The Team

Krishna Prasad, Founder Director

KPK’s founder comes by his expertise in solution design for management needs in finance, regulatory and analytics, as a Fellow Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years of experience. With these, he also commands a certain eminence in audit, consulting and compliance for leading business houses, for whom he envisions and builds road maps that go the distance.

In the late 1990’s, Prasad’s’ pioneering vision identified the emerging need for externally managed accounting services. This was being most felt in services companies – including technology companies – that wanted to establish or validate a presence in India. He accordingly began to engineer the growth of our managed business accounting function, beyond traditional audit. Our Setup service is also where his presence is felt.

More recently, as KPK’s capabilities broadened our service palette, Prasad spearheaded our growth into the area of managed business intelligence and analytic solutions function for leading business corporate entities.

The realm of HR is also where he focuses, identifying individuals who’ve broadened their careers in self-actualizing, proactive environments to join our steadily-expanding family.

Kiran Karumbaiah, Founder Director

Karumbaiah is a Fellow Chartered Accountant who has to his credit around 20 years of experience in accounting, finance and regulatory compliance. A true problem-solver, educator, team leader and consensus-builder, he moves comfortably between all internal and external organizational levels, while maintaining impeccable standards of professional ethics and integrity.

Kiran is at the vanguard of KPK client delivery responsibilities: he ensures that the solutions we provide to the challenges these responsibilities entail are seamless and qualitatively immaculate.

KPK’s growth and its increasing client list can be attributed to the domain expertise and knowledge he’s gained, as also to his lead in constantly augmenting all team members’ skill sets with the latest process needs, regulatory changes and best-in-industry practices.

Raghavendra Suryakumar, Head - Business Intelligence Practice

Raghavendra, a qualified CA, joined KPK in 2010 to head BI Practice. We benefit immensely from his more than a dozen years of varied audit, accounts and finance, system study and ERP implementations. His domain and process knowledge are crucial to our achievements and success.

Earlier, Raghavendra was with Infosys as lead consultant handling various projects on Oracle EBS for a variety of industrial clients. These projects included successful Oracle implementations for several Fortune 500 companies, for which he led cross-global functional and technical teams.

Prior to Infosys, Raghavendra worked with Accenture Services India Ltd., as a Process Lead, handling multiple processes for APAC region for a fortune 500 client with teams spread across multiple locations.

Sowndarya Narain, Practice Head – Fund Accounting

Sowndarya Narain, Chartered Accountant with 18 years of experience, is associated with KPK since 2014. She heads the practice of accounting for Private Equity funds, as a new line of services offered by KPK. Her expertise is not just accounting, but handling the entire gamut of support typically required from an F & A function, including, investor reporting and Waterfall calculations that are so unique to this industry, handling offshore administrators at Mauritius etc, and also has an in-depth understanding of the fund documents.

Prior to KPK, she has worked with ICICI Venture Funds, a pioneer in the PE business, as Vice President – Finance for 6 years. She has also worked with Deloitte for 6 years, with whom she handled audits of major corporate clients.

Charan Kumar, Delivery Head - Business Accounting

Charan, Chartered Accountant, he presently leads Delivery – Business Accounting for multiple clients, has over 8 years of professional experience partnering with various multinational and domestic companies across various sectors such as diverse accounting, finance and taxation domains. Charan has worked mostly for service enterprises including Information Technology Companies.

He joins us from PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited where he worked as part of the Corporate tax team in the sphere of direct taxation and international taxation. He has also worked with a CA firm in the domain areas of assurance and tax team.