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Burçin Gözlüklü, Ph.D.

Managing Partner, Sworn-in CPA



Burçin Gözlüklü is the founder of Centrum Sworn-In Financial Advisory and Consulting Inc. and he serves as the managing partner. He also serves as the chairman of ETL Turkey Office, which is a part of Germany based ETL Group, one of the top Tax and Audit companies in worldwide. Centrum has been listed as Best Tax Firm in Turkey for 2018 by International Tax Review, a leading International Publisher in tax world.

Before establishing the Centrum Group, Burçin has worked as a tax inspector within the Turkish Ministry of Finance Tax Inspectors Board for 10 years.

Beginning from the mid-2008, he was appointed as the Secretary General of the Turkish Accounting Standards Board (now named as Public Oversight Board), and took the leadership role of adopting the international accounting standards (IFRS/IAS) into Turkish legislation for 3 years. During this period, he participated as a member in the Asian - Oceanian Standard Setters Group (AOSSG) and as an observer member in the World Standard Setters (WSS) Group.

During his duty as Secretary General, he actively participated in the preparation of the New Turkish Commercial Code (TCC) as well as he represented our country regarding accounting and audit legislations of new TCC during the negotiation process of EU Acquis’ Company Law Chapter with EU Commission.

The European Union acquis represented our country in terms of accounting and auditing regulations of the new TCC during the negotiation of the Company Law chapter with the EU Commission.

After he left public sector in 2010, he became the Group Audit Coordinator of Koç Holding Inc., which is the biggest conglomerate and the only Top 250 Fortune's Global Listing company in Turkey. For three years before establishing Centrum, Burçin served as the Tax Management Coordinator of Koç companies responsible from the tax advisory and management of the group firms.

Burçin Gözlüklü has received his BA degree in Business Administration from the Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences. He has a Ph.D. degree in finance and accounting from Başkent University.

Between the 2011 and 2014 years, he served as the member of Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) intellectual rights sub-study group. Between 2011 and 2013 years, he represented TÜSİAD in the Commissions of Public Oversight, Accounting and Auditing Standards Authority.

He has been the executive board member of the International Financial Management Association of Turkey since 2013.

In 2020, he was elected as the executive board member of the Istanbul Economy Summit and as the independent member of the board of director of a listed company, Yeni Gimat GYO A.Ş.

He holds Sworn-in CPA and independent auditor degrees and he is fluent in English.

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Fazıl BOYRAZ, Sworn-in CPA

Partner



He started his career in 2004 as a Revenue Assistant Specialist at Turkey Revenue Administration.

Then worked as a Tax Inspector at the Turkish Ministry of Finance Tax Inspectors Board between 2005-2014 in this position. During this time he was the Group Vice President at the Ankara Big Scale Tax Payers Group Department his work was focused on tax inspection,report assesment and reconcillation.

After that between 2012-2013 when he was working at Tax Inspection Board he was responsible from the coordination between Big Scale Taxpayers Deparments and Transfer Pricing Departments in the meantime he was also reporter for the Tax Inspection Board Central Report Assesment Commission.

In January 2014 he was assigned as Head of Group in responsibility of Corporate Income Tax at the Revenue Administration.He worked in this positon 6 years and in February 2020 he resigned his public office.

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Fırat Coşkun GÜÇLÜ, Ph.D.

Partner



He started his career at Yıldız Holding Control and Auditing Group in 2004 and continued there until 2013, and he worked in the Audit Department of Bilkent Holding (Tepe Group) between 2013-2015. Between 2015 and 2017, he worked at Natura Gıda San. A.Ş. (Golf Ice Cream) as a CFO. Since 2017, he has been working as a Founding Partner in Seta Partners Consultancy and Audit Services company which he founded himself.

He also lectures on Auditing and Accounting at various universities and is currently working at Bahçeşehir University. He has many published articles and has over 15 years of experience in auditing and financial affairs.

He holds a Ph.D. in Accounting and Finance from Istanbul University and Bilkent University Executive MBA. He completed certificate programs at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and Cornell University, and participated in the Executive Program on Corporate Management of the “AOTS-EPCM Program (Japan)” supported by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Sami ŞENER

Partner



He joined Centrum Tax Team in 2019 as Partner. He is responsible for auditing, tax reporting activities and tax consultancy services for Centrum Auditing’s clients that benefit from tax certification services,

1986-2002, Arthur Andersen, Promoted to Global Partnership in 1998.

2002-2010, Ernst &Young Senior Tax Partner, Energy Sector Leader, Tax Marketing Leader, Tax M&A Leader, Southeast Europe Advisory Committee Member, Tax Certification and Tax consultancy Team Member.

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