comprehensive theory exams in economics at the Ph.D. level – York University