Audit & Assurance Services in Turkey
Esentepe Mahallesi Büyükdere Cad., No: 126 Özsezen İş Merkezi C Blok K.8 - Şişli, Istanbul
Centrum is a multi-disciplinary firm providing advisory, corporate, tax and ancillary services to an extensive array of Turkish and international clients. The firm provides comprehensive range of tax advisory and tax compliance services as well as a variety of specialised corporate services.
After its establishment in 2015, Centrum has been one of the fastest growing consulting firms in Turkey with nearly 400 clients and 40 staff within only 4 years of time. Centrum has now 5 partners each of which is responsible for a specific business area. All staff at Centrum has a university degree and 40% of them holds a master’s degree. Team members are specialised in a specific industry. Centrum is unique at the market as it is first firm of Turkey specialized in international consulting and transfer pricing.
The firm has received “the European Tax Awards: 2018 Turkey Tax Firm of the Year" granted by International Tax Review, a leading international publication recognized as the most credible research firm specialized in tax firm ratings. Centrum has also been listed as “Top Tier Transfer Pricing Firm” and “Top Tier Tax Firm” of Turkey in both the World Transfer Pricing Directory 2019 and World Tax Directory 2019 editions by International Tax Review.
In order to strengthen its global activities, Centrum has signed strategic partnership agreement with ETL Global, headquartered in Germany. ETL Global is an European cultured professional services firm headquartered in Essen, Germany, with more than 40 years of history and a strong SME focus. ETL Global has over 1000 offices and is represented worldwide in over 50 countries. In the domain of tax consultancy, ETL Global is the market leader nationally and counts among the top 5 auditing and tax consultancy firms in Germany with a revenue about over 810 Million Euro only in Germany. The company has nearly 800 offices in Germany. More than 9.000 employees of ETL Global are working worldwide for over 200.000 clients, including more than 2.700 tax consultants, lawyers, accountants, management consultants and financial service providers.
Centrum has also made a strategic partnership with Quantera Global, one of the world’s leading independent transfer pricing advisory firms in 2017. Quantera Global provides specialist and integrated transfer pricing services to multinationals of all sizes in Asia, Europe and the Americas, in order to support multinationals to satisfy all aspects of their transfer pricing design, compliance and risk management requirements.
Lately, effective from the beginning of 2019, Centrum has made a strategic partnership with Turkey’s one of the first Sworn-in CPA Firms, Ak Denetim YMM A.Ş., and started working as the contract service provider for the firm’s client portfolio. Through this partnership, Ak Denetim’s experience is merged with Centrum’s dynamic and internationally experienced structure, meaning that the clients will embrace the highest quality and state of the art services “increasing the bar” experienced so far in Turkey.Show more +
Burçin serves as the managing partner of Centrum Sworn-In Financial Advisory and Consulting Inc. since the beginning of 2015. He also serves as the tax associate of a Netherlands based consulting group, NXT Group of Companies, Istanbul Office. He still participates in many international conferences and round tables as a well-known expert speaker in his profession. He is recognized as “Highly Recommended” tax consultant by International Tax Review and many other international research organizations.
Burçin worked as a tax inspector within the Turkish Ministry of Finance Tax Inspectors Board for 10 years. Beginning from the mid-2008, he was appointed as the Secretary General of the Turkish Accounting Standards Board (now named as Public Oversight Board), and took the role of adopting the international accounting standards (IFRS/IASs) into Turkish legislation for 3 years. During this period, he participated as a member in the Asian - Oceanian Standard Setters Group (AOSSG) and as an observer member in the World Standard Setters (WSS) Group. He took an active role in drafting the new Turkish Commercial Code (TCC) and represented Turkey with respect to accounting and auditing related regulations of the new TCC during the negotiation process of the EU Acquis.
He left office in public sector in 2010, and took office as the Auditing Group Coordinator of Koc Holding Inc., which is the biggest conglomerate and the only Top 250 Fortune's Global Listing company in Turkey. During the last three years period until his participation to Centrum, Burçin served as the tax management coordinator of Koc companies responsible from the tax advisory and management of the group firms.
He has been serving as the executive board member of the International Financial Management Association of Turkey since 2013. He has a Ph.D. degree in finance and accounting.Show more +