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Abhishek Shetty,Senior ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Abhishek is a Senior Manager in International Assurance and Advisory Services Practice at KNAV’s Mumbai office. Abhishek has over 12 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to clients reporting under US GAAP, Indian GAAP, International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS), and Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (SFRS).  He also possesses experience in providing assurance services on control at a service organization as per Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements SSAE No. 18 under AICPA

Professional Experience

  • Portfolio of clients includes Indian private and public multinational companies from sectors such as Pharma, Information Technology, industrial products, Entertainment, retail banking, and service-oriented industries.
  • Accounting advisory services for clients reporting under US GAAP, Ind AS, IFRS, and SFRS.
  • Advising and assisting clients with Ind AS implementation
  • SOC audits for private 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 US private and public multinational companies from sectors such as Pharma, Information Technology, industrial products, Entertainment, retail banking, and service-oriented industries.

Contact

Email: abhishek.shetty@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Aditya Abhyankar,Assistant ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Aditya Abhyankar is an Assistant Manager, Transaction Advisory Services at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Aditya is a key member of the transaction advisory team and is involved in both buy-side and sell-side due to diligence activities covering the financial and operational aspects of every transaction.
  • Aditya analyzes Target’s historical and forecasted financial data to access trends and fluctuations for consideration in evaluating the quality of earnings (normalized EBITDA), normalized working capital, and items affecting future cash flows to help the buyer or seller uncover the maximum potential value of the transaction.
  • He manages communication with clients, target management, and various advisors throughout the M&A process regarding various aspects of the proposed transaction.
  • Aditya also analyzes large sets of financial and non-financial data to draw broad conclusions from this effort and then translate findings into customized diligence reports summarizing key observations for presentation to clients.
  • Aditya also has limited experience in conducting year-end audits and quarterly reviews on financial statements prepared under US GAAP and IFRS serving cross-cultural clients and companies across industries.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (International) – Level II candidate
  • Bachelors in Commerce from University of Mumbai

Clientele

  • His industry exposure is diverse including pharmaceutical companies, media and entertainment, information technology industry, retail companies

Contact

Email: aditya.abhyankar@knavcpa.com
Advisory Services
Aditya Avatapalli,ManagerLocation: india usa
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Download Profile Aditya Avatapalli is a Manager, International assurance and advisory, at KNAV. He share his time between the Mumbai and Atlanta office.

Professional Experience

  • Aditya has over 8 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to clients.
  • Aditya has extensive experience in conducting US GAAP, IFRS 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, and IFRS.
  • His expertise primarily includes international assurance and advisory services to clientele in the United States of America and India.
  • He has also led GAAP implementation assignments that includes planning, identifying GAAP differences between US GAAP, Ind AS and IFRS and quantifying GAAP differences

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK
  • California Board of Accountancy, AICPA

Clientele

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

Contact

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Audit and Assurance
Aditya Gore,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Aditya Gore is the Manager, US Tax - Federal, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Aditya is involved in the preparation, review, and filing of corporate and partnership tax returns in the US.
  • He has extensive experience in the preparation and review of tax calculations as per ASC 740 - US GAAP. He has worked on various tax accounting assignments for U.S. outbound corporates.
  • He also advises several multinational companies and helps them in the preparation and review of withholding tax returns and other informational forms.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Multinationals and U.S. corporates across Financial Services, IT Services, Manufacturing and Trading, and Pharma business.

Contact

Email: aditya.gore@knavcpa.com
Tax Services
Akash Ruparel,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Akash Ruparel is a 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
Audit and Assurance
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
Tax Services
Aman Singh,PartnerLocation: uk
Download Profile Aman is the managing partner at KNAV UK and his role includes helping shape the firms strategy to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients, nurture and develop our people and ensure that the firm continues to deliver the high service levels clients have come to expect, at the best value we can offer.

Professional Experience

He is a chartered accountant and audit practitioner, with 25 years of experience, advising international and entrepreneurial businesses. He has guided owner-managers through all stages of development; from start-up to growth, through crisis management and on to their ultimate sale, or passing down to the next generation. He works closely with his clients to provide insight into their long-term goals and ambitions on a strategic level and offers tailored advice to support their personal and lifestyle aims, as well as their business development aspirations. Advising clients on the interaction between commercial needs and tax, he helps to maximize the generation of income and wealth, while minimizing the impact of the tax. He has built up an extensive network of connections, both within and beyond the firm, enabling him to recommend trusted legal, insolvency and other professionals to support clients, as and when required. KNAV UK provides international companies looking to establish and grow their businesses in the UK a seamless ‘Touch Down’ service, with a one-stop-shop approach. In his spare time, Aman enjoys trekking, climbing, and supporting Arsenal FC.

Education

  • Fellow Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales (FCA)
  • Business and Finance Professional (BFP, ICAEW)
  • Accounting and Finance degree, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
  • Bachelors of Commerce, India

Clientele

  • Leading Global Corporates, operating across the Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Distribution, Information Technology, Professional Services, Property Investment, and Financial Services sectors.
  • Owner-managed, entrepreneurial, businesses, including small and medium enterprises

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: aman.singh@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Amber Mehta,PartnerLocation: 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
Audit and Assurance
Amitabh Khemka,PartnerLocation: india
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Amitabh Khemka is Lead Partner, Global Indirect Taxes at KNAV. Amitabh has over 20 years of experience in the area of indirect tax including with KPMG India, Vodafone India, BMR Advisors, and Sthir Advisors.

He is based out of the Mumbai office.

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 assisted clients in evaluating indirect tax (VAT / GST / digital tax) implications in the arena of digital economy, especially evaluating classification of supply in different countries
  • He has assisted clients for incentives offered by Central Government (including under Production Linked Incentive Schemes) and State Governments in India, for setting-up of manufacturing facilities, including in specific economic zone / industrial parks.
  • He has led industry representations on indirect taxes (including GST) on behalf of industry forums before the Indian Government.
  • He was a member of the Working Group on GST – a sub-group of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers in India.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Bachelors in Commerce from University of Mumbai

Clientele

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

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.
  • He has presented a paper of ‘Digital economy – consumption taxes’ at Allinial Global’s Asia Pacific Committee of Practice on Taxation. KNAV is a member firm of Allinial Global, an international association of independent accounting firms.

Contact

Email: amitabh.khemka@knavcpa.com

Tax Services
Anand Shah,DirectorLocation: 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
Business Valuation
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
Audit and Assurance
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
Audit and Assurance
Ashish Porwal,Senior ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Ashish is a Senior Manager within the International Assurance and Advisory Services Practice at KNAV’s Mumbai office. Prior to joining KNAV, he worked with the Big 4. Ashish has over 8 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to clients reporting under US GAAP, Ind AS, and Indian GAAP. A dynamic team member in evaluating control assessments and their operating effectiveness, performing limited reviews, and group reporting.

Professional Experience

  • Attest services for private and public multi-national clients across manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, media & entertainment, technology, education & training, and service industries.
  • Accounting advisory services for clients reporting under US GAAP, Ind AS, and IFRS
  • Advising and assisting clients with Ind AS implementation
  • 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 private and public multinational companies located in India and US from sectors such as manufacturing, media & entertainment, and service sectors including hospitality, information technology, pharma.

Contact

Email: ashish.porwal@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Ashraf Reshamvala,ManagerLocation: 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
Audit and Assurance
Atul Deshmukh,PartnerLocation: 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
Audit and Assurance
Atul Deshpande,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Atul Deshpande is a Manager, US Tax, at KNAV. Atul has over 9 years of experience in the area of US Taxation including KPMG global services.

Professional Experience

  • Atul is a member of KNAV’s US tax advisory and regulatory services team;
  • He is involved in the preparation, review, and filing of corporate federal & State income tax returns in the US. He also advises several multinational companies and helps them in the preparation and review of withholding tax returns and other informational forms.
  • He has experience in the preparation and review of tax calculations as per ASC 740 - US GAAP. He has worked on various tax accounting assignments for U.S. outbound corporates.

Education

  • Masters' degree in Business Administration from VTU University (Belgaum)
  • Bachelors in Commerce from RDVV University (Jabalpur)
  • Currently pursuing Enrolled Agent (EA) certification course offered by IRS.

Clientele

  • Multinationals and U.S. corporates across Financial Services, IT Services, Manufacturing and Trading, and Pharma business.

Contact

Email: atul.deshpande@knavcpa.com
Tax Services
Bhavita Shah,DirectorLocation: uk
Download Profile Bhavita Shah is the Head of Audit & Assurance at KNAV UK. She is based out of the London office.

Professional Experience

  • Bhavita has a wealth of knowledge in leading and conducting UK GAAP and IFRS assurance engagements, including audits, limited reviews, client asset limited assurance reports for the Financial Conduct Authority. These engagements are carried out for the UK and Irish companies.
  • We audit several subsidiaries of large international clients with tight deadlines and Bhavita has experience in meeting these deadlines and reporting to group auditors regularly.
  • She has provided accounting advisory and prepared financial statements for SME’s and Large multinational corporates under UK GAAP and IFRS.
  • Her experience also covers SRA Accounts Rules Audits for Solicitors and Government Grant reports.
  • She has carried out financial due diligence assignments for business takeovers.
  • Bhavita is also in charge of the internal compliance and regulation for the UK practice

Education

  • Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Audit Qualification holder and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Hertfordshire.

Clientele

  • SME’s and Large multinational corporates across Pharma, Technology, Manufacturing, Investment Property and Professional Services

Contact

Email: bhavita.shah@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Carlos Apapoe,PartnerLocation: netherlands
 

Contact

Email: carlos.apapoe@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Cécile Chabert,ManagerLocation: uk
Download Profile Cécile Chabert is an Assistant Audit Manager at KNAV UK. She is based out of the London office, undertaking audit and accounting advisory services for clients reporting under UK GAAP and IFRS.

Professional Experience

  • Cécile has substantial experience in providing high-quality assurance and advisory services, along with compliance support to SMEs and multinational groups, operating across the luxury goods, food supplies, logistics, and manufacturing sectors.
  • She has previously worked with a top 50 UK audit firm, where she gained her audit experience, managing the audit of SMEs and multinational groups.
  • She has also previously worked for Constantin Deloitte UK supporting multinational French companies operating in the UK, delivering a high-quality accounting support service, and bridging the gap between the UK and French accounting standards.
  • Has gained international exposure with roles in Shenzhen (China), Marrakesh (Morocco), Kolkata, and Mumbai (India).

Education

  • Chartered Certified Accountant and Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • MSc International Accounting and Finance from University of Sterling Scotland
  • Master International operator (option Finance) of International Business School of Trade and Development 3A (EICD 3A)
  • Baccalaureate (Honors) Economic

Clientele

  • Leading UK, French, Belgium, Dutch, and Swiss multi-national organizations and holding companies across, the luxury goods, food supplies, logistics, and manufacturing sectors.

Contact

Email:cecile.chabert@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Dharmesh Desai,Senior ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Dharmesh Desai is the Senior Manager of US Tax practice, at KNAV. He is primarily based out of the Mumbai office and specializes in SALT practice.

Professional Experience

  • Dharmesh is involved in Corporate state and city tax compliances (Tax returns and informational tax returns) of the US entities.
  • Dharmesh specializes in Sales & Use tax advisory and compliances.
  • Dharmesh specializes in advising corporate groups in achieving tax-efficient corporate level restructuring.
  • Dharmesh has extensive experience in transaction advisory including due diligence for corporate acquisitions;

Education

  • Master in Business Administration from Mumbai University
  • 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: dharmesh.desai@knavcpa.com
Tax Services
Dominique Tan,Country LeaderLocation: singapore
Download Profile Dominique is the Country Leader at KNAV Singapore. Dominique has over 18 years of experience in the area of assurance, transactions services and internal audit including with PwC Singapore and Norway, Mazars LLP and Nebis Group of Companies. He is based out of the Singapore office.

Professional Experience

  • Dominique has extensive audit and assurance experience spanning a range of industries including public listed companies, multinational, not-for-profit organizations and the private sector.  
  • He has assisted companies in financial due diligence for mergers and acquisitions spanning ASEAN and Europe.
  • His industry experience includes retail, manufacturing, construction, hospitality, shipping, transport and logistics, software and technology.
  • While with Mazars LLP, Dominique was the Head of Business Risk Consulting Division, head of audit- HR, and audit partner.
  • Dominique has also been instrumental in assisting companies in their digitization journey, providing consultancy in the adoption of technology in areas of RPA and Artificial Intelligence. 

Education

  • Practicing member, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • ASEAN CPA
  • Bachelor of Accountancy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Others

  • He is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and an ASEAN CPA.
  • He is also an adjunct associate professor in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. 

Contact

Email: dominique.tan@knavcpa.com 
Audit and Assurance
Faisal Lakhani,DirectorLocation: usa
Download Profile Faisal is a Director within the Financial Reporting and Valuation Services Practice. He is based out of the Atlanta 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
Business Valuation
Gerard Gooijer, de,PartnerLocation: netherlands
 

Contact

Email: gerard.degooijer@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Harshad Parekh,PartnerLocation: canada
 

Contact

Email: harshad.parekh@knavcpa.com
Hemant Motwani,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Hemant Motwani is the Manager, International assurance and advisory, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Hemant has over 10 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to clients.
  • He leads the firm’s initiatives in employee benefit plan audits.
  • He has extensive experience in auditing defined contribution plans and defined benefit plans and also has consulted on plan improvements and correction of compliance failures.
  • He has experience in conducting US GAAP, Ind AS, Indian GAAP, and Canadian GAAP assurance engagements including audits, reviews, and compilations.
  • He has assisted companies in an initial implementation of Ind AS.
  • He has assisted companies in implementing the new revenue recognition standard as per US GAAP and Ind AS.

Education

  • Master of Commerce from University of Mumbai
  • Bachelor of Commerce from University of Mumbai

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian corporates across manufacturing and service sectors including Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Information Technology, Entertainment Industry, Pharma, and Employee Benefit Plans.

Contact

Email: hemant.motwani@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Hemlata Jhawar,PartnerLocation: 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
Audit and Assurance
Himanshu Godara,DirectorLocation: india
Download Profile Himanshu Godara is a Director, Inbound Advisory Services (FDI and Start-ups), at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Himanshu has proven expertise and experience in supporting foreign multinationals in entering and growing business in India - right from identification of high-value business opportunities, preparing and executing a strategic roadmap (both from organic or inorganic routes) to commencement of actual business operation.
  • He has supported leading multinationals in conducting comprehensive market study, customer and competition analysis and identifying potential business partners (distributors, suppliers and contract manufacturers).
  • He has advised Indian and foreign multinationals on various process improvement projects with the objective to increase profitability and productivity.
  • He has supported multinationals in their greenfield set-up projects in India, covering feasibility study, location planning, land allotment, government incentives to end-to-end project management support.
  • He also works closely with trade bodies and chambers from the top FDI countries to support their member companies in doing business with India.
  • He is well connected with the FDI ecosystem (Government Agencies, Trade Bodies and Chambers, Banks, Law Firms, HR Firms, Real Estate Firms, etc.) in India and abroad to provide his clients a seamless and easy entry to the Indian market.

Education

  • MBA – Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM-I)
  • B. Tech – Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R)

Contact

Email: himanshu.godara@knavcpa.com
Advisory Services
Indresh Pandey,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Indresh Pandey is a Manager, US Tax, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Is a member of KNAV’s US tax advisory and regulatory service practice
  • Indresh specializes in State tax advisory ranging from income tax, sales and use tax, gross receipt tax, business formation, and dissolution, withholding tax registration.
  • Advises multinational corporations on state income tax and Sales and use tax compliance services and assists them with state nexus and taxability analysis
  • Is involved in the preparation, review, and filing of corporate state income tax returns in the US.
  • He also advises several multinational companies and helps them in the preparation and review of Sales and use tax, Business and occupation tax, and other informational forms.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration from Pune University
  • Enrolled agent

Clientele

  • Multinationals and U.S. corporates across Financial Services, IT Services, Manufacturing and Trading, and Pharma business.

Contact

Email: indresh.pandey@knavcpa.com
Tax Services
Jainam Shah,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
Audit and Assurance
Jason Pang,Associate PartnerLocation: singapore
Download Profile Jason is the Associate Partner at KNAV Singapore. He has over 18 years of experience in the areas of valuation advisory, audit and assurance and other professional services. His client’s portfolio includes SMEs, MNCs and listed companies from different industries. He is based in the Singapore office with a focus on the Singapore market and other countries in Asia Pacific region.

Professional Experience

  • Jason has extensive professional experience spanning a range of industries including  technology, retail, construction, manufacturing, trading, telecommunications, fund management, shipping, petrochemical, real estate, investment holding, food and beverage, charities, etc.
  • He has helped numerous clients in completing various type of valuation engagements successfully for the purpose of mergers and acquisitions, fund raising, purchase price allocation, fair value measurement for financial reporting and others.
  • The clients served by him primarily have operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, China, Asia Pacific and other countries.
  • Other than the valuation advisory and assurance services, he is versatile in providing high quality professional services in the aspects of internal controls, financial planning and analysis, process improvements and other value-added services.
  • Jason also conducts training on the finance-related topics to external parties at the national accountancy body – ISCA in Singapore and has authored a series of informative articles which were published in the IS Chartered Accountant Journal.

Education

  • Chartered Valuer and Appraiser, Institute of Valuers and Appraisers
  • Practicing Member, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Bachelor of Accountancy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Others

  • Jason is a Chartered Valuer and Appraiser with IVAS and a registered Public Accountant with ACRA in Singapore. He was one of the approved mentors for the candidates under the Singapore Qualification Programme for Chartered Accountant of Singapore.
  • He is also ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant of Singapore and a Certified Internal Auditor with IIA. 

Contact

Email: jason.pang@knavcpa.com
Business Valuation
Jaydeep Joshi,PartnerLocation: usa
Download Profile Jaydeep is the Associate Partner; International Assurance and Advisory Services Practice at KNAV’s New York office. Jaydeep has an extensive audit experience spanning over 20 years assisting public and non-public domestic and foreign entities.

Professional Experience

  • Leads KNAV practice in New York and New Jersey region.
  • Expertise in auditing manufacturing, distribution and technology companies, as well as financial institutions
  • Jaydeep has led projects at clients in the institutional and retail sector, domestic and international banking engagements, broker-dealers, private equity funds as well as funds operating under SBIC Act of 1958.

Education

  • Certified Public Accountant – CPA – Licensed with State of New York and Colorado.
  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Pune University

Clientele

  • US Companies with Indian parents and otherwise including Foreign Banks, Broker-Dealers, Private Equity Funds, Pharmaceuticals, Technology and other trading & manufacturing entities.

Contact

Email: jaydeep.joshi@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Jinesh Choksi,Senior ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Jinesh is a Senior Manager within the International Assurance and Advisory Services Practice. He has over 11 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to clients. He shares his time between the Mumbai and Atlanta offices.

Professional Experience

  • Among Jinesh’s core areas of expertise are advising companies on identifying and understanding significant differences between Indian GAAP (Ind AS), IFRS, and US GAAP with regards to recognition and measurement principles and presentation and disclosure requirements under each financial reporting framework, preparation of accounting memos for non-routine transactions, performing statutory audits, limited reviews and compilation assignments under Indian GAAP (Ind AS), IFRS, US GAAP, and Canadian GAAP
  • He has assisted companies in preparing purchase price allocation, goodwill impairment testing, business valuations in the area of financial reporting valuations
  • He has assisted companies in the implementation of new accounting standards and developments such as revenue recognition, leases, expected credit losses including their disclosure packages and policy commentary.

Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (USA)
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Bachelors in Commerce from University of Mumbai

Others

  • He regularly provides webinars on various topics across GAAPs and in-house training programs to the team.

Contact

Email: jinesh.choksi@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Joash Saldanha,Assistant ManagerLocation: netherlands
Download Profile Joash Saldanha is an Assistant Manager at KNAV. Joash has over 5 years of experience in the area of International assurance and accounting advisory. He is based out of the Mumbai office. He holds a broad knowledge and skillset in offering assurance and advisory services to clients reporting under Ind AS, IFRS & Dutch GAAP, and UK GAAP.

Professional Experience

  • Among Joash’s core areas of expertise are audit regulations, accounting standards, and due diligence in the Netherlands and the UK.
  • He has led the audit, review, and compilation engagements of European clients as per IFRS, Dutch GAAP, and UK GAAP.
  • He has assisted Indian clients in audits of foreign subsidiaries, advised in IFRS implementation and preparation of financial statements as per IFRS, Dutch GAAP, and UK GAAP.
  • He has assisted in due diligence for business takeovers.

Education

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

Clientele

  • His industry exposure is diverse including banking and financial services, information technology, logistics, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications for Dutch and UK Corporates.

Contact

Email: joash.saldanha@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Jonathan W. Kaplow,Partner - TXLocation: usa
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Professional Experience

  • For over 25 years, Jonathan has worked with businesses and their owners in the areas of financial statement preparation, business and individual income tax preparation, and tax and business planning.
  • He has extensive experience with tax preparation for individuals, corporations, S corporations, partnerships, tax-exempt entities, and estates and trusts.
  • He has worked with QuickBooks and Enterprise Solutions accountings software for over twenty years, and he assists clients with implementation and operation of their accounting systems.
  • He has advised clients on special projects including cash flow planning, mergers and acquisitions, and choice of entity.

Education

  • 1982-1984 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – Ann Arbor, Michigan Graduate School of Business Administration Master of Business Administration, 1984 (with distinction) Concentration in Finance and Accounting
  • 1975-1979 CORNELL UNIVERSITY – Ithaca, New York School of Industrial and Labor Relations Bachelor of Science, 1979

Others

  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Texas
  • Member of the AICPA
  • Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Clientele

  • Real Estate
  • Technology including consulting, hardware and software sales, and software development
  • Manufacturing including oil & gas equipment
  • Restaurants
  • Medical Professionals

Contact

Email: jkaplow@kaplowcpa.com
Tax Services
Kavit Sanghvi,DirectorLocation: india
Download Profile Kavit Sanghvi is the Director, 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
Tax Services
Keshaba Palo,Senior ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Keshaba Palo is the Senior 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 assessments, 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 for the KNAV audit team in finalizing current tax and deferred tax working required for statutory audit purposes.

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

Contact

Email: keshav.pal@knavcpa.com
Tax Services
Khozema Anajwalla,PartnerLocation: canada
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Professional Experience

With over 32 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
  • Canadian Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and British Columbia
  • US Certified Public Accountant from Delaware State Board of Accountancy
  • Qualification from the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) as an Insolvency Practitioner. 
  • 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

Interest & Activities

  • Trustee & Treasurer of Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust
  • Ex- Trustee & Treasurer of Sir Adamji Peerbhoy Sanatorium Trust
  • Ex - 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

Clientele

  • Leading Indian Multi-nationals across Pharma, Bio Technology, Information Technology, Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Forging and service sectors
  • Owner-managed, entrepreneurial, businesses, including SMEs and US local companies
  • Not-for-profit organizations both national and international

Contact

Email: khozema.anajwalla@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Kinjal Shah,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Kinjal Shah is a Manager, Valuation services at KNAV.

Professional Experience

  • Performing valuation for financial reporting purposes in compliance with US GAAP, IFRS and Ind AS.
  • Provide valuation services for regulatory purposes in compliance with the Indian Income Tax Act, FEMA, IRS regulations, CRA and HMRC regulations.
  • Valuation of complex financial instruments such as optionally convertible preference shares, compulsorily convertible preference shares,  convertible debt etc.
  • Valuation of start-ups in various domains for transaction advisory purposes.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant – The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Cleared 3 levels of the CFA exam – CFA Institute

Clientele

  • Multinationals and Indian Corporates in Pharma, Healthcare and IT space.

Contact

Email: kinjal.shah@knavcpa.com
Business Valuation
Komal Salian,Senior ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Komal Salian is the Senior Manager, Accounting Advisory, at KNAV. She is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Komal specializes in Accounting Advisory services and has expertise in bookkeeping, 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 bookkeeping, 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
Advisory Services
Lish Lim,ManagerLocation: singapore
Download Profile Lish is the Manager of the International Assurance team at KNAV. Lish has 14 years of experience in audit including with Deloitte Malaysia, Deloitte Singapore, and Mazars Singapore. She is based in the Singapore office.

Professional Experience

  • Lish’s core areas of expertise are in providing audit and advisory services to local, multinational, and listed companies, which are involved in the following industries: property development, constructions, manufacturing, trading, food, and beverage retail outlets, investment holding, and service industry.
  • She is also familiar with the accounting and disclosure requirements for the financial statements in accordance International Financial Reporting Standards and Singapore Companies Act.
  • She has also performed quality control reviews on selected engagements, including public interest entities
  • She also assisted in the coordination and execution of Mazars’ internal annual audit quality inspection

Education

  • Singapore Chartered Accountant
  • CPA Australia
  • BA (Hons) in Accountancy and Finance

Clientele

  • Her industry exposure is diverse including manufacturing, property development, constructions, trading, food, and beverage retail outlets, investment holdings, and service industry.

Contact

Email: lish.lim@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Mandar Pitale,Assistant ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Mandar Pitale is the Assistant Manager, Accounting Advisory, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Mandar specializes in all statutory compliances and has expertise in GST, TDS, Provident Fund (PF), Professional Tax (PT), Import Export Certificate (IEC), Shop and Establishment Certificate (S&E), and MSME compliances along with vendor management, audit support services.
  • He has good experience in assisting counsel on old Service Tax return filing, refund claim, scrutiny, and audit matters.
  • He has good experience in assisting PF departments Mumbai and Chennai and resolved the PF related issues and claims
  • He has coordinated with concern individuals on recruitment/onboarding formalities and processing payroll
  • He has good experience in Funds management services
  • Assisting in Statutory Audit and Tax Audit and GST Audit (GSTR 9 and GSTR 9C).

Education

  • B. Com in Financial Market from Mumbai University

Clientele

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

Contact

Email: mandar.pitale@knavcpa.com
Advisory Services
Mansi Shah,Assistant ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Mansi Shah is an Assistant Manager, India Assurance at KNAV. Mansi is associated with KNAV for over 3 years and has over 5 years of post-qualification experience including with B. D. Jokhakar & Co. She is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

Mansi’s diverse work experience includes:
    • Auditing financial statements prepared under Indian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (IGAAP), Company’s Act, SEBI regulations.
    • She has also been a part of the verification of internal controls over financial reporting for various industries and assisted in conducting an internal audit of NBFC and ALP determination for India’s oldest exchange.
    • Conducting Tax Audit and report filing. She has also appeared before the Tax authorities for various scrutiny assessments, CIT(A), obtaining lower withholding certificates, income tax refund applications, rectification matters, etc.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Bachelors in Commerce from University of Mumbai

Clientele

  • Her industry exposure is diverse including banking and financial services, information technology, logistics, media and entertainment, and consultancy.

Contact

Email: mansi.shah@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Meesha Shah,DirectorLocation: uk
Download Profile Meesha is a versatile CFO, advising high growth entrepreneurial businesses, start-ups, international groups with financial insight and management reporting on their UK business and assets.

Professional Experience

  • Meesha is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, with over 15 years of experience, advising international and entrepreneurial businesses.By developing strong and lasting relationships with clients and gaining a deep understanding of their business, she adds value to their business decisions.She heads a highly dedicated and resourceful team of professionals, that work collaboratively with businesses, to deliver practical and bespoke solutions, helping them to achieve their goals and aspirations.She also drives the KNAV UK practice vision, strategy, and execution by focusing on innovation and transformation to increase employee engagement and client satisfaction.She is experienced in -Reporting to international group CFOs -Assisting international companies to set up in the UK -Attending board meetings and advising key stakeholders -Assisting UK companies expand overseas -Coordinating between the client team and auditors with information flow -Delivering monthly board data packs -Implementing management accounts and group consolidated financial packs -P&L budgeting and cashflow forecasting -Cashflow management -VAT advisory -Implementing cloud accounting packages for business processes

Education

  • Associate Chartered Management Accountant and Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA, AICPA)
  • Bachelors of Science (Hons) in Business Statistics, Hertfordshire University, United Kingdom

Clientele

  • Leading Global Corporates, operating across the Telecommunications, Healthcare, Retail, Fashion & Lifestyle, E-Commerce, FMCG, Information Technology, Professional Services, Property Investment, and Financial Services sectors.
  • Owner-managed, entrepreneurial, businesses, including small and medium enterprises

Contact

Email: meesha.shah@knavcpa.com
Advisory Services
Nadeem Khan,ManagerLocation: india
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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

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Navin Sankhala,PartnerLocation: india
Download Profile Navin Sankhala is Partner, International Assurance and Accounting Advisory at KNAV. Navin has over 15 years of experience in the area of Audits and Assurance including with PWC India, PWC Atlanta and EY India. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Navin has worked in India and USA on large multinational companies’ audits and has rich experience of Indian, International and US GAAP.
  • He has assisted companies in GAAP conversions and complex accounting transactions under Ind AS, IFRS and USGAAP.
  • He has spent 2.5 years in USA and gained experience assisted clients in evaluating indirect tax (VAT / GST / digital tax) implications in the arena of digital economy, especially evaluating classification of supply in different countries
  • His industry exposure is diverse including mining and metals, infrastructure, textile, agro chemicals, media and entertainment.
  • He has also helped clients in capital market transaction and IPO preparedness.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant, India
  • Certified Public Accountant, USA
  • Bachelors in Commerce

Contact

Email: navin.sankhala@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Navneet Sharma,PartnerLocation: usa
Navneet is Associate Partner within the International Assurance and Advisory Services Practice at KNAV’s Atlanta office. Navneet has over 9 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to clients reporting under US GAAP, IFRS and Indian GAAP (Ind AS).

Professional Experience

  • Navneet also has extensive experience and knowledge of SEC Reporting
  • Assistance in preparation of 10k and 10Q including liaison with auditors Drafting Management Discussion and Analysis
  • Assistance in convergence from USGAAP to IndAS
  • Automation in preparation of cash flow statements
  • Assistance in process improvements

Education

  • Certified Public Accountant from California Board of Accountancy
  • Chartered Accountant and Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Diploma in International Financial Reporting
  • 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 Telecom.

Contact

Email: navneet.sharma@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Nishta Sharma,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
Tax Services
Parth Doshi,Assistant ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Parth Doshi is an Assistant Manager, Financial Reporting Valuation Services (“FRVS”) at KNAV. Parth has over 2 years of experience valuation of public and privately held businesses and is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Among Parth’s core areas of expertise are valuations for financial reporting purposes in compliance with US GAAP, IFRS, and SFRS.
  • He specializes in the valuation of business interests, intangible assets, intellectual property, and complex financial instruments for purposes of financial statement reporting, corporate planning, compliance, and other purposes.
  • He has assisted in the valuation of complex financial instruments such as optionally convertible preference shares, compulsorily convertible preference shares, convertible debt, etc.
  • He has also assisted with valuation advisory services for start-ups in various domains for transaction advisory purposes.
  • Parth’s experience also includes valuation of intangible assets, purchase price allocations, goodwill impairment testing, start-up valuation, and valuing equity securities issued as compensation.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Bachelors in Commerce from University of Mumbai

Focus areas

  • Stock-based compensation – ASC 718
  • A fair valuation for financial reporting purposes
  • Start-up valuation

Contact

Email: parth.doshi@knavcpa.com
Business Valuation
Poojan Shridharani,Assistant ManagerLocation: usa
Download Profile Poojan is an Assistant Manager within the International Assurance and Advisory Services Practice at KNAV’s Atlanta and Mumbai office. He has about 4 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to clients.

Professional Experience

  • Poojan specializes in accounting advisory services ranging from Drafting technical accounting memos to New Standard implementation.
  • Poojan also has experience in providing advisory services in the area of financial reporting valuations.
  • He has been a part of various assurance assignments as per US GAAP, Indian GAAP (Ind AS), and IFRS of various private listed and public listed company
  • He has been involved in assisting several clients with the adoption of new lease standards (ASC 842 and IFRS 16) and the implementation of the revenue recognition standard (ASC 606 and IFRS 15).
  • Assistance in pushdown accounting of goodwill upon acquisition.
  • The varied experience has enabled Poojan to advise Indian multinational companies on identifying and understanding significant differences and similarities between Indian GAAP (Ind AS), IFRS, as issued by the IASB, and US GAAP with regards to recognition and measurement principles and presentation and disclosure requirements under each financial reporting framework.
  • Poojan was involved in the SPAC assignment of SaaS Company wherein he played a pivotal role in handling the following;-  Analysing critical areas and documentation. -  Preparation of S-1 compliant financial statements -  Pre-clearance matter of SEC -  Assists in completion of GAAP & SEC checklist

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Leading Indian and US private and public multinational companies from sectors such as Pharma, Information Technology, industrial products, Entertainment, Broker Dealer retail banking and service-oriented industries.

Contact

Email: poojan.shridharani@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Prathamesh Hegishte,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Prathamesh Hegishte is the Manager, US Tax - Federal, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Prathamesh specializes in federal tax advisory ranging from mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and international tax.
  • He has extensive experience in the preparation and review of tax calculations as per ASC 740 - US GAAP. He has worked on various tax accounting assignments for U.S. outbound corporates.
  • He is involved in the preparation, review, and filing of corporate federal income tax returns in the US. He also advises several multinational companies and helps them in the preparation and review of withholding tax returns and other informational forms.
  • He has advised businesses on various federal taxation aspects, aided in developing tax-efficient and compliant business structures, inbound and outbound investments from a taxation standpoint, cross-border taxation and tax due diligence for the proposed acquisitions. This enables him to provide holistic solutions to businesses.

Education

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

Others

  • He has been involved in the drafting articles on various complex federal tax law matters, especially with respect to the international provisions introduced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, in leading tax journals.
  • He has also contributed several newsletters and articles, helping to share federal tax updates with all businesses.

Contact

Email: prathamesh.hegishte@knavcpa.com
Tax Services
Pratik Chaugule,Assistant ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Pratik Chaugule is an Assistant Manager, International assurance and advisory, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Pratik has over 6 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to clients.
  • He leads the firm’s initiatives in employee benefit plan audits.
  • He has extensive experience in auditing defined contribution plans and defined benefit plans and also has consulted on plan improvements and correction of compliance failures.
  • He has experience in conducting US GAAP, Ind AS, Indian GAAP, and Canadian GAAP assurance engagements including audits, reviews, and compilations
  • His experience includes the preparation and consolidation of financial statements in accordance with US GAAP, Ind AS, India GAAP, and Canadian GAAP.

Education

  • Certified Public Accountant, California Board of Accountancy
  • Master of Commerce from University of Mumbai

Clientele

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

Contact

Email: pratik.chaugule@knavcpa.com
Advisory Services
Pratik Manani,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Pratik is a manager in the global transfer pricing team at KNAV based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

With over 5 years of experience in the field of transfer pricing services, Pratik has gained technical expertise in various issues related to transfer pricing. He has worked with Multinational Corporations (MNCs) assisting them with transfer pricing compliances, audit, representation, and litigation support. He has extensively worked on various complex international transactions across various industries. He has assisted clients in dispute resolution through Mutual Agreement Procedure between the competent authority of India, the US, and the UK to avoid double taxation. He has also worked on various advisory and compliances arising from the BEPS action plans including the preparation of master file and CbC reports. He has advised businesses on various due diligence engagements from the transfer pricing perspective.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration - Finance
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

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

Contact

Email: pratik.manani@knavcpa.com
Transfer Pricing
Preeti Naik,DirectorLocation: india
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Download Profile Preeti Naik is the Director, Human Resources, at KNAV. She is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Track record of delivering across global organizations like DHL, Deloitte Consulting, ADVANZ Pharma and TATA AIG Life Insurance Services
  • Strategy architect credited with implementation of innovative and cost effective HR initiatives to streamline business processes and capitalize on growth opportunities
  • Experienced in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Organistaional culture and Succession Planning for improving the competence of the workforce and building talent pipeline
  • Skilled in designing & applying a comprehensive performance management and competency framework to support business & achieve ambitious growth plans
  • Enterprising leader with excellent communication and people management skills for leading personnel towards accomplishment of common goals

Education

  • Postgraduate in Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur and ICFAI
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University

Clientele

  • Achievement-oriented HR professional with 18 plus years of experience in Strategic HR Management and focus on talent management, organization development and culture, employee retention and change management

Contact

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Punit Khemani,Senior ManagerLocation: uk
Download Profile Punit Khemani is a Senior Audit Manager at KNAV UK. He is based out of the London office, undertaking audit and accounting advisory services for clients reporting under UK GAAP and IFRS.

Professional Experience

  • Punit has a great deal of experience in providing high quality assurance and advisory services, along with compliance support to SMEs and multinational groups, operating across the Pharmaceutical, Information Technology (software and consulting), Legal, Property Investment and Manufacturing sectors.
  • He also has experience in limited assurance assignments, for UK subsidiaries and branches of internationally listed companies;
  • Carries out SRA Accounts Rules Audits for Solicitors, working with them to ensure compliance with the rules governing client money; and
  • Has experience carrying out due diligence work on target companies or companies preparing for sale themselves.
  • Assists with financial reporting valuation (including fair valuation of intangible assets and goodwill impairment testing) and the valuation of preference shares and other equity instruments for reporting and regulatory proposes.
  • Offers GAAP advisory, including, adopting complex accounting principals, change in functional currency, etc

Education

  • Chartered Certified Accountant and Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Bachelors of Science (Hons) in Mathematics with Economics from University College London, United Kingdom

Clientele

  • Leading UK, Republic of Ireland, and Indian Multi-national organizations across the Pharmaceutical, Information Technology (software and consulting), Legal, Property Investment, and Manufacturing sectors.

Contact

Email: punit.khemani@knavcpa.com
Audit and Assurance
Rajesh Khairajani,PartnerLocation: usa
Download Profile Rajesh Khairajani is the Partner for Financial Reporting and Valuation Practice at KNAV. He is based out of the Atlanta 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 companies 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 companies 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
Business Valuation
Ronak Gajaria,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Ronak Gajaria is a Manager, Real Estate Valuation at KNAV. Ronak has over 7 years of experience in real estate valuation and real estate fund performance analysis. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Real estate valuation of hotels, retail properties, fuel stations, industrial facilities, residential properties, childcare centers, self-storage, and mixed-use properties using sales comparison approach, income approach & cost approach.
  • Regional and neighborhood demographic analysis.
  • Preparation and review of valuation reports.
  • Property tax assessment.
  • Feasibility studies and evaluation.
  • Analysis of multiple sources of economic data, market trends, and property transactions.
  • Real estate fund performance analysis
  • Real estate indices and benchmarking.

Education

  • MBA (Tech.) - NMIMS
  • B.Tech Chemical Engineering - NMIMS

Clientele

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

Contact

Email: ronak.gajaria@igapl.com
Real Estate Valuation
Ronak Singhal,Assistant ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Ronak Singhal is an Assistant Manager, Valuation Services at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Performing valuation for financial reporting purposes in compliance with US GAAP, IFRS, and Ind AS.
  • Provide valuation services for regulatory purposes in compliance with the Indian Income Tax Act, FEMA, Companies Act, and IRS regulations.
  • Valuation of complex financial instruments such as optionally convertible preference shares, compulsorily convertible preference shares, interest rate swaps, etc.
  • Performing valuation for determining the fair exchange ratio for merger and acquisition assignment of listed companies.
  • Valuation of securities held by private equity firms for the purpose of exit.
  • Assisted in the valuation of companies for a litigation matter.
  • Assisted in the valuation of various group companies for a family settlement.
  • Past member of the Valuation Committee of WIRC (ICAI).

Education

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Masters in Commerce from Jai Hind College, Mumbai

Clientele

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

Contact

Email: ronak.singhal@knavcpa.com
Business Valuation
Samir Parmar,PartnerLocation: india
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Download Profile Samir Parmar is a Associate Partner, India Assurance at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Samir has proven expertise and experience in in Statutory audits, Tax audits, Financial & Accounting Due Diligence and Management audits.
  • Samir has 18 years of post qualification experience having worked in reputed audit firms in Mumbai.
  • Samir has extensive knowledge and experience in Accounting Standards & Corporate Laws which are strong pillars for the firm’s service capabilities. He has been a strong source of inspiration for young professionals.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University
  • Diploma in Information and Systems Audit (DISA) - Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

Clientele

  • Indian listed companies, large and medium size private companies in manufacturing, infrastructure, shipping, hospitality, service sector and pharmaceutical sector.

Contact

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Audit and Assurance
Sarin Shringi,DirectorLocation: uk
Download Profile Sarin Shringi is the Head of Tax at KNAV UK. He is based out of the London office.

Professional Experience

  • Sarin specializes in tax advisory ranging from domestic tax, international tax, and investigations.
  • He has gained a wealth of experience dealing with a wide range of clients across various industries, specializing in corporation tax, international tax, and private client tax planning.
  • He advises on the structuring of businesses providing tax efficiencies and compliant structures, for both inbound and outbound; where the UK has either Holding Companies or trading or investment subsidiaries.
  • His skills also include cross-border taxation, tax due diligence, private client tax advisory, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, and income tax.

Education

  • Chartered Certified Accountant and Fellow Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)
  • Chartered Tax Advisor and Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA)
  • Bachelors of Science (Hons) in Business Management Accounting from Brunel University, United Kingdom

Clientele

  • Leading Global Corporates, operating across the Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Distribution, Information Technology, Professional Services, Property Investment, and Financial Services sectors.
  • Owner-managed, entrepreneurial, businesses, including small and medium enterprises
  • Private Clients - High Net Worth Individuals

Contact

Email: sarin.shringi@knavcpa.com
Tax Services
Saumil Shah,Associate PartnerLocation: india
Download Profile Saumil is the Associate Partner - Markets at KNAV’s Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Over 20 years of experience in marketing and business development with expertise in professional services, specializing in growth and cross border transactions.
  • Considerable experience on entry strategies, cross border transactions and active client relationship for assignments ranging from multinational corporations, PE / VC funds and their portfolio entities and family offices.
  • Worked on new initiatives, growth strategy, providing direction and focus on client relationship. Adding up as a key facilitator and project coordinator for the firm and its International clients with highly leveraged industry and business contacts.

Others

  • Addressed various foreign delegations on “Doing business / Investing in India” for many countries - US, Canada, UK, Israel, Italy, Singapore and China

Clientele

  • IT & IT Enabled Services
  • Professional Services
  • PE/ VC Funds & Family Offices
  • Pharma & Healthcare

Contact

Email: saumil.shah@knavcpa.com
Markets
Shishir Lagu,PartnerLocation: 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
Tax Services
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
Tax Services
Shreyans Nolkha,ManagerLocation: india
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Shreyans Nolkha is the Manager, Business Advisory, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Shreyans has worked on various strategic and lead advisory engagements in sectors viz IT & ITeS, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, manufacturing, media & entertainment, etc.
  • On the strategic front, he has worked with clients on various consulting engagements, aiding business growth and expansion.
  • His prior experience as part of a Big 4 Assurance team enables him to gain an understanding of essential business processes and functions for scaling up organizations.
  • Shreyans specializes in lead advisory engagements ranging from fund raise, sell side and buy side advisory.
  • Over the years, he has built an expertise in financial modelling and preparing investor presentations. This enables him to provide holistic support for transaction closures.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University
  • CFA Level 3 candidate from the CFA Institute, US

Clientele

  • Indian corporates and startups across Financial services, Fintech, ITES,, Pharma, media and entertainment;

Contact

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Advisory Services
Simone Alting,PartnerLocation: usa
Download Profile Simone Alting is an Associate Partner, US Tax and Advisory Services at KNAV. She is based out of the Atlanta, USA office.

Professional Experience

Simone has a geographically diverse client base to which she provides a global perspective on tax treaties, International tax planning and structuring, tax research, FIRPTA, tax compliance, U.S. and foreign trusts;  estate and gift tax planning and compliance;  OVDP & IRS Streamlined Program, and Expatriations.
  • Simone has advised multinational corporations in international transactions using her multi-jurisdictional expertise to bring tax efficacies to her clients. She has provided tax advisory opinions on domestic and cross border transactions and overseen related U.S. tax compliance.
  • She has been involved in cross-border estate – and gift tax planning, consulted on residency issues and the application of tax treaties.
  • She advised German clients on the tax aspects of investing in U.S. real estate, including the FIRPTA rules and the rules on REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts);
  • Simone has assisted clients to get back into compliance with U.S. filing and reporting requirements through OVDP and Streamlined Filing Procedures.

Education

  • Certified Public Accountant - State of Georgia,
  • Licensed German Attorney (admitted to the Bar of the State of Bavaria)
  • Mandatory Clerkship at the Courts of the State of Bavaria
  • LL.M. Degree (Master of Law) - Saint Louis University School of Law, Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich Germany (Law Degree)

Clientele

  • European & US multinational corporations, partnerships and individuals in multiple industries.

Contact

Email: simone.alting@knavcpa.com
Tax Services
Snehal Pawar,Senior ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Snehal Pawar is Senior Manager, Valuation Services at KNAV. Snehal has over 10 years of experience in the area of valuation. Prior to KNAV, Snehal worked with Duff & Phelps and BDO. She is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Snehal has built expertise in a comprehensive range of valuation services with core competencies in valuation for financial reporting services and alternative assets including private equity and venture capital funds.
  • Snehal’s focus lies in periodic valuations under ASC 820 and ASC 946 for liquid and illiquid assets including common equity, preferred equity, debt, options, and warrants held by private equity funds.
  • She has extensive experience in performing a valuation of intangible assets, purchase price allocations, impairment analysis under US GAAP and IFRS.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant (ICAI)
  • Bachelors in Commerce from University of Mumbai

Clientele

  • Her collective valuation experience is spread across an array of industries including private equity and venture capital funds, edtech, fintech, retail, pharmaceutical, specialty chemicals, healthcare technology, fashion & beauty.

Contact

Email: snehal.pawar@knavcpa.com
Business Valuation
Sudhanshu Mewara,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Sudhanshu Mewara is a 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 conducted 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
Audit and Assurance
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
Tax Services
Urvish Mehta,Senior ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Urvish Mehta is a Senior 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.
  • Cleared CFA Level 3
  • 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
Advisory Services
Vaibhav Manek,PartnerLocation: india
Download Profile Vaibhav is a co-founder and Partner leading Business Advisory Services and is based out of the firm’s Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • 28 years of international experience driving businesses for their organizational development, value unlocking, strategic growth, financial planning, and fundraising.
  • Board advisor to several multinational companies.
  • Leads Business Advisory Services (Business planning, ‘M & A’ transaction advisory, capital raise, valuations, feasibility reviews, project reviews, and many more) and CAS Practice for the firm providing virtual CFO leadership to management teams and founders.
  • Developing master business plans for growing clientele, assisting in organic growth internationally, and setting up businesses in various countries.
  • Helping businesses raise capital, with a focus on Technology, Consumer, Media & Entertainment, Pharma & Healthcare sectors.
  • In the past, he has been involved in providing transfer pricing services, international tax services, international assurance, and accounting advisory services to leading Indian business houses, Entrepreneurial startups, and MNCs.
  • Assists local and national institutes/ charities/trusts/societies, supporting them in their developmental work in an honorary capacity.

Thought Leadership & Service

  • Board Member of Allinial Global for EMEIA region for 2021-2024, a $4.1 Bn organization globally in over 85 countries.
  • Member of Managing Committee of BCAS for 2019-2022 and member of several other committees over the years
  • Member of Professionalism Committee of Institute of Actuaries of India
  • Served as the Honorary Vice President of the Drucker Society in Mumbai
  • Author of the BCAS book “CA Firm of the Future” and thought leadership articles on the profession for Bombay Chartered Accountants’ Society (BCAS)

Education

  • Executive education at Harvard Business School on “Private Equity & Venture Capital” and “Leading Professional Service Firms
  • Chartered Accountant from the ICAI
  • US Certified Public Accountant
  • Accreditation in Business Valuation from AICPA
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • Masters Degree in Commerce, Mumbai
  • Drucker curriculum – management training from Drucker Institute, Drucker School of Business
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Clientele

  • Owner-managed, entrepreneurial, businesses, including small and medium enterprises
  • Leading Indian Businesses (including MNCs) in FMCGs, Pharmaceuticals, Technology (IT, Business Intelligence, Software Services, Products, BPOs, Call Centers and other Technology Companies), Media & Entertainment, Textiles, Consumer, Forging and Industrial products.
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Contact

Email: vaibhav.manek@knavcpa.com
Advisory Services
Vinit Amodwala,Assistant ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Vinit Amodwala is the Assistant Manager, Accounting Advisory, at KNAV. He is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Vinit specializes in Accounting Advisory services having expertise in book-keeping, MIS reporting, statutory compliances, vendor payouts, audit and diligence support
  • He has extensive experience in Accounting Advisory, where he has worked alongside Big 4s and industry experts.
  • He has rich experience in undertaking book-keeping, MIS reporting of well renowned Fintech and Venture Capital companies.
  • He has 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

  • Masters of Commerce from Mumbai University
  • Completed IFRS certification from EY

Clientele

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

Contact

Email: vinit.amodwala@knavcpa.com
Advisory Services
Viraj Bhogle,Senior ManagerLocation: usa
Download Profile Viraj Bhogle is the Senior Manager, Transaction Advisory Services, at KNAV.  He is based out of the Atlanta office.

Professional Experience

  • In his 8 years of professional experience, Viraj has advised multiple Indian conglomerates and private equity firms across industries to successfully navigate throughout the entire transaction life cycle delivering tailored advice attuned to the client's need.
  • Viraj focuses on validating the key financial, operational, and strategic aspects of every transaction so that the client’s focus can be on structuring and negotiating a favorable transaction.
  • His expertise helps the client to determine the accuracy of historical earnings, quality of earnings and assets, and the sustainability of earnings in the future to help them uncover the maximum potential value of the transaction.
  • Previous to this, Viraj was a key member of the core assurance team and was responsible for conducting year-end audits and quarterly reviews on financial statements prepared under US GAAP and IFRS serving cross-cultural clients and companies across industries.
  • He has played a pivotal role in various special advisory engagements to unravel management fraud in multiple Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Expertise

  • Transaction Advisory Services
  • Financial due diligence
  • QoE reporting

Education

  • Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (International) – Level III candidate
  • Certified Fraud Examiner - Candidate
  • Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University
  • Certified Public Accountant (License pending)

Contact

Email: viraj.bhogle@knavcpa.com
Advisory Services
Vivek Shah,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
Business Valuation
Wrutuja Soni,ManagerLocation: india
Download Profile Wrutuja Soni is a Manager, India Direct Tax and Regulatory at KNAV. Wrutuja has over 7 years of post-qualification experience in the area of direct tax and regulatory services and audit including with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, Kirtane & Pandit chartered accounts She is based out of the Mumbai office.

Professional Experience

  • Wrutuja has assisted in providing business restructuring advisory services to the leading infrastructure e-governance company in India.
  • She specializes in cross-border transaction advisory, developing tax-efficient and compliant business structures, succession planning of HNIs, tax due diligence, deal acquisitions, and salary structuring.
  • She has experience in advising clients on matters relating to domestic and international taxation, including exchange control regulations, SEBI regulations, and corporate law.
  • She also has experience in conducting statutory audits, tax audits & annual Income tax filing, tax due diligence, and TDS compliances for Corporate clients and thus, provides a holistic solution to the businesses.
  • She also assists the audit team in finalizing current tax and deferred tax working required for statutory audit purposes.
  • She also specializes in litigation under Indian domestic direct tax laws and has appeared before the Tax authorities for various scrutiny assessments, income tax refund applications, rectifications filed under Income Tax Act, etc.
  • She has assisted clients for incentive schemes offered to taxpayers (including the Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Scheme) in order to settle the disputed tax and penalty.

Education

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) from University of Pune
  • Bachelors in Commerce from University of Pune

Clientele

  • Her industry exposure is diverse including Media and entertainment, information technology, logistics, shipping, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, infrastructure, retail, and telecommunications.

Contact

Email: wrutuja.soni@knavcpa.com
Tax Services
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