He is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Graduate Member of The Institute Cost and Works Accountants of India.With an experience of over 20 years, he specializes in Indirect Taxation and leads the Indirect Taxes Division of the Firm. The Firm has prestigious National and Multi-National clients both in the manufacturing and services sector. The focus area of the partner is conducting Review Audits, System Planning, Designing and Implementation, conducting training sessions, advice and consultancy, handling Adjudication and Appeals in Central Excise, Service Tax and Sales Tax and VAT matters.He  is  elected  to  the  Central  Council  of  Institute  of  Chartered Accountants of India for the term 2010-2013.He  was  elected  to  The  Southern  India  Regional  Council  of  The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for two consecutive three year terms 2004-07 and 2007-2010 and was the Chairman of the Southern Region for the year 2008-09.He is a visiting faculty for the students at The Institute Chartered Accountants of India, The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, and other institutions across the Southern Region handling the subject Indirect Taxes comprising Central Excise, Customs, Service Tax, Central Sales Tax and VAT.He is a Trainer at the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics (NACEN), Ministry of Finance, Government of India, to Train the Officers of Central Excise and Service Tax department.  He has handled numerous training sessions at Academy’s Head Quarters at Faridabad and branches at Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Vadodara. He is also a regular faculty at the Chennai Division of NACEN handling excise and service tax legislation for the officers of the excise and service department.He is the Regional Advisory Committee Member of Chennai – I, II & IV Commissionerates of Central Excise and Public Grievance Committee Member of Chennai II Commissionerate of Central Excise. He is also a member of the Regional Advisory Committee of Commissionerate of Service Tax.  He is also appointed as a Member, Help Center – Excise and Service Tax, Chennai, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.During the year 2012 the Government of Tamil Nadu has nominated him as a member of the High Power Committee to Review the Policy on Investment and Disinvestment formed under the Ministry of Finance.He is stationed in Chennai and can be reached at rk@ssaca.in