NJP

Professionals

 

Mr. Naresh Patel, FCA, B.Com., LLB.

He leads the assurance services related to various audits of the firm. He also provides consulting on direct tax matters. Naresh is the senior advisor and pioneer of the practice with over 40 years of practical experience.

Naresh is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India, a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law. He overseas the accounting and auditing services of the firm.

Naresh has been actively involved in various professional and voluntary organizations and also held many administrative positions like committee member, treasurer, secretary and vice president in professional organizations like Ahmedabad Branch of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Ahmedabad Chartered Accountant Association and All Gujarat Federation of Tax Practitioners. Also, he has successfully served the position of a District Chairman after completing his term as a President in the Lions Club.

He has been a speaker at various professional and social forums both at domestic and international front. Naresh has presented and/or attended many conferences and seminars on the subjects of accounting, audit and tax domestically throughout India and internationally at Singapore, Bangkok, Egypt, and Nepal. He has been a speaker at Lions and Rotary clubs and published articles in newspapers and other periodicals.

Mr. Ashok Bhatt, Advocate

Ashok manages our tax and regulatory services specifically related to Direct and Indirect Taxes, Company and other laws.

He is an Advocate and holds a certificate from the Bar Council of Gujarat since 1975. He has double bachelor degrees from Gujarat University in Commerce and Law.

Ashok has a history of over 45 years of experience in taxation and liaison with various government authorities. He has been with us ever since he joined in our erstwhile firm as an associate in 1965.

He is actively involved in various professional and other organizations. He is very much active professionally as a member of Income Tax Bar Association and Tax Advocate Association of Gujarat and socially as a secretary for 10 years of Kafi Audichya Brahmin Mitra Mandal.

Mr. Jigar Patel, CFA (USA), CPA (USA), MBA (USA), CA (India)

Jigar leads services that are related to Finance and Wealth Management. He advises businesses on Treasury Management including Equity & Debt Fiance and individuals, with a specialization for Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), on Investments and Personal Wealth Management.

Jigar is a Chartered Accountant from India, a licensed Illinois CPA and has received his MBA - Finance from University of Illinois, Chicago, USA. He is a CFA Charter holder from the CFA Institute, USA and is one of only 21 CFA Charter holders working as consultants in India*.

Jigar has over 14 years of professional experience including more than 4 years with KPMG USA’s Risk Advisory Services. At KPMG, he has provided Financial Risk Advisory, Buy-side and sell-side Due Diligence, Internal Audit and Compliance Risk Advisory Services to multi-national multi-billion dollar clients like McDonalds, Sara Lee, Whirlpool, Global Hyatt, Alliant Energy, Dover Corporation, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Aviva USA, Brightpoint Inc., Delphi, Schawk, Electro Motive Diesels and more. He earned 5 Encore awards for outstanding achievements during his career at KPMG.

Jigar has given lectures as a faculty on Finance, Treasury Management, Wealth Management, and NRI Investments & Taxation.

* In 2011, CFA Charter holders in the World: 97,173; in India: 697; Consultants 3%, Source: www.newcfa.org

Mr. Chintan Patel, FCA, CS, CertIFRS (ICAI), CISA(USA), DISA, DIRM

Chintan leads India and International Accounting including IFRS & US GAAP and manages Risk and WOS Management Advisory Services. Chintan has over 11 years of professional experience in carrying out risk based internal audits, XBRL and International GAAP Conversion (IFRS, US GAAP).

Chintan has over 11 years of experience with public accounting and industry organizations including Deloitte, Tata Communications (conversion of Indian GAAP into US GAAP), and Kotak Life Insurance (Process Excellence and Risk Management). At Deloitte, he has worked on US GAAP conversions of Essel Propack Ltd., Hexaware Technologies Ltd. Union Bank of India including working on companies like Lupin Ltd., Nocil Ltd. etc.

Chintan is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (FCA), a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) from USA, Diploma in Information System Audit (DISA) by ICAI, a Company Secretary (CS), Diploma in Insurance & Risk Management (DIRM) (India 1st) by ICAI and has passed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from USA. He is also certified International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by ICAI.

Chintan is very much involved in the professional and voluntary organizations. He was a co-opted member of IFRS Committee of WIRC of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for 2010-11. He has been a speaker at more than 100 in professional seminars, conferences and events in India and abroad and his articles published in professional journals related to IFRS, XBRL, GAAP and other important topics. He was also a President of Leo Club of Aamrakunj, Ahmedabad.

Ms. Reecha Patel, FCA, DISA, M.Com.

Reecha leads the Outsourcing services of our firm. She has extensive experience in preparation/ review of US Income tax returns. She has also volunteered in the Volunteers Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program of IRS when she was in the USA from 2006-2009.

She has passed the Uniform CPA examination from USA and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (FCA). She has a Diploma in Information Systems Audit (DISA) from the ICAI and is a Master of Commerce with Accounting and Statistics from Gujarat University.

Reecha has over 10 years of experience in working with public accounting firms and other organizations in India and USA handling various engagements in outsourcing.

Ms. Palak Patel, FCA, DISA

Palak leads International Taxation and Transfer Pricing services of our firm. She has expert knowledge and experience in Transfer Pricing and tax structuring engagements.

Palak is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (FCA) and also has a Diploma in Information Systems Audit from the ICAI.

Palak has over 10 years of experience include working with Deloitte in Transfer Pricing; KPMG in International Executive Transfer Pricing, other public accouting firms and other companies in India. She has worked on multinational multimillion dollar companies such as Voltas, Blustar, Dbeers, Abacus International, Nissan Motors, Birla Sun Life Insurance, BASF, Microink Ltd. etc.