Ajith Kumar is a Director at our Trivandrum branch and has more than 13 years of professional experience, including 11 years in a multinational company based in Dubai. He possesses experience in Project Finance, Project Cashflow, Letter of Credits, Bank Guarantees, various modes of financing like Trust Receipts, Bills Discounting, Term Loans etc. He has also worked as Finance Consultant in a large public sector undertaking of Government of Kerala.
He is a Chartered Accountant and holds Certification in Information System Audit (DISA, ICAI)
Anand is a partner in the firm and has more than 12 years of professional experience in public accounting. Prior to joining JAKS & Associates, he worked at one of the big 4 accounting firms. He specializes in management consulting and outsourcing and leads these divisions of the firm. During his tenure with the big 4 accounting firm, he led cross functional teams across geographies on various outsourcing and management consulting projects. He was based in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Hong Kong for a major part of his tenure with the Big 4 accounting firm.
He is a chartered accountant and also a certified information systems auditor. Anand holds certifications in IFRS ( ACCA, UK) and in SAP Financial Accounting (SAP AG, Germany).
Antony is a partner in the firm with around 8 years of experience in public accounting. During his tenure with a big 4 accounting firm, he specialized in international tax services. He has extensive experience in finance & accounts, program management, transfer pricing, business set-up, operations etc.
Antony is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India qualified in 2009. He is also certified in International taxation by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Anu is a partner in the firm and has more than 14 years of experience in public accounting and consulting. She specializes in International taxation having worked on International tax planning and supply chain models for 6 years in one of the Big 4 accounting firms.
Anu is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India qualified in 2006. Anu is also IFRS certified from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Arun is an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is a Partner at JAKS & Associates. He worked at an audit firm as an audit manager before joining JAKS & Associates. Major part of his experience is in the fields of statutory audits, bank concurrent and statutory audits, tax administration and company law matters. He is based in the Cochin branch of JAKS & Associates.
Arun Jose, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2013, soon joined M/s. “Computer Sciences Corporation, a Fortune 500 Listed Company. He was a team member of “Financial Planning and Analysis” of CSC Asia Region and “Accounting and reporting of Fixed Assets” of United Kingdom and Prague Region. He joined as a full-time partner in ‘Jose & Hemachandran’ in 2014 and after merger he continues to be a full-time partner of ‘J A K S & Associates’.
Deepa is a Chartered Accountant with around 8 years experience in public accounting. She has obtained Certification in IFRS (ICAI) and Certification in Information System Audit (DISA, ICAI). She was a team member in Valuation & Business Modelling team with one of the Big 4 Accounting firms and has experience working with various clients in Middle East, assisting them in financial model builds, reviews and valuation engagements. She has also worked with Infosys Limited in their Business Finance division, assisting them with budgeting, financial planning and analysis.
Jose Zachariah, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1977 with 39th rank, started his career as a practicing Chartered Accountant in 1978 after a brief stint with S.P. Chopra & Company, Chartered Accountants, New Delhi. He established the firm ‘Jose & Hemachandran’ in 1984 which was merged with ‘J A K S & Associates’ in 2015 and still continues to be a senior partner. During his tenure as a practicing Chartered Accountant for about 37 years, CA. Jose Zachariah has acquired vast and varied experience and expertise in Auditing, Taxation, Financial Planning, Preparation of Project Reports, Loan Syndication and Formation of Entities under various statutes. He was elected the Chairman of Trivandrum Branch of ICAI for the year 2015-16. He is an active member of Y’s Men International and has held several responsible posts in that Organisation.
Joseph Mathew is a founding partner and more than 30 years of experience in the fields of accounting, auditing, risk management and consulting profession. He is well versed in Tax Laws, Company Law, Accounting and Auditing Standards and Management Consultancy.
Joseph Mathew is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Krishna is a partner in the firm and has more than 12 years of professional experience in public accounting as well as with one of the big 4 accounting firms. He has solid experience in Internal Audits, Statutory Audits, Financial Management, Taxation etc., He is well versed in providing services comprising of Financial Analysis, Company Law, Accounting and Auditing Standards etc.,. He is also a certificate holder on Valuation conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Prior to commencing of practice he was leading a team of Valuation Professionals in a big 4 accounting firm and at his tenure there he gained hands on experience in Valuation and Business Modeling (V&BM), Feasibility analysis and Project Report preparation.
M.H Kumar, one of the founding partners has more than 35 years of experience in almost every facet of the accounting, auditing and consulting profession. He is an ardent finance professional with unparalleled in tax laws, commercial laws, company law, accounting and auditing standards, management consultancy and provides services to the wide spectrum of clientele of the firm.
M.H Kumar is a Chartered Accountant and participates in a number of professional and social organizations.
Remesh Naick is a partner at JAKS & Associates and has more than 25 years of diverse experience, which spread over from industry to conventional practice in the area of taxation, advisory, audit and compliance services He has been associated with corporate clients as well as worked with accounting firms. He is well versed in representing and handling clients matters before the Indian Tax authorities. He also provides regular assistance and guidance in statutory compliance and handling tax litigation
for indirect tax matters.
A science graduate from University of Kerala, he has completed his Chartered Accountancy from
the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Before joining JAKS, he was partner in a
medium sized chartered firm Murali Associates and was working as an Associate Director of ASA
and Associates, one of the leading Chartered Accountant Firm in India at Kochi.
Selastin has more than 25 years of professional experience (including 19 years abroad) in public accounting and with a multinational company based in Bahrain. He specializes in internal control procedures and systems, internal audit, risk management and general insurance/reinsurance technical accounting. During his tenure with the multinational company in Bahrain for 17 years, he worked with a Big 4 firm on internal audit and risk management and another Big 4 firm on statutory audit. He also worked with a Big 10 accounting firm for two years in Bahrain.
He is a fellow chartered accountant and also a certified internal auditor (IIA, USA). Selastin attended various IFRS seminars in London, Dubai and Bahrain and internal audit conferences conducted by ECIIA in Finland, Amsterdam and Cyprus.
He joined JAKS & Associates (ex-Jose & Hemachandran) as a partner in July 2014
T.D Balraj is a partner at JAKS & Associates,qualified in the year 1988, Balraj has more than 27 years of professional experience in public accounting, management consulting, financial re-engineering, business turnaround advisory, mergers & acquisitions, project evaluations, feasibility studies etc. He held leadership and advisory roles with several family owned and diversified business groups within India and the Middle East. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and was instrumental with the revival of the Bahrain Chapter of the ICAI as well as served as its officer in various capacities including its Chairman during 2011-12. He also held many leadership roles with the Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development through which he conducted many workshops and seminars for the professional fraternity and Indian diaspora in Bahrain.
Vijayalekshmi S joined JAKS & Associates after working with State Bank of Travancore for 35 years. She dealt with foreign exchange business and international banking, mainly in export & import bills, letter of credits and bank guarantees. Her focus areas are bank audits, project feasibility studies / project reports and export import documentation