Goran Arbutina

Professional background

  • Certified auditor - Chamber of Certified Auditors of Serbia
  • Bachelor degree in Economics, BSc (Econ) - Finance, banking and insurance, from the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Certificate in transfer pricing, Faculty of law, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Attended various training courses regarding IFRS, ISA and international tax, both as a presenter and attendee

Proven Track Record

  • 9 years of experience in financial audit and consultancy and tax consultancy, financial and tax due diligence, drafting formal opinions on financial and tax issues, financial audit of corporations and projects
  • Previous experiences include BDO Serbia as audit manager and BDO Bosnia and Herzegovina as audit partner
  • Extensive knowledge of Serbian accounting and tax system with focus on statutory financial audits and audits in accordance with the IFRS for consolidation purposes, as well as in transfer pricing issues
  • Extensive knowledge of EU and UN granting schemes, audits of projects granted by EU, UN and other international donors
  • Involved in various M&A projects
  • Extensive experience in business development and negotiations, proven achievements in acquisitions of new clients, promotion of various professional service lines
  • Financial and tax reviews and audits for companies from various industry sectors.


  • Managing financial audits assignments for statutory and consolidation purposes, as well as audits of NGO’s and public beneficiaries of grants, in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Preparing comprehensive audit reports and presenting audit opinions and factual findings to Clients
  • Managing financial and tax due diligences assignments for strategic buyers interested in acquiring Serbian companies operating in various industries
  • Audit manager and partner: managing the team of audit and tax professionals; evaluating performance of employees, reaching determined targets in both operational and financial aspects
  • Providing financial and tax consultancy for companies involved in mergers and business restructurings
  • Providing general financial advices on various aspects arising from business operations
  • Providing accounting consultancy on various aspects arising from business operations, preparing various managerial reports