Tax Governance and Risk Management

Effectively manage tax strategy, enhance controls and deliver value through your tax operating model.

A new tax landscape of transparency and assurance

Regulatory requirements are increasing, business and finance transformation is commonplace, and regulators and boards are demanding that tax controls are effectively managed.
Having an appropriate strategy for tax, supported by a robust tax management framework, is more important than ever in this fast changing world.

New ATO expectations

Companies must now establish, operate and evidence a tax governance and risk management framework, which goes beyond tax technical elements - it must consider tax management in the wider context of people, process, data and technology.

How we can work with you

We recommend a formal, structured approach to help identify, formalise and embed effective tax risk management and governance practices across your organisation. 

We bring a deep understanding of tax governance and tax controls management, and have developed a standard four-phased methodology to help guide you through the process:

Define Tax Governance/Risk Management Policy

We use our proven expertise, judgement and experience to help you define a tax governance/risk management policy to manage your tax obligations, starting with outlining key obligations, clarifying roles and responsibilities and confirming levels of opinion. 

As your advisors, we work with you to create a comprehensive methodology for ongoing management of tax obligations. We take care of connecting the dots through communication and relationships and equip you with the tools for you to confidently report to your board.

Conduct a tax operational risk assessment/gaps analysis

We can work with your organisation to conduct a tax operational risk assessment or gaps analysis in the areas of direct tax, indirect tax, employment tax, and other taxes, taking into account revenue authority expectations.

Implement improvements

We assist you through the process of implementing improvements in your policies, processes, internal controls, data and systems and knowledge resources.

Independent assurance of tax controls

We can provide independent testing and assurance that an organisation’s tax controls have been designed effectively and are operating effectively.

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Contact us

Warren Dick

Warren Dick

Tax Reporting and Innovation Leader, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 419 479 279

Sarah Saville

Sarah Saville

Partner, Tax Reporting and Innovation, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 421 052 504

Matthew Strauch

Matthew Strauch

Partner, Tax Reporting and Innovation, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 408 180 305

Chris Vanderkley

Chris Vanderkley

Special Counsel, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 412 170 744

Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson

Partner, Tax, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 (2) 8266 2654