squaresSUSAN GRBIC, MBA, CPA, JD, LLM
Partner

Susan is Mazars’ Tax Practice leader for both Financial Services and FATCA. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry focusing principally on significant cross-border transactions including inbound and outbound investment, international and corporate tax planning, and the tax treatment of complex financial products, hybrid instruments and capital markets transactions. She specializes in tax issues concerning financial services clients, including banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, private equity firms, and regulated investment companies.

Prior to joining Mazars, Susan was Head of Tax for the Americas at Barclays Capital. In that capacity, she established a best practices tax function which introduced a new product approval process for the banking and trading operations and included tax reporting (US GAAP and IFRS), SOX risk assessment, tax compliance (including oversight of information reporting), transfer pricing and managing and favorably resolving a large case federal tax examination with the Internal Revenue Service. She was also responsible for the tax efficient structuring of the acquisition of the Lehman North American operations. During this time, Susan worked on several projects with the U.S. Treasury regarding the taxation of structured notes as well as with industry groups regarding the tax treatment of prepaid forwards and equity swaps.

As part of Citigroup’s corporate and investment bank, Susan was responsible for global tax support and tax oversight of the equity, fixed income, asset finance and investment banking divisions. She implemented improved trading activities guidelines and advised traders on a variety of equity and credit market trading strategies.

Prior to Citigroup, Susan was a Director with Credit Suisse First Boston where she concentrated on the taxation of financial products, corporate tax planning and post-acquisition restructuring and integration. She was also principally responsible for tax issues relating to financial products, international tax planning and structuring of the firm’s global expansion and foreign tax credit utilization.

Susan received her B.B.A., awarded magna cum laude, and M.B.A., awarded with distinction and honors thesis, from Pace University; her J.D., awarded cum laude, from Suffolk University and her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts Bars and is licensed as a CPA in New York State. She is an active member of the New York State Bar Association as well as of the Wall Street Tax Association.

Industry Expertise

  • Private Equity Firms
  • Regulated Investment Companies
  • Banking
  • Broker/Dealers
  • FATCA
  • Financial Services
  • Hedge Funds

Service Specialties

  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Complex Financial Products
  • Hybrid Instruments
  • Capital Markets Transactions
  • FATCA
  • International Services
  • International Tax
  • Tax Planning and Compliance

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, New York
  • Juris Doctor
  • Master of Laws

 

Recent Media Coverage

Financial Trends Review – May 2012

“Asia Lags Global Peers in FATCA Compliance Drive,” Wealth Briefing, March 6, 2012

“GAO Offers IRS Some Advice ON FATCA Start-up,” Compliance Week, April 19, 2012

“Patchy preparation a worry as Fatca looms,” Financial News, June 7, 2012

“FATCA Could Snarl Many Non-Financials in Its Nets Too,”  Compliance Week, March 4, 2014

“Financial Businesses Gear up for FATCA, Accounting Today, April 23, 2014

“What Hedge Funds Need to Know About The May 5th FATCA Deadline, ”  Headco, May 1, 2014

“IRS Extends ‘Deemed Compliant’ Status of Countries for FATCA, ” Accounting Today, December 10, 2014

“Global Tax Transparency Rising in 2015 As FATCA, OECD Initiatives Gain Momentum, ” Bloomberg BNA, January 23, 2015

 

 

squaresSUSAN GRBIC, MBA, CPA, JD, LLM
Partner

Susan is Mazars’ Tax Practice leader for both Financial Services and FATCA. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry focusing principally on significant cross-border transactions including inbound and outbound investment, international and corporate tax planning, and the tax treatment of complex financial products, hybrid instruments and capital markets transactions. She specializes in tax issues concerning financial services clients, including banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, private equity firms, and regulated investment companies.

Prior to joining Mazars, Susan was Head of Tax for the Americas at Barclays Capital. In that capacity, she established a best practices tax function which introduced a new product approval process for the banking and trading operations and included tax reporting (US GAAP and IFRS), SOX risk assessment, tax compliance (including oversight of information reporting), transfer pricing and managing and favorably resolving a large case federal tax examination with the Internal Revenue Service. She was also responsible for the tax efficient structuring of the acquisition of the Lehman North American operations. During this time, Susan worked on several projects with the U.S. Treasury regarding the taxation of structured notes as well as with industry groups regarding the tax treatment of prepaid forwards and equity swaps.

As part of Citigroup’s corporate and investment bank, Susan was responsible for global tax support and tax oversight of the equity, fixed income, asset finance and investment banking divisions. She implemented improved trading activities guidelines and advised traders on a variety of equity and credit market trading strategies.

Prior to Citigroup, Susan was a Director with Credit Suisse First Boston where she concentrated on the taxation of financial products, corporate tax planning and post-acquisition restructuring and integration. She was also principally responsible for tax issues relating to financial products, international tax planning and structuring of the firm’s global expansion and foreign tax credit utilization.

Susan received her B.B.A., awarded magna cum laude, and M.B.A., awarded with distinction and honors thesis, from Pace University; her J.D., awarded cum laude, from Suffolk University and her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts Bars and is licensed as a CPA in New York State. She is an active member of the New York State Bar Association as well as of the Wall Street Tax Association.

Industry Expertise

  • Private Equity Firms
  • Regulated Investment Companies
  • Banking
  • Broker/Dealers
  • FATCA
  • Financial Services
  • Hedge Funds

Service Specialties

  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Complex Financial Products
  • Hybrid Instruments
  • Capital Markets Transactions
  • FATCA
  • International Services
  • International Tax
  • Tax Planning and Compliance

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, New York
  • Juris Doctor
  • Master of Laws

 

Recent Media Coverage

Financial Trends Review – May 2012

“Asia Lags Global Peers in FATCA Compliance Drive,” Wealth Briefing, March 6, 2012

“GAO Offers IRS Some Advice ON FATCA Start-up,” Compliance Week, April 19, 2012

“Patchy preparation a worry as Fatca looms,” Financial News, June 7, 2012

“FATCA Could Snarl Many Non-Financials in Its Nets Too,”  Compliance Week, March 4, 2014

“Financial Businesses Gear up for FATCA, Accounting Today, April 23, 2014

“What Hedge Funds Need to Know About The May 5th FATCA Deadline, ”  Headco, May 1, 2014

“IRS Extends ‘Deemed Compliant’ Status of Countries for FATCA, ” Accounting Today, December 10, 2014

“Global Tax Transparency Rising in 2015 As FATCA, OECD Initiatives Gain Momentum, ” Bloomberg BNA, January 23, 2015

 


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