Bob Bowne

Bob joined BDO from the IRS Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement (APMA) group, where he served taxpayers seeking Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) and assistance with double tax disputes covering diverse transactions such as IP licensing and cost sharing transactions, services, tangible goods and intercompany loans. Bob has negotiated APAs and double-tax cases with foreign governments of various countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico and Switzerland.
Bob has extensive experience in transfer pricing. Prior to his six years in the IRS APMA group, Bob worked for 12 years in Big Four firms’ transfer pricing group, serving clients seeking assistance with transfer pricing planning, global documentation, advance pricing agreements (APAs), income tax disputes, tax provision (FIN 48), other audit assist and internal compliance engagements. 
Bob has assisted clients in the chemicals, consumer products, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical, professional services, technology and telecommunications sectors.
He has been on a foreign assignment with Big Four accounting firms in Mexico City and Brussels.
Bob has also taught Taxes and Business Strategy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business since 2013, and has guest lectured on tax accounting and transfer pricing at the Master of Accounting Program at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School. He has also led the development and delivered training courses for a Big 4 accounting firm’s national training on transfer pricing.
INDUSTRY FOCUS
Bob has assisted clients in the chemicals, consumer products, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical, professional services, technology and telecommunications sectors.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Certification in Business Valuation, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
Chartered Financial Analyst
EDUCATION
M.B.A., Finance and Economics, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business
B.S., International Economics, Georgetown University

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