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Our Professional Family

Our Professional Family

Mr. Harshendu Shah

Mr. Harshendu Shah is the Managing Partner of H. C. Shah, Chartered Accountants. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has over 40 years of experience in the fields of Audit and Assurance.  He is also a Graduate in Law. Mr. Shah, as he is better known in the Business & Industry Circles, is recognized for his high professional expertise and personal touch in providing long-lasting Business Solutions. His passion for the spirit of local businesses and their owners has led to a career of working with privately held companies of all sizes to assist management in finding solutions to the tax and business problems they face. Believing in the obligations of those with the time and means to contribute to the community of which they are a part, he is an active member of many service organisations in the country

Ms. Namrata Shah

Ms. Namrata Shah is a Partner in H. C. Shah since 2007 and has been a part of the growth of the company. A graduate of Penn State University – USA with a Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Accounting, she works with a broad spectrum of businesses. With over ten years of experience in public accounting she has been able to provide a wide range of services to the Company’s clients. While maintaining close Client Relations, her main focus is on Audits and review of SMEs and Large Business entities. She also oversees the overall Management and Quality Control of the firm.

Mr. Rajesh Palan

Mr. Rajesh Palan heads the Advisory Services of the firm and has been with the company since 2003. He started his career as an auditor in a leading audit firm in India from where he moved on to being a Management Consultant with a prominent consultancy firm. In addition to Advisory services related to formation of companies, liquidation etc., with his proactive knowledge of the professional standards, industry best practices and various other audit tools and techniques, he has been able to render planning and compliance services for corporate companies. He is also a key player in carrying out Due Diligence assignments and is responsible for the overall review and supervision of internal audit assignments executed by his junior staff

Ms. Surya Prabha 

With her strong interpersonal and team player skills, Ms. Surya Prabha heads the Assurance and Taxation department at the Company. A postgraduate in Commerce, she is a member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of India and an associate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, U.K. Her in-depth knowledge of the Income Tax Laws of the country has been able to provide relief to the clients by rendering apt tax management advice at appropriate times. She has been with the Company since 2005 and with her rich hands on experience in audit she also manages a major share of the statutory audit clients of the Company

Mr. Viraj Naik

Mr. Viraj has been working with H. C. Shah since 2005. He is a post graduate in Business Administration with a specialization in Chartered Finance and Business Management. Prior to joining the Company he was working as an audit executive with a leading audit firm in India, handling numerous statutory audits. With his core auditing skills and longstanding years of audit experience, he heads the Statutory Audit department. Viraj’s ability to work to deadlines and his experience in planning and executing assignments on time has aided him in handling audits of most of the large corporate clients in H. C. Shah, to their best satisfaction and in compliance with the laws of the Country.

Ms.Shilpa Pawani

Ms. Shilpa has been associated with the firm since 2006. She’s a Chartered Accountant by profession and is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She also holds a Certificate in Advanced Valuations from NYU Stern. Shilpa has more than 20 years of post-qualification experience in various areas of audit. Her core expertise is revealed in the Technical and Commercial Feasibility Studies, Company Valuations and Project related assignments that she executes for the Company. Her proactive nature has always helped to keep abreast of all direct and indirect tax related laws and regulations. Her in-depth indirect tax technical knowledge and ability to identify and manage tax related risks places her at the right position as our Manager- Value Added Tax (VAT) Advisory Services

Mr. Jaipal Singh

Mr. Jaipal is working with H. C. Shah since 2009. Prior to joining the Company he was associated with an eminent audit firm in India as a senior auditor. Subsequently he moved on to Oman and has worked in various sectors across the country handling audit and accounts in various roles. His rich industry experience combined with expert knowledge in audit techniques has assisted him in handling a considerable share of the Company’s statutory audit clients. He is an enterprising auditor who specializes in the audits of manufacturing industry, hospitality and other service sectors like exchange houses, insurance companies etc.

Ms. Biji Balagopal:

Ms. Biji has been working with H. C. Shah since 2010. Prior to joining the Company she worked as an audit executive in India and as an auditor with RSM International, Kuwait. Through her critical thinking and problem solving skills she has been able to establish her space in handling the internal audit clients of the Company. She also handles special audits, transaction audits and agreed upon procedure assignments for the Company. Though specialized in areas of internal audit, she also handles the Company’s statutory audit clients resourcefully, whenever required to do so.


Mr. Jerry Abraham Cherian:

Mr. Jerry is a post graduate in Commerce with an Associate membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also affiliated with the Information Systems Control and Audit Association, U.S.A. through his certification as a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He has been working with H. C. Shah since 2013. Prior to joining H C Shah, Jerry was working with Rangamani & Co., Chartered Accountants – a member of Kreston International. His experience of more than 13 years in various areas of audit has enabled him to handle several statutory audits and taxation related assignments of the Company. With his expertise in Information Systems Audit, he has been able to help the Company’s clients identify critical issues and customize practices to support trust in and value from information systems

Jignesh Shah

Mr. Jignesh joined us in 2019 to add value to our professional team. Nonetheless, he has always been a part of the H. C. Shah family, being an associate employee of our founder firm at Mumbai, India. He is a post graduate in Commerce from the University of Mumbai and is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has also done the ‘Investments Administration Qualification’ (IAQ) from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments and is a ‘Certified Fiduciary and Investment Risk Specialist’ (CFIRS) from Cannon Financial Institute, U.S.A. Jignesh brings to the table a work experience of over 20 years in the Financial Services and Internal Audit sectors.  Prior to joining the Company he worked on a senior position in Internal Audit department of J. P. Morgan India.