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Akash Ruparel,Assistant ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Akash Ruparel is an Assistant Manager with the Global Assurance and Accounting Advisory Services teams at KNAV He is based out of the Mumbai office Professional

Professional Experience

  • Akash specializes in conducting statutory audit, review and compilation engagements as per the reporting requirements of generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, Canadian generally accepted auditing standards, International financial reporting standards
  • He is also a part of the Accounting Advisory team of KNAV and is involved in Ind AS conversion and IFRS implementation of US GAAP financial statements

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma
  • Multiple organizations involved in varied service sectors based in the USA like IT staffing, software development, app developer.

Contact

Email: akash.ruparel@knavcpa.com
Akash Ruparel
Assistant Manager

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Akash Ruparel is an Assistant Manager with the Global Assurance and Accounting Advisory Services teams at KNAV He is based out of the Mumbai office Professional

Professional Experience

  • Akash specializes in conducting statutory audit, review and compilation engagements as per the reporting requirements of generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, Canadian generally accepted auditing standards, International financial reporting standards
  • He is also a part of the Accounting Advisory team of KNAV and is involved in Ind AS conversion and IFRS implementation of US GAAP financial statements

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma
  • Multiple organizations involved in varied service sectors based in the USA like IT staffing, software
    development, app developer.

Contact

Email: akash.ruparel@knavcpa.com

Akshay Kulkarni,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Akshay Kulkarni is a Manager, US Tax, at KNAV. He is based out of the Pune office.

Professional Experience

  • Is a member of KNAV’s US tax advisory and regulatory services team;
  • Is involved in preparation, review and filing of corporate federal income tax returns in the US.
  • He also advises several multinational companies and helps them in preparation and review of withholding tax returns and other informational forms;
  • Specializes in preparation and review of tax calculations as per ASC 740 - US GAAP. Also specializes in advising clients on various tax implications of corporate restructuring and conducting due diligence for corporate acquisitions;

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • CPA and member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Masters degree in Commerce from Pune University

Clientele

  • Leading Indian multinational organizations in FMCG, pharmaceutical, technology (IT, business intelligence, software services, products, and other technology companies), healthcare, media & entertainment, auto components, and service-oriented

Contact

Email: akshay.kulkarni@knavcpa.com
Akshay Kulkarni
Manager

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Akshay Kulkarni is a Manager, US Tax, at KNAV. He is based out of the Pune office.

Professional Experience

  • Is a member of KNAV’s US tax advisory and regulatory services team;
  • Is involved in preparation, review and filing of corporate federal income tax returns in the US.
  • He also advises several multinational companies and helps them in preparation and review of withholding tax returns and other informational forms;
  • Specializes in preparation and review of tax calculations as per ASC 740 - US GAAP. Also specializes in advising clients on various tax implications of corporate restructuring and conducting due diligence for corporate acquisitions;

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • CPA and member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Masters degree in Commerce from Pune University

Clientele

  • Leading Indian multinational organizations in FMCG, pharmaceutical, technology (IT, business intelligence, software services, products, and other technology companies), healthcare, media & entertainment, auto components, and service-oriented

Contact

Email: akshay.kulkarni@knavcpa.com

Aman Singh,PartnerLocation: uk
  Aman Singh is the Partner - UK Tax, at KNAV. He is based out of the London office.  

Contact

Email: aman.singh@knavcpa.com
Aman Singh
Partner

 

Aman Singh is the Partner - UK Tax, at KNAV. He is based out of the London office.

 

Contact

Email: aman.singh@knavcpa.com

Amber Mehta,Associate Partner - International Assurance and Accounting AdvisoryLocation: usa
Download Profile Amber is the Associate Partner; International Assurance and Advisory Services Practice at KNAV’s Atlanta office. He has an extensive audit experience spanning over 15 years. He has been the lead manager on US GAAP, PCAOB, IFRS, Indian GAAP engagements

Professional Experience:

  • Successfully led audits under PCAOB standards that received a clean report from the PCAOB.
  • Leads firm’s initiatives in employee benefit audits
  • Assistance in implementing the new revenue recognition and new lease standards as per US GAAP, Ind AS and IFRS.
  • Established quality control department for the firm ensuring the operating effectiveness of the firm’s quality control policies and procedures for accounting and auditing practice at all KNAV offices as per AICPA, PCAOB and other regulatory accounting bodies.

Education

  • Certified Public Accountant, Licensed in New York, New Jersey and Georgia
  • Chartered professional accountant and Member of CPA Ontario
  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Leading Multinationals across manufacturing and service-sectors including Consumer Products, Financial services, Industrial Products, Information Technology, Pharma and Employee Benefit Plans.

Others

  • Board member and Treasurer of Georgia Indo American Chamber of Commerce (“GIACC”) an organization that promotes and develops trade/ commerce between USA and India, including specifically in the State of Georgia.

Contact

Email: amber.mehta@knavcpa.com
Amber Mehta
Associate Partner - International Assurance and Accounting Advisory

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Amber is the Associate Partner; International Assurance and Advisory Services Practice at KNAV’s Atlanta office. He has an extensive audit experience spanning over 15 years. He has been the lead manager on US GAAP, PCAOB, IFRS, Indian GAAP engagements

Professional Experience:

  • Successfully led audits under PCAOB standards that received a clean report from the PCAOB.
  • Leads firm’s initiatives in employee benefit audits
  • Assistance in implementing the new revenue recognition and new lease standards as per US GAAP, Ind AS and IFRS.
  • Established quality control department for the firm ensuring the operating effectiveness of the firm’s quality control policies and procedures for accounting and auditing practice at all KNAV offices as per AICPA, PCAOB and other regulatory accounting bodies.

Education

  • Certified Public Accountant, Licensed in New York, New Jersey and Georgia
  • Chartered professional accountant and Member of CPA Ontario
  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Leading Multinationals across manufacturing and service-sectors including Consumer Products, Financial services, Industrial Products, Information Technology, Pharma and Employee Benefit Plans.

Others

  • Board member and Treasurer of Georgia Indo American Chamber of Commerce (“GIACC”) an organization that promotes and develops trade/ commerce between USA and India, including specifically in the State of Georgia.

Contact

Email: amber.mehta@knavcpa.com

Amitabh Khemka,Partner - Indirect TaxLocation: india
Download Profile Amitabh Khemka is Lead Partner, India Indirect Tax at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office. Amitabh has over 20 years of experience in the area of indirect tax with KPMG India, Vodafone India, BMR Advisors, and Sthir Advisors.

Professional Experience

  • Among Amitabh’s core areas of expertise are tax-cost optimization, tax efficiency opportunities, transaction structuring and supply-chain mapping, risk mitigation, ‘standardization, automatic & implementation’ of tax processes, advocacy and litigation.
  • He has assisted businesses implement GST with respect to tax, technology, trainings, and tools.
  • He has led industry representations on indirect taxes (including GST) on behalf of industry forums before the Indian Government.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Cost Accountant
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • His industry exposure is diverse including advertising, banking and financial services, information technology, logistics and infrastructure, manufacturing, media and entertainment, pharmaceutical, power and renewable energy, retail and telecommunication..

Others

  • He is a member of the National Taxation Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry, Indirect Taxation Committee of Assocham and Indirect Taxation Committee of IMC Chamber of Commerce.

Contact

Email: amitabh.khemka@knavcpa.com
Amitabh Khemka
Partner - Indirect Tax

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Amitabh Khemka is Lead Partner, India Indirect Tax at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office. Amitabh has over 20 years of experience in the area of indirect tax with KPMG India, Vodafone India, BMR Advisors, and Sthir Advisors.

Professional Experience

  • Among Amitabh’s core areas of expertise are tax-cost optimization, tax efficiency opportunities, transaction structuring and supply-chain mapping, risk mitigation, ‘standardization, automatic & implementation’ of tax processes, advocacy and litigation.
  • He has assisted businesses implement GST with respect to tax, technology, trainings, and tools.
  • He has led industry representations on indirect taxes (including GST) on behalf of industry forums before the Indian Government.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Cost Accountant
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • His industry exposure is diverse including advertising, banking and financial services, information technology, logistics and infrastructure, manufacturing, media and entertainment, pharmaceutical, power and renewable energy, retail and telecommunication..

Others

  • He is a member of the National Taxation Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry, Indirect Taxation Committee of Assocham and Indirect Taxation Committee of IMC Chamber of Commerce.

Contact

Email: amitabh.khemka@knavcpa.com

Anand Shah,Associate Director - Financial Reporting and Valuation ServicesLocation: india
Download Profile Anand Shah is a Director, Valuation Services at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.  Anand has over 7 years of experience in valuation and financial reporting services.

Professional Experience

  • Performing valuation analyses for Global and Indian multinational companies for financial reporting purposes under USGAAP/ IndAS/ IFRS.
  • Conducting valuations of business and intangible assets for regulatory requirements of FEMA/ RBI, Income Tax, IRS, CRA and HMRC.
  • Valuation of preference shares and other equity instruments for reporting and regulatory proposes.
  • Providing assistance for preparation of business plans to various startup entities and assisting in performing valuations for fund raising purposes.
  • Drafting of valuation reports compliant with internationally accepted reporting standards.
  • Before KNAV, Anand was a part of a start incubator, providing mentorship to start up companies and assisting them to set up operations and fund raising

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • CFA Level III candidate
  • Registered Valuer, per Companies Act, 2013
  • Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Leading Multinationals across information technology, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and service-sectors including Consumer Products, Financial services, Industrial Products and Indian Corporates.

Contact

Email: anand.shah@knavcpa.com
Anand Shah
Associate Director - Financial Reporting and Valuation Services

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Anand Shah is a Director, Valuation Services at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.  Anand has over 7 years of experience in valuation and financial reporting services.

Professional Experience

  • Performing valuation analyses for Global and Indian multinational companies for financial reporting purposes under USGAAP/ IndAS/ IFRS.
  • Conducting valuations of business and intangible assets for regulatory requirements of FEMA/ RBI, Income Tax, IRS, CRA and HMRC.
  • Valuation of preference shares and other equity instruments for reporting and regulatory proposes.
  • Providing assistance for preparation of business plans to various startup entities and assisting in performing valuations for fund raising purposes.
  • Drafting of valuation reports compliant with internationally accepted reporting standards.
  • Before KNAV, Anand was a part of a start incubator, providing mentorship to start up companies and assisting them to set up operations and fund raising

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • CFA Level III candidate
  • Registered Valuer, per Companies Act, 2013
  • Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Leading Multinationals across information technology, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and service-sectors including Consumer Products, Financial services, Industrial Products and Indian Corporates.

Contact

Email: anand.shah@knavcpa.com

Aniket Gaikwad,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Aniket Gaikwad is the Manager, US Assurance, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Aniket has worked on various statutory audit, review, agreed-upon procedures and compilation engagements as per the reporting requirements of generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, Canadian generally accepted auditing standards, International financial reporting standards and Indian accounting standards.
  • His expertise ranges from Information technology, Trading industry, Financial services to the Pharma industry. This enables him to conduct his audit procedures for these industries at its best.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Financial services, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma

Contact

Email: aniket.gaikwad@knavcpa.com
Aniket Gaikwad
Manager

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Aniket Gaikwad is the Manager, US Assurance, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Aniket has worked on various statutory audit, review, agreed-upon procedures and compilation engagements as per the reporting requirements of generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America, Canadian generally accepted auditing standards, International financial reporting standards and Indian accounting standards.
  • His expertise ranges from Information technology, Trading industry, Financial services to the Pharma industry. This enables him to conduct his audit procedures for these industries at its best.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Financial services, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma

Contact

Email: aniket.gaikwad@knavcpa.com

Arpit Padhiar,Senior ManagerLocation: usa
Download Profile Arpit is a Senior Manager within the International Assurance and Advisory Services Practice at KNAV . He is based out of the Atlanta office in the US.

Professional Experience

  • Arpit has over 9 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to clients
  • Arpit has extensive experience in leading and conducting US GAAP, IFRS, Canadian and Indian GAAP assurance engagements including audits, reviews and compilations His experience includes preparation and consolidation of financial statements as per US GAAP, Ind AS, IFRS and Canadian GAAP
  • His expertise primarily includes international assurance and advisory services to clientele in the United States of America and Canada
  • He has also led GAAP implementation assignments that includes planning, identifying GAAP differences between US GAAP, Ind AS and IFRS and quantifying GAAP differences
  • He has assisted companies in implementing the new revenue recognition and new lease standards as per US GAAP, Ind AS and IFRS

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Completed all the examinations of Certified Public Accountant in the US (US Diploma in IFRS issued by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Fintech, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma Solutions industry sectors

Contact

Email: arpit.padhiar@knavcpa.com
Arpit Padhiar
Senior Manager

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Arpit is a Senior Manager within the International Assurance and Advisory Services Practice at KNAV . He is based out of the Atlanta office in the US.

Professional Experience

  • Arpit has over 9 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to clients
  • Arpit has extensive experience in leading and conducting US GAAP, IFRS, Canadian and Indian GAAP assurance engagements including audits, reviews and compilations His experience includes preparation and consolidation of financial statements as per US GAAP, Ind AS, IFRS and
    Canadian GAAP
  • His expertise primarily includes international assurance and advisory services to clientele in the United States of America and Canada
  • He has also led GAAP implementation assignments that includes planning, identifying GAAP differences between US GAAP, Ind AS and IFRS and quantifying GAAP differences
  • He has assisted companies in implementing the new revenue recognition and new lease standards as per US GAAP, Ind AS and IFRS

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Completed all the examinations of Certified Public Accountant in the US (US Diploma in IFRS issued by
    the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Fintech, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma Solutions industry sectors

Contact

Email: arpit.padhiar@knavcpa.com

Ashraf Reshamvala,PartnerLocation: netherlands
Download Profile Ashraf Reshamvala is our Country Manager at KNAV Netherlands. He looks after the International assurance and accounting advisory practice in the Netherlands and is based out of the Dutch office.

Professional Experience

  •  Attest services for private and public multi-national clients across manufacturing, pharmaceutical, hospitality, retail, media & entertainment, technology, education & training, and service industries
  • Accounting advisory services for clients reporting under US GAAP, Ind AS, IFRS, and Dutch GAAP
  • Advising and assisting clients with Ind AS implementation
  • Due diligence for business takeovers
  • SOX audit for listed companies

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards from ACCA
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Leading Indian and Dutch corporates across manufacturing and service sectors including Consumer Products, Hospitality, Information Technology, Pharma, and Indian and Dutch Corporates.

Contact

Email: ashraf.reshamvala@knavcpa.com
Ashraf Reshamvala
Partner

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Ashraf Reshamvala is our Country Manager at KNAV Netherlands. He looks after the International assurance and accounting advisory practice in the Netherlands and is based out of the Dutch office.

Professional Experience

  •  Attest services for private and public multi-national clients across manufacturing, pharmaceutical, hospitality, retail, media & entertainment, technology, education & training, and service industries
  • Accounting advisory services for clients reporting under US GAAP, Ind AS, IFRS, and Dutch GAAP
  • Advising and assisting clients with Ind AS implementation
  • Due diligence for business takeovers
  • SOX audit for listed companies

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards from ACCA
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Leading Indian and Dutch corporates across manufacturing and service sectors including Consumer Products, Hospitality, Information Technology, Pharma, and Indian and Dutch Corporates.

Contact

Email: ashraf.reshamvala@knavcpa.com

Atul Deshmukh,Partner - International Assurance & Accounting AdvisoryLocation: usa
Download Profile Atul heads the International Assurance and Advisory Services Practice of the  KNAV Group. As the lead Partner at KNAV's Atlanta office, USA, Atul leverages his  extensive business experience to advise multinational clients in a rapidly  changing business environment with his workable but creative ideas and intrepid  accounting skills

Professional Experience

Atul has extensive experience in large number of areas of international accounting  auditing with specialisation in the IT, healthcare, pharmaceutical, automobile and  manufacturing industries. He has assisted both private and publicly-held companies' in  preparation and audit of financial statements prepared in accordance with US GAAP  and IFRS. Atul advises multinational companies on international accounting, with a  special focus on fair value measurements, accounting for income taxes and accounting  for business combinations. He has been an Engagement Partner for a SEC Registrant  Company, US GAAP/ US GAAS engagements, IFRS/IAS engagements, and Indian  GAAP/GAAS engagements. He has been instrumental in assisting clients with SEC  reporting and filing requirements, GAAP compliance and providing restructuring  solutions especially at the time of mergers and acquisitions.

Education

  • Indian Chartered Accountant with a fellowship from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and did his training with a leading Indian accounting, tax and  business advisory firm.
  • US Certified Public Accountant from the Georgia State Board of Accountancy and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Irish Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland.
  • Canadian Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.
  • Accredited in Business Valuation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Clientele

  • Leading Indian Multi-national organizations, Pharmaceutical, Technology, healthcare, auto components, manufacturing and distribution Information Technology, consumer products,  industrial products, and service oriented industrie
  • Owner-managed, entrepreneurial, businesses, including small and medium enterprises

Others

  • In his early days, Atul was a lecturer at Mumbai University's Master of Management Studies course, where he taught the financial reporting course
  • Atul is a member of AICPA's Cross Border Mergers & Acquisition Task Force
  • Speaker at conferences and seminars conducted by Indo American Chamber of Commerce and NASSCOM
  • Conducting training programs and speaking at national and international seminars / conferences on Doing Business in US, US GAAP, IFRS etc. Till date spoken extensively at nearly 20 in  house training programs and 80 workshops/seminars.

Contact

Email: atul.deshmukh@knavcpa.com
Atul Deshmukh
Partner - International Assurance & Accounting Advisory

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Atul heads the International Assurance and Advisory Services Practice of the  KNAV Group. As the lead Partner at KNAV's Atlanta office, USA, Atul leverages his  extensive business experience to advise multinational clients in a rapidly  changing business environment with his workable but creative ideas and intrepid  accounting skills

Professional Experience

Atul has extensive experience in large number of areas of international accounting  auditing with specialisation in the IT, healthcare, pharmaceutical, automobile and  manufacturing industries. He has assisted both private and publicly-held companies' in  preparation and audit of financial statements prepared in accordance with US GAAP  and IFRS. Atul advises multinational companies on international accounting, with a  special focus on fair value measurements, accounting for income taxes and accounting  for business combinations. He has been an Engagement Partner for a SEC Registrant  Company, US GAAP/ US GAAS engagements, IFRS/IAS engagements, and Indian  GAAP/GAAS engagements. He has been instrumental in assisting clients with SEC  reporting and filing requirements, GAAP compliance and providing restructuring  solutions especially at the time of mergers and acquisitions.

Education

  • Indian Chartered Accountant with a fellowship from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and did his training with a leading Indian accounting, tax and  business advisory firm.
  • US Certified Public Accountant from the Georgia State Board of Accountancy and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Irish Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland.
  • Canadian Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.
  • Accredited in Business Valuation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Clientele

  • Leading Indian Multi-national organizations, Pharmaceutical, Technology, healthcare, auto components, manufacturing and distribution Information Technology, consumer products,  industrial products, and service oriented industrie
  • Owner-managed, entrepreneurial, businesses, including small and medium enterprises

Others

  • In his early days, Atul was a lecturer at Mumbai University's Master of Management Studies course, where he taught the financial reporting course
  • Atul is a member of AICPA's Cross Border Mergers & Acquisition Task Force
  • Speaker at conferences and seminars conducted by Indo American Chamber of Commerce and NASSCOM
  • Conducting training programs and speaking at national and international seminars / conferences on Doing Business in US, US GAAP, IFRS etc. Till date spoken extensively at nearly 20 in  house training programs and 80 workshops/seminars.

Contact

Email: atul.deshmukh@knavcpa.com

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Bijal Trivedi,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Bijal Trivedi is the Manager, Valuation Services, at KNAV. She is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Bijal is proficient in a range of valuation services including mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, tax planning, corporate recapitalizations, complex security as well valuing various types of intellectual property and other intangible assets for various purposes
  • She has been associated with KNAV since 2014 whereby she played a key role in the valuation engagements including valuation of shares, business and intangibles, drafting valuation reports etc

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across a wide variety of industries

Others

  • She has contributed several articles to the KNAV thought leadership.
  • She has played an active role in driving the Rightshoring and other business initiatives by KNAV.

Contact

Email: bijal.trivedi@knavcpa.com
Bijal Trivedi
Manager

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Bijal Trivedi is the Manager, Valuation Services, at KNAV. She is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Bijal is proficient in a range of valuation services including mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, tax planning, corporate recapitalizations, complex security as well valuing various types of intellectual property and other intangible assets for various purposes
  • She has been associated with KNAV since 2014 whereby she played a key role in the valuation engagements including valuation of shares, business and intangibles, drafting valuation reports etc

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across a wide variety of industries

Others

  • She has contributed several articles to the KNAV thought leadership.
  • She has played an active role in driving the Rightshoring and other business initiatives by KNAV.

Contact

Email: bijal.trivedi@knavcpa.com

Boon Kiat Wong,PartnerLocation: singapore
Download Profile Boon Kiat is a partner of the Audit and Assurance Practice at KNAV Singapore. He is based out of the Singapore office. 

Professional Experience

  • Boon Kiat has extensive experience in Audit and Assurance work, having spent 14 years in a big four firm Deloitte & Touche LLP in Singapore and Australia. He has also spent 1 year under a secondment program with ACRA, Singapore Company Registry and Regulator.
  • Took part in engagements for the Initial Public Offerings in Singapore
  • Lead the audit engagements for reverse takeover of a listed company in Singapore.
  • Conducting multi-national audit engagements in Singapore, China, Qatar, USA, UK, Malaysia, etc.
  • Conduct trainings for multi-national organisations.
  • Advise clients on structuring for cross border opportunities and fund-raising events.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Practicing Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Bachelor in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

Clientele

  • Leading engagements in Initial Public Offerings and Reverse Takeover engagements in Singapore
  • Leading audit engagements for major property developers, investment funds, manufacturing entities in Singapore.

Contact

Email: boon.kiat@knavcpa.com
Boon Kiat Wong
Partner

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Boon Kiat is a partner of the Audit and Assurance Practice at KNAV Singapore. He is based out of the Singapore office. 

Professional Experience

  • Boon Kiat has extensive experience in Audit and Assurance work, having spent 14 years in a big four firm Deloitte & Touche LLP in Singapore and Australia. He has also spent 1 year under a secondment program with ACRA, Singapore Company Registry and Regulator.
  • Took part in engagements for the Initial Public Offerings in Singapore
  • Lead the audit engagements for reverse takeover of a listed company in Singapore.
  • Conducting multi-national audit engagements in Singapore, China, Qatar, USA, UK, Malaysia, etc.
  • Conduct trainings for multi-national organisations.
  • Advise clients on structuring for cross border opportunities and fund-raising events.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Practicing Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Bachelor in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

Clientele

  • Leading engagements in Initial Public Offerings and Reverse Takeover engagements in Singapore
  • Leading audit engagements for major property developers, investment funds, manufacturing entities in Singapore.

Contact

Email: boon.kiat@knavcpa.com

Carlos Apapoe,PartnerLocation: netherlands
 

Contact

Email: carlos.apapoe@knavcpa.com
Carlos Apapoe
Partner

 

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Email: carlos.apapoe@knavcpa.com

Dharmin Chokshi,Assistant ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Dharmin Chokshi is an Assistant Manager, International Assurance and Advisory, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Dharmin has experience in conducting audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards in Singapore, India, and the United States of America.
  • He has experience in the conversion of financial statements to different reporting framework such as conversion from
     -I-GAAP to Ind AS      -US GAAP to Ind AS      -I-GAAP to IFRS
  • He has been involved in advisory for various accounting services ranging from preparation of financial statements and consolidation of financial statements as per applicable reporting framework, implementation of new accounting standards, accounting for business combinations, share-based payments and revenue recognition as per Ind AS, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (SFRS).

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Financial Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Trading, and Pharma.

Contact

Email: dharmin.chokshi@knavcpa.com
Dharmin Chokshi
Assistant Manager

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Dharmin Chokshi is an Assistant Manager, International Assurance and Advisory, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Dharmin has experience in conducting audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards in Singapore, India, and the United States of America.
  • He has experience in the conversion of financial statements to different reporting framework such as conversion from

     -I-GAAP to Ind AS

     -US GAAP to Ind AS

     -I-GAAP to IFRS

  • He has been involved in advisory for various accounting services ranging from preparation of financial statements and consolidation of financial statements as per applicable reporting framework, implementation of new accounting standards, accounting for business combinations, share-based payments and revenue recognition as per Ind AS, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (SFRS).

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Financial Services, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Trading, and Pharma.

Contact

Email: dharmin.chokshi@knavcpa.com

Faisal Lakhani,Senior ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Faisal is a Senior Manager within the Financial Reporting and Valuation Services Practice sharing time between KNAV’s Atlanta and Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • His expertise includes conducting valuations of businesses, intangible assets, employee stock options, and various other instruments, including profit interest securities and debt instruments.
  • Faisal has extensive experience in providing clients with fair value opinions and related assistance pertaining to goodwill and other intangible assets, stock based compensation, and illiquid financial assets for compliance with IFRS/ IndAS /US GAAP.
  • In addition to his work with clients on financial statement reporting issues, Faisal performs valuations used for tax compliance, including tax restructuring, merger and acquisitions, and other purposes in a wide range of industries.

Education

  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Cleared all levels of CFA® examination conducted by CFA Institute (USA)
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals corporates across Financial services, Fintech, ITES, Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma

Contact

Email: Faisal.lakhani@knavcpa.com
Faisal Lakhani
Senior Manager

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Faisal is a Senior Manager within the Financial Reporting and Valuation Services Practice sharing time between KNAV’s Atlanta and Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • His expertise includes conducting valuations of businesses, intangible assets, employee stock options, and various other instruments, including profit interest securities and debt instruments.
  • Faisal has extensive experience in providing clients with fair value opinions and related assistance pertaining to goodwill and other intangible assets, stock based compensation, and illiquid financial assets for compliance with IFRS/ IndAS /US GAAP.
  • In addition to his work with clients on financial statement reporting issues, Faisal performs valuations used for tax compliance, including tax restructuring, merger and acquisitions, and other purposes in a wide range of industries.

Education

  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Cleared all levels of CFA® examination conducted by CFA Institute (USA)
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals corporates across Financial services, Fintech, ITES, Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma

Contact

Email: Faisal.lakhani@knavcpa.com

Gerard Gooijer, de,PartnerLocation: netherlands
 

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Harshad Parekh,PartnerLocation: canada
 

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Email: harshad.parekh@knavcpa.com
Harshad Parekh
Partner

 

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Email: harshad.parekh@knavcpa.com

Hemlata Jhawar,Associate Partner – India AuditLocation: india
Download Profile Hemlata Jhawar is the Practice Director - International Assurance & Accounting Advisory She is a commerce graduate, a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), LLB, DISA and CIS (UK). Have prior experience of working with PWC and EY‘s Assurance practice, Mumbai for over 12 years. Hemlata has over 15 years of professional experience and practical experience of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Regulatory inspections and reporting. She is focused on providing Regulatory and financial reporting insight and analysis to a wide variety of clients as well as advising on the impact of GAAP convergence and ongoing financial reporting requirements.

Professional Experience

  • Providing auditing and advisory services to clients spanning across Mutual Funds, Nonbanking Finance Companies, Housing Finance Companies, Exchanges, Merchant Bankers, Stock Brokers, Insurance Brokers, Venture Capital Funds and manufacturing and service sectors
  • GAAP convergence projects (IFRS/US GAAP);
  • Conducting thorough due diligence;
  • Contributing to technical accounting publications.
  • Auditing financial statements prepared under Indian General Accepted Accounting Principles (IGAAP), Company’s Act, RBI regulations, SEBI regulations, IRDA regulations, NHB Regulations, and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Hemlata had lead audits of India’s largest credit rating agency, India’s oldest Exchange, large housing finance and mutual fund clients along with medium small businesses in a variety of industries
  • She has led IFRS diagnostic projects for a large NBFC in India
  • Delivered a sessions in National Housing Bank’s programme –‘Regulatory Framework for Housing Finance Companies’ for two consecutive years

Skills and experience

  • 15+ years of audit experience
  • GAAP convergence, Carve-outs
  • IFRS 15 and IFRS 9
  • Capital markets and Due diligence experience
  • Auditing in a range of industries
  • Tutoring/trainings

Contact

Email: hemlata.jhawar@knavcpa.com
Hemlata Jhawar
Associate Partner – India Audit

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Hemlata Jhawar is the Practice Director - International Assurance & Accounting Advisory

She is a commerce graduate, a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), LLB, DISA and CIS (UK).

Have prior experience of working with PWC and EY‘s Assurance practice, Mumbai for over 12 years.

Hemlata has over 15 years of professional experience and practical experience of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Regulatory inspections and reporting. She is focused on providing Regulatory and financial reporting insight and analysis to a wide variety of clients as well as advising on the impact of GAAP convergence and ongoing financial reporting requirements.

Professional Experience

  • Providing auditing and advisory services to clients spanning across Mutual Funds, Nonbanking Finance Companies, Housing Finance Companies, Exchanges, Merchant Bankers, Stock Brokers, Insurance Brokers, Venture Capital Funds and manufacturing and service sectors
  • GAAP convergence projects (IFRS/US GAAP);
  • Conducting thorough due diligence;
  • Contributing to technical accounting publications.
  • Auditing financial statements prepared under Indian General Accepted Accounting Principles (IGAAP), Company’s Act, RBI regulations, SEBI regulations, IRDA regulations, NHB Regulations, and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Hemlata had lead audits of India’s largest credit rating agency, India’s oldest Exchange, large housing finance and mutual fund clients along with medium small businesses in a variety of industries
  • She has led IFRS diagnostic projects for a large NBFC in India
  • Delivered a sessions in National Housing Bank’s programme –‘Regulatory Framework for Housing Finance Companies’ for two consecutive years

Skills and experience

  • 15+ years of audit experience
  • GAAP convergence, Carve-outs
  • IFRS 15 and IFRS 9
  • Capital markets and Due diligence experience
  • Auditing in a range of industries
  • Tutoring/trainings

Contact

Email: hemlata.jhawar@knavcpa.com

Jainam Shah,Assistant ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Jainam Shah is an Assistant Manager, Global Assurance, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Jainam specializes in India and US assurance clients. He has experience working for some big companies which have a global presence.
  • His expertise ranges from handling complex GAAP transactions and executing complex areas of the financial statements.
  • He has also advised the companies in handling complex accounting transactions including consolidation of multiple entities.
  • He has also been involved in designing and implementation of internal controls and performing risk assessments for planning and developing audit strategies in response to the client’s business and financial risks.
  • He has also been a part of the transaction advisory team.
  • He has also been involved in the conversion and preparation of the financial statements in IND AS formats.
   

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across IT services, manufacturing concerns, logistic companies, and Bank audits.

Contact

Email: jainam.shah@knavcpa.com
Jainam Shah
Assistant Manager

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Jainam Shah is an Assistant Manager, Global Assurance, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Jainam specializes in India and US assurance clients. He has experience working for some big companies which have a global presence.
  • His expertise ranges from handling complex GAAP transactions and executing complex areas of the financial statements.
  • He has also advised the companies in handling complex accounting transactions including consolidation of multiple entities.
  • He has also been involved in designing and implementation of internal controls and performing risk assessments for planning and developing audit strategies in response to the client’s business and financial risks.
  • He has also been a part of the transaction advisory team.
  • He has also been involved in the conversion and preparation of the financial statements in IND AS formats.

 

 

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across IT services, manufacturing concerns, logistic companies, and Bank audits.

Contact

Email: jainam.shah@knavcpa.com

Jeremy Tan,DirectorLocation: singapore
Download Profile Jeremy Tan is a Director of the Advisory and Compliance practice at KNAV Singapore and based out of the Singapore office. Jeremy Tan has more than seven years of experience in professional firms with extensive experience in the areas of company secretarial, accounting, income tax and GST matters for private corporations in Singapore and practical experience in audit and assurance work for both public and private corporations. He had spent three years with Deloitte Singapore, and with Deloitte Thailand through the Deloitte secondment program and had also gain two years of corporate finance advisory experience with Provenance Capital, one of the leading Financial Advisers and Independent Financial Advisers in the corporate finance industry in Singapore.

Professional Experience

  • Lead accounting, income tax and GST and corporate compliance engagements for Singapore companies
  • Took part in audit engagements for multi national organisations
  • Took part in financial advisory engagements for a range of corporate actions on reverse takeovers, general takeover offers, privatisation, delisting, interested person transactions, whitewash waivers, schemes of arrangements and special deals for Singapore listed companies
  • Took part in the independent financial advisory engagement in relation to the restructuring of Noble Group Limited pursuant to the notice of compliance issued by SGX ST (one of the biggest most complex restructuring ever undertaken in Asia)

Education

  • Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Chartered Professional Accountant, ASEAN
  • Bachelor in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

Contact

Email: jeremy.tan@knavcpa.com
Jeremy Tan
Director

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Jeremy Tan is a Director of the Advisory and Compliance practice at KNAV Singapore and based out of the Singapore office. Jeremy Tan has more than seven years of experience in professional firms with extensive experience in the areas of company secretarial, accounting, income tax and GST matters for private corporations in Singapore and practical experience in audit and assurance work for both public and private corporations. He had spent three years with Deloitte Singapore, and with Deloitte Thailand through the Deloitte secondment program and had also gain two years of corporate finance advisory experience with Provenance Capital, one of the leading Financial Advisers and Independent Financial
Advisers in the corporate finance industry in Singapore.

Professional Experience

  • Lead accounting, income tax and GST and corporate compliance engagements for Singapore companies
  • Took part in audit engagements for multi national organisations
  • Took part in financial advisory engagements for a range of corporate actions on reverse takeovers, general takeover offers, privatisation, delisting, interested person transactions, whitewash waivers, schemes of arrangements and special deals for Singapore listed companies
  • Took part in the independent financial advisory engagement in relation to the restructuring of Noble Group Limited pursuant to the notice of compliance issued by SGX ST (one of the biggest most complex
    restructuring ever undertaken in Asia)

Education

  • Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Chartered Professional Accountant, ASEAN
  • Bachelor in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

Contact

Email: jeremy.tan@knavcpa.com

Kartik Mehta,Associate DirectorLocation: india
Download Profile Kartik Mehta is the Associate Director, India Tax, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Kartik specializes in tax advisory ranging from domestic tax, transfer pricing, and international tax. He has extensive experience in representation and litigation.
  • He has extensive experience in representation and litigation. He has worked alongside several of India’s best Senior Counsels and senior tax experts.
  • His expertise ranges from domestic direct tax laws, international taxation, to Indian foreign exchange regulations. This enables him to provide holistic solutions to businesses.
  • He has advised businesses on various direct taxation aspects, aided in developing tax-efficient and compliant business structures, inbound and outbound investments from a taxation and regulatory standpoint, cross-border taxation, tax due diligence, and transfer pricing study report creation.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Financial services, Fintech, ITES, Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma

Others

  • He has contributed several articles on various complex direct tax law issues in leading tax journals.
  • He has played an active role in various committees and has been part of teams that have made several representations to statutory authorities and regulators.

Contact

Email: kartik.mehta@knavcpa.com
Kartik Mehta
Associate Director

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Kartik Mehta is the Associate Director, India Tax, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Kartik specializes in tax advisory ranging from domestic tax, transfer pricing, and international tax. He has extensive experience in representation and litigation.
  • He has extensive experience in representation and litigation. He has worked alongside several of India’s best Senior Counsels and senior tax experts.
  • His expertise ranges from domestic direct tax laws, international taxation, to Indian foreign exchange regulations. This enables him to provide holistic solutions to businesses.
  • He has advised businesses on various direct taxation aspects, aided in developing tax-efficient and compliant business structures, inbound and outbound investments from a taxation and regulatory standpoint, cross-border taxation, tax due diligence, and transfer pricing study report creation.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Financial services, Fintech, ITES, Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma

Others

  • He has contributed several articles on various complex direct tax law issues in leading tax journals.
  • He has played an active role in various committees and has been part of teams that have made several representations to statutory authorities and regulators.

Contact

Email: kartik.mehta@knavcpa.com

Kavit Sanghvi,Senior ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Kavit Sanghvi is the Senior Manager, US Tax, at KNAV. He is primarily based out of the Mumbai office but also shares sometime of the year with KNAV’s Atlanta office.

Professional Experience

  • Kavit is involved in Corporate federal tax compliances (Tax returns and other withholding and informational tax returns) of the US entities.
  • Kavit specializes in tax provision workings for multinational groups in accordance with US GAAP, IFRS, and IndAS.
  • Kavit specializes in advising corporate groups in achieving tax-efficient corporate level restructuring.
  • Kavit has extensive experience in transaction advisory including due diligence for corporate acquisitions;
Others
  • Kavit has contributed various lectures on domestic and international tax aspects of the US tax law
   

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Leading Indian multinational organizations in FMCG, pharmaceutical, technology (IT, business intelligence, software services, products, and other technology companies), healthcare, media & entertainment, auto components, and service-oriented industries as well as owner-managed, entrepreneurial businesses including small and medium enterprises.

Contact

Email: kavit.sanghvi@knavcpa.com
Kavit Sanghvi
Senior Manager

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Kavit Sanghvi is the Senior Manager, US Tax, at KNAV. He is primarily based out of the Mumbai office but also shares sometime of the year with KNAV’s Atlanta office.

Professional Experience

  • Kavit is involved in Corporate federal tax compliances (Tax returns and other withholding and informational tax returns) of the US entities.
  • Kavit specializes in tax provision workings for multinational groups in accordance with US GAAP, IFRS, and IndAS.
  • Kavit specializes in advising corporate groups in achieving tax-efficient corporate level restructuring.
  • Kavit has extensive experience in transaction advisory including due diligence for corporate acquisitions;

Others

  • Kavit has contributed various lectures on domestic and international tax aspects of the US tax law

 

 

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Leading Indian multinational organizations in FMCG, pharmaceutical, technology (IT, business intelligence, software services, products, and other technology companies), healthcare, media & entertainment, auto components, and service-oriented industries as well as owner-managed, entrepreneurial businesses including small and medium enterprises.

Contact

Email: kavit.sanghvi@knavcpa.com

Keshaba Palo,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Keshaba Palo is the Manager, India Tax, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Keshaba looks after essential annual Income tax filing, conducting Tax Audit & report filing, conducting tax due diligence, and TDS compliances for Corporate clients at KNAV.
  • He has appeared before the Tax authorities for various scrutiny assessment, CIT(A), obtaining lower withholding certificates, income tax refund application, TDS rectification matters, compounding of offense matters in the TDS default cases, etc.
  • His experience has helped him to foresee the issues which would come up during representation before the Tax authorities and his proactive approach has helped the team to deal successfully with them for a positive outcome in the matters before the Tax authorities and appellate forums.
  • He plays a vital role in the KNAV audit team in finalizing current tax and deferred tax working required for statutory audit purposes.
Others
  • His articles on the recent budget proposal of 2020 have been published in know tax portal.
   

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • across Financial services, Multinationals and Indian corporates Fintech, ITES, Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma

Contact

Email: keshav.pal@knavcpa.com
Keshaba Palo
Manager

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Keshaba Palo is the Manager, India Tax, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Keshaba looks after essential annual Income tax filing, conducting Tax Audit & report filing, conducting tax due diligence, and TDS compliances for Corporate clients at KNAV.
  • He has appeared before the Tax authorities for various scrutiny assessment, CIT(A), obtaining lower withholding certificates, income tax refund application, TDS rectification matters, compounding of offense matters in the TDS default cases, etc.
  • His experience has helped him to foresee the issues which would come up during representation before the Tax authorities and his proactive approach has helped the team to deal successfully with them for a positive outcome in the matters before the Tax authorities and appellate forums.
  • He plays a vital role in the KNAV audit team in finalizing current tax and deferred tax working required for statutory audit purposes.

Others

  • His articles on the recent budget proposal of 2020 have been published in know tax portal.

 

 

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • across Financial services, Multinationals and Indian corporates Fintech, ITES, Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma

Contact

Email: keshav.pal@knavcpa.com

Khozema Anajwalla,Partner - Global Risk AdvisoryLocation: canada
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Professional Experience

With over 29 years of experience building and advising leading companies on International Accounting and Audit Issues, Khozema has been an influential voice of Management Assurance Services to growing, mid-sized entrepreneurial and Indian multi-national companies. He has been instrumental in rendering a comprehensive range of International Business Advisory Services to leading Indian and International business houses as a trusted business advisor. Over the years enterprising Khozema has been an Engagement Quality Control Review Partner for SEC Registrant Company and an Engagement Partner on US GAAP/ US GAAS engagements, IFRS/IAS engagements, Indian GAAP/GAAS engagements, and provided advisory and regulatory compliance services.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • US Certified Public Accountant from Delaware State Board of Accountancy
  • Canadian Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and British Columbia
  • Accredited in Business Valuation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Bachelor Degree in General Law
  • Bachelor Degree in Commerce

Honours and Affiliation

  • Membership of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Certified Drucker Fellow trained in management at Drucker Institute, Claremont Graduate University, California.
  • Has been a lecturer for the highly renowned US CPA Course as 'Marks CPA'
  • Conducting training programs and speaking at national and international seminars / conferences on Doing Business in US, US GAAP, IFRS etc.
  • Regularly invited to present papers and speak at various conferences and seminars organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bombay Chartered Accountants' Society, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and the Bombay Stock Exchange
  • Elected as one of the Governing Board Member of The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India
  • Member of National Executive Board of Indo American Chamber of Commerce

Others

  • Joint Treasurer of Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust
  • Treasurer of Sir Adamji Peerbhoy Sanatorium Trust
  • Treasurer of Burhani Education Society
  • Khozema is a voracious reader and enjoys travelling and contributes articles to local and national institutes, supporting them in their developmental work in an honorary capacity.
  • Served as Treasurer of the Drucker Society in Mumbai, was responsible for overall development of new Drucker Societies in India

Contact

Email: khozema.anajwalla@knavcpa.com
Khozema Anajwalla
Partner - Global Risk Advisory

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Professional Experience

With over 29 years of experience building and advising leading companies on International Accounting and Audit Issues, Khozema has been an influential voice of Management Assurance Services to growing, mid-sized entrepreneurial and Indian multi-national companies. He has been instrumental in rendering a comprehensive range of International Business Advisory Services to leading Indian and International business houses as a trusted business advisor. Over the years enterprising

Khozema has been an Engagement Quality Control Review Partner for SEC Registrant Company and an Engagement Partner on US GAAP/ US GAAS engagements, IFRS/IAS engagements, Indian GAAP/GAAS engagements, and provided advisory and regulatory compliance services.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • US Certified Public Accountant from Delaware State Board of Accountancy
  • Canadian Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and British Columbia
  • Accredited in Business Valuation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Bachelor Degree in General Law
  • Bachelor Degree in Commerce

Honours and Affiliation

  • Membership of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Certified Drucker Fellow trained in management at Drucker Institute, Claremont Graduate University, California.
  • Has been a lecturer for the highly renowned US CPA Course as 'Marks CPA'
  • Conducting training programs and speaking at national and international seminars / conferences on Doing Business in US, US GAAP, IFRS etc.
  • Regularly invited to present papers and speak at various conferences and seminars organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bombay Chartered Accountants' Society, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and the Bombay Stock Exchange
  • Elected as one of the Governing Board Member of The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India
  • Member of National Executive Board of Indo American Chamber of Commerce

Others

  • Joint Treasurer of Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust
  • Treasurer of Sir Adamji Peerbhoy Sanatorium Trust
  • Treasurer of Burhani Education Society
  • Khozema is a voracious reader and enjoys travelling and contributes articles to local and national institutes, supporting them in their developmental work in an honorary capacity.
  • Served as Treasurer of the Drucker Society in Mumbai, was responsible for overall development of new Drucker Societies in India

Contact

Email: khozema.anajwalla@knavcpa.com

Komal Salian,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Komal Salian is the Manager, Accounting Advisory, at KNAV. She is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Komal specializes in Accounting Advisory services and having expertise in book keeping, MIS reporting, payroll management, statutory compliances, vendor payouts, audit and diligence support
  • She has extensive experience in Accounting Advisory , where she has worked alongside Big 4s and industry experts.
  • She has rich experience in undertaking book keeping, MIS reporting and Payroll management of well renowned Fintech and Venture Capital companies.
  • She demonstrated excellence in providing Due diligence support at the time of acquisition of a Fintech company, and providing audit readiness support whilst working alongside Big 4 auditors.

Education

  • MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
  • Masters of Commerce from Mumbai University
  • Currently pursuing Chartered Certified Accountant Course from ACCA

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Financial services, Fintech, Venture Capital, Manufacturing and Trading and celebrities

Contact

Email: komal.salian@knavcpa.com
Komal Salian
Manager

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Komal Salian is the Manager, Accounting Advisory, at KNAV. She is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Komal specializes in Accounting Advisory services and having expertise in book keeping, MIS reporting, payroll management, statutory compliances, vendor payouts, audit and diligence support
  • She has extensive experience in Accounting Advisory , where she has worked alongside Big 4s and industry experts.
  • She has rich experience in undertaking book keeping, MIS reporting and Payroll management of well renowned Fintech and Venture Capital companies.
  • She demonstrated excellence in providing Due diligence support at the time of acquisition of a Fintech company, and providing audit readiness support whilst working alongside Big 4 auditors.

Education

  • MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
  • Masters of Commerce from Mumbai University
  • Currently pursuing Chartered Certified Accountant Course from ACCA

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Financial services, Fintech, Venture Capital, Manufacturing and Trading and celebrities

Contact

Email: komal.salian@knavcpa.com

Maitri Mehta,Assistant ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Maitri Mehta is an Assistant Manager, financial reporting and valuation services, at KNAV. She is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Maitri has experience in financial reporting valuation including fair valuation of intangible assets and goodwill impairment testing.
  • She also has experience in financial instrument valuations and deal based valuations.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Chartered Financial Analyst Level 2 candidate
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Fintech, ITES, Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma

Contact

Email: maitri.mehta@knavcpa.com
Maitri Mehta
Assistant Manager

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Maitri Mehta is an Assistant Manager, financial reporting and valuation services, at KNAV. She is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Maitri has experience in financial reporting valuation including fair valuation of intangible assets and goodwill impairment testing.
  • She also has experience in financial instrument valuations and deal based valuations.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Chartered Financial Analyst Level 2 candidate
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Fintech, ITES, Manufacturing and Trading and Pharma

Contact

Email: maitri.mehta@knavcpa.com

Nadeem Khan,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Nadeem Khan is the Manager, Corporate Secretarial, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Nadeem specializes in Corporate Secretarial, Legal, Regulatory services and having expertise in the areas of: • Companies Act/ LLP Act • Legal Management • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code • Intellectual Property Rights.
  • He has extensive experience in corporate secretarial advisory, where he has worked alongside several of India’s best legal counsels and industry experts.
  • His expertise ranges from structuring and setting up an entity in India to secretarial due diligence, M&A advisory, and acquisitions.
  • He has rich experience in undertaking legal management, secretarial advisory and compliance of well renowned companies and celebrities' entities.
  • He demonstrated excellence in handling corporate secretarial activities during the acquisition, setting up non profit companies, handling Secretarial Due Diligence, Mergers and handling FDI and ODI compliances.

Education

  • Company Secretary and Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India
  • LLB graduate from University of Mumbai
  • Masters of Commerce from Mumbai University
  • Currently pursuing Insolvency and Bankruptcy Course from IBBI

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Financial services, Fintech, Venture Capital, Manufacturing and Trading and celebrities

Contact

Email: nadeem.khan@knavcpa.com
Nadeem Khan
Manager

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Nadeem Khan is the Manager, Corporate Secretarial, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Nadeem specializes in Corporate Secretarial, Legal, Regulatory services and having expertise in the areas of:
    • Companies Act/ LLP Act
    • Legal Management
    • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code
    • Intellectual Property Rights.
  • He has extensive experience in corporate secretarial advisory, where he has worked alongside several of India’s best legal counsels and industry experts.
  • His expertise ranges from structuring and setting up an entity in India to secretarial due diligence, M&A advisory, and acquisitions.
  • He has rich experience in undertaking legal management, secretarial advisory and compliance of well renowned companies and celebrities' entities.
  • He demonstrated excellence in handling corporate secretarial activities during the acquisition, setting up non profit companies, handling Secretarial Due Diligence, Mergers and handling FDI and ODI compliances.

Education

  • Company Secretary and Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of
    India
  • LLB graduate from University of Mumbai
  • Masters of Commerce from Mumbai University
  • Currently pursuing Insolvency and Bankruptcy Course from IBBI

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Financial services, Fintech, Venture Capital, Manufacturing and Trading and celebrities

Contact

Email: nadeem.khan@knavcpa.com

Navneet Sharma,Associate Partner - International Assurance and Accounting AdvisoryLocation: usa
   

Contact

Email: navneet.sharma@knavcpa.com
Navneet Sharma
Associate Partner - International Assurance and Accounting Advisory

 

 

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Nishta Sharma,Managing PartnerLocation: usa
Download Profile As the US Tax and Advisory Partner at KNAV’s Atlanta office, Nishta heads the US Tax & Transfer Pricing Practice of the Group. Her original and well planned strategies help streamline mergers and acquisitions with greater efficiency. Her meticulous approach for US tax audits and sharp acumen for US tax nuances provides valuable solutions to clients. Prior to joining KNAV in 1999, Nishta was heading the investment banking division of a leading financial group in Mumbai, India. In her role as the tax partner, Nishta has advised clients on
  • Various US tax-free reorganization provisions to best accomplish tax efficient merger strategies.
  • Multi-jurisdictional tax implications of sale of businesses’ on corporations and shareholders.
  • Tax mitigation strategies for cross border IPRs.
  • Implementing alternative structures to achieve their goals of minimizing worldwide effective tax rates, while achieving business and economic objectives.
Nishta has provided US tax compliance and US tax advisory services to large Indian and foreign multinationals. With over a decade of experience in dealing with Indian multinational companies, she is able to provide customized solutions for the unique challenges faced by these companies. Nishta has served clients in various industries ranging in size from $500 million to emerging small companies.   Based out of the Atlanta office of the KNAV group, Ms. Sharma has also been instrumental in setting up the Global Transfer Pricing Practice with a special emphasis on US taxation; both federal and state and has enabled Indian and foreign companies to efficiently plan their tax structures.

Education

  • US Certified Public Accountant from the Delaware State Board of Accountancy and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Bachelor Degree in Commerce from H R College of Commerce & Economics, University of Mumbai, India

Her clientele comprises

  • Leading Indian Multi-national organizations, Technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, auto components, manufacturing and distribution Information Technology, consumer products, industrial products, and service oriented industries
  • Owner-managed, entrepreneurial, businesses, including small and medium enterprises

Honours and Affiliation

  • Speaker across forums and seminars or conferences on Doing Business in the USA, US GAAP, International Tax, US Tax, etc. and extensively at in house training programs and about 50 workshops/seminars
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Contact

Email: nishta.sharma@knavcpa.com
Nishta Sharma
Managing Partner

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As the US Tax and Advisory Partner at KNAV’s Atlanta office, Nishta heads the US Tax & Transfer Pricing Practice of the Group. Her original and well planned strategies help streamline mergers and acquisitions with greater efficiency. Her meticulous approach for US tax audits and sharp acumen for US tax nuances provides valuable solutions to clients.

Prior to joining KNAV in 1999, Nishta was heading the investment banking division of a leading financial group in Mumbai, India.

In her role as the tax partner, Nishta has advised clients on

  • Various US tax-free reorganization provisions to best accomplish tax efficient merger strategies.
  • Multi-jurisdictional tax implications of sale of businesses’ on corporations and shareholders.
  • Tax mitigation strategies for cross border IPRs.
  • Implementing alternative structures to achieve their goals of minimizing worldwide effective tax rates, while achieving business and economic objectives.

Nishta has provided US tax compliance and US tax advisory services to large Indian and foreign multinationals. With over a decade of experience in dealing with Indian multinational companies, she is able to provide customized solutions for the unique challenges faced by these companies. Nishta has served clients in various industries ranging in size from $500 million to emerging small companies.  

Based out of the Atlanta office of the KNAV group, Ms. Sharma has also been instrumental in setting up the Global Transfer Pricing Practice with a special emphasis on US taxation; both federal and state and has enabled Indian and foreign companies to efficiently plan their tax structures.

Education

  • US Certified Public Accountant from the Delaware State Board of Accountancy and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Bachelor Degree in Commerce from H R College of Commerce & Economics, University of Mumbai, India

Her clientele comprises

  • Leading Indian Multi-national organizations, Technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, auto components, manufacturing and distribution Information Technology, consumer products, industrial products, and service oriented industries
  • Owner-managed, entrepreneurial, businesses, including small and medium enterprises

Honours and Affiliation

  • Speaker across forums and seminars or conferences on Doing Business in the USA, US GAAP, International Tax, US Tax, etc. and extensively at in house training programs and about 50 workshops/seminars
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Contact

Email: nishta.sharma@knavcpa.com

Rajesh Khairajani,Partner - Global Valuation ServicesLocation: india
Download Profile Rajesh Khairajani is the Partner for Financial Reporting and Valuation Practice at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Advises multinational firms in financial reporting (US GAAP, Ind AS, IFRS etc.) with a special focus on fair value measurements, business combinations, impairment testing and share based payments. He has enriching experience in audit and financial reporting for a host of Indian multinational companies for financial statements prepared in accordance of USGAAP, IFRS, and Ind AS.
  • Performed valuation per ASC 350/360 and ASC 805 for one of the largest medical transcription company listed on NYSE (“New York Stock Exchange”)
  • Performed valuation per ASC 350/360 for a Bermuda stock exchange listed company having investments in a commodity exchange business, oil exploration business and real estate business  
  • Performed valuation as per ASC 805 and ASC 350 for one of the largest US pharmaceutical consulting company acquired by an Indian multinational pharmaceutical company listed on the BSE (“Bombay Stock Exchange”) & NSE (“National Stock Exchange)
  • Performed impairment analysis per IAS 36 for a major IT company listed on the BSE (“Bombay Stock Exchange”) & NSE (“National Stock Exchange)
  • Performed valuation for tax restructuring for a major IT company listed on the BSE

Education

  • Master’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai
  • US Certified Public Accountant from the Delaware State Board of Accountancy, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Indian Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India, having completed the Certificate Course on valuation conducted by ICAI

Clientele

  • Indian multinationals having business interests in USA, Canada and UK operating in the pharmaceutical and IT/ITES segment.

Others

  • Trustee of a family run educational society and sanctions educational aids to eligible school children.
  • Contributes thought-provoking articles and comments regularly to local and international media, professional publications and professional bodies. He is regularly invited to present papers and speak at various conferences, webinars and seminars organized by NASSCOM and Indo American Chamber of Commerce.

Contact

Email: rajesh.khairajani@knavcpa.com
Rajesh Khairajani
Partner - Global Valuation Services

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Rajesh Khairajani is the Partner for Financial Reporting and Valuation Practice at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Advises multinational firms in financial reporting (US GAAP, Ind AS, IFRS etc.) with a special focus on fair value measurements, business combinations, impairment testing and share based payments. He has enriching experience in audit and financial reporting for a host of Indian multinational companies for financial statements prepared in accordance of USGAAP, IFRS, and Ind AS.
  • Performed valuation per ASC 350/360 and ASC 805 for one of the largest medical transcription company listed on NYSE (“New York Stock Exchange”)
  • Performed valuation per ASC 350/360 for a Bermuda stock exchange listed company having investments in a commodity exchange business, oil exploration business and real estate business  
  • Performed valuation as per ASC 805 and ASC 350 for one of the largest US pharmaceutical consulting company acquired by an Indian multinational pharmaceutical company listed on the BSE (“Bombay Stock Exchange”) & NSE (“National Stock Exchange)
  • Performed impairment analysis per IAS 36 for a major IT company listed on the BSE (“Bombay Stock Exchange”) & NSE (“National Stock Exchange)
  • Performed valuation for tax restructuring for a major IT company listed on the BSE

Education

  • Master’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai
  • US Certified Public Accountant from the Delaware State Board of Accountancy, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Indian Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India, having completed the Certificate Course on valuation conducted by ICAI

Clientele

  • Indian multinationals having business interests in USA, Canada and UK operating in the pharmaceutical and IT/ITES segment.

Others

  • Trustee of a family run educational society and sanctions educational aids to eligible school children.
  • Contributes thought-provoking articles and comments regularly to local and international media, professional publications and professional bodies. He is regularly invited to present papers and speak at various conferences, webinars and seminars organized by NASSCOM and Indo American Chamber of Commerce.

Contact

Email: rajesh.khairajani@knavcpa.com

Sache Mutha,Assistant ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Sache Mutha is an Assistant Manager, Valuation Services, at KNAV She is based out of the Mumbai office

Professional Experience

  • Sache has been associated with KNAV since 2016 where she has played a significant role in global transfer pricing engagements including but not limited to preparation of global transfer pricing documentations, IRS submissions, dealing with clients and global counterparts, conducting benchmarking analysis etc
  • Currently as a part of the Valuation Services team, she assists with the various rightshoring engagements consisting of financial reporting valuation, business valuation, drafting valuation reports etc

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • CFA Level II candidate
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinational corporates across a wide range of industries

Others

  • She has contributed articles and case laws to the KNAV thought leadership

Contact

Email: sache.mutha@knavcpa.com
Sache Mutha
Assistant Manager

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Sache Mutha is an Assistant Manager, Valuation Services, at KNAV She is based out of the Mumbai office

Professional Experience

  • Sache has been associated with KNAV since 2016 where she has played a significant role in global transfer pricing engagements including but not limited to preparation of global transfer pricing documentations, IRS submissions, dealing with clients and global counterparts, conducting
    benchmarking analysis etc
  • Currently as a part of the Valuation Services team, she assists with the various rightshoring engagements consisting of financial reporting valuation, business valuation, drafting valuation reports etc

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • CFA Level II candidate
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinational corporates across a wide range of industries

Others

  • She has contributed articles and case laws to the KNAV thought leadership

Contact

Email: sache.mutha@knavcpa.com

Sanjay Kapadia,Senior Advisor – India Tax PracticeLocation: india
Download Profile Sanjay Kapadia is a Senior Advisor, India Tax Practice at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.  Sanjay has held senior partnership positions at firms like B S R & Associates LLP, EY, PwC, RSM and Co., and B. S Mehta & Co. In his previous assignment, he has served as a Partner – International Tax & Transfer Pricing at B S R & Associates LLP, Mumbai.

Professional Experience

  • Advising MNCs & Indian Corporates on tax and regulatory matters, including application of Tax Treaties, Permanent Establishment issues; and dealing with the Mutual Agreement Procedure
  • Advising and helping MNCs set up business in India
  • Advising and helping Indian Corporates set up business outside India
  • Corporate Restructuring advisory and implementation
  • Transfer Pricing strategy, including Intellectual Property Planning and tax-efficient supply chain planning, documentation and compliance & APA
  • Representation before revenue authorities, including litigation strategy and support
  • Routine advisory under Allied laws (eg. FEMA, Stamp Duty, etc.)
  • Basic legal drafting e.g. commercial contracts (JV, Provision of Services, Technology, etc.), personal documents (Employment contract, Rent, etc.)

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Law Graduate from Mumbai University
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Leading Multinationals across manufacturing and service-sectors including Consumer Products, Financial services Industrial Products, Information Technology, Pharma, and Indian Corporates.

Others

  • Contributed articles in the leading international tax magazines (ITR, BNA) and leading Indian financial dailies. Presenter and panel speaker on tax and transfer pricing issues at the request of industry and professional organizations . Conducted training sessions /presentations at the Indian Tax Departments’ National Tax Academy
  • Served on Pannell Kerr Foster’s (UK based accounting firm) International Tax Committee. Co-opted member of the Corporate and Allied Laws Committee (2005 - 06) and the Direct Tax Committee (2008 – 09) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Co-authored Bombay Chartered Accountants’ Society’s Transfer Pricing Manual. In the past, served on the Editorial Board of Taxmann’s Monthly Journal on International Taxation

Contact

Email: sanjay.kapadia@knavcpa.com
Sanjay Kapadia
Senior Advisor – India Tax Practice

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Sanjay Kapadia is a Senior Advisor, India Tax Practice at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.  Sanjay has held senior partnership positions at firms like B S R & Associates LLP, EY, PwC, RSM and Co., and B. S Mehta & Co. In his previous assignment, he has served as a Partner – International Tax & Transfer Pricing at B S R & Associates LLP, Mumbai.

Professional Experience

  • Advising MNCs & Indian Corporates on tax and regulatory matters, including application of Tax Treaties, Permanent Establishment issues; and dealing with the Mutual Agreement Procedure
  • Advising and helping MNCs set up business in India
  • Advising and helping Indian Corporates set up business outside India
  • Corporate Restructuring advisory and implementation
  • Transfer Pricing strategy, including Intellectual Property Planning and tax-efficient supply chain planning, documentation and compliance & APA
  • Representation before revenue authorities, including litigation strategy and support
  • Routine advisory under Allied laws (eg. FEMA, Stamp Duty, etc.)
  • Basic legal drafting e.g. commercial contracts (JV, Provision of Services, Technology, etc.), personal documents (Employment contract, Rent, etc.)

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Law Graduate from Mumbai University
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Leading Multinationals across manufacturing and service-sectors including Consumer Products, Financial services Industrial Products, Information Technology, Pharma, and Indian Corporates.

Others

  • Contributed articles in the leading international tax magazines (ITR, BNA) and leading Indian financial dailies. Presenter and panel speaker on tax and transfer pricing issues at the request of industry and professional organizations . Conducted training sessions /presentations at the Indian Tax Departments’ National Tax Academy
  • Served on Pannell Kerr Foster’s (UK based accounting firm) International Tax Committee. Co-opted member of the Corporate and Allied Laws Committee (2005 - 06) and the Direct Tax Committee (2008 – 09) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Co-authored Bombay Chartered Accountants’ Society’s Transfer Pricing Manual. In the past, served on the Editorial Board of Taxmann’s Monthly Journal on International Taxation

Contact

Email: sanjay.kapadia@knavcpa.com

Santoshkumar Iyer,Director – Human ResourcesLocation: india
   

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Santoshkumar Iyer
Director – Human Resources

 

 

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Saumil Shah,Associate Partner - MarketsLocation: india
   

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Saumil Shah
Associate Partner - Markets

 

 

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Email: saumil.shah@knavcpa.com

Shishir Lagu,Partner - US Tax & AdvisoryLocation: usa
Download Profile Shishir is a US Tax Partner within the International Tax Advisory and Regulatory Service Practice at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Shishir has worked on many challenging tax advisory and regulatory services comprising of US federal, state and local tax compliances, tax representations, tax advisory opinions on domestic and cross border transactions, tax due diligences and tax accounting services (US GAAP, IFRS & Indian GAAP).
  • He has undertaken a vast number of US tax due diligence assignments for varied manufacturing and service industries and has made a key difference as a core member of our tax due diligence practice for the past 10 years;
  • He has worked on international tax restructuring assignments and has brought fore tax efficacies to clients
  • He has also been actively involved in the preparation of global transfer pricing plans and tax efficiency studies 

Education

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • US Certified Public Accountant
  • Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Bachelor Degree in Law from the Mumbai University.
  • Completed certificate course on International Taxation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Clientele

  • Auto components
  • FMCG
  • Media & entertainment
  • Owner managed, entrepreneurial businesses, including SME’s
  • Pharma & healthcare
  • Service oriented industries
  • Technology (IT, Business Intelligence, Software Services and Products, BPO’s, Call Centres and others)

Others

  • He is a speaker at conferences and seminars conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India and local study circles of these institutes.

Contact

Email: shishir.lagu@knavcpa.com
Shishir Lagu
Partner - US Tax & Advisory

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Shishir is a US Tax Partner within the International Tax Advisory and Regulatory Service Practice at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Shishir has worked on many challenging tax advisory and regulatory services comprising of US federal, state and local tax compliances, tax representations, tax advisory opinions on domestic and cross border transactions, tax due diligences and tax accounting services (US GAAP, IFRS & Indian GAAP).
  • He has undertaken a vast number of US tax due diligence assignments for varied manufacturing and service industries and has made a key difference as a core member of our tax due diligence practice for the past 10 years;
  • He has worked on international tax restructuring assignments and has brought fore tax efficacies to clients
  • He has also been actively involved in the preparation of global transfer pricing plans and tax efficiency studies 

Education

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • US Certified Public Accountant
  • Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Bachelor Degree in Law from the Mumbai University.
  • Completed certificate course on International Taxation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Clientele

  • Auto components
  • FMCG
  • Media & entertainment
  • Owner managed, entrepreneurial businesses, including SME’s
  • Pharma & healthcare
  • Service oriented industries
  • Technology (IT, Business Intelligence, Software Services and Products, BPO’s, Call Centres and others)

Others

  • He is a speaker at conferences and seminars conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India and local study circles of these institutes.

Contact

Email: shishir.lagu@knavcpa.com

Shrenik Kotak,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Shrenik Kotak is the Manager, US Federal Tax, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Shrenik is a member of KNAV’s US tax advisory and regulatory services team;
  • He is involved in preparation, review, and filing of corporate federal income tax returns in the US. He also advises several multinational companies and helps them in preparation and review of withholding tax returns and other informational forms;
  • Specializes in preparation and review of tax calculations as per ASC 740 - US GAAP. Also involved in advising clients on various tax implications of corporate restructuring and conducting due diligence for corporate acquisitions;
  • He is extensively involved in preparation, review, and filing of Individual tax returns of CEO’s of MNC and high net worth individuals.
 

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Indian multinational organizations in FMCG, pharmaceutical, technology (IT, business intelligence, software services, products, and other technology companies), healthcare, media & entertainment, and service-oriented industries as well as owner-managed, entrepreneurial businesses including small and medium enterprises.

Contact

Email: shrenik.kotak@knavcpa.com
Shrenik Kotak
Manager

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Shrenik Kotak is the Manager, US Federal Tax, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Shrenik is a member of KNAV’s US tax advisory and regulatory services team;
  • He is involved in preparation, review, and filing of corporate federal income tax returns in the US. He also advises several multinational companies and helps them in preparation and review of withholding tax returns and other informational forms;
  • Specializes in preparation and review of tax calculations as per ASC 740 - US GAAP. Also involved in advising clients on various tax implications of corporate restructuring and conducting due diligence for corporate acquisitions;
  • He is extensively involved in preparation, review, and filing of Individual tax returns of CEO’s of MNC and high net worth individuals.

 

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Indian multinational organizations in FMCG, pharmaceutical, technology (IT, business intelligence, software services, products, and other technology companies), healthcare, media & entertainment, and service-oriented industries as well as owner-managed, entrepreneurial businesses including small and medium enterprises.

Contact

Email: shrenik.kotak@knavcpa.com

Sudhanshu Mewara,Assistant ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Sudhanshu Mewara is an Assistant Manager with the Global Assurance and Transaction Advisory Services teams at KNAV He is based out of the Mumbai office

Professional Experience

  • Sudhanshu specializes in conducting statutory and limited reviews for branches of Financial institutions located in the USA and India
  • He is also experienced with conducting statutory audit for various companies involved in providing services
  • He is also a part of the Transaction Advisory Services team of KNAV and is involved in Buyer and Vendor Due Diligence activities, along side advising on the post combination accounting under US GAAP and Ind AS for the Buyer

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Financial institution branches in the USA and India
  • Multiple organizations involved in varied service sectors based in the USA like IT staffing, software development, app developer.

Others

  • He has cleared the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) examination conduced by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) California
  • As a part of Allinial Global’s Global Opportunities plan, he was a part of the audit team of Bentleys Chartered Accountants, Brisbane, for a period of 3 months He handled year end audits for various not for profit organizations ranging from Age care facilities to Regional councils

Contact

Email: Sudhanshu.mewara@knavcpa.com
Sudhanshu Mewara
Assistant Manager

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Sudhanshu Mewara is an Assistant Manager with the Global Assurance and Transaction Advisory Services teams at KNAV He is based out of the Mumbai office

Professional Experience

  • Sudhanshu specializes in conducting statutory and limited reviews for branches of Financial institutions located in the USA and India
  • He is also experienced with conducting statutory audit for various companies involved in providing services
  • He is also a part of the Transaction Advisory Services team of KNAV and is involved in Buyer and Vendor Due Diligence activities, along side advising on the post combination accounting under US GAAP and Ind AS for the Buyer

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Financial institution branches in the USA and India
  • Multiple organizations involved in varied service sectors based in the USA like IT staffing, software development, app developer.

Others

  • He has cleared the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) examination conduced by Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) California
  • As a part of Allinial Global’s Global Opportunities plan, he was a part of the audit team of Bentleys Chartered Accountants, Brisbane, for a period of 3 months He handled year end audits for various not for profit organizations ranging from Age care facilities to Regional councils

Contact

Email: Sudhanshu.mewara@knavcpa.com

Swapnali Mehta,Associate Director - International Assurance & Accounting AdvisoryLocation: usa

 

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Email: swapnali.mehta@knavcpa.com
Swapnali Mehta
Associate Director - International Assurance & Accounting Advisory

 

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Email: swapnali.mehta@knavcpa.com

Uday Ved,PartnerLocation: india
Download Profile Uday Ved is the Lead Partner in the Global Tax Practice Group at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office. Uday has held key positions in the Big 4 firm, including National Head of Tax with KPMG India, Global Tax Partner of Anderson India, and Co-Head of Tax at RSM, India.

Professional Experience

  • Uday’s expansive career spans over 30 years, during which he has worked extensively in M&A, inbound and outbound tax structuring, cross-border transactions, and global reorganizations.
  • He has been regularly nominated as a leading Tax Advisor by Euromoney in the last decade.
  • He has co-authored a book, ‘General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) – establishing substance over form’, published by Bloomsbury UK.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from University of Mumbai

Clientele

  • His clients have been both Indian and International firms in sectors including advertising and service sector, infrastructure, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, technology.

Others

  • Uday is an Advisor and on Board of Taxsutra, a leading India Tax Portal.
  • Being a tax visionary, Uday is frequently invited by various News Channels to participate in debates and express his views on various tax issues.

Contact

Email: uday.ved@knavcpa.com
Uday Ved
Partner

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Uday Ved is the Lead Partner in the Global Tax Practice Group at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office. Uday has held key positions in the Big 4 firm, including National Head of Tax with KPMG India, Global Tax Partner of Anderson India, and Co-Head of Tax at RSM, India.

Professional Experience

  • Uday’s expansive career spans over 30 years, during which he has worked extensively in M&A, inbound and outbound tax structuring, cross-border transactions, and global reorganizations.
  • He has been regularly nominated as a leading Tax Advisor by Euromoney in the last decade.
  • He has co-authored a book, ‘General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) – establishing substance over form’, published by Bloomsbury UK.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from University of Mumbai

Clientele

  • His clients have been both Indian and International firms in sectors including advertising and service sector, infrastructure, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, technology.

Others

  • Uday is an Advisor and on Board of Taxsutra, a leading India Tax Portal.
  • Being a tax visionary, Uday is frequently invited by various News Channels to participate in debates and express his views on various tax issues.

Contact

Email: uday.ved@knavcpa.com

Urvish Mehta,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Urvish Mehta is a Manager, Business Advisory Services, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Urvish, with his professional prowess and qualitative judgement, offers the following business advisory services to his clients
Strategic Advisory      •  Growth consulting      • Organisation Development and Business Planning      • Market feasibility study      • Serving as a sounding board      • Legal drafting and vetting Lead Advisory      • Assisting in fund raising from VCs and PEs      • Advising on sell side and buy side mergers and acquisitions      • IPO Advisory      • Information memorandum and financial modelling      • Conducting due diligences Technical accounting advisory      • Advisory on I GAAP, Ind AS and IFRS
  • Urvish played a key role in transaction advisory pertaining to merger of a large music streaming player with another company involved in a similar space, helping in legal, valuation, regulatory, secretarial, diligence, Ind AS and accounting aspects. The combined valuation of the merged entity is $1 bn.
  • Urvish has assisted in conducting Organisation Development workshops for companies belonging to technology, theatre, technical manpower deputation, digital marketing, content publishing and apparel industries.
  • Urvish was involved in drafting various corporate dispute resolution assignments, shareholders’ agreements, term sheets, vetting of legal agreements and providing incremental inputs thereon.
  • Urvish has played a pivotal role in drafting information memorandums, financial models and business plans for organisations belonging to various sectors enabling them to seek funding from external investors.
  • Urvish has led various Growth Consulting and Management Consulting engagements.
  • Urvish handled assignments pertaining to Companies Act advisory, entity structuring advisory, technical accounting advisory and SME listing advisory and execution.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Diploma in IFRS from ACCA, UK.
  • Level Three CFA Candidate
  • Currently pursuing LLB
  • Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Telecommunication, Pharmaceutical, Fintech, Media and Entertainment, ITES, Apparel, Digital Marketing, Content Publishing, Advanced Materials, Lifesciences and Healthcare, Manufacturing and Trading,

Others

  • Urvish is a thought leader and has contributed articles on finance, marketing, valuation, accounting, M&As, strategy, human resources and cricket for leading publications.

Contact

Email: urvish.mehta@knavcpa.com
Urvish Mehta
Manager

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Urvish Mehta is a Manager, Business Advisory Services, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Urvish, with his professional prowess and qualitative judgement, offers the following business advisory services to his clients

Strategic Advisory

     •  Growth consulting

     • Organisation Development and Business Planning

     • Market feasibility study

     • Serving as a sounding board

     • Legal drafting and vetting

Lead Advisory

     • Assisting in fund raising from VCs and PEs

     • Advising on sell side and buy side mergers and acquisitions

     • IPO Advisory

     • Information memorandum and financial modelling

     • Conducting due diligences

Technical accounting advisory

     • Advisory on I GAAP, Ind AS and IFRS

  • Urvish played a key role in transaction advisory pertaining to merger of a large music streaming player with another company involved in a similar space, helping in legal, valuation, regulatory, secretarial, diligence, Ind AS and accounting aspects. The combined valuation of the merged entity is $1
    bn.
  • Urvish has assisted in conducting Organisation Development workshops for companies belonging to technology, theatre, technical manpower deputation, digital marketing, content publishing and apparel industries.
  • Urvish was involved in drafting various corporate dispute resolution assignments, shareholders’ agreements, term sheets, vetting of legal agreements and providing incremental inputs thereon.
  • Urvish has played a pivotal role in drafting information memorandums, financial models and business plans for organisations belonging to various sectors enabling them to seek funding from external investors.
  • Urvish has led various Growth Consulting and Management Consulting engagements.
  • Urvish handled assignments pertaining to Companies Act advisory, entity structuring advisory, technical accounting advisory and SME listing advisory and execution.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Diploma in IFRS from ACCA, UK.
  • Level Three CFA Candidate
  • Currently pursuing LLB
  • Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across Telecommunication, Pharmaceutical, Fintech, Media and Entertainment, ITES, Apparel, Digital Marketing, Content Publishing, Advanced Materials, Lifesciences and Healthcare, Manufacturing and Trading,

Others

  • Urvish is a thought leader and has contributed articles on finance, marketing, valuation, accounting, M&As, strategy, human resources and cricket for leading publications.

Contact

Email: urvish.mehta@knavcpa.com

Vaibhav Manek,PartnerLocation: india
Vaibhav is a co-founder at KNAV, an internal accounting, tax & business advisory firm. With over 26 years of international experience, Vaibhav drives businesses for their organization development, value unlocking, strategic growth, financial planning and fund raising. He has been part of several M & A and investment deals over a couple of decades. He has been instrumental in marquee deals in consumer and enterprise businesses, and is a preferred advisor to various transactions. Executive education at Harvard Business School on ‘Private Equity & Venture Capital” and ”Leading Professional Service Firms” Drucker Management at Drucker Institute, Claremont Graduate University Vaibhav is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, US Certified Public Accountant, Accreditation in Business Valuation from AICPA, Chartered Global Management Accountant. Masters Degree in Commerce, Mumbai University with 1st Rank

Contact

Email: vaibhav.manek@knavcpa.com
Vaibhav Manek
Partner

Vaibhav is a co-founder at KNAV, an internal accounting, tax & business advisory firm. With over 26 years of international experience, Vaibhav drives businesses for their organization development, value unlocking, strategic growth, financial planning and fund raising.

He has been part of several M & A and investment deals over a couple of decades. He has been instrumental in marquee deals in consumer and enterprise businesses, and is a preferred advisor to various transactions.

Executive education at Harvard Business School on ‘Private Equity & Venture Capital” and ”Leading Professional Service Firms”

Drucker Management at Drucker Institute, Claremont Graduate University Vaibhav is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, US Certified Public Accountant, Accreditation in Business Valuation from AICPA, Chartered Global Management Accountant. Masters Degree in Commerce, Mumbai University with 1st Rank

Contact

Email: vaibhav.manek@knavcpa.com

Vivek Shah,Associate PartnerLocation: usa
Download Profile Vivek Shah is the Associate Partner within the Real Estate Valuation practice at Indé Global. He brings vast knowledge of valuation services with a focus on hotel, office, and retail properties. His experience and expertise in valuation analysis and reporting provides value opinions that are delivered on time and tailored to each client’s specific needs.

Professional Experience

  • Lead the Real Estate Valuation team in completing appraisal, evaluation, feasibility study reports with a focus on lodging facilities and gas station/convenience store properties.
  • Correspond and establish business relationships with developers, brokers, contractors, financial lenders, appraisers, and government officials.
  • Complete appraisals for various property types: retail, office, industrial, flex, residential and office condominiums, apartments (conventional and income-restricted), lodging facilities, and vacant land.
  • Perform land utilization analyses for all types of commercial and residential real estate.

Education

  • B.S. Business Management- North Carolina State University
  • Georgia Real Estate Appraisal Board – State Registered Real Property Appraiser - 336147

Clientele

  • Several Bank and Non-Bank Lenders, Real Estate Developers, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and Law Firms

Others

  • Active member of several real estate organizations including Georgia Lenders Quality Circle and AAHOA (Asian American Hotel Owners Association).

Contact

Email: vivek.shah@knavcpa.com
Vivek Shah
Associate Partner

Download Profile

Vivek Shah is the Associate Partner within the Real Estate Valuation practice at Indé Global. He brings vast knowledge of valuation services with a focus on hotel, office, and retail properties. His experience and expertise in valuation analysis and reporting provides value opinions that are delivered on time and tailored to each client’s specific needs.

Professional Experience

  • Lead the Real Estate Valuation team in completing appraisal, evaluation, feasibility study reports with a focus on lodging facilities and gas station/convenience store properties.
  • Correspond and establish business relationships with developers, brokers, contractors, financial lenders, appraisers, and government officials.
  • Complete appraisals for various property types: retail, office, industrial, flex, residential and office condominiums, apartments (conventional and income-restricted), lodging facilities, and vacant land.
  • Perform land utilization analyses for all types of commercial and residential real estate.

Education

  • B.S. Business Management- North Carolina State University
  • Georgia Real Estate Appraisal Board – State Registered Real Property Appraiser - 336147

Clientele

  • Several Bank and Non-Bank Lenders, Real Estate Developers, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and Law Firms

Others

  • Active member of several real estate organizations including Georgia Lenders Quality Circle and AAHOA (Asian American Hotel Owners Association).

Contact

Email: vivek.shah@knavcpa.com