Core Team

Amit Singhal, Founder

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Areas of Expertise:

  • International Tax
  • Direct Tax

Educational & Professional Qualifications:

  • B Com (H)
  • ACA
  • M.COM
  • Amit has approximately two decades of professional experience, having spent approx. 10 years in PwC in the direct tax domain and over 2 years in BDO as a Partner – Tax & Regulatory Services
  • He is a multifaceted personality passionate about delivering end to end solutions on complex tax and regulatory matters.
  • He has been appraised OUTSTANDING (i.e. rating 1) for consecutively 3 years by one of his world renowned employers and has got more than 100 client appreciation mails over the same period
  • He has completed his graduation and post-graduation from prestigious Hansraj College and Delhi School of Economics, of Delhi University respectively in Commerce field
  • He has wide experience in dealing with international tax, withholding tax, domestic tax etc.
  • He has been involved in handling big clients and representing multinationals before the tax authorities. He has also handled litigation for top companies at the level of the Commissioner (Appeals) and Dispute Resolution Panel
  • Amit’s experience includes handling complicated compliance assignments, advising on international tax issues (such as permanent establishment, characterization of income arising to foreign corporate doing business in India, etc.), undertaking tax due diligence assignments, advising on complex tax reorganizations etc.
  • He has worked on various industries including retail, FMCG, Aerospace & Defence, IT & ITES, Pharma, Automotive, Manufacturing etc
  • He also analyses annual changes to the fiscal policy of the Government of India and represent before various Statutory Boards for advocacy matters

Harish Balhara, Indirect Tax SME

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Indirect Direct Tax

Educational & Professional Qualifications:

  • BA
  • LLB
  • Harish has more than 12 years of experience in advising clients in all areas of indirect tax and regulatory matters and was earlier associated with EY, KPMG and PwC.
  • Harish has assisted various clients in diverse sectors on GST impact assessment on processes, supply chain and IT systems. The assistance include pricing related analysis, developing ‘what-if’, anti-profiteering analysis, IT configuration from GST perspective
  • Harish has guided and assisted various multinational companies in relation to the audit conducted by Customs, Excise, Service tax and VAT authorities
  • Harish has assisted various clients in inbound investments, locational study of incentives, free trade zones from Trade and GST perspective

Gurminder S Sohal, Accounting & Assurance SME

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Assurance
  • IFRS

Educational & Professional Qualifications:

  • B Com
  • FCA
  • Diploma in IFRS (ACCA UK)
  • Gurminder has more than 14 years of professional experience. Prior to associating with Firm, he has worked with PwC, KPMG, Deloitte and BDO in Audit and Advisory division
  • In his experience, he has led audit engagements including global assignments across a range of industries like Real Estate, Shared Service Centers, Automobiles, FMCG, Retail, Textile, Health Care etc.
  • His experience primarily includes:
    • Statutory audit, Limited Reviews and Tax audit of listed/unlisted companies
    • ICOFR, JSOX, control and risk assessment
    • US GAAP Audit of major financial shared service center in India, catering to 30 countries worldwide
    • Group reporting in IFRS/ USGAAP
    • Providing assistance for preparation of Consolidated Financial Statements
    • Process outsourcing

Varun Singhal, Risk Assurance SME

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Advisory
  • Fraud Investigation

Educational & Professional Qualifications:

  • CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) - USA
  • CIA (Certified Internal Auditor, IIA - USA)
  • CA (2003 batch) with All India Rank (AIR) 34
  • CMA (2004 batch) with AIR 16 & AIR 5 (inter)
  • Registered Valuer – Financial Instruments
  • DISA, a course on Information System Audit by ICAI
  • Varun has extensive industry experience of over 18 years in Internal audits, Risk advisory, servicing listed and multi-national clients in various industries.
  • Headed the Internal audit & Risk Management for Lava International (Mobile manufacturing Company)
  • Served HCL Technologies as Senior Manager in Internal audit
  • Headed Internal Controls department in Cadbury India
  • Served ACC (Cement manufacturing) as Chief Manager - Internal audit
  • Started career with Ernst & Young (EY) Assurance Department.
  • Established Internal audit function in LAVA Mobiles.
  • Appreciated by Lava Chairman & encouraged to increase team size from 4 to 30 persons
  • Established Revenue Audits in HCL Technologies
  • Identified leakages, cost savings ~ INR 22 crores (annualized)

Sandhya Tanwar, Legal & Regulatory Services SME

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Legal & Regulatory Affairs
  • Corporate, SEBI, FEMA & Labour Law Matters
  • Statutory Registrations & Compliances

Educational & Professional Qualifications:

  • B Com,
  • Fellow Company Secretary,
  • LL.B & LLM,
  • PGDBA (Finance),
  • Certified Image Management & Soft Skills Coach,
  • Certified CSR Professional
  • Sandhya Tanwar is a member of the Bar Council of India, Post Graduate in Law, Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and has done Post Graduate Diploma Business Administration in the field of Finance.
  • She has more than 14 years of experience in the legal and corporate matters and was earlier associated with PwC and SPA Merchant Bankers Limited.
  • Her focus areas of practice includes corporate secretarial services, advisory pertaining to Corporate Law, SEBI Laws, Labour & Industrial Laws and Exchange Control Regulations, Transaction Documentation, Mergers & Amalgamations & appearances before various government authorities. She has extensive experience in the sectors like Automotive, Energy, Retail, Trade, Information technology, Manufacturing, Financial Services, FMCG, Real Estate
  • She also works alongside people and help them in creating powerful first and everlasting impressions through enhancing their inner & outer appearance

Rishi Kapoor – Virtual CFO

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Strategic Financial Planning & Business Analysis
  • P&L Ownership & Growth Strategy
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Governance & Statutory Compliance
  • Accounting & Taxation

Educational & Professional Qualifications:

  • B Com
  • ACA
  • He has proven excellence in managing Controller’s office of Indian arms of French/German MNCs into Mobility/Infra/Services sector with key self-expertise in managing corporate finance, accounting systems and processes, sound internal control, optimizing costs and corporate governance.
  • He has partnered with operations by providing profitability drivers – headcount utilization, P&L of Department Heads.
  • He has played a key role in significantly improving the cash flow of the organizations by defining potential weak areas.
  • He has exhibited management skills in strengthening statutory compliances such as GST, Income tax, Transfer pricing & International compliance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance.

Vasu Jindal, Direct Tax SME

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Direct Tax
  • Statutory Audit
  • Indirect Tax
  • Company Law

Educational & Professional Qualifications:

  • B Com
  • ACA
  • CS
  • Vasu Jindal is a Chartered Accountant with approximately 7 years of experience
  • His ability to understand the business environment coupled with his sound financial and accounting background has enabled him to specialize in carrying business negotiation on behalf of clients, representation before various tax authorities, and rendering of Consultancy on Accounting, Company Law and taxation matters.
  • Expert on domestic withholding tax compliances and advisory.
  • He has completed various tax mitigation assignments for many reputed companies.

Rakhee Sharma, Executive & Mindful Leadership Coach

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Executive Coach
  • Mindful Leadership Coach

Educational & Professional Qualifications:

  • Leadership & Management, ISB
  • Professional Certified Coach - ICF, USA
  • SCC, Marshall Goldsmith
  • Conversational Intelligence for Coaches (Enhanced Program)
  • Transactional Analysis, Advance
  • Mindfulness Teacher, Plum Village Tradition
  • B.Ed.
  • M.A. (Indian Classical Vocal Music)
  • Rakhee has 22 years of professional experience, having 12 years of experience as an Executive and Mindful Leadership Coach.
  • She has wide experience in coaching Founders, CXOs, Educators, and professionals from mid to senior level. Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, Compassion, and Culture-Building are some of the areas that she specializes in while coaching.
  • Rolls Royce, Accenture, Genpact, Flipkart, AIG, and V-Mart are some of her clients. Apart from corporates, she has a flourishing private coaching practice.
  • Rakhee had been associated with the award-winning women’s leadership program, Aparajita for 6 years. She has led projects and coached mid to senior executives in leadership transition to build a leadership pipeline. Recently, 23 women leaders successfully graduated from the inner leadership program, Sacred Conversations, a signature program founded by her. She has also conducted a case study – Building Resilient Leadership in the Workplace During Crisis using Coaching Conversations.
  • Rakhee brings an eclectic approach while coaching her clients by accessing her knowledge and experience from various fields - mindfulness, transaction analysis, gestalt, role-play, and storytelling. She believes in co-creating coaching journeys for clients from awareness to action to transformation.
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