Atlanta, February 1, 2024
KNAV, a leading international accounting and advisory firm, and named one of the top fastest growing accounting firms in the United States by Accounting Today in 2022 and 2023 is thrilled to announce the merger of Natarajan & Swaminathan , a well-established and reputable audit and tax firm in Singapore. This merger represents a significant milestone in KNAV’s ongoing commitment to enhance its local presence in the countries it operates and expanding its footprint in the Asia Pacific region.
Founded over seven decades ago, Natarajan & Swaminathan has earned a strong reputation for providing high-quality audit and tax services to clients in Singapore. With a dedicated team of professionals and a deep understanding of the local business landscape, Natarajan & Swaminathan has been a trusted partner for small and medium-sized businesses.
KNAV already has a strong presence in Singapore, with an existing audit and advisory firm. The Natarajan & Swaminathan merger further enhances KNAV’s capabilities in this key market. By combining the strengths of Natarajan & Swaminathan with KNAV’s global expertise, clients in Singapore can expect an even higher level of service, comprehensive solutions, and access to a broader network of professionals. Natarajan & Swaminathan will be added as a member of KNAV international Limited, a network of independent accounting firms, which recently became a member of the Forum of Firms.
Nishta Sharma, CEO of KNAV, highlighted the merger’s significance, stating, “Natarajan & Swaminathan plays a vital role in strengthening KNAV’s position in Singapore and aligning with our international growth strategy. This is pivotal for our global expansion, enhancing our services in auditing, tax planning, and business consulting. The merger strengthens our ability to serve clients effectively, expanding our clientele in Singapore and beyond. With three new partners and 27 additional staff members, our Singapore practice team now totals 48, including 6 partners, amplifying our client service capabilities.”
Natarajan & Swaminathan will continue to operate under its existing name, and its current leadership team will remain in place, ensuring a smooth transition for both clients and staff. The combined expertise of KNAV and Natarajan & Swaminathan will result in a synergy that enhances the services provided to clients in Singapore.
Enhancing local presence in the countries where KNAV is present is an important growth strategy for the firm. The merger with Natarajan & Swaminathan underscores KNAV’s commitment to this strategy and its dedication to delivering excellence in accounting and advisory services. This strategic move further strengthens KNAV’s position as a prominent player in the international accounting and advisory landscape.
KNAV is an accounting and advisory firm offering a full spectrum of assurance, tax, and advisory services. Our presence in the USA, India, UK, Singapore, Canada, and Netherlands makes us a global entity with local expertise.
We pride ourselves on our multi-cultural, experienced teams and shared knowledge of cross-border laws and regulations to ensure that you are on top of your compliance management and meet every business milestone with confidence and clarity.
As ‘Partners Beyond Boundaries,’ we bring our expertise in region-specific financial reporting. We assist in conducting mandated financial audits across our locations, including public interest entity audits. With our experience, we can assist in tax filings and advise on all tax transactions resulting from M&A. Our gamut of advisory services includes technical accounting, client accounting, valuations, fairness opinions, readiness for significant organizational shifts, and transaction advisory.
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