Julie Lere-Pland

VAT Director

KPMG Lower Gulf

Julie has over 18 years of experience of providing Indirect tax (VAT and Customs) advice to large multinationals operating in various countries. Julie has experience with leading the VAT work stream in PAN-European ERP implementation projects (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards) at various multinationals in Retail, Manufacturing, Pharma, Banking and Logistics industries. She also has experience in Financial Services and Real Estate. Julie was involved in design of VAT solutions for correct VAT calculation and reporting in over 72 countries and is familiar with VAT regulations of all EU countries, most CIS countries, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Brazil and may others. She also assisted in European VAT compliance improvement initiatives and multiple implementations of tax compliance function within shared service centers initiatives. Julie’s strength is in ensuring that VAT technical content is translated and implemented in client’s ERP system to ensure that VAT is accounted for and reported first time right.