Our key experts

Ēriks Bahirs

Managing Audit Partner / Certified Auditor

Eriks is the audit partner and a managing partner of Baker Tilly Baltics. He acquired his license as a certified auditor in 2001. Earlier worked as a chief accountant and financial advisor for a bank and brokerage company. Since 1998, Erik’s primary activity has been the provision of audit services.

Eriks has a Latvian University Master’s degree in Economics, supplemented by participation at multiple professional training programs.

E: eriks@bakertilly.lv

 

Anna Vilka

Tax and Accounting Compliance services

Anna is in charge of Baker Tilly Baltics tax advisory services. Anna is a certified tax consultant with more than 12 years of work experience in tax area. Her daily work includes consulting of clients about domestic and cross-border transactions, their structuring and effective monitoring of company's daily taxes (such as Corporate Income, VAT and other taxes). Given her qualities and knowledge, Anna also conducts quality control over tax compliance issues for Baker Tilly Baltics accounting clients.

Anna has a Master’s degree in Economics as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Social Sciences. 

E: anna@bakertilly.lv

 

Gunta Linde

Business and Corporate Advisory

Gunta is engaged in business consulting and business product development, focusing on outsourcing and transaction support to client representatives and/or their contracted or internal lawyers. Professional experience includes legal and tax consultancy in auditing firms, commercial banks and in the public sector (specializing in privatization). Gunta founded Baker Tilly Baltics in 1999. Previous to this, during 7 years she created and then managed the Tax and Legal practices at the former Price Waterhouse in Latvia.

Gunta has a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Economics from the Latvian University, and an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

E: gunta@bakertilly.lv 

Reinis Ceplis

Financial Advisory Services/ Transfer Pricing

Reinis provides corporate finance tax services – financial management, financial analysis, M&A transaction support including delivery of due diligence projects, raising of capital and structuring of investments. Another important focus is transfer pricing, where he assists the client with preparation of transfer pricing policy documents.

Reinis has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Latvian University, an MBA degree from EHSAL Management School in Brussels and a CFA degree in Investment Analysis and Management issued by CFA Institute. Previous experience includes work in the financial sector, the stock exchange, investment banking, as well as management of the large scale companies.

E: reinis@bakertilly.lv

 

Signe Zīgela

Personal Taxation and Payroll / Certified Tax Consultant

Signe is a certified tax consultant and specializes in personal taxation and capital gains taxes for individuals – both tax residents and expatriates of Latvia.

Professional experience was gained working with expatriates at PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 10 years, and later on leading the payroll division of Baker Tilly Baltics. Her daily work includes tax advisory for private individuals and payroll services for companies, affiliates or representative offices. Signe assists individuals (self-employed persons, government officials and other categories of taxpayers) to prepare their annual tax returns or high wealth individuals in preparing capital gains taxation forms. Signe has vast experience in international projects relating to mobility, stock options and shares for company employees, tax residence certificates, and application of other tax tools. Signe has a Bachelor’s degree in Business administration.

E: signe@bakertilly.lv

 

Ina Spridzāne

Certified Tax Consultant/ external expert

Given the tax systems specifics of Latvia, time to time there is a need to verify very specific transactions with external expert to minimize the overall risks. This is where Baker Tilly Baltics typically involves on a project basis Ina Spridzāne - a well known tax expert of Latvia. Such cooperation has been developed thanks to the great experience of Ina, who has been working for more than 15 years in one of the world's largest international auditing firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and contributing her work into foundation of Tax Consultants Association of Latvia.

Ina has graduated University of Latvia with a Master's degree in Economics. 

E: ina@bakertilly.lv

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