Gustavo Serrano Bauza Bio
Educator, public accountant, writer, auditor, financial and tax specialist, administrator, law and international litigation consultant
Gustavo A. Serrano Bauza was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Serrano has an extraordinary professional profile and has dedicated his entire life to teaching and advising in various fields of administration, finance, taxation, accounting, and international law.
He graduated in Public Accounting from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela, in 1996. In 2002, received the honorary title of Specialist in Financial and Tax Law, mentioned summa cum laude. Studied at the University of Compostela, Spain specializing in International Taxation in 2009. Also completed various specializations, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, summa cum laude mention at Atlantis University, EE.UU, in 2012, obtained a Diploma in Oriented University Teaching for the Development of Competencies at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela, in 2014. That same year, completed the Diploma in Contracting and International Litigation, Arbitration, and North American Law at Florida International University and the Master of Business Administration at Atlantis University, EE.UU.
Gustavo Serrano attended several courses and training sessions to broaden his knowledge of tax law, some of them: XXIV Latin American Conference on Tax Law, ILADT, Isla De Margarita, Venezuela, Oct.2008; XXXIII Colombian Conference on Tax Law, ICDT, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Feb.2009; X Venezuelan Conference on Tax Law, AVDT, Speaker, Caracas, November 2011; XI Venezuelan Conference on Tax Law, AVDT, Speaker, Caracas, November 2012; XII Venezuelan Conference on Tax Law, AVDT, Caracas, November 2013; Forum on Tax Effects of SICAD and the Fair Prices Law, AVDT, Speaker, Caracas, May 2014; XIV Venezuelan Conference on Tax Law, AVDT, Caracas, November 2015; 38th Annual North America Tax Conference, Miami, January 2016; Checkpoint Learning Tax Courses, Thomson Reuters, Miami, USA, 2017, 2018 and 2019; Quickbook Online Basic and Advance Certificate 2020-2022; IRS Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) 2021-2023; IRS-Enrolled Agent Program (EA) Course 2022.
Serrano has vast experience in the accounting, tax, and audit areas. He worked at the Escritorio Jurídico Torres Plaz & Araujo as a partner of the Tax Advisory Department in the period 2001-2003. Currently, works as a Managing Partner at Serrano, Cid Asesores, Accounting and Taxes, Venezuela, a company he has directed since 2003. Also serves as Managing Partner at SC Global Advice LLC, USA, from 2014 to date.
Gustavo developed in teaching as Head of the Chair of Law in the School of Administration and Accounting of the Catholic University Andrés Bello. He was a Professor of the Chairs of: “Tax Law I and II,” at the School of Administration and Accounting of the Catholic University Andrés Bello in Caracas-Venezuela for the period 2001-2017; “Value Added Tax,” currently from the Professional Development Institute of the Schools of Public Accountants of the Capital District and the Miranda State “Ideprocop,” Caracas Venezuela, 2001-2016; “General Theory of Tribute” of the Integral Course of Tax Management of the Company UNIMET 2003; “Enterprise Tributes,” from the University Institute of Management and Technology of Caracas; “Sales Tax and Specific to Production,” from the University Institute of Management and Technology of Caracas.
He stood out as a Speaker in Tax Updates and Accounting Seminars in Venezuela. At the same time, he was dedicated to tutoring Bachelor’s Thesis in tax matters for obtaining Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees in different Venezuelan universities.
Serrano has co-authored several publications, including “Responsibility of Administrators and Commissioners before the Declaration of Accounting Principles No 10” and “Technical Publications No 14 and 19”, Torres Plaz Araujo edition, Caracas 1998; “New Organic Tax Code. Synthesis of the Reform Year 2001”, edition Torres Plaz & Araujo 2002; “Sixty (60) Years of Income Taxation in Venezuela, Venezuelan Association of Tax Law (AVDT)”, Caracas 2003.
Serrano wrote about Adjustments for Inflation in the Income Tax Law, “Proposals for a Tax Reform in Venezuela” (X Venezuelan Conference on Tax Law 2011). Was the author of several opinion articles in the Torres Plaz Araujo Tax Bulletin, in the CPC Magazine of the Colleges of Public Accountants of Miranda State and the Capital District.
The administration sciences professional is a member of the College of Public Accountants of Miranda State, Venezuela, and the Colombian Institute of Tax Law (ICDT), Colombia, of the National Tax Association, USA. His extensive career has led him to be honored with important distinctions.
Received the Order of the Public Accountant, granted by the Federation of Associations of Public Accountants of Venezuela in September 2003; Order of Merit, awarded by the College of Public Accountants of the Capital District, in September 2005; Order of Merit, awarded by the College of Public Accountants of Miranda State in September 2005; Order of Merit of the Secretariat of Studies and Research, granted by the Federation of Colleges of Public Accountants of Venezuela, May 2009.
Due to his valuable performance and professionalism, he received an appreciation for his 15 years of College and Professional Practice, granted by the College of Public Accountants of the Capital District in September 2012. A year later, he received appreciation for his 10 Years of Service, awarded by the Professional Development Institute of the Colleges of Public Accountants of the Capital District and Miranda State “Ideprocop” in December 2013.
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