Global Mining Leader, Taxation
KPMG LLP (US)
Darice is the lead tax partner in KPMG’s Denver International Corporate Services practice. She has more than 25 years of experience advising mining, data/ telecommunications, wire transfer, high technology, and manufacturing clients on all aspects of domestic and international taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and financial management. She further advises numerous multinational clients on all aspects of income tax provision accounting, including SFAS 109, FIN 48, APB 23, and purchase accounting. In addition to leading the Denver international tax practice, Darice is national industry tax sector leader for KPMG LLP’s National Mining practice. In her role as a Tax sector leader, she is responsible for coordinating mining experts across the firm, sponsoring training and development programs, developing tax technical publications, and participating in think tanks to identify practice opportunities specific to the mining industry.
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Accounting from Colorado State University
Strategic: Life of Mine model development, including analysis of direct and indirect tax impacts to future projected profitability and analysis of accounting methods to defer expenses to maximize NPV returns.
M&A: Buy side diligence, including analysis of compliance with direct and indirect tax laws, and global structuring to maximize returns to investors by preserving tax attributes, and mitigating future taxation on return of profits to investors.
Operational: Value chain analysis, including commodity transactions, process improvement, and procurement.
Compliance: Global review of transfer pricing issues and compliance, including cost optimization, repatriation impacts, global IP use, transparency issues, and risk mitigation.
Contributing Author – Income Taxation of Natural Resources, 2014.