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OUR PARTNERS

ajitchawla-110Ajit S. Chawla  (Managing Partner)

Ajit is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in the State of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C., Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) certified by AICPA and a Chartered Accountant (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He graduated from the University of Delhi with a Bachelors degree in Commerce Honors. Ajit has over 25 years of public accounting and industry experience, of which more than 12 years were spent with two of the big four accounting firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte in the United States, Singapore and India.

email: ajit@affluentcpa.com    Website: www.affluentcpa.com       Download Resume

 

BillWilliam E. Rinehart  (Accounting & Tax Principal)

William E. Rinehart (Bill) is a Certified Public Accountant serving clients in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area for over 30 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and Master of Business Administration degree from American University. He has consistently focused on small to medium sized businesses, providing accounting and tax services and helping to improve their profitability and financial stability. His areas of expertise include tax preparation, strategic planning and consultation for individuals, business entities and estates, IRS representation for tax audits, payment plans and offers in compromise, business accounting, bookkeeping and payroll processing, attestation services including reviews and compilation of financial statements. When out of office, Bill enjoys investing and rooting for the Washington Nationals and Washington Redskins.

email: bill@affluentcpa.com     Website: www.affluentcpa.com

Guncha-110Guncha Chawla (Accounting & Tax Partner)

Guncha is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Delaware. She graduated from the University of Delhi with a Bachelors degree in Commerce Honors and she completed post-graduation in International Marketing. Her experience includes managing accounting and tax preparation engagements and assisting in financial statement audits and other assurance services.

email: guncha@affluentcpa.com     Website: www.affluentcpa.com

AngadAngad Singh

Angad is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in the State of Virginia with over 7 years of professional experience with the federal government and big four accounting firms in Washington DC and New York. He graduated from University of Delhi with Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) and he completed post-graduation from George Mason University with Masters in Business Administration. He has experience working on Defined Benefit Pension Plan audits, integrating Enterprise Risk Management (COSO Integrated Framework), and Financial Statement audits.

email: angad@affluentcpa.com     Website: www.affluentcpa.com

ADVISORY PARTNER

AmitAmit Rastogi (Advisory)

Amit is a former GE senior executive who during his 15 years GE career in USA and Asia Pacific, served multiple businesses including healthcare, industrial systems, financial services and GE Corporate global HQ as a CFO, COO and General Manager. He is a former Global CFO in a public listed company in India. In the energy space, Amit has spent over 5 years in the energy business, on equipment side, services and EPC areas helping transactions as well as operations.

NETWORK FIRM PARTNERS

Picture1Nehal Shah (Internal Audit & Controls)

Nehal is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems (CIS) Auditor, and a Chartered Accountant (CA) with over 15 years of professional experience. In 2001, she started her career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, India in the internal audit practice. From 2004 to 2007, she was a part of the systems and process assurance team in PricewaterhouseCoopers, Virginia office where she concentrated on information technology and application controls reviews.

Picture1Gaurav Singhal (Corporate & International Taxation)

Gaurav Singhal has an experience of 14+ years, specializing in Corporate and International Taxation. He has assisted clients across sectors in the domain of tax and regulatory advisory and implementation thereof. Gaurav has also assisted clients in outbound and inbound investment structuring. Prior to Heads Up, he has worked with organizations such as BMR & Associates, KPMG and Ernst & Young. Gaurav is a Chartered Accountant and a lawyer by qualification.

Picture2Manish Khurana (Transfer Pricing & Corporate Taxation)

Manish Khurana has an experience of 13+ years, specializing in Transfer Pricing and Corporate Taxation. Prior to Heads Up, he has worked with organizations such as Deloitte, BMR and Associates and Ernst & Young. Manish has contributed to articles published in leading business dailies and to Cambridge University publication ‘Resolving Transfer Pricing Disputes – A Global Analysis’. He is a Chartered Accountant and a lawyer by qualification.

Picture3Siddharth Sehgal (M&A Advisory)

Siddharth Sehgal has an experience of 13+ years, specializing in M&A Advisory, Corporate restructuring, Due Diligence, and Valuations. He has assisted various clients on domestic as well as inbound and outbound acquisitions specifically for Japanese, US and German clients. Prior to Heads Up, he has worked with Arthur Andersen, E&Y, BMR Advisors and Ambit. Siddharth is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and a CFA Level II.

Picture4Pawan Pahwa (Indirect Taxation)

Pawan Pahwa has an experience of 12+ years, specializing in Indirect Taxation. He has provided Indirect Tax Advisory, Compliance and litigation support to leading players in telecom sector, pharma, hotel, textile, automobile, steel, media and entertainment, technology sectors. Prior to Heads Up, Pawan has worked with Ernst & Young and DSK Legal. He is a lawyer by qualification.