David P Sofrà

National Leader, Workforce & Innovation | Chief Technology Officer, Tax & Legal

KPMG Australia

In 2014, David joined KPMG as a Partner and since then, has advised many of Australia’s largest listed national and multinational public companies across a diverse range of industries, helping them in all facets of employment-related advisory services.

David leads KPMG's National WorkForce Advisory practice which encompasses specialists across Employment Taxes, Global Mobility Services, Immigration Advisory Services and Performance & Reward, providing high value-added solutions, innovative and transformative tax solutions to corporate clients to help them grow and succeed.

As KPMG’s National Indirect Tax Services Leader, David leads a team of indirect tax professionals who combine technical knowledge with industry understanding. By using advanced analytics and cutting-edge technology solutions, David’s team helps to capture savings, optimise efficiency, obtain valuable insights and reduce risk for the business. As part of a global network, our Trade & Customs team assists clients identify cost-savings opportunities and manage trade compliance risks associated with supply chains and global trade operations.

David also leads KPMG Payroll Connect. His team of industry-leading employment tax and payroll advisory specialists work with organisations to enhance performance while minimising risk through an integrated payroll digital solution. David is a key driver of KPMG ThinkPay, a multi-disciplinary team combining specialist capability across risk, workplace relations, tax, employment law and data analytics to offer a holistic approach to support clients to navigate the complexities of their payroll environment.

As Head of KPMG's Fuel Tax Credit (FTC) group, David manages a team of specialists who combine their knowledge and expertise with market-leading GPS technology, advanced data science and automation to provide robust FTC claims and valuable insights on fleet performance and operations for broader business value.

As the National Head of KPMG’s Global Compliance Management Services, David manages a team that supports multinational companies in the management of their global tax and wider statutory compliance obligations. Through a centrally coordinated managed service they bring together a network of local expertise, technology, innovative operating models and established compliance services framework.

As KPMG’s Chief Technology Officer for Tax & Legal, his Tax Technology & Innovation team develops innovative technology solutions to transform the business, unlock strategic and commercial value and to enable even deeper insight and enhance the quality of advice to clients. He is passionate about digital transformation and finding new, more efficient ways to create value for clients through technology-enabled solutions, data driven platforms and new business models. His clients have benefited from his ability to drive valuable outcomes through strategic leadership, innovation and a growth mindset.

David actively develops industry-leading thought leadership, is a published author and contributes to a range of industry publications and business forums on a national scale. He is passionate about life experiences, communities, connections and learning, and carries a strong belief in authenticity, diversity and an engaged workforce.

  • Employment Tax Advisory
  • Global Compliance Management Services
  • Global workforce technology
  • Payroll Services
  • Payroll tax
  • Process improvements
  • Public Policy and Regulatory Change
  • Tax Process and Technology
  • Tax transformation