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A visionary leader and founding partner, Sukumar has over 40 years’ experience in Corporate Audit and Taxation. AChartered Accountant (FCA) and a Bachelor of Science, he specialises in International Taxation, Transfer Pricing, issues relating to Cross Border Transactions and FDI/FEMA related requirements for the past 30 years.He has been successfullyheading this Professional Firm comprising of a 75-member team including 12 qualified Chartered Accountants.
Uma Vaidyalingam became a Partner in the firm in 1997. She is an accomplished Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant. Her academic excellence is reflected in her being a rank holder in DISA (ICAI) and B.com.
With over 23 years of experience in the field of auditing and taxation, she spearheads the vertical comprising of:
Mr. Sampath is a qualified Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and a Bachelor of Law. He has over 35 years of core experience in assisting Indian and foreign MNCs on:
He has hands-on experience in structuring Mergers and Acquisitions, including Cross Border Acquisitions and is a regular speaker on international taxation in many forums. He is also an Attorney, practicing as an Advocate and functions as Advisor – Direct & International Taxation at M/s. Sukumar & Associates, Chartered Accountants.
Shri. Rao, a 1983 batch IRS officer, was born in Orissa in 1959.He holds Masters Degree in Political science from Delhi University. Before joining the Inidan Revenue Service, he worked for the SAIL during 1980 to 1983.
During his career in IRS, he has worked in various capacities in the
He was Commissioner (Appeals) at Hyderabad, Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax at Salem and Guntur during 2004 to 2014. Mr.Rao has specialised in Anti-evasion and Anti Smuggling work and was instrumental in unearthing hundreds of crore of Rupees of tax evasion.
He was the Principal Chief Commissioner of GST during 2017 to 2019.After superannuation, in recognition of services rendered he was appointed as the Vice-chairman to the Settlement Commission
As an able administrator and a team player Mr.Rao has shown keen interest in Taxpayers services, staff welfare measures and always committed to the Organizational objectives. He has participated in several training programmes organised in Inida & Abroad including IIM Ahmadabad, ISB Hyderabad and also at Syracuse University for public affairs and Administrative policy, USA. He is a Voracious reader and a Golfer and widely travelled in India & Abroad. He has received many Rewards and awards for the meritorious services rendered to the department.
A Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, R Mahalingam carries over 34 years of post-qualification experience spanning across, practice, consulting, core financial management in leadership roles spanning across IT, IT enabled Services, Service & Manufacturing sectors. He currently heads the Audit & Assurance division of the firm.
As part of his role as head of ITES (Finance & Accounts) with Aditya Birla Minacs, he has led many process transitions with large Corporates like Birla Sunlife Insurance, Aditya Birla Finance, Aditya Birla Thailand Group of Companies, Indus Towers (a JV of Airtel, Vodafone and Idea) in studying end- to-end process related to moving large volume accounting services.
As Head of Finance & Accounts of Sheenlac Paints Ltd. Group (about 500 crores turnover) and as India Financial Controller of Modine Thermal Systems, he had worked extensively with SAP as a user and also as an advisor for improving process controls and bringing Management Information System suited for varying business needs.
Such models are custom driven for various businesses and gives a bird’s eye view for the management using KPI modelling. Though not dynamic and real-time, these templated models are flexible, and custom built to suit changing needs of the business with least cost investment. Further, such models are easily manageable with regular resources for regular and structured reporting.
Dr. CA Abhishek Murali is a is a Chartered Accountant, B.Com., M.Com., LLB, CIMA (London), CISA and DISA, ADIT (UK) who is currently a Partner at Victor Grace & Co, Chartered Accountants.
He was the elected Secretary of the Southern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (SIRC of ICAI) for the year 2020-2021.
He is also an All India 1st Rank holder in the CIMA Strategy Exams and an All India 17th Rank in the CIMA Final Examinations. He also secured the All India 5th Rank in the Intl Taxation Exams (ADIT) conducted by CIOT.
Dr. CA. Abhishek Murali is the youngest elected Regional Council Member of the Southern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for 2 terms in succession for the periods of 6 years viz. 2016-2019 & 2019-2022 by securing the highest number of votes from Tamil Nadu. He has the Honour of being the Youngest Elected Secretary of the SIRC of ICAI. Dr. CA Abhishek Murali was the President of the All India Tax Payers’ Association (AITPA). Dr. CA Abhishek Murali is also the President of the Citizen Awareness Forum of India (CAFI). He is also a Founding Board Member of the ARK Foundation which plays a key role in providing under-privileged families access to expensive medication at affordable prices. Dr. CA. Abhishek Murali is also the President Elect for the Rotary Club of Madras – Next Gen and will be President for 2023-24.
He is an expert in Direct Taxation, International Taxation, Litigation/Appeals, Valuations, Due Diligence & Mergers & Acquisition. Dr. CA. Abhishek Murali has organised and spoken at more than 2200 seminars, workshops and conferences. Dr. CA Abhishek Murali was felicitated with the Gold Star Award by PadmashriDr.Mylswamy Annadurai, Director ISRO Satellite Center, Moon Man of India (Project Director of Chandrayaan – 1 & 2) for addressing more than 500 Seminars during the Covid Period Alone. Dr. CA Abhishek Murali also received the ABRAHAM LINCOLN EXCELLENCE AWARD from The International Peace Council, USA for his Excellence in the Tax Sector & Laudable Contributions of Repute by Addressing more than 500 seminars during the Covid Period. Abhishek and his firm have received special awards and recognition for the Capital Gains and advice for the Real Estate and Construction sector.
Dr. CA. Abhishek Murali is a member of the Committee for Implementation and Survey of the Faceless Assessment & Faceless Appeal Proceedings constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Dr. CA. Abhishek Murali is a Non-Academia Member of the Board of Studies of Madras University. He regularly appears on National and Regional TV Channels and contributes articles of professional interest in various Newspapers and Journals. He is also a member of the Finance Sub-Committee of Presidency Club & is a member of the Infrastructure Sub-Committee of the Madras Gymkhana Club. He is an active member of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – Young Indians (YI), Chennai Chapter.
He did his Articleship training with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) in the Audit and Assurance Division. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant he went on to work with KPMG in Transaction Advisory, Mergers and Acquisition on various National and International Engagements. He has also completed his Graduation and Post Graduation in Commerce from Madras University, DISA from ICAI, CISA from ISACA (USA) and CIMA from CIMA (London). He is also a graduate in law (LLB). Dr. CA. Abhishek Murali has also completed his Advance Diploma in International Taxation with CIOT (London) and has obtained his certification in International Tax Law and Transfer Pricing from Leiden University, Netherlands,, International Tax Center, under the guidance of the world renowned Professor Kees Van Raad. Abhishek has also completed his MBA & has also attended special sessions at Harvard University.
Dr. CA. Abhishek is very passionate about start-ups and went on to establish a vertical to help mentor start-ups. He has been nominated as the Honorary First Secretary (Economy and Trade) for the Hon. Consulate of The Republic of Zambia. Abhishek professionally advices various leading industries, High Net Worth Individuals and Professionals.
He has been a Committee member of the following Committees constituted by ICAI:
He has been nominated as Chairman of the following Committees constituted by SIRC of ICAI:
Sankara Narayanan is a Cost Accountant and a Master of Business Administration. He is a Senior Advisor – Direct & International Taxation and is an attorney enrolled in the bar council. He brings with him over 28 years of experience in Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Aviation, and Strategic Investment Industry. He also has handled Corporate Direct and Indirect Taxation, and International Taxation. He was also a key player in structuring contracts and transactions using treaty provisions, and inbound and outbound investments. He has served earlier at Cairn Energy, Deccan Express Logistics and Siva Group of Companies. He has an experience of handling more than 80 clients covering various industry verticals and over 300 transfer pricing reports
CA.Divya Abhishek is a Practising Chartered Accountant at Chennai. She is a Bachelor of Commerce from Madras University, Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) , Associate member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and Associate member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI-CMA). She is a graduate in Law having passed her LL.B examination with Flying Colours. She had secured All India 46th Rank in the Chartered Accountancy Final examinations conducted by ICAI and All India 23rd Rank in the Company Secretaryship Examinations conducted by ICSI. She also secured All India 4th Rank in the International Taxation Examinations (ADIT) conducted by CIOT(U.K.). She has qualified in the proficiency test for independent directors conducted by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs.
CA.Divya Abhishek has completed her Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants London and Advance Diploma in International Taxation with Chartered Institute of Taxation (U.K.) and has obtained her certification in International Tax Law and Transfer Pricing from Leiden University, Netherlands, International Tax Center, under the guidance of the world renowned Professor Kees Van Raad. Divya has also completed her MBA and has also attended special sessions at Harvard University. CA.Divya Abhishek is the youngest professional to reach this milestone.
She did her Articleship training with Ernst & Young (E & Y) in the Audit and Assurance Division. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant she continued to work with Ernst & Young in Audit and Assurance division. CA.Divya has audited and consulted for Listed Companies, Corporate Multi-Nationals, Public Companies, Private Companies and other forms of organizations, including High Net-worth Individuals. She was also selected to a team constituted by Ernst & Young as a special task force to deal with the impact of Companies Act which also involved presentation and discussions at various MNC’s.
CA. Divya is a prolific speaker, and she has addressed over 800 conferences, seminars and workshops organized by Corporate Forums, Professional bodies, Chambers of Commerce, Universities and Colleges. She has authored a technical guide on Social Stock exchange and has also co-authored a book on Income Tax Ready Referencer which is well accepted in the professional and academic circles.
CA.Divya Abhishek has been nominated to the following Committees constituted by ICAI:
CA.Divya Abhishek has been nominated to the following Committees constituted SIRC of ICAI:
With over 15 years of experience at Sukumar and Associates, Muthukumar currently heads the Audit division of the firm. He has rich experience in leading audits of over 80 Companies in Automobile, Healthcare, Education, Construction, and various other sectors. He has spearheaded the design of Internal Controls System and Standard Operating Procedures. Expertise in IndAS/IFRS framework is his speciality. He handles matters related to Direct Taxation and client coordination as well. A troubleshooter and an ace solution provider.
A rank holder in the Chartered Accountancy course and with 21 years of experience in the field of Finance, Panjalingam is proficient in various Standards on Accounting and Auditing. Besides, his strength lies in auditing system and controls and establishing grounds up frameworks for medium to large organisations. A people leader and a mentor. He has delivered high client satisfaction matrices by achieving tasks and service quality norms.
Sai Babu is a dedicated Manager handling Statutory and GST Audits for the past 11 years. Strong in Legal/Compliance Audits and Documentation Processes, Sai Babu is now leading Audit Engagements covering the Manufacturing vertical. He handholds start ups in both compliance and regulatory filing. A young and dynamic professional with an ability to navigate through complex legal compliance landscape.
Thandu Pramodh Kumar has been with the firm for more than 8 years. He is a dedicated leader and a team player. His expertise spans audit, corporate and.personal taxation and industry exposure covers Automobile, Medical, Textile, and Not for Profits Organizations, among others. A methods man, had structured and documented the accounting systems for various clients.
Meena has more than 8 years of rich experience in Secretarial works including Statutory audit maintenance, preparation of statutory reports andregisters, incorporating a company and LLP scheduling board meetings / general meetings, preparation of agendas, CSR activities, preparation of XBRL, annual audit reports. She has worked with over 80 Companies on various regulatory requirements and secretarial work.
Pirarthana is part of the Direct tax team of the firm with over 6 years of working experience. She leads the direct tax team of the firm and her functional skills include Income tax appeals, assessments, high networth individual computations, all filings, tax audit reporting, transfer pricing assistance, TDS compliances and all other support services in the field of direct taxes.She has been involved and has hands on experience across various sectors, including but not limited to automobiles, manufacturing, service, educational institutions, non profit organisations, financial companies and retail.
Srikanth has been associated with the firm for the past 25 years. At Sukumar and Associates, he heads the administrative function, accounts and various statutory compliances of the Firm. He possesses in depth knowledge and experience in the operations of the Firm. A key member of the management team, he brings the much needed order to the organisation.
Ashna Ganeriwala is part of the Direct Tax team of the firm after working with Audit Assurance Services at B S R & Co. LLP (Member Firm of KPMG Global), and in Credit Rating and Analysis team at Development bank of Singapore.
Her functional skills include understanding and application of Indian Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Generally accepted audit standards (GAAS) which mainly comprises of Companies Act 2013, Indian Accounting standards, Standards on Auditing. She also has a wealth of experience in assurance services in various sectors, including but not limited to automobiles, manufacturing, service, financial companies, media, and retail. She has qualified one group in CA Final.