DSA was established on 15th December 1984. The firm has grown from a small beginning of 3 persons in 1984 to the staff strength of about 80 in 2017. The firm has experience in forensic audits, valuations, cash monitoring, cash management, taxation and corporate laws covering Companies Act and FEMA.
Besides, DSA has developed expertise in investigative audits, stock and receivables audits, the services of which are availed by some of the largest Banks and Institutions in India. DSA is also conducting, for Banks and Institutions, the pre-audits and concurrent audits with trust and retention of the accounts. DSA has, therefore, evolved in undertaking large assignments with significant responsibilities towards lenders who are primarily Banks and Financial Institutions.
Dr. Shashank N Desai, B.Com, CA, LLB, Ph.D (Valuation)
Dr. Desai is a co – founder - partner of M/s. Desai Saksena & Associates, Chartered Accountants. In 1981, he set up his private practice in Mumbai and in 1984, he became one of the founders of DSA. His areas of specialization are Valuation, Project Finance, Forensic Audits, Financial Restructuring of Companies and Financial Strategies. Based on his extensive experience, he has completed his doctorate from the University of Mumbai. The topic of his thesis was "Business Strategy for Maximising Shareholder's Value with Special Emphasis on Financial Strategies". For his doctorate he did an elaborate analysis of BSE 500 Companies. He has completed more than 100 valuation assignments for FDIs, demergers, amalgamations, PE investments and sale of business.
He has presented several papers and has been a keynote speaker at various seminars conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants India. He has assisted the ICAI in designing the course content for its certificate course on valuation. He is also a member of the visiting faculty at various Management Institutes. He is founder director of Orion Capital Services Ltd., which is engaged in providing financial services.
He is in-charge of financial consultancy, valuation of companies and intangible assets, assurance practice, forensic audits, due diligence and other special assignments.
Dr. Desai is also a senior advisor on Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
Alok K Saksena, B.Com, CA, CS, IP (IBBI)
Mr. Saksena is a co – founder - partner of M/s. Desai Saksena & Associates, Chartered Accountants. He is practicing since 1984, in the fields of Audit, Taxation and is actively involved in Financial Consultancy. He specializes in Income Tax, SEBI Laws, Company Law, NBFC Laws, foreign investment and FEMA 1999. He is a well-known personality in the field of Restructuring of Companies.
He specializes in Mergers, Acquisition and Demergers. He is an active member of the Taxation Committee, Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has contributed over 50 articles to various journals and newspapers on topics of Income Tax and Company Law. He is also a regular speaker at various seminars, study circles and forums, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has addressed over 120 seminars since 1993 on legal topics and annual budgeting.
He has represented the Institute before several authorities seeking redressal of grievances. He handles the legal aspects of the firm and represents before the Tax Authorities, Tribunal, Registrar of Companies, Company Law Board and in FEMA matters.
Naresh D Dasari, B.Com, CA
Mr. Dasari joined the firm in 2011. He handles various statutory internal and concurrent audits, income tax, TDS, and attends to the day to day correspondence with the Income Tax Department. He is in-charge of Qatar Office.
We also have presence in Doha, State of Qatar where we have an audit license in the name of Alok K. Saksena, Auditing & Accounting.
"Alok K. Saksena Auditing & Accounting" was established in Qatar in 2010 to provide services of Auditing & Assurance, Taxation, Company Law and Company Formation, Due Diligence, and Advisory services. We provide broad range of services in the areas of audit & assurance, taxation, consulting and advisory. With a team of professionals and experienced management, we are able to deliver services of highest standards that help our clients to take best and informed decisions.
We are a member firm of Integra International which is an accounting network of worldwide Accountants that share knowledge openly and regularly. Founded in 1994, Integra International has presence in 67 countries and 182 offices worldwide. It has offices in almost every major business center of the World. The international affiliation assists firms in getting international referrals, connect with firms globally and exchange information and development in the field of audit, accounting, and taxation.
"Alok K. Saksena Auditing & Accounting" has an international alliance with DFK International. DFK International has presence in 90 countries and 417 member offices around the world and 215 member firms.