Education: Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance July 2008 University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Lives in New York, NY, USA
Pratik is a USA Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered accountant in India. He is now working as a manager in a mid-sized CPA firm in NYC providing services in Audit and taxation. He started his career in India as a Chartered accountant working with BDO Seidman as a junior auditor. Within a short span, he was promoted to auditing the most esteemed client in the financial sector which was The National Stock Exchange of India. From there, his career grew to become a controller in one of the biggest export-oriented companies in the Indian private sector.
Having been exposed to various international deals, he quickly gained familiarity with international accounting standards and rules. This exposure pushed him to pursue an American CPA, which he successfully completed in his first attempt. He started his first teaching experience after having completed his CPA, teaching Becker’s FAR and REG classes in India in 2011. To understand the practical world of CPA, he then decided to work as a CPA in NYC.
While working as a CPA, he exposed himself to small-sized firms and big4 (PwC) in the areas of audit and taxation. During his experience, he realized the importance of properly training staff and the importance of giving thorough guidance in various stages. He thus started tutoring candidates studying for CPA exams and made sure he supported them till they passed the exams.
Outside of his academic and work experience, Pratik has a great passion for dance and has won various accolades in his college for dance. Pratik is also a founder of nonprofit called ‘Rise and Move on’ where the organization teaches personality development through dance and yoga to underprivileged children in India. The slogan of his nonprofit and a message to all his students is “You Can and You Will’. There is no substitute for hard work and believing in yourself.