Our growing team currently comprises of 4 partners and directors, several senior business advisers and over 41 team members. Our team includes Chartered Accountants, Certified Internal Auditors, Information Security Auditors, Cost Accountants, Masters of Business Administration, Company Secretaries, Lawyers.
- Percy Homi Italia
- Noshir H Italia
- Jal J Mehta
- Pavan Solanki
Percy Homi Italia is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also a graduate member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (England and Wales). He has had the distinction of securing the 3rd RANK twice in Economics while graduating with the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (England and Wales).
Before establishing ITALIA & ASSOCIATES LLP, he was in London working as Senior Group Manager with an International Firm of Accountants, Spicer and Oppenheim (now Deloitte Touche). During his 11 years with Spicer and Oppenheim he has specialised in the fields of Insurance and Merchant Banking with a special bias on investigating various types of risks underwritten by Insurance syndicates, Loans advanced by financial institutions and statutory audits of Major Multinational Companies.
He was a member of the International Audit Committee of NEXIA International for six years over two terms. He has also been involved in lecturing extensively with the training programmes conducted by the London firm for its Middle East Associates. After his return from the U.K he had been returning to the London Office of Deloitte Touche up to the year 1997 for various assignments and Peer review procedures in their LLOYDS INSURANCE DEPARTMENT.
He has been involved in advice to his clients on Project Finance, Taxation, FEMA and Company Law matters.
Percy Homi Italia has served as a member of the Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Commission between November 2013 to May 2016. This was a government appointment. Percy is also on the National Board of Genetic Counseling – India as its Honorary Treasurer.
Noshir Homi Italia is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has extensive business experience coupled with related academic background and is comfortable dealing with strategic issues with ability to synthesize multi-disciplinary perspectives. A proven ability to lead professionals.
He has gained professional experience in highly respected companies which are proven leaders in their respective sectors, with more than a decade at top management levels mainly in the area of finance.
He started his career in the internal audit department in 1972, with the largest Cement Manufacturing and Marketing Company in India, THE ASSSOCIATED CEMENT COMPANIES LTD., MUMBAI (1972 – 2006) (ACC). During his long career with ACC, he progressed through several positions of increasing responsibilities mainly in the financial discipline. The managerial assignments spanned several areas including finance head of a unit, incharge of diverse functions such as Sales Accounting and Pricing, Consolidation/Finalisation of Company’s Accounts, Treasury, Project Finance, Direct and Indirect Taxation, Insurance, etc. at the Corporate Office. He ultimately served as the CFO, designated as President Finance of ACC from August 1996, when he was responsible for all the financial operations of the Company.
During this period, the cement capacity of the company grew from 9.9 MTPA to 19.5 MTPA, through the organic and inorganic routes and the revenues from under Rs.2500 Crores to Rs.5100 Crores in 2005 spanning 14 cement plants located across 13 States supported by 12 regional marketing offices, which help to distribute the company’s renowned brand of cement through 170 consignment warehouses which reach over 8000 dealers spread across the length and breath of the country.
In this period, the Company also made its maiden foray to raise capital in the global markets. Given the Company’s diverse and well spread out operations, its finance function was manned by 400 personnel including a core group of around 80 finance professionals. .
He was nominated by the Tata Group Companies to be the only Wholetime Director from the Group to be incharge of the Finance & H R & Administration functions of FLOAT GLASS INDIA LTD., MUMBAI (FGI) (1993 – 1996). FGI was a Joint Venture formed between The Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. of Japan, a Fortune 500 and the largest glass manufacturing company in the world and three companies of the Tata Group, of which ACC was one. FGI had set up the second float glass line of 30 million cubic metres capacity in India at Taloja, Mumbai, at a capital cost of Rs 450 Crores.
He was responsible for taking the Company public and having it listed on the various bourses. He also helped to establish and streamline all systems in the Company and putting them on a sound footing. Even after relinquishing office as Wholetime Director to become President Finance of ACC from August 1996, he continued on the Board of FGI as a part time Director, upto the divestment of the Tata Group shareholding to Asahi Glass in June 2001.
He has been on various Board of Directors as Part Time Director in his long and illustrious career. He has now settled down to full time consulting with the firm and is involved in helping companies set up new projects as well as mentoring first generation entrepreneurs.
Jal J. Mehta is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He joined the Firm in June 2001 as an intern, on finishing the internship and having served as manager for …+ years and as a Director for ….+years, Jal was elevated as partner in the firm based on his dedication and excellence at his work. Jal has worked with clients in the industries of Consulting, Engineering, Insurance, Manufacturing, Construction, Agricultural, Genetics, Consumer Finances, Educational institutions and Entertainment.
It would not be incorrect to state that the firms’ growth and Jal’s growth have been hand in hand, he has know the firm since its days of being part of Sharp & Tannan and has progressed along while it is Italia & Associates LLP.
Jal brings in the required experience and a perfect synchronisation with the new aspiring team, he is best known for his commitment, discipline and perfection in his assignments, he is not only praised by his peers but has a constant mention of his profound work from the clients he has served over the years. Jal is an avid reader and takes pride in upgrading the firm library. He has been a guide and an inspiration to the trainees who have been with the firm and have continued as managers after qualification. He depicts a perfect example for achieving personal goals in alignment with the firm’s goals, his growth with the firm proves that “Hardwork and determination are the key to success”.
While the senior management draw the mission and vision for the firm, Jal ensures the drive for it under his leadership and management.
Jal has been dealing with various roles, he has not only served as the reporting head for all his assignments but has also filed in for CEO function in a rapidly growing fortune 500 company, during this stint he has had multifunctional roles and responsibilities for APAC region which he has met effortlessly.
Pavan Solanki is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.
He has been associated with the Firm since October 2008 joining as an intern. On finishing his internship and having served as a manager for more than 5+ years, he was inducted as a partner in the firm based on his excellence in the fields of Accounting, Audit, Taxation, Transfer Pricing, Corporate Law, FEMA, Valuations and Consolidation of Accounts.
Pavan has dealt with various clients in the industry of construction, entertainment, manufacturing, engineering and IT Services. He has expertise and ease in the areas of Audit & Assurance and taxation.
Pavan is responsible for setting up standard practices across the firm and he takes pride in doing so. He contributes to the young energy and brings in new ideology to the firm, he is not only known for his quality of work, commitment but also excels at team management and leadership, he brings in great inspiration to the aspiring Chartered accountants who join the firm as article assistants. Pavan has interest in the field of teaching and he is responsible for Training and Personal development at the firm.
Pavan has been the “People’s person”, he excels at his managerial skills and is best known for being approachable. He is a perfect example of one who has followed the foot steps from his predesecent partner Jal J Mehta.