Denise Guthrie
Senior Director
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15+ years in transfer pricing and corporate finance
Worked with the IRS as a senior economist in APMA
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Denise Guthrie is a Senior Director with the Transfer Pricing practice of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, in Washington D.C.

Ms. Guthrie has over 15 years of advisory experience , including ten years focusing on transfer pricing, economic analysis and valuation.

As an IRS senior economist with the Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement (APMA) program of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Ms. Guthrie developed and defended the U.S. position on multi-billion dollar cases involving intangible property migration, cost-sharing arrangements, and tangible property and service transactions under both centralized and decentralized risk structures. Ms. Guthrie’s global bilateral experience includes cases with Canada, Japan, Austria, Sweden and Australia. 

In her role at A&M, Ms. Guthrie has prepared transfer pricing documentation and planning studies and operational guidelines for clients in a wide range of industries including automotive, industrial products, semiconductor equipment, chemicals, enterprise software, financial services and telecommunications. Ms. Guthrie has also performed FAS123R employee stock option valuations, monitored APIC pools, audited purchase price allocations and performed statistical sampling of transactions for audit clients.

As an in-house transfer pricing manager, Ms. Guthrie contributed to the development of web-based operational transfer pricing tools, performed ongoing monitoring of a global supply chain, and prepared Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 control studies.

Before focusing on transfer pricing, Ms. Guthrie was a senior financial analyst and banking officer engaged in financial performance monitoring and valuation analyses for the c-suite and board of directors of a $60 billion bank. Key areas of responsibility included acquisition performance monitoring through accretion / dilution, consolidation of bank-wide budgets and performance monitoring of more than 120 strategic business units.

Ms. Guthrie earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University at Buffalo and a master’s degree in economics with a specialization in finance from the University at Buffalo.