Game changing acquisition for innovation in tax reporting and analytics

Published at 09:43 AM on 15 September 2016

PwC is strengthening its tax reporting practice with the acquisition of Selera Labs, a market leading data technology firm. The acquisition comes at a time when tax authorities around the world are requiring increasing amounts of data from organisations.

Selera Labs’ technology platform, Data Ignition, continuously monitors logistics and transactional data, which will boost PwC’s tax reporting capabilities, becoming a key differentiator in the market.

Data Ignition will provide end-to-end monitoring of clients’ financial transactions in multiple territories, flagging any inconsistencies, and offering real-time visualisation along the audit trail to help clients with tax compliance and reporting rules.

As part of the acquisition the founder of Selera Labs, Michael Lawler, will join PwC as a partner to lead further product development and drive data solutions.

Nine Selera Labs employees will also join PwC, bringing a depth of experience in transactional data analytics and intelligent machine learning that will help the firm deliver agile data-driven solutions.

Kevin Nicholson, head of tax at PwC, said:

“This acquisition will further strengthen our tax reporting and analytics services. Organisations are looking for efficient technology solutions to help comply with new and changing reporting requirements. The innovation that Data Ignition brings could be a game changer for tax compliance.”

Jon Andrews, executive board member and head of technology and investment at PwC, said:

“We are prioritising investments in the latest innovative technologies across our business to help our clients take full advantage of the untapped data resource they’re sitting on. With access to powerful real-time insights, organisations can put trusted data at the heart of their business and have the confidence to use this to drive strategic decisions.”

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About PwC

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

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For more information please contact Nicola Thorogood, nicola.thorogood@uk.pwc.com / 020 7804 6007

 

 


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At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

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