Vinod Kumar Director – Audit & Assurance Singapore +65 9231 4989

Experience

Vinod joined the Grant Thornton network in 2006 and in his tenure with the firm he has led several engagements across a number of industries. He specialises primarily in audits under IFRS, US GAAP and Indian GAAP. His experience makes him a specialist in complex areas such as revenue recognition, business combinations, financial instruments and employee stock options.

In January 2018, Vinod joined Grant Thornton in Singapore to manage the India-Singapore trade corridor. He has a profound understanding of cultural and business dynamics in India to manage a variety of stakeholders ranging from start-ups to privately held businesses to multinational companies.

Vinod has significant experience with group audits and with offshore service centres for centralised bookkeeping. He closely works with network firms in the region to provide seamless solutions to his clients  Vinod’s core specialisation and interests are in servicing clients in the technology sector. He has worked with a number of clients in the business of:

  • Software products (On-premise and SaaS)
  • IT enables services (IOT, advertising, hospitality etc)
  • ecommerce platforms
  • Data analytics

He has also worked with a number of micro finance companies in India and advised them with complex areas such as debt vs equity classification of financial instruments, de-recognition of financial assets (securitization), modelling allowances on NPAs and compliance with RBI regulations.

Qualifications
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
  • Bachelor’s in commerce