Pallav Acharya, CPA, FCA, CGMA, LLB
Pallav Acharya brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in international tax and business matters as the former owner of CPA Global Tax & Accounting, which merged into REDW in early 2021. For more than 15 years, Mr. Acharya has been advising clients on cross-border tax matters, helping them to efficiently plan for and comply with ever-changing regulations. His clients have included businesses and individuals engaged in US inbound or outbound activities involving Canada, Mexico, Asia and Europe, as well as non-resident and expatriate individuals.
Among the services Mr. Acharya provides are planning, structuring and consulting on compliance and transfer pricing issues. He has also worked extensively in the area of IRS overseas voluntary disclosure initiatives and helped clients comply with international tax requirements. His designation by the IRS as a “Certified Acceptance Agent” enables Mr. Acharya to assist clients with quickly obtaining Income Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN).
Prior to working for large CPA firms in the US, including a Big 4 firm, Mr. Acharya gained Canadian tax and accounting expertise working for a public accounting firm in Canada. Before that, he managed his own public accounting firm in India for 12 years, where he specialized in advising clients in the fields of international business/finance, accounting, audit and tax issues.
Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Law from India
Postgraduate certificate in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird)
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
A CPA licensed to practice in Arizona, Mr. Acharya is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Arizona Society of CPAs (ASCPA), and has been awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation by the AICPA. He is also a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) of India.
From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Acharya served as the Chair of the International Issues Committee Task Force of the Arizona Society of CPAs (ASCPA) and is currently a member of its Tax Steering Committee. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Council for International Visitors, as well as the Working Board of the Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA).
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
As a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business, Mr. Acharya has taught “Taxation for Decision-Makers” to undergraduate accounting students, and, as a guest lecturer, has also presented international tax topics to the School’s graduate tax students.
He regularly writes articles on international tax topics and is a frequent speaker on cross-border tax issues, most notably on “How to Do Business in Mexico,” presented to the Maricopa County Bar Association, and on unprecedented changes brought about by the “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act,” part of the 2010 HIRE Act.
Mr. Acharya is recognized around the globe as an authority on international tax law, providing educational talks to tax professionals at various events throughout the year in different countries, including:
- IECNet meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, October 2018
- Meeting with Hon Consular of Norway in Phoenix, September 2018
- IECNet meeting in Singapore, October 2017
- Meeting at European Central Bank. Frankfurt, Germany, September 2016
- IECNet AGM in Barcelona, Spain, October 2017
- IECNet North America meeting in Santiago, Chile, April 2017
- Meeting with a high level delegation from Iraq on US Federal and Local Taxes, sponsored by US State Department and Global Ties Arizona
In his role as a community leader, Mr. Acharya embodies the core values of practicing diplomacy, valuing people and relationships, fostering life-long learning, and bringing cultures together to reflect the world we want to see.
As a Board member of Global Ties Arizona, Mr. Acharya works to help the Arizona business community gain global competencies and expand their networks.
As a Board Member of Western Spirit, Scottdale’s Museum of the West, he helps the Museum fulfill its vision of celebrating the Western Spirit by informing, educating, inspiring and engaging museum guests through high quality exhibitions, educational programs and community outreach that address regional history.