DK Giridharan

Practice Head - Chennai

DK Giridharan is responsible for Assurance Services for clients and manages the review of audit methodology, as per auditing standards as well as quality and documentation standards.

A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, he has worked with Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) and has more than two decades of working experience. He is fully conversant with US GAAP, IFRS and Indian GAAP, applied ISA (including ISA clarity), AAS, SOX, and PCAOB standards, etc. Besides playing a key role in the Triannual PCAOB inspection of ASA’s quality certification, Giridharan also designed the firm’s Audit manual and tools for the Audit practice.

His high standard of professionalism has given him added responsibility for annual peer reviews and training with a focus on people development in the areas of goal setting, appraisals, counseling and training. As part of this initiative, he encouraged the staff to go on a Secondment program to the USA, Canada, Middle East and Singapore which paid rich dividends in knowledge sharing.

An accomplished author and speaker on due diligence, internal controls and accounting standards, he places excellence and professionalism at the forefront of his working approach while upholding high values of professional service in respect of code of conduct and ethics in risk management.