PwC member firms operate in the global network of PricewaterhouseCoopers firms; therefore they are able to operate simultaneously as the most local and the most global of businesses, by serving large multinationals and small local companies.
In most parts of the world, PwC member firms are locally managed, which provides a deep understanding of local markets and the sense of individual responsibility.
The main objective of PwC’s Board is to facilitate cooperation among different divisions, as well as ensure implementation of PwC’s values, risk management and quality standards and ethics requirements in day-to-day work.
PwC’s Board consists of partners and directors, who represent the interests of each PwC department (Tax and legal, Assurance, Consultations and Deals, Internal firm services). Every Board Member is equal and may represent PwC separately in dealings with third parties.
It is crucial that in relationships with clients decisions are passed not only by PwC’s Board, but also colleagues working in particular engagement team and knowing the needs and values of their clients.
Zlata Elksnina-Zascirinska has been with PwC Latvia since 1994, leading Tax and Legal Services department in recent years. In addition to her in-depth knowledge of the local market she has gained extensive international experience by taking part in various tax consulting engagements, including tax risk assessments, tax structuring advice on mergers and acquisitions. Zlata is a member of the Latvian Association of Certified Auditors, the Latvian Association of Tax Consultants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), as well as a Member of the Board of the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia. As Country Managing Partner, Zlata is responsible for the management of PwC Latvia focusing on the needs of the clients and the business community.
Ilandra has more than 20 years’ experience with PwC, acting as a team manager in audits of banks and companies that prepare their financial statements according to International Financial Reporting Standards and local statutory requirements. Her clients are financial institutions, subsidiaries of large multinational groups, and large local companies. Ilandra has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Latvia as well as being a Latvian certified auditor and an ACCA member. Ilandra is leading the Assurance division, as well as Deals division. Ilandra has been elected as Member of the Board of the British Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (BCCL) since 2012.
Lolita became a Latvian certified auditor in 1999. She is member of the Latvian Certified Auditors Association as well as being an ACCA member and a member of the Latvian Accounting Council. She is a director in PwC Latvia Assurance Department. Lolita has 20 years’ experience in assurance, out of which 15 have been related to managing assurance and consulting projects. Lolita acts as responsible director on PwC Latvia assurance projects. Lolita is a presenter of training courses on International Financial Reporting Standards and International Standards on Auditing organised by PwC Latvia.
Jana has been with PwC since 1997, when she joined as an audit assistant. She is now a director in charge of PwC’s audit engagements. Jana has been leading audit teams on client engagements varying in size and complexity for over 16 years. She has also been involved in various consulting engagements to provide accounting analysis according to Latvian accounting rules and International Financial Reporting Standards. Jana has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. She is a certified Latvian auditor, an ACCA member and a certified internal auditor.
Ilze has been with PwC for 16 years and now leads the Latvian tax practice. She works to improve the legislative environment in Latvia and specialises in EU legislation and the tax treatment of cross-border transactions, as well as being an experienced tax litigator. She is a member of the Latvian Association of Tax Consultants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and PwC’s global indirect taxes and financial services network.