Olga Bondar Senior Manager London +44 (0)20 7728 2660

I have 10 years of experience on advising clients on VAT-related issues. I specialise in working with financial services clients but also work with private equity businesses, investment banks, funds and investment managers to help them meet their VAT compliance obligations, complex technical issues and cross-border transactions.

During my career at Grant Thornton I have been fortunate to experience two client secondments. I spent nine months at a leading global airline, managing and overseeing its indirect taxes and dealing with all VAT-related compliance issues. I also had a three-month secondment at a leading international investment bank, managing internal reporting, VAT return and EC Sales List submissions, as well as being involved with reviewing VAT systems and processes as part of senior accounting officer reporting. Having industry experience has given me an invaluable insight into how businesses operate and has highlighted the importance of ensuring that the advice provided is both practical and commercial.

My other interest is developing our Russian and Eastern European connections where I put my fluent Russian into practice. I lead of our Russia/Commonwealth of Independent States desk, where I advise Russian and Eastern European clients looking to invest into the UK and also UK and European businesses that are looking to expand in Russia.

I enjoy travelling, fine food and wine, and would never turn down an opportunity to go to the theatre. 

Qualifications
  • BA
  • ATT
  • CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser)