Our Team

Partner Profiles



     
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Accountancy
  • Taxation
  • Consultancy
  • Project Finance
  QUALIFICATIONS
  • Chartered Accountant (India)
  • Cost Accountant (India)
  • Certified Public Accountant (Uganda)

Manjit Kothari

manjit.kothari@bakertilly.ug
Managing Partner

  • He holds memberships of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
  • He has over 20 years of post-qualification experience in the field of Accountancy and Assurance services (out of which 17 years is in Uganda)
  • He is having extensive experience in the audit of many companies in different industries including Banking, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Trading, service provider & social organizations.
  • His Rich expertise in the profession is extremely crucial and valuable to the firm.
  • He has a robust control over activities being run at the firm with around the clock support from a team of competent staff.



     
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Accountancy
  • Taxation
  • Consultancy
  • Project Finance
  QUALIFICATIONS
  • Chartered Accountant (England & Wales)
  • Certified Public Accountant (Uganda)
  • Certified Public Accountant (Kenya)

Narendra A. Thakkar

naru.thakkar@bakertilly.ug
Partner

  • He has an immense reservoir of knowledge and experience in all aspects of finance, audit, accountancy and tax matters and is held in very high esteem by his fellow professionals with an experience of around 45 years.
  • He was awarded the fellowship of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales in 1970 and holds a practicing certificate from the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) and is also a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
  • Narendra Thakkar is a former president, and one of the pioneer members of the Governing Council, of The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda.



Core Team Profiles



     
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Project Funding
  • Management Consultancy
  QUALIFICATIONS
  • Chartered Accountant (India)
  • Cost and Management Accountant (India)
  • Certified Public Accountant (Uganda)
  • Bachelors of Commerce

Darshan Bhatia

darshan.bhatia@bakertilly.ug
Consultant - Corporate Advisory

  • Darshana has over 24 years of experience in corporate sector which includes 15 years in Banking
  • She has a holistic experience in senior management role including supervision of various business units, computerized accounting, management reporting and treasury management.
  • She is an expert in SAP, Tally, Hyperion, Smartpay, Flexcube banking software
  • She has executed projects related to cost control; risk management; process redesign and development; and Anti Money Laundering controls
  • She has experience of working with CA Firms; Private Limited Companies; MNC (Lafarge Group); Orient Bank Ltd; Exim Bank (U) Ltd; & she also held a senior position of Executive Director in Orient Bank Ltd.



     
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Accountancy
  • Taxation
  • Consultancy
  QUALIFICATIONS
  • Chartered Accountant (India)
  • Certified Public Accountant (Uganda)
  • Masters of Commerce
  • Bachelors of Commerce

Priyansh Trivedi

priyansh.trivedi@bakertilly.ug
Senior Manager – Audit & Assurance

  • He is a Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • He is also a Certified Public Accountant (Uganda)
  • He has 10 years of experience in the field of accountancy, assurance and consultancy
  • He has specialised knowledge and experience in internal audits of several leading companies.
  • Adroit in establishing process improvement strategies by identifying the weaknesses and recommend the right solutions, implementing cost reduction techniques with a focus on maximizing the revenue
  • Possess a strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, mentoring and leadership skills. Change management support



     
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Accountancy
  • Consultancy
  QUALIFICATIONS
  • Chartered Accountant (India)
  • Cost Accountant (India)
  • Bachelors of Commerce

Pratap Karmokar

pratap.karmokar@bakertilly.ug
Senior Consultant – Risk & Advisory

  • He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • He has 17 years of experience in the field of accountancy, assurance and consultancy
  • Carries 5 years of consulting experience with big 4 (Deloitte) in multiple projects of Insurance companies for implementation of Budgetary controls for both life and general insurance companies
  • Carries experience of multiple industries like Banks; Insurance; Engineering; Manufacturing; Institutes; FMCG etc.
  • Has vast experience in process documentation and implementation of automated accounting systems in corporates
  • Also has the credit of working with big MNC’s life Future Generali Group ; 3i Infotech and ICICI Bank; Tata Institute of Social Sciences.



     
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Accountancy
  • Consultancy
  QUALIFICATIONS
  • Certified Public Accountant (USA)
  • Chartered Accountant (India)
  • Bachelors of Commerce

Karthik Belle

karthik.belle@bakertilly.ug
Manager – Audit & Assurance

  • Hands-on experience in International auditing standards, Auditing & tax implication, computing Income Tax, Service Tax, Value-added Tax audit, Communicating with Income Tax Department & Statutory tax returns filing
  • Well versed in handling client cash management systems, reviewing tax provisions & contingent liability, preparing both corporate tax and indirect tax returns for clients across the Uganda and India.
  • Audit of the internal control of the company's information system
  • Adroit in establishing process improvement strategies by identifying the weaknesses and recommend the right solutions, implementing cost reduction techniques with a focus on maximizing the revenue
  • Possess a strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, mentoring and leadership skills. Change management support



     
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • NGO Audit
  • Public Sector Audit
  • Forensic Audit & Investigation
  • Accountancy
  • Consultancy
  QUALIFICATIONS
  • Certified Public Accountant (Uganda)
  • MBA – Finance & Accounting
  • Bachelors of Business Administration – Accounting Option

Solomon Okello

solomon.okello@bakertilly.ug
Manager – Audit & Assurance (NGO & Public Sector)

  • Solomon has over 5 years of post-qualification experience in the field of Accountancy and Assurance services
  • He has experience in areas of auditing both Profit making organizations and Not for Profit organizations.
  • He has also worked for Accounting, Business Advisory and Organization Management project.
  • He is particularly experienced with International Standards on Auditing, IFRS, GAAP, GAAS and CFR.
  • His extensive experience spans across all services of Financial Audit, Due Diligence, Public Sector Accounting, Enterprise Development Management and Business Management Strategy.



     
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Business Advisory
  • Risk Management Expert
  • Taxation
  QUALIFICATIONS
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - UK
  • Certified Public Accountant (Uganda)
  • Diploma in Advanced Accounting

Godfrey Rugadya

godfrey.rugadya@bakertilly.ug
Manager - Audit & Assurance

  • Godfrey has over 6 years of experience in the field of Accountancy and Assurance services
  • He has experience in areas of auditing both Profit making organizations and Not for Profit organizations specifically Non Governmental Organisations.
  • He is particularly experienced with International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Godfrey has six years of professional experience in aspects of audit and assurance specifically; statutory audits under IFRS, IFRS for SMEs, audit of non-profit organizations, and compilation assignments covering various industry sectors



     
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Statutory Audits
  • Forensic Investigations
  • Accountancy
  QUALIFICATIONS
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (Uganda)

Barbra Nannyondo

barbra.nannyondo@bakertilly.ug
Senior - Audit & Assurance

  • Barbra has over 6 years of experience in the field of Accountancy and Assurance services
  • She has experience in areas of auditing both Profit making organizations and Not for Profit organizations.
  • She is particularly experienced with International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Barbra has six years of professional experience in aspects of audit and assurance specifically; statutory audits under IFRS, IFRS for SMEs, SACCOs, MDIs, audit of non-profit organisations, forensic investigations, due diligence, review assignments, agreed upon procedures and compilation assignments covering various industry sectors



Other Key Team Members



  • Chartered Accountant (India)
  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Chartered Accountant (India)
  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce