Francois Vincent is a Principal in KPMG's Economic & Valuation Service practice. François first joined KPMG in 2001 as National Leader of the Global Transfer Pricing Services (GTPS) practice in Canada. He held that role until 2010. During 2005 through 2007, François was also the Regional Leader of the Americas GTPS practice. François then took on the role Global Leader of the Global Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution network from 2010 to 2013, as well as Policy Leader for GTPS during 2012-2013. In 2012, François joined KPMG France as National Leader of the GTPS practice and, in 2015, he became a Principal in and the leader of KPMG US’ Chicago GTPS practice.
François started his career with the Canadian Department of Justice where he became Revenue Canada’s principal legal adviser on transfer pricing matters including the creation and implementation of the Advance Pricing Arrangement (APA) program, and the preparation for litigation of transfer pricing cases.
François' experience and expertise spans the gamut of transfer pricing work and industries, with particular emphasis on audit defence and APAs. From planning to documentation and controversy, he has advised multinational enterprises in a multitude of sectors, including automotive and other machinery and vehicles, food and beverage, business management, specialty chemicals, engineering, banking and finance, forestry, pulp and paper, garment, glass, high-tech, household products, mining, movies, pharmaceutical, publishing, software, steel, real estate, packaging, telecommunications, and toys.
François was one of the three founding members of the APA program in Canada where he actively participated in every aspect of APAs. François has been involved in over 60 APAs.