CA N V Balaji

Head – Corporate and Direct Tax
Chennai, India
Email: nvbalaji@nvbalaji.in

Summary of key experience

N V Balaji is the head, spearheading the Corporate and Direct Tax wing of SMCS GLOBAL. N V Balaji is a Chartered Accountant and practising advocate at Madras High Court. He was in CA Practice for around 23 years and in law practice for another 7 years totaling around 30 years of professional experience. He also represented the Department of Income Tax , Government of India as Senior Standing Counsel.

N V Balaji has an all-encompassing experience with a clientele that spans across all major industries including automotive sector, information technology, infrastructure and engineering products, Shipping & Logistics and other services.

His competence includes consultancy in Direct Tax, Taxation and Transfer Pricing.

He has represented big corporates before Direct Tax Authorities including Tribunals, High Courts and Supreme Court.

Recently he had successfully handled litigation for 2 Major Automotive companies.

Professional qualifications and affiliations:

N V Balaji holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a legal counsel at the Madras High Court.

CA V V SAMPATH KUMAR

Chief Advisor – Indirect Taxation
Chennai, India
Email: vvsampat@yahoo.com

Summary of key experience

CA V V Sampath Kumar a chartered accountant in practice for the past 31 years of industrial and consulting experience in handling all indirect tax matters of central excise, customs, service tax, value added tax, 100% EOU Schemes, SEZ matters foreign trade policy, FEMA and RBI related matters.
In SMCS GLOBAL, Sampath Kumar has handled assignments of various Indian and multi-national clients and has been involved in contract/transaction structuring, planning reviews, compliance reviews, etc. He has assisted clients in claiming the various export benefits granted by Government of India and obtaining approval in setting up export warehouse for availing customs duty concessions.

Professional qualifications and affiliations:

Sampath Kumar is a member of the committee set up by the ICAI for the preparation of guidance note on Tax Audit and is also authored publications on TNVAT.
He is also the founder member of Indirect Tax Professionals and acts as advisor to trade associations and the government of Policy related issues.

CA Anuradha Balaji

Principal Consultant – Direct Tax Advisory
Chennai, India.

Summary of key experience

CA Anuradha Balaji is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

She has professional experience of more than 22 years of practice in the fields of Audit and Direct Taxation.

Her competency includes consultancy in Direct Tax and Statutory Audits.

She has extensively handled company’s statutory audits, secretarial compliances and bank audits.

She has experience in appearance before the Income Tax Authorities during the course of assessments and appeals including tax audits and filing of returns.

Professional qualifications and affiliations: She is a fellow member of the ICAI

CA Bhoomija Narasimhan CA CIMA

Senior Advisor – Finance Processing Outsourcing and IND AS Implementation
Chennai, India
Email: bhoomija@smcsglobal.com

Summary of key experience

CA Bhoomija Narasimhan is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the last 11 years and a Certified Management Accountant (UK).

She has Functional Expertise in finance, with hands on experience with Global Corporates and financial research firms such as Goldman Sachs including the mergers and acquisitions.

She has proven ability to provide Key Financial metrics to Senior Management & Key Stakeholders, implementing best-practice financial processes & establishing internal control, Audit & Compliance, Balance Sheet controls, Cash & Working Capital management. She is undertaking IND AS transition and implementation for the corporates.

Professional qualifications and affiliations:

Bhoomija is a rank holder in CA and a CIMA (UK).

CA T R Srinivasan

Principal Consultant – Indirect Tax & Risk Advisory
Chennai, India
Email: trs@smcsglobal.com

Summary of key experience

Srinivasan is a Partner heading SMCS GLOBAL Indirect tax practice in Chennai. Srinivasan has more than 9 years of tax consulting experience. He has the ability to approach tax advisory and compliance issues meticulously by bringing an array of tax consulting and technical experience to the table with a practical mindset.

His competence besides routine Indirect tax subjects includes advising key multinational corporations on entry strategies, Corporate tax effects, mergers and amalgamations, transfer pricing and tax effects and implication study on indirect taxes on entities.

He also takes care of the SMCS team in relation to Internal Audit and Forensic Audits.
He is a profound speaker in Goods & Service Taxes and has successfully trained more than 20,000 people in the field. He is also a regular faculty at the Department of Income Tax, GST and C&AG.

Professional qualifications and affiliations:

Srinivasan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

B Bharath Kumar

Vice President – Audit
Chennai, India
Email: bharath@smcsglobal.com

Summary of key experience

Bharath has been engaged with the top audit firms having experience of 7.5 Years in the field of Accounting & Audit.
He has dealt with direct tax matters for large manufacturing entities, with respect to income tax computations, Tax Planning by incorporating SEZ Units, planning for advance tax remittance, advisory for Tax Deduction at Source and other related work.

He was part of the team in handling setting up of SEZ and STPIs and advised corporates in transaction restructuring. He has developed special skills in tax audit and ICDS impact analysis of many manufacturing entities.

He has even led the regional consolidation of public sector bank and also as head consultant in direct tax provisioning’s in litigation matters for a public sector bank.

CA P M Noufal Hussain

International Operations and Audit
Chennai, India
Email: noufal@smcsglobal.com

Summary of key experience

Noufal is a Chartered Accountant engaged with SMCS GLOBAL in heading the international division – UAE.

In SMCS, Noufal has handled assignments of various Indian and multi-national clients in the IND AS and preparation of the Consolidated Financial Statements for the clientele. He is also handled Transfer Pricing documentation, Comparability Study and reporting for multi national companies. He has handled the assessment and benchmark study in determining the Transfer pricing with the income tax – Transfer Pricing Officer, in marking the arms length price.

Has also lead the internal audit department in the process implementation, Risk Minimising Control set up for organisations and also done the profitability and segmental contribution analysis for corporates. He is also engaged in the implementation of UAE VAT Laws for companies in the middle east having presence in the VAT Implementing States.

Professional qualifications and affiliations:

Noufal is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has undergone the certification course on IND AS conducted by the ICAI.

CA Nagendran

Manager – Financial Reporting and Internal Audit
Chennai, India
Email: nagendran@smcsglobal.com

Summary of key experience

CA Nagendran is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India who was engaged with a profound oil and natural gas corporation in the quarterly review, Internal reporting for MIS division and now currently engaged in the financial reporting division of SMCS Global, handling the financial reporting and internal audit.

Over the years he has been engaged in the Internal Audit of a listed company engaged in the manufacture of plastic furniture covering the scope of analysing the plant’s production performance and establishing a system and process control in the manufacture of the products. Was also a part of the internal review of a large liquor manufacturing company in suggesting the internal controls and the SOP to be put in place for effective accounting and statutory compliance.

Has also lead a team in the completion of statutory, direct tax / VAT audit of a largest automobile component manufacture and ensuring its compliance with all various statutory compliances and also been a part of the central statutory audit of the largest public sector bank in India for the entire Tamilnadu region.

He has been officially trained in SAP HANA and is been a part of the implementation team of a largest automobile company

Professional qualifications and affiliations:

Nagendran is a member of the Institute of Chartered accountants of India and has successfully completed the IND AS – Certification Course conducted by the institute

CA Lakshmi Balaji

Principal Consultant – Direct Tax Litigation
Chennai, India.

Summary of key experience

CA Lakshmi Balaji is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

She has professional experience in the fields of Direct Taxation and Audits.

She has successfully prepared and represented assessees before the Commissioner of Income Tax Appeals, Tribunals and also prepared cases for High Court Litigations.

She is well equipped in handling Tax Audits.

Professional qualifications and affiliations:

Lakshmi is an associate member of the ICAI

CA S M Dhinesh Rajaa – Audit Manager

CA S M Dhinesh Rajaa

Audit Manager
Chennai, India.
dhineshraja@smcsglobal.com

Summary of key experience

CA Dhinesh Rajaa was previously engaged in cost and recovery analysis and MIS reporting in one of the six oil and gas “super majors”.

Over the year he has gained experience internal and statutory audit of companies involved in the manufacturing of beds, pipes, apparels, wires.

He is currently involved in internal audit and supporting virtual CFO services.

He is a visiting faculty for Costing at a reputed institution.

Professional qualifications and affiliations:

Dhinesh Rajaa is an associate member of the ICAI