Nghi Huynh, CPA


My work style is very relationship based.

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Meet Nghi

Nghi has more than 16 years of experience in transfer pricing, tax planning projects, research and audit. She assists clients in managing their transfer pricing processes and works to develop and defend their transfer pricing arrangements. She is adept at designing and implementing transfer pricing structures, performing and documenting intangible property valuations, and preparing transfer pricing documentation to ensure compliance with global documentation requirements.

A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, she earned her master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Professional History


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Golden Gate University


  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker - Bloomberg BNA’s conference China: Legal, Tax and Finance Update, March 2014
  • Speaker – Council for International Tax Education “Transfer Pricing Developments in China”, March 21, 2011 and March 19, 2012
  • Speaker – San Jose State University “Introduction to Transfer Pricing”, November 2010, August 2011


Q. What is it about accounting and consulting that first drew your interest?
I had an accidental journey into accounting. I went to UC Berkeley wanting to have a career in marketing, but I made a lot of friends who studied accounting and I joined the school’s accounting fraternity. I quickly got into it and had my internship at KPMG. There I saw that accounting gave me a solid foundation of knowledge about businesses and their operations. Public accounting also afforded me exposure into various other practices, such as audit and consulting.
Q. What was it that drew you to Armanino?
I’ve been practicing transfer pricing in the Bay Area for quite some time and had come across Armanino several times during my engagements. I knew the firm had a sound reputation in the market, and a lot of my clients liked Armanino. I worked with Jon Davies (tax partner) on a mutual client and we had a great time working together. I knew that by joining Armanino, I would be able to spend more time with my clients and get to understand their business and act as their advisor, rather than just somebody checking off boxes for compliance. So I decided to explore an opportunity at Armanino, and here I am today.
Q. Make a prediction, describe your vision of the business future.
I predict that we will see a rise in companies that reconsider transferring their intellectual property back to the U.S. Between current events and the potential for tax reform, we could see a lot of IP coming back. Helping companies perform that restructuring provides opportunities, and I think it could be a very interesting environment after decades of companies moving IP offshore.
Q. Without naming names, tell us about your favorite client and why you enjoyed working with them.
My favorite clients are the ones that seek me out for advice on every financial matter going on at their business. Whether it’s a large company or a small company, it makes me feel great when a client sees me as a trusted advisor who they can turn to when they hit a fork in the road. Once you develop that level of rapport with a client, it becomes a much more fun relationship.
Q. Describe your work style.
My work style is very relationship based. I like to understand both my clients and my staff in order to learn how to best work with them. To begin an engagement, I’ll be very hands on while we create a foundation. Then I’ll let staff take on a bigger role, while still being on top of everything that’s happening. My style is tailored to individuals, based on their strengths and areas of improvement. The best managers are ones who can identify staff capabilities and provide appropriate guidance to help them grow.
Q. Who is (or was) the most influential person in your life
My father has always been supportive of what I want to do. He pushed me to achieve more and strive for better. He always taught me to shoot for the stars and never gave me the sense that I couldn’t do something. He gave me the courage to pursue my goals and instilled diligence, hard work and perseverance in me. These traits have carried me throughout my career and personal life.
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Nghi's Thought Leadership
SaaS Company Reduces International Taxes With Revised Transfer Pricing Method
Case Study
The new tax methodology solved challenges in foreign distribution entities and provided earnings predictability.

December 22, 2021
Regulatory and Industry News Alerts from Armanino
The guidance impacts taxpayers that have not been sharing stock-based compensation in their cost-sharing arrangements.

August 05, 2021
M&A Transfer Pricing Analysis for Indian Subsidiary Frees $700K in Escrow
Case Study
When M&A due diligence found a lack of transfer pricing documentation, the buyer withheld $1.25M.

April 19, 2021